Padraic_GilliganRecognised as ‘the official premier magazine of the special event industry in North America’ by the International Special Events Society (ISES), the publication, its website, tradeshow and other franchise products provide superb resources for professionals who design and produce special events in North America and across the globe.

As a Past President of Site International, an accomplished industry blogger ( and a regular speaker at global meeting industry events, Gilligan brings a wealth of experience to the Advisory Board.

Commenting on his appointment, Gilligan expressed his delight at joining the team at Special Events who will celebrate 30 years of publication in 2012. ‘’Having been in the industry for nearly 30 years myself, I have watched this engaging and informative publication grow and adapt to the ever-changing demands of the meetings and events marketplace. I have been particularly impressed with the innovative approach Special Events has taken in the online arena’’ he said.