MD, SPAR International
Barry Callebaut AG
Global Head Brands, Sponsorship & Events, The Adecco Group
Group Corporate Communications, Global professional services organisation.
Fortune 500 Engineering sector Company
Event production company, Amsterdam
Gobal Learning & Development, Consulting company
Executive Director, AIPC
About Speaker Ideas
Based out of Amsterdam we connect our global clients to the most relevant and engaging speakers and thought leaders who will inspire, educate, challenge and entertain their audiences around the world.
The boutique nature of Speaker Ideas ensures highly personalised attention to both speakers and clients, from the first conversations about event objectives, through the speaker selection, logistics and briefing process and ending with a post-event debriefing.
Eithne studied Japanese & International Marketing at Dublin City University, and after graduation she spent two years as a Coordinator of International Relations in Kawaguchi City Hall, followed by a further two years in Tokyo with a consulting & training organisation providing tailored business communication programs for executives from Japan’s top 100 companies. During these years she also gained experience in journalism, covering various events for local and international newspapers.
In 1996, Eithne saw an opportunity in Japan for a speaker bureau that would represent and connect a select number of local and international experts and thought leaders with organisers of conferences and events both in Japan and overseas. Four years later she moved to the Netherlands and established a base near Amsterdam from where Speaker Ideas has expanded its network of clients and speakers globally and is currently serving clients in over 50 countries and across all the major industries and sectors.
Eithne is a founding member of the European Association of Speaker Bureaus (EASB), and has been a long-standing Board member of the Ireland Netherlands Business Association.