Who We Are

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Who We Are

Advantage have more than 35 years’ experience in organising Events, Conferences, Incentives and Corporate Meetings across Ireland. We know what it takes to expertly design, plan, organise, manage and execute seamless programmes for every size and spectrum of special event.

Our innovative thinking and scope of expertise will ensure your event will be a truly unique and memorable experience. At Advantage you have our full attention with dedicated experienced events executives and directors on site to make certain every detail is attended to. We are recognised by the Business Tourism Unit of Fáilte Ireland as a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) and as a Destination Management Company (DMC).

Meet the Team

Ronan Flood
Managing Director
30 years’ experience in Event Management Career Highlights: Opening ceremony Adventure Travel World Summit, Ross Castle, Killarney & Meitheal 2019 Networking Dinner, Weston Aerodrome. Ronan expertise lies in AV and production element of a project, and all of our events benefit from his experience in this area. He oversees all operations in the business from proposal to execution. Ronan is also undoubtedly the most experienced and successful event professional in the area of awards ceremonies. Ronan enjoys a flat white and has dreams of returning to sailing the beautiful Irish seas.
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Susan Nolan
Director Business Development
30 years’ experience in Event Management Career Highlights: Ryder Cup 2006 & World Flower Show Susan excels is client liaison & stakeholder management and is a foodie, so takes a keen interest in the management of menus throughout all projects. Rumour has it she is not too bad at tennis also!
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Sarah Durcan
Account Director
30 years + experience in Event Management Career Highlights: Management of the visit of HRH Prince Charles and Camilla to Ireland & Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2019 Sarah is our most experienced Project Manager. She manages the processes and systems that we have in place for each event.
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Sarah Sweeney
Project Manager
5 years’ experience in Event Management in both Ireland and Australia Career Highlights: National Conference Ambassador Awards 2018 & World Flower Show Sarah is one of our key project managers and is a superbly equipped to drive a project to its successful conclusion. Sarah is also our in-house expert in sponsorship management and has excellent knowledge of our registration software. Our in-house travel enthusiast who has travelled the globes seeing places such as Australia, South East Asia, New Zealand and many more.
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Cliodhna Sharp
Project Manager
16 years project management experience Career Highlights: 7th International Human Microbiome Consortium Meeting 2018 + Meitheal 2019 Cliodhna is our financial and statistics expert. Her proficiency in logistics is second to none and Cliodhna has also excellent working knowledge of our registration software. Her love of baking has nicknamed her The Office Chef, Cliodhna treats the Advantage team to homemade cakes on the occasion.
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Cristina Espejo-Badia
Senior Project Manager
12 years project management experience. Management of the Real Sociedad team requirements for Champions league in Manchester 2013. 2000 PAX. Cristina leads the DMC team and is one of our Senior Project managers. Cristina has been in the events industry for 16+ years. She is a very proud Spanish national who speaks Spanish, English, Italian, French and German. Cristina loves practicing yoga, she also regularly travels around the world to meet people and discover new cultures.
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Meabh Hogan
Project Manager
Career Highlights: Management of 700-person incentive in October 2018 Meabh works primarily in the DMC area. She brings problem-solving and innate attention to detail to the table. Hailing from County Clare, she brings her extensive knowledge and love of the Irish countryside to all aspects of the DMC team. Méabh is an all-rounder when it comes to sports but excels as a left-fielder for her local softball club!
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