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The team at Ireland Presentations are wonderful to work with. They are very organized, responsive at all times of day, and work extremely hard to meet deadlines and make sure everything looks beyond perfect for their customers. We have been working with Ireland Presentations for several years at AlienVault, and feel Joanne and her team are an extension of our own team. We love our weekly planning calls leading up to tradeshows, and working with their team onsite at events. We are always impressed at how thorough their attention to details are, and most importantly how friendly and fun their team is to work with. We wouldn't work  with any other team to help us make our tradeshows presence amazing.

Holly Barker

Senior Corporate Marketing Manager

AlienVault

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In the past, I've taken the lead in event planning for my company on my own, so I thoroughly interviewed various meeting planners before choosing Ireland Presentations.  They came highly recommended from a colleague who had hired them to run several events in the past.  I couldn't have been happier with my decision.  They partnered with me every step of the way to ensure I got exactly what I envisioned.  They went above and beyond with difficult last minute requests from the executive team.  MuleSoft will be using Ireland Presentations in the future and I'd highly recommend them to any company considering their services.

Carina Ruggiero

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

MuleSoft

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Joanne Ireland is the best in the business hands down. No matter the size, location or industry your event is in, Joanne and her team will work tirelessly to ensure everything is ready to go for your event. I can't recommend Ireland Presentations enough! I've done 5+ events with Ireland Presentations and look forward to the ones still to come!

Kortney Runyan

Director of Conferences

Percona LLC

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Ireland Presentations provided us with exceptional service, outstanding insight and design for our annual customer event.  Their attention to detail and understanding of what we needed to deliver our brand promise in the form of our event was fantastic.  Very professional and an absolute pleasure to work with, we had many comments on the quality of our event and the attention to detail given to create a memorable and thoughtful conference experience for our clients.  I highly recommend Joanne and her team, they will be with you every step of the way to ensure you and your clients have a great experience.

Jennifer MacIver-Edwards

VP Customer Success Programs and Operations

Thunderhead.com

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I have worked with Joanne Ireland and ireland Presentations several times in the past few years.  I have asked them to help with events ranging from intimate business gatherings to week long Sales Kickoff events and a few events in between.

I can honestly say that I have never worked with a more professional organization!  Joanne and her team are a pleasure to work with and their attention to detail and making things run smoothly is incredible.

Planning and executing major corporate events are some of the most visible activities we do in marketing and communications.  Joanne and her team have never failed to impress any of my executive teams.  The can-do attitude that they exemplify is surpassed only by the creativity they bring to every event.  When you do an event with Ireland Presentations, people have great memories of that event for a very long time.

Derek van Bronkhorst,
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing

YouSendIt

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I hired Ireland Presentations last fall to help Jaspersoft plan and execute our first User Conference.  Joanne and her expert team guided us through the entire process from initial planning through to event execution.  Their depth of knowledge through every step of the process helped us to create a flawless event experience for everyone.  We achieved all of our goals and even came in under budget.  The attendees and sponsors all gave the event high marks and 96% said that they would attend next year.  I can't wait to work with Ireland Presentations again.

Lisa Claridge

Director, Marketing Programs

Jaspersoft Corporation

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I have worked with Joanne over the years on a number of high-end executive forums. Joanne is the best events person I know, and enjoys an impeccable reputation in the high tech industry. As a result of her knowledge and contacts in show planning Joanne saved us over $8,000 on a variety of show expenses. Jack single handedly designed our booth and ensured the implementation and dismantling company knew exactly what they were doing so we did not have to worry. Jack personally constructed the displays for our products and also ensured we could demo the products in our booth in an effective manner. Tessie provided invaluable coordination and logistics support, including running interference on just about every problem that arose.

Way to go Ireland Presentations!

Margie Kriebel
Vice President of Marketing

Omni-ID

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Thanks for all of your efforts to make our conference such a success.  We have had an overwhelming outpouring of thanks and praise for the quality and overall enjoyment of the event.  From my perspective everything was executed flawlessly.

Richard Dumas

Director, Product Marketing

DotNetNuke Corp.

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“Rarely do you come across a company as well organized, competent and professional as Ireland Presentations.  Whether it has been planning meetings and events in the U.S. or globally, the team at Ireland Presentations has always exceeded our expectations.  From site selection to program content and execution, the Ireland team is easy to work with, flexible and always delivers the highest quality events in the business.  Joanne Ireland is a gem and a pleasure to work with.  She has assembled a team of first-rate professionals who complement her style, understand the level and quality of work that is expected, and who deliver time and time again while making it an enjoyable experience in what can often be a stressful, time-sensitive environment.  I will certainly be working with Ireland Presentations again in the future!”

Derek van Bronkhorst,
Vice President, Corporate Marketing

Chordiant Software

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"I have worked with the team at Ireland Presentations for several years now on different sized events and I find their dedication and commitment to our success is invaluable.  Realizing that we could have gone with a much larger firm for our event planning needs, but I find that their hands on approach and attention to detail outstanding.  They are flexible and can work within our budget, which may not always be as large as we'd like it to be, and yet still find creative ways to make our event special and give it that 'wow' factor."

Teresa Wackerly, Benefit Manager

Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union

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"Events and tradeshows are a key component of our marketing strategy.  As such, we need a solid, dedicated team to drive our overall effort and Ireland Presentations is just that team. For over six years, they have continued to provide exceptional service and outstanding results. I can’t ask for much more than that."

David Hultquist

(Previously) Vice President, Marketing
Dorado Corporation

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"I've been working with Joanne Ireland, Ireland Presentations for the past five years and I plan on continuing to do so in the future. She represents an organization that I have complete confidence in to effectively plan and execute my events. The network of contacts/resources she has developed within this industry helps ensure I get the most out of the time, people and money I invest in these activities. Her professionalism and attention to detail has given me the confidence to rely on Joanne to manage all event related activities allowing me the opportunity to stay focused on other business issues."

Frank Kushmerek, Partner Marketing Manager
Sun Microsystems

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“Market development is the branch of marketing that’s all about creating a presence and footprint in a new marketplace. Within that context, successful event execution is key. With Ireland Presentations, we get noticed, but blend into a new market like we’ve always been there. They make everything smooth, and their execution is top notch. Ireland Presentations has become a key part of our market development strategy, and in 2008 they will produce all of our worldwide events. They are not an event company. They are a business partner.”

Frank Florence,

(formerly CMO of Chordiant Software)
Senior Director, Industry Solutions
Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for everything you did to make this a wonderful event – again!  We do not know what we would do without you.  It was so comforting to know that such trustworthy and detailed professionals were looking out for us. Your sense of guidance, sense of humor, calm and professional presence and can-do attitude combined with skills and attention to detail are at the top of our many thank-you’s. Your staff and relationships with so many of our clientele were amazingly helpful.  We certainly couldn’t have been as successful (without you).

Julie Merrill & Teri Noble-Grumm –
Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco – 2008 Woman of the Year Co-Chair’s

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"Ireland Presentations executed our first ever multi-city seminar series perfectly. They didn't miss a thing, and executed many details I never even thought about."

Adam Frankl, Vice President, Marketing
Ravenflow

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"Working with Ireland Presentations allowed us to put on our first-ever, 400+ person symposium with amazing success and overwhelming positive feedback.  We always felt that Joanne and her team were personally invested in our success.  We completely trusted Joanne and her team to take care of the details so we could concentrate on content, keep us on budget, make us look good, and produce a fabulous event.  We enjoyed working with her, we recommend her to everyone, and we'll be using her again."

FWA Symposium Committee
Liz Fisher, Symposium Co-Chair, SpencerStuart
Jessica Lanning, Symposium Co-Chair, Lanning Financial, Inc.

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"Outstanding Vino de Mayo!  Elegant, sophisticated, successful, passionate, exciting, fun, see and be seen!  Thank you for your support!"

Craig Yarborough, Associate Dean
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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"I have just one word to describe all the work completed by Ireland Presentations, and that word is "professional".  I can give no higher praise."

Susan M. Loder, Consultant and Former Non-Profit Event Planner
1906 Centennial Committee

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"When we decided to sponsor an event where our CFO had been asked to deliver a keynote, and knowing the event attracted the "C-Level" executives (CFO, CEO, CIO, etc.), I immediately thought of Joanne. Her years of experience in working directly with the CEO or VP level at some of the industry's top businesses meant I could count on her to manage the event with complete confidence. True to form, the event was a big success and we had excellent feedback from our partners.   Since this event, I have worked with Joanne and her team at Ireland Presentations on many other programs and events for key Sun partners including PeopleSoft, Siebel and Oracle  - and will continue to use and recommend them."

Judith Novick, Marketing Manager, Global ISV Marketing
Sun Microsystems

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"Events are one of our most critical marketing programs supporting business development and sales. Our events are highly anticipated by many of our customers. I wouldn't trust anyone but Ireland Presentations to make sure each one is memorable, productive, and flawlessly executed."

Melinda Mattei
Flatland Communications

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“How to describe Joanne Ireland and Ireland Presentations?  In a word:  irreplaceable!  Professional at all times, Joanne and her team are the glue that holds our annual event together.  From the earliest planning to final execution, Joanne and her team are thoughtful and thorough, careful and conscientious, pleasant and prompt.  Not only do we look forward to continuing our long-standing working relationship on this event, but we have just hired Ireland Presentations to help us with our 50th Anniversary celebration events.”

K. Shelly Porges
Chair, Board of Directors at Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence
Former President of Financial Women's Association of San Francisco

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"If you want your event to be a resounding success, you can't do better than Ireland Presentations. Joanne will sit down with you and discuss the overall objectives, budget, and themes. Then, she'll constantly amaze you by handling all the details (and I mean all), suggesting innovations that will make your event truly special, and managing to come in on or under budget."

Tanya Candia, President
Candia Communications

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Ireland Presentations makes the impossible, possible."

Barry Strauss, Marketing Director
Aggregate Knowledge

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“The benefit of working with Joanne is that she literally brings to the table years of experience and skill at handling all types of corporate events.  Whether developing a budget or planning a menu, you will appreciate Joanne’s attention to the minute details, which are an essential element for a function’s success.  Joanne is a “creative thinker” and can quickly resolve any last minute “unforeseen” disasters.  She is also an adept listener and in no time will be able to anticipate your needs.  Best of all, she enjoys her profession and it shows in her enthusiasm as she approaches each new event.  Many thanks for all your good work!”

Mark Hickey, Managing Director of Corporate Services
AirTouch Communications (Currently President, Vodafone)

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“We wish to express our sincere and total satisfaction with Joanne Ireland and her staff for providing us with a spectacular event.  Every detail was attended to with enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude.  Without Joanne’s expertise, professionalism and total cooperation of all the event staff, this major event would not have been the smashing success that it was.  We would not hesitate to use, or recommend the services of Ireland Presentations.”

Terry Hansen, Director of Human Resources
Roche Diagnostics/Boehringer Mannheim Corporation

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“Undoubtedly Joanne Ireland’s professionalism and attention to detail ensured our success.  Every one at IntelliCorp sincerely appreciated the extra effort and willingness to get the job done.  Working with Joanne was wonderful, and I look forward to working with Ireland Presentations again in the near future.”

Elisa Cooper, Marcom Project Manager
IntelliCorp

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"One of the most important events for Human Resources at LSI Logic is the Annual International Human Resources Conference. Planning a conference that addresses the needs of a global organization requires knowledge, experience, energy, and creativity. Joanne Ireland has demonstrated extraordinary skill in each of these traits in successfully planning three consecutive conferences for Human Resources at LSI Logic Corporation."

Kathleen Lawrence, Human Resources Director
LSI Logic Corporation