27 June 2019
By Mary Bermingham
Cork’s newest events and marketing company, Eventi Management, launched in St. Peter’s on North Main to an excited audience on Thursday 27thJune. This new endeavour is the brainchild of two of Cork’s well-known go-getters, Sinéad Dunphy and Lawrence Owens and comes at a time when Cork, being a city on the rise, is in need of the creative expertise of this duo to serve numerous industries including the high octane cultural sector in Cork and beyond.
Eventi is a new Cork-based company, but one with a wealth of experience across numerous sectors. Both Dunphy and Owens bring a diverse level of knowledge to this venture, coupled with a refreshing passion to all work with which they are involved.
Eventi provides individual service or full end to end event planning and management services – be it a festival, arts event, conference, product launch, or special occasion; their expertise will deliver truly memorable experiences, and successful campaigns. Besides having a deep understanding of what’s involved in setting up and managing an event, they also have access to an extensive network of industry partners which enables them to bring in new services as required. Eventi is offering a wide array of services including Marketing, PR, Strategic Reviews, and Artistic Programming as well as a whole host of other services. Although at home in an arts context, Eventi’s abilities transcend to envelop all corporates’ needs requiring creative results.
With their extensive network in Cork and Ireland, the duo have already secured several clients including Triskel Christchurch, Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival, Cork Community Art Link, Ballydehob Jazz Festival and the New Irish Jazz Orchestra with more in the pipeline already. Having secured this client base in their company’s infancy, it is clear that the duo are already in high demand, further proof of their credentials and knowledge of the business.
Lawrence Owens said of the new venture:
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity of working with Sinéad as our styles and experience complement each other and I look forward to bringing our innovative ideas to life through Eventi Management. Now that we are officially launched we can move forward and start delivering for our clients, both existing and new. ”
“Eventi Management is and has been a dream of mine to bring to fruition and having Lawrence as a business partner is ensuring that this dream is fast becoming a reality and a new way of life! Our interest in working with the cultural and corporate sectors in a creative manner is exciting to us and allows us the opportunity to bring all facets of our skill sets to the fore.”Sinéad added.
About Sinéad Dunphy
Sinéad Dunphy is well known for her involvement in the arts for over twenty years as a performer producer, director and event organiser of many prestigious arts Festivals, shows and events. Sinéad served as Festival Director of Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in 2018 and successfully rejuvenated this festival to international acclaim. Her work with the Festival received further recognition in winning the Cork Business Association Overall Business of the Year Award 2018.
Previously she was the Festival Manager of the Cork International Choral Festival, where she saw the Festival double in size while also increasing its international profile through its artistic programme. Sinéad was the recipient of further awards with her work with the Choral Festival, winning Best in Tourism and Arts, together with winning Cork Business Woman of the Year with Network Cork. Her commitment to both the arts, in all its forms, and tourism sectors has been apparent and acknowledged by several national and local bodies through various awards, both as an individual and for the companies she represents as well as receiving invitations to speak on an international level as a guest speaker and academic.
About Lawrence Owens
Lawrence Owens has worked in many sectors but specialises in retail. During which time he has developed wide experience in all areas of the sector. Lawrence brings with him a track record of strong leadership and project management experience, coupled with strategic planning ability that has enabled him to bring some major rationalisation and organisational projects to successful conclusions.
As Chief Executive of the Cork Business Association Lawrence works regularly with all major stakeholders in Cork city. He has also worked extensively in business development and consultancy within the SME sector. Lawrence is passionate about consistently delivering a customer experience above his clients expectations and within budget.