GASP! Connect and Unwind at the Ultimate Drinks Reception

March 22, 2023

IDI and Design Skillnet invite you to network & connect at GASP! Drinks Reception!

Ladies and gentlemen, put on your networking hats and join us for the ultimate IDI and Design Skillnet drinks reception at GASP! This is your chance to connect and socialize with the most creative and brilliant minds in the industry while having a blast!

This is not your ordinary networking event, folks! You'll have a chance to connect with the most talented and creative people in the industry, share ideas, and maybe even hatch out a new project together. It's an event you wouldn't want to miss!

The reception will take place at the fabulous 13|14 Thirteen Fourteen, located in the heart of Limerick City. We're talking about the perfect place to unwind after a long day of insightful talks and workshops.

So, mark your calendars for the 30th of March 2023. We can't wait to see you there, ready to have a good time and make some magic happen!

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, here is some exciting news for all you design enthusiasts! Get your calendars ready because the Institute of Designers (IDI) has some amazing events lined up for you. Whether you're an agency owner, an in-house designer, a solopreneur, or an interior designer, there's something for everyone.

IDI is hosting a series of online forums from May to June for members, covering topics from agency ownership to solopreneurship. Here are the dates to mark in your calendar:

  • May 19th: Agency Owners Forum
  • May 26th: In-House Designers Forum
  • June 2nd: Solopreneurs Forum
  • June 16th: Interior Designers Forum

These forums are the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, and learn from some of the top experts in the industry.

In addition, IDI will be supporting DesignWest in Letterfrack this June and DesignPop in Cork later this summer (dates to be announced). Get ready for a summer filled with creativity and inspiration!

Finally, get ready to GASP! as Design Skillnet is excited to announce an upcoming event on May 11th with Jonathan Kirk of Up to the Light.

The event, titled "Don't Sell to Clients - Draw Them to You," will cover the importance of thought leadership and high-quality marketing content for agencies. According to Up to the Light's "What Clients Think 2022" report, 88% of clients prefer to discover a new agency rather than feel sold to. This makes it essential to learn how to draw clients to you instead of breaking down doors.

During the event, attendees will learn how to:

  • Develop a more effective, joined-up approach to their agency's marketing content.
  • Create a measurable approach.
  • Ensure that their agency develops a distinctive and authentic voice that reinforces its positioning.

Jonathan Kirk, a Design Strategist at Up to the Light and author of the "What Clients Think Report," will lead the practical online workshop. Attendees can also expect to gain insights into how clients view this type of content, what attracts their attention, and what turns them off.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to redefine your agency's marketing approach and learn how to draw clients to you instead of selling to them. Sign up for the May 11th event with Jonathan Kirk of Up to the Light and explore the benefits of coaching and bespoke training with Design Skillnet.