Conference Partners at CIT Awards 2015 (2)

A HUGE congratulations to our amazing sister comapny, Conference Partners, on winning the prestigious International Conference/Congress of the Year Award at the C&IT Awards 2015 for their delivery of the One Young World Summit Dublin 2014.

Conference Partners received the prestigious accolade based on their innovative approach to winning and delivering the One Young World Summit 2014 which took place in Dublin from 15th –18th October 2014. One Young World is a unique concept gathering 18-30 year old delegates that have demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to effecting positive change. The Dublin Summit welcomed 1,300 young leaders from 196 countries and 38 Counsellors including global leaders such as Kofi Annan, Sir Bob Geldof and Mary Robinson.

Speaking of Conference Partners success, Managing Director Nicola McGrane commented “We are delighted to win this prestigious accolade. Awards such as the C&IT Awards set an international standard of excellence and professionalism for the conference and events industry. We work with our clients as their partner, sharing their objectives and remaining committed to quality, creativity and innovation.”

Bob Coggins, local host for the One Young World Summit 2014 and Dublin Advisory Committee Member explained that “From the outset, it was clear the gigantic task of hosting the event in Ireland would require the management skill and experience of an International PCO with a wealth of local insight and knowledge. The best decision I made was to introduce the One Young World team to Conference Partners, and the result was a world class conference delivered despite an array of complex visa and logistical issues.”


About Conference Partners

Established in 1998, Conference Partners is a full service, multi award winning and internationally accredited Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Edinburgh and Manchester, and operating globally. They have earned a reputation for excellence and with a proven track record demonstrated over 17 years in business and a portfolio of over 950 conferences and events, under the direction of Nicola McGrane and a highly skilled, multilingual team of 52 staff. Conference Partners’ membership of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO) demonstrates its commitment and ability to provide organisational services for clients to the highest standard and a unique quality assurance that is recognized globally.


About C&IT Awards

The announcement was made to an audience of 450 top event professionals at the C&IT Awards Dinner in the London Hilton on Park Lane on Friday the 25th September 2015. The Conferencing and Incentive Travel Excellence (C&IT) Awards recognise companies applying best practice to the creation and production of innovative and successful events; and celebrate the very best in the world of conferences, meetings and incentives. A record number of almost 150 impressive entries was whittled down by an expert judging panel featuring corporates, agencies and suppliers. 


For further information, please contact:

Nicola McGrane, Managing Director, Conference Partners

Email: / Tel: +353 86 823 4154



Accompanying photograph (l-r) – Robin Miller (Director of Sales, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre), Isabel Leigh (Strategy and Communications Director, One Young World), Nicola McGrane, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Nicky Martin (All Conference Partners), Marcus Brigstocke (English Comedian /Actor, C&IT Awards Host)