Clyde Carroll

is Director of Marketing & Communications with Dublin City Business Improvement District, the organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city centre environment. The organisations main goal is to get people back into the city centre to shop and socialise. Clyde oversees the organisations’ many events which include The Dublin Fashion Festival, Dine in Dublin, Dublin at Christmas, as well as manages the organisations involvement in other events such as The Tall Ship Festival 2012, the Bram Stoker Festival and the New Year’s Eve Festival Dublin. Previously Clyde was manager of the Events & Commercial Partnerships department of Chambers Ireland (the National Chamber of Commerce). There he was responsible for planning and managing all of Chambers events as well as maintaining current and future commercial partnerships with leading corporate companies. Clyde has over 12 years’ experience working within the events industry. Before Chambers, Clyde was the Senior Account Manager with Bravo! Group, one of Ireland's leading communication and event consultancies at that time. Clyde’s client portfolio at Bravo! included KPMG, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Bord Gais, Budget Travel, Aer Lingus, Premier Golf (official travel operator for the US PGA) and Ericsson to name but a few. His position involved every element of the event management process from inception to execution – creating concepts, writing proposals, budgeting, dealing with all types of vendors/suppliers, and finally running the event and co-ordinating large numbers of event staff. Clyde is one of the founders of NEO Ireland, the Network of Event Organisers in Ireland and was the chairman of the organisation’s Advisory Board for the three consecutive years.