About Ronan

Ronan McCabe

  • 18 years Managing Director of EventWorks**, Ireland’s leading event company.
  • Unrivalled knowledge across all areas of corporate events
  • Extensive “hands on” experience from managing thousands of events over an 18 year career.
  • Devised creative themes and concepts for hundreds of product launches, trade shows, conferences and one off celebrations over three decades
  • In depth knowledge of the best suppliers and contacts in the industry across AV, conference sets, design, video, catering, entertainment and other sectors.

**Ronan McCabe has successfully built multiple creative agencies over a career than spans three decades.

What I Do & How I Work

I provide a creative and advisory service for people planning any sort of corporate event. While the service is customised it generally falls into three distinct stages.

Formulate Idea

Formulate Idea (with creative input)

Who is it for? What are you trying to achieve? What’s the setting? What’s the budget? I know the questions to ask to ensure we create the right concept together.

Create the plan

Create The Plan

What you need, when you need it and how to achieve it. What’s the best way of delivering this and who do you need to achieve it. Where is the value and what will give you most bang for your buck. A step by step approach to ensure you get what you want.

Ongoing advice

Ongoing Advice & Event Management

A sounding board or more hands on – it’s up to you. Some events need a professional event manager and some just need my advice as they proceed. I know the expected timelines and what changes can and should be made across all the elements to ensure your event delivers on plan and on budget with my advice or management.

What I Know About

  • Designing creative and engaging events
  • Preparing an event brief for tender
  • How to energise your conference & engage your audience
  • Venue Layout and set-up
  • Audio Visual Requirements –straightforward advice and jargon free
  • Event Lighting and how best to use it.
  • Conference backdrop options – basic to awesome
  • Giving an event or conference a theme and carrying it throughout
  • Advise on presentations and contacts for designing custom templates
  • Simple but effective back up ideas for when the weather is bad
  • The best contacts and suppliers you need.
  • Creative touches and advice
  • Opening your event with a bang – make an impact
  • Videos & Graphics and the range of ways of incorporating them.
  • Database management and online registration
  • Event Insurance and what it actually means
  • And lots more stuff learned over the years in this industry…

Weddings, Festivals, Dresses, Face Painting. Did I say weddings? – Phone Franc for that!

My Service & Costs

My first meeting with you (1 hour meeting , no charge in the Dublin area, nominal fee outside of it) will help me understand your requirements and we can determine how (and if) I can be of help in making your event one to remember.

My 3 step process is proven to give you the results you want from your event. If you know me or have heard about me, you will know I operate in a no nonsense manner that gets straight to the point, I don’t do spin or jargon, ever. but I do like to have a bit of fun when working on projects.

After our initial meeting, I will give you an estimated cost for my service using either full day or half day rates.

Ronan McCabe


Ronan McCabe

Creative & Advisory Service for Events
59 Dundrum Road
Windy Arbour
Dublin 14