After winning a tender, Advantage Group were chosen by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) to event-manage the Irish Tourism Industry Awards that took place on February 1st 2019. The Awards were a high-profile event and showcased and celebrated excellence within Irish tourism with over 550 tourism leaders attending the gala banquet in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4. There were 15 categories in total moderated by RTE’s Kathryn Thomas, including a Special Recognition Award for IAG CEO Willie Walsh, and the event included pre and post entertainment, speeches, and a high level of AV interpretation.
Advantage managed the Awards in its entirety from pre-event planning through to budgeting and ticket-sales and event logistics. Advantage ultimately reported to ITIC Board and dealt with an industry steering group who met on a regular basis. In the lead-up to the Awards and on the night in question, Advantage displayed a high-level of professionalism and planning and carried out their work with skill, competence and experience. ITIC would have no hesitation in recommending Advantage Group as a partner for events and conferences
Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, CEO, ITIC