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ND Events is a fresh and innovative Events Management Company in Northern Ireland. We thrive on producing incredible events in Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland.  We are a highly experienced agency, full of creativity and passion to deliver unforgettable experiences for our clients. We are deeply passionate about what we do, focusing on delivering and exceeding client objectives every time.

Clients that we work with include Tourism Northern Ireland, Women in Business NI, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Terex, Coca-Cola HBC, Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, firmus energy, Wella UK & Ireland, Ulster Tatler and The Royal British Legion . View our portfolio section for more information on the past events that we have organised for our excellent clients.

Virtual Event Management

ND Events is providing organisations with new platforms to deliver more interactive and professional virtual experiences that are more in line with how events were delivered prior to lockdown. This ensures that online audiences are more engaged with speakers and facilitators, and provides the same level of professionalism that there would be if it were live in a venue with staging, branding and lighting.  Below is a video of the ND Events team onsite producing a live virtual event from a purpose built studio:

 

ND Events has delivered over 40 virtual events for a range of clients since lockdown was implemented in March.  We are providing organisations with platforms to deliver interactive and professional virtual experiences that are more in line with how events were delivered prior to lockdown.

We have a range of packages available:

Zoom Events

This package offers professional Zoom event management.  Although many organisations are already using Zoom for meetings and webinars, we can help organise professional online events that can accommodate:

  • 2-10,000 attendees
  • 1-50 speakers/panellists
  • Speakers/panellists located anywhere in the world
  • Interaction with audience via Q&A and polls
  • Virtual breakout sessions
  • Presentation management
  • Full recording of event

Live Studio Events

We can deliver live events from a professional purpose-built studio that broadcasts live to your audience watching at home or the office.  This package includes full conference set and stage, screens, lighting, microphones, and multiple cameras.

Live studio events can accommodate:

  • 2-10,000 attendees
  • 1-10 in studio speakers/panellists
  • Option to live stream speakers/panellists located anywhere in the world into the studio
  • Live in person panel discussions
  • Option to pre-record content
  • Interaction with audience via Q&A and polls
  • Virtual breakout sessions
  • Presentation management
  • Full recording of event

Hybrid Events

If you would prefer to deliver your event from a venue of your choice, we can make this happen. We can set up a conference set and stage, screens, lighting, microphones, and multiple cameras to broadcast your event from this venue to your audience watching at home or the office.  If your venue has capacity for participants to attend in person, we can organise this set up to adhere to social distancing.

Hybrid events can accommodate:

  • 2-10,000 virtual attendees
  • In person attendees depending on venue
  • 1-10 speakers/panellists at venue
  • Option to live stream speakers/panellists located anywhere in the world into the studio
  • Live in person panel discussions
  • Option to pre-record content
  • Interaction with audience via Q&A and polls
  • Virtual breakout sessions
  • Presentation management
  • Full recording of event

 


Meet the Team

 

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Neil Dalzell, Events Director

ND Events is led by Neil Dalzell. Having managed events of all shapes and sizes over the past 12 years, both from within a global events agency and from an in house events role with one of the world’s favourite brands, Coca-Cola, Neil has a respected and valued reputation within the industry in Northern Ireland.  Neil loves all events but is particularly passionate about those with lots of production.  He loves the lights, camera and action!

Kathryn Tweedie, Events Manager

Kathryn is an experienced Events Manager having worked for four years with a global events agency delivering events throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.  Kathryn joined ND Events in 2015 and loves the attention to detail involved in delivering professional events.  Kathryn thrives on being organised in every aspect of each event and works closely with Neil managing clients and the creative development of projects.

Kris Byers, Design Consultant

Kris is a talented design consultant with two decades of experience working with market-leading brands.  He specialises in branding, graphics design for print, UX/UI website design and social media content.  Kris works with ND Events in delivering all graphic design and website requirements for clients.

Rachel McFarlane, PR Consultant

Rachel is a creative and well respected PR professional, with more than 10 years experience of creating integrated campaigns for clients across the UK and Ireland.  Rachel provides ND Events’ clients with PR services and connects our clients with their target audiences through strategic, creative campaigns to generate meaningful engagement and a real commercial advantage.

Aislinn Higgins, Video Consultant

Aislinn is a videographer with an artistic eye and a friendly smile.  With over 14 years’ experience in TV production, both in front and behind the camera for BBC, IRISHTV and many online platforms, Aislinn creates professional promotional and events videos for ND Events’ clients.

Services.

ND Events delivers events and live experiences for local and global companies.

We offer value for money, ensuring return on investment whilst providing clients with a professional service.

We have experience in organising a vast array of events including the following:

  • Virtual Events
  • Conferences
  • Product launches
  • Press events
  • Exhibitions
  • Corporate Hospitality

  • Award Ceremonies
  • Gala Dinners
  • Receptions
  • Fashion Shows
  • Family fun days
  • Summer BBQs

  • Inbound/outbound tour group management
  • Conference tour programmes
  • Golf days
  • Specialised tours
  • Charity fundraising events

We focus on three main areas of practice:

Some of our raving testimonials.

In August 2020 and as great as the adaption to Zoom had been since the world changed, it has also become increasingly ‘mundane’ and ‘unaspiring’. These are the last two things you want to hear just before organising a launch event for a brand new unprecedented project focusing on the mental health of Children and Young people in communities that need it most…

Staff of our project had all attended online events and launches and all seemed to agree that the ‘art of the event’ and some sort of its authenticity had been lost. The feeling was events had either turned into yet another Zoom meeting or a sterilised YouTube video that lacked personality. We were keen not to fall into this trap and decided (as difficult as it might be) to try and create a hybrid event. Something that had the authenticity of the original, while keeping with the opportunity to invite a new and increased audience where travel and rooms were not a barrier. This is where we turned to ND Events.

I could not recommend ND Events any higher. From start to finish they were incredibly knowledgeable and professional and I would have no hesitation about using them for any type of event in the future. Even in the 11th hour when difficulties arose, Neil was a calm and reassuring voice. The event went really well and engaged everyone who attended and watched online. It seemed to bridge the gap of old school authenticity vs the ability to have a larger audience attend.”

Chris Jones, OUR Generation Programme Manager at Action Mental Health

This year was our 22nd Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism where over 500 guests celebrated at Titanic Belfast all that is great about the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland. This is the second year that ND Events has worked with us from the very early stages embracing a detailed and complex brief. The awards are the most prestigious event in the hospitality calendar and they maintained the high standards that this event is renowned for from start to finish. Their attention to detail and expert knowledge was evident at every stage of the process. The launch of the nominations through to the delivering of 2 days of an independent judging process and their assistance with organising the awards night were crucial and ensured the resounding success of the event. A massive thank you to ND Events for everything.

Michael Cafolla, Chair of The Institute of Hospitality NI Branch

Working with ND Events was a pleasure and I look forward to working with them in the future. Neil and Kathryn always made me feel like Powerscreen were their only client, nothing was every too much trouble. The event was delivered on time and to budget. Neil and Kathryn quickly understood the audience of the event and tailored the event to their requirements. I would like to thank Neil and Kathryn for helping to make the Powerscreen 50th celebrations such a memorable success, we had lots of compliment’s from our global attendees.

Michelle Murphy, Marketing Manager, Powerscreen/Terex Group

Thank you for all your help and support with our awards this year. ND Events’ expertise and professionalism worked in collaboration with our team and delivered a very successful awards event. We look forward to working with you again in 2017.

Roseann Kelly, CEO Women in Business Northern Ireland

ND Events were fantastic in creating the first ever Food Heartland Awards in 2016. They were responsibly in creating the award categories, managing the judging process, securing sponsors and ultimately delivering a fantastic awards night that promoted the Food Heartland Region. They delivered every aspect of their responsibilities including exceeding expectations in the number of entries submitted, securing a title sponsor (NFU Mutual) and category sponsors and selling out the event. Much of the success of the event was down to ND Events’ enthusiasm and commitment.

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council

I would like to thank you Neil for the outstanding work you did on the event management for the Lisburn City Business Awards.  So many people have commented on and agreed that this truly was a memorable occasion from the fantastic room decor, delicious menu and of course our surprise guest, Sam Bailey.  It was obvious to all who attended that you put great time and effort into making the Awards event the big success that it was and I have to say that your excellent organisation certainly paid off.  ND Events has certainly set a new standard for future events.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of Economic Development Committee, Lisburn City Council

Many thanks for all of your help – you and your team did an excellent job.  All the tours you proposed and managed on our behalf showcased Northern Ireland as a wonderful destination with all our guests commenting on how beautiful a country it is. The conference ran very smoothly and the social dinners were specular from the unique and unusual venues of the Transport Museum and SS Nomadic, to the elegant and historic Belfast City Hall and Hillsborough Castle. Our guests will return home with amazing memories thanks to your careful coordination of the programme.

Denise Mora, Radiology International

Neil, we have received excellent feedback on our conferences so far and this is due in no small part to your hard work and attention to detail. Thank you very much for all the work you put in at each conference and of course all the days beforehand, it was all very much appreciated. We look forward to working with ND Events again in the near future.

Zoe Cunningham, Communication Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland

I have had the pleasure of working closely with Neil Dalzell since the beginning of 2012 on a number of key NITB events, including the NI tourism’s flagship event ‘Meet the Buyer’ for two years, for which the bar was considerably raised each year. Neil has always been professional, efficient and extremely organised. His meticulous attention to detail and his individual flair for production always helped us to ensure that each event was delivered effortlessly and flawlessly resulting in a series of exceptional and notable events.

Dawn Hewitt, Northern Ireland Tourist Board

I really would like to thank you Neil for the tremendous job you did in the run up to and also whilst we were in Belfast. It was all perfect, well organised, lots of pro-active thinking and nothing seems to be too much for you! Really enjoyed working with you and all went really well!! We had lots of compliments from clients and staff…and these compliments are for you!!

Madeline Hendrix, Viacom International Media Networks – Europe North

Neil Dalzell is a very talented and professional events manager. He has worked on our awards ceremony over the last seven years and has played a key role in making the event a success. He copes well under pressure and I would not hesitate in recommending him and his company for your event

Chris Sherry, Managing Director, Ulster Tatler Group

I just want to say a massive thank you for managing the party/office launch for JAM Media NI. Everything worked brilliantly.  The transformation of the empty office space to a lavish party space was excellent. My team and our invited guests certainly partied the night away! Thanks again.

David McGrath, Managing Director, JAM Media UK

Just a quick note to thank you Neil for managing the onsite logistics of the White Sapphire Ball. It was an amazing event which raised an amazing £72,000 for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

Seainin Brennan, Actress

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