Patrick Delaney

Managing Partner, SoolNua

With his business partner Pádraic Gilligan, Patrick Delaney is Managing Partner at SoolNua, a specialist MICE agency helping destinations, hotels, and venues with strategy, marketing, and training based on six decades of expertise as global leaders in the industry. Patrick was the first non-U.S. international president of SITE (Society of Incentive and Travel Executives). He was the only Irish person to be recognised by Conference & Incentive Travel (U.K.) for inclusion in their Power 50 list; a directory of the most inspirational people in the U.K. and Ireland.

Patrick has been honoured with various awards at the meeting and events industry’s premier shows, including the IMEX Academy Award in 2009, the EIBTM 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Events Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders in 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the industry over a 35-year period. He has spoken at a numerous of industry events, contributing to SITE, The Global Meetings Shows, IBTM World and IMEX, The Meetings Show in the U.K., and ICCA and continues to give regular seminars and lectures across all five continents of the world. Patrick also serves on the advisory board for IBTM World and the Board of Directors of the Washington DC Visitors & Convention Bureau.