Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Dinner

Event Summary

Delegates: 550

Event: Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Dinner

Sector: Domestic Association

Date: 7 February 2020

The 2019 Chartered Accountants Ireland Annual Dinner took place in Croke Park and was attended by 550 business leaders from across the island of Ireland and beyond.  This major event in the Chartered Accountants calendar also features an awards ceremony, speaker and networking sessions and had a strong Irish theme with bespoke menus, branding, and entertainment.

Specific Requirements & Solutions

Venue to reflect Irish theme and maximise brand exposure - Guests were greeted on arrival by Celtic drummers before their “green carpet” arrival featuring an astro turf carpet and bespoke branding.

A drinks reception has held in the Hogan Suite foyer overlooking the pitch with custom-made gobo projections of the client logo onto the pitch while a string quartet added to the atmosphere in the background.  The prized Sam Maguire & Liam McCarty cups were displayed for guests to take their photo with.

Bespoke Irish themed menu - Our catering team developed a menu featuring suppliers from across the Irish provinces. The experience started with a live interactive seafood canape station at the reception.

Sesame Roast North Atlantic Salmon, Wakame Seaweed, Live Oyster Shucking, Chilled Tiger Prawns, Ginger, Soy & Lime Smoked Trout from Goatsbridge, Co. Kilkenny‚Äč

The dinner menu that followed again featured the best of Irish:
 
Baily & Kish Dublin Cured Salmon, Saffron & Quail Egg Crush, Samphire & Radish Salad, Garlic Aioli, Guinness Bread

TJ O’Shea’s Potato & Garden Parsley Soup, Chive Oil

Pan-Seared 6oz Fillet of Prime Irish Beef, Creamed Spinach,
Flatcap Mushroom, Sweet Potato Rosti, Honey Glazed Parsnip & Merlot Reduction

Valrhona Chocolate Dome, Raspberries, Meringue, Cookie Crumb & Petals
(branded with client logo on top!)‚Äč
 

Outcome

The event was a great success and this video gives a sense of the set up, entertainment and guest experience.