ISME Annual Lunch 2018
Friday 25th May
Croke Park, Dublin.
The ISME Annual Lunch, THE best business lunch of the year, will take place on Friday 25th May,12.30-3.30pm in the Hogan Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park. Mix and network with fellow business people and be inspired by the guest speaker, Patrick J. Rigney, The Shed Distillery.
Pat is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track record in the food and drinks sector and more recently in pharmaceuticals, tourism and equestrian. He is the Founder of The Shed Distillery of PJ Rigney and the creator of super-premium Irish drinks brands including the now iconic Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and more recently Sausage Tree Pure Irish Vodka (launched 18th March 2018).
He has been at the forefront of the branded drinks sector for over thirty years, working with Gilbey’s, C&C and holding pioneering roles in Baileys covering the important Americas and Australasia territories during its formative years in the ‘90’s. As Executive Director of Baileys, Pat created the Sheridan’s liqueur brand that sells more than 300,000 cases annually.
Pat went on to invent over 20 other international drinks brands including the famous Boru Vodka/Castle Brands which developed a range of successful spirits brands before successfully exiting in 2005 through an IPO on the AMEX (NY, USA) with a valuation of + $100m. He owns Fastnet Brands, co-founded the Dalcassian Wine & Spirits company with John Dillon (ex Diageo/Gilbeys), and is an investor in Ovelle Pharmaceuticals, Horseware Products Ltd and the Walsh Distillery Company.
Tickets are €650 including VAT for tables of 10 and for an individual place €70 including VAT.