Meet The Team

At Conference Partners International talented people are our greatest asset.

Our family of individual experts share a common vision and are proud to be part of a company who follows a path of innovative and creative thinking in everything we do.

Nicola McGrane
Nicola McGrane CEO
Caroline Roche
Caroline Roche CFO
Colm O’Grady
Colm O’Grady Commercial Director
Claire Smyth
Claire Smyth Sales & Marketing Director
Conor Meany
Conor Meany Business Development Director
Amy Bartlett
Amy Bartlett Senior Account Manager
Araceli Segreto
Araceli Segreto Sales Operations Manager
Ashley Cook
Ashley Cook Account Director
Edel Byrne
Edel Byrne Digital Creative Manager
Emma Slattery
Emma Slattery Account Director
Glen Kelly
Glen Kelly Bid Proposal Manager
Jenny Cruess Callaghan
Jenny Cruess Callaghan Account Director
Laura Nissley
Laura Nissley Senior Programme Manager
Leonie Postma
Leonie Postma Senior Delegate Services Manager
Marty Burke
Marty Burke Assistant Accountant
Miriam Verdon
Miriam Verdon Digital Marketing Manager

Team Highlight

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WHY WORK FOR CPI

We value our people and foster a culture that supports your growth and recognizes your unique contributions.

Enhance your skills with world class learning opportunities and ongoing training

Explore various career paths within across all departments, offering plenty of chances for your professional advancement.

A diverse and inclusive workplace with employees located across the map.

Embrace global opportunities at CPI, encouraging you to work across borders and discover new horizons.

Connect with industry leaders at national and international events, expanding your network and building meaningful relationships.

Enjoy an early finish on the last Friday of each month, promoting a healthy work-life balance.

Celebrate your birthday with CPI – we give you a day off, recognizing the importance of personal well-being and happiness.

Available Positions

We are not actively recruiting for a specific role in the company, however, if you think you would be a good fit within the CPI team, we encourage you to send your CV through to connect@conferencepartners.com.

We're recruiting for a CPI Conference Producer

As Conference Producer, the Employee will support the Senior Account Manager in creating and delivering diverse and scalable conference experiences and manage their own portfolio of events with the support of the Account Director. A vital component of the role is liaising directly with the conference committee on all aspects of the project and guiding the client, including overall responsibility and accountability for the conference delivery, financial management; client management; marketing strategy; and driving delegate attendance and profitability for CPI.

More specifically:
  • Be known and seen as the lead operational contact.
  • Support and collaborate with the Delegate Services and Programme Management teams in developing and delivering our conference.
  • Build key industry relationships with key stakeholders, suppliers and associations
  • Identify future potential events and ways in which events can be improved.
  • Project planning and management, including timeline creation and management.
  • Worksheet creation and management.
  • Building the conference programme, schedules and tailored back-end and front-end functionality in EventsAIR and other conference delivery platforms.
  • Supporting the Senior Account Manager in negotiating contracts, drafting terms and conditions, and signing contracts.
  • Attending client meetings and site visits.
  • Driving revenue and maximising profits.
  • Driving delegate attendance.
  • Driving accommodation uptake.
  • Working with the marketing team to design and implement promotional campaigns via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Working with Sponsorship and Exhibition to find leads and identify additional revenue-generating opportunities.
  • Client meeting management, including agenda setting, meeting notes review and sharing with the client.
  • Conference management reporting.
  • Social Events and Tour Management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Speaker and Delegate Management
  • Audio Visual / Production coordination and supervision.
  • Production of Conference Materials
  • Financial management, including budget creation, budget management, credit control and conference closing.
  • Supplier management, rate negotiations, requirements and contracting
  • Sponsorship package creation and overseeing delivery.
  • Creation of marketing strategy, delivery of print elements and overseeing strategy implementation.
  • Conference brand creation in conjunction with the graphic design team • Programme management.
  • Speaker identification and agreement of terms
  • Accommodation management, including contract negotiations, contract signing and releasing.
  • Onsite delivery and management.
  • Production of the post-conference report and post-event analysis.
  • Client and conference evaluations.
We look for candidates who are:
  • Mega Time Managers: you can’t live without your to-do list and constantly prioritise and re-prioritise
  • Ambitious; competitive, self-driven, self-motivated, goal-oriented, and confident
  • Passionate; passionate about the work you do, and that excites and inspires others
  • Poised; able to thrive under pressure and deadlines and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Confident and Self-Assured; Isn’t daunted by the task of leading large projects and taking responsibility for their success
  • Creative; you then think and operate outside the box
  • Curiosity: Taking the time to look, learn and discover something new every day.
  • Ingenuity: Finding creative ways to solve problems and create opportunities.
  • Fearlessness: Acting with confidence and without fear of failure.
  • Quality: Taking pride in the craft and the robustness of our output.
  • Collaboration: Finding a rhythm in working with other people makes ‘we’ a lot stronger than ‘me’.
Skills Required
  • Third level qualification in event management, business administration, or project management is essential
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • Exceptional verbal, written, communication, presentation skills and stakeholder engagement
  • Solutions focussed, with the ability to quickly problem-solve
  • Commercially astute
  • Assimilates complex information quickly
  • Will have curiosity and the desire to learn about our clients
What’s next?

If this opportunity excites you, please get in touch with your CV and cover letter to emma.muldoon@conferencepartners.com explaining why you would be a great candidate!

We're recruiting for a CPI Delegate Services Executive

This exciting role combines customer support, financial, technology and administration skills within our International Conference and Events Company. We are looking to expand the team to include a Delegate Services Executive within the Delegate Services Team. This exciting and diverse role requires a confident and capable all-rounder with a diverse range of skills and talents.

Reporting to the Senior Delegate Services Manager, the Delegate Services Executive will be part of a solid customer-centric team dedicated to providing a professional and efficient service delivering virtual, hybrid and in-person conferences.  Working as an integral member of conference project teams, you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for the event’s delegate support, administrative, financial and technical aspects. As technologies continue to develop, so will this role.  However, the key responsibilities and skills are:

Customer Support:
  • Directly interact with our customers (conference delegates, sponsors and speakers) via email and phone to manage and resolve requests they may have
  • Manage online registration for delegates, sponsors and speakers using our online registration software, Events Air.
  • Management of delegate databases
  • Responsible for writing copy for information and marketing emails to delegates
  • Management of accommodation and tour bookings
  • Delivery of customer support and registration functions during a live event
 Technology:
  • Set up of online registration platform
  • Set up and manage of online virtual platform
  • Skills include a basic understanding of HTML coding and some basic video editing skills

 Financial:

  • Management of conference finances, including invoicing, bank reconciliation, credit control and report compilation
  • Analyse financial figures to provide regular updates to Account Managers and Clients accurately.
Administrative:
  • Assisting with the logistical management of a conference and providing onsite support.
  • Responsible for collation and preparation of reports
  • Day-to-day upkeep of the website and make changes as necessary
  • Corresponding with suppliers
  • Attending client meetings and minute taking
  • Additional ad hoc duties as required.
We look for candidates who are:
  • Ambitious; competitive, self-driven, self-motivated, goal-oriented, and confident
  • Passionate; passionate about the work you do, and that excites and inspires others
  • Poised; able to thrive under pressure and deadlines and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Confident and Self-Assured; Isn’t daunted by the task of leading large projects and taking responsibility for their success.
  • Intuitive; you know how to access the key players and create the trust relationship to generate new leads across multiple sectors.
  • Curious: You strive to know the client and the industry – The ‘What, Why and How’ of their strategy and tactics
  • Ingenuity: Finding creative ways to solve problems and create opportunities
  • Fearless: Acting with confidence and without fear of failure
  • Quality: Taking pride in the craft and the robustness of our output
  • Collaborative: Finding a rhythm in working with other people makes ‘we’ a lot stronger than ‘me.’
 Skills Required
  • 3rd level qualification in Business Management or similar
  • Two years of experience in a relevant professional office environment
  • Experience working in an agency or on project-based work is an advantage
  • Technical ability, HTML, database management
  • Full training will be provided.

 Personal qualities 

  • Familiar with event IT systems (i.e. EventsAir is preferable but not required as full training will be provided)
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and execute project activities promptly to strict deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, in particular, Excel
  • Outstanding organisational skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Problem solver and innovative thinker
  • Resilient with the ability to adapt and respond to challenging situations
  • Confident and capable, with excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible to work outside office hours and to travel (when we can) to overseas events
What’s next?

If this opportunity excites you, please get in touch with your CV and cover letter to emma.muldoon@conferencepartners.com explaining why you would be a great candidate!

We're recruiting for a Sales Executive
Job Description:

We are seeking a proactive and motivated Sales Executive to join our dynamic team.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills, and will have a desire to grow within the Conference and Events Sector. Existing knowledge of the industry is not necessary but would be an advantage.

The role:

The Sales and Business Development functions within CPI, require the support of a well organised executive that can support the Sales and Marketing Director and the Business Development Director in achieving the team’s sales targets. You will be a key member within a small team and will have lots of opportunity for input, growth and development.

Key Responsibilities:

Market Research:

  • Identify and target potential clients through research, networking, and referrals.
  • Manage the early research phase to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of potential leads.
  • Maintain sales records and an up to date database that supports the sales team’s activities
  • Maintain the internal sales pipeline and prepare monthly sales reports
  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitors, and market developments to identify new business opportunities.

Supplier Management

  • Research and identify potential venues and suppliers as required by prospective clients.
  • Reach out to suppliers via email, phone, or other communication channels to check availability and request quotes.
  • Maintain a database of supplier information, including contact details, pricing, and product/service offerings.
  • Prepare reports and information for senior members of the team to help them in preparing proposals for potential clients.

Client Proposals

  • Assist the sales team in preparing proposals, presentations, and other sales collateral.
  • Carry out research ahead of client presentations to ensure we are delivering against client needs.

Administration

  • Coordinate with internal departments such as marketing, finance, and operations to ensure seamless execution of sales activities.
  • Provide administrative support, including managing calendars, scheduling meetings and meeting key submission deadlines.
Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Event Management, Business, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Ideally 1-2 years of experience in B2B sales, preferably in the events, conferences, or hospitality industry.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM software (e.g., Salesforce, Monday.com).
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
Personal Qualities:
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with a proactive approach to sales.
  • Team player with a collaborative mindset and strong work ethic.
  • Adaptability and resilience to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Passion for the events industry and a commitment to delivering exceptional customer experiences.
What’s next?

If this opportunity excites you, please get in touch with your CV and cover letter to emma.muldoon@conferencepartners.com explaining why you would be a great candidate!

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