The Institute Of Proffessional Auctioneers & Valuers AGM and Annual conference was held at The Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin.
Guest Speakers: Pat Falvey, John Tierney Dublin City Manager and Owen O'Neill, director of lending with Anglo Irish Bank.
Pat presentation dealt with challenge, change, self belief and the importance of seeing the glass half full rather then half empty. He gave an insight to his life as a business man and an adventurer and an Explorer. Pat having been an auctioneer in his early days had a deep understanding of how the property markets operate. Pat was a past member of I.P.A.V. At the end the conference Pat received an honorary membership of I.P.A.V.
At the dinner that evening Brian Lenihan was guest of Honour.
Testimonal: Fintan McNamara
Chief Executive of I.P.A.V when on to write about Pat.
"Our members found your presentation absolutely refreshing and inspirational.
The feats you achieved against the most adverse conditions are a timely lesson to all of us experiencing challenging circumstances in either our professional or personal lives. In addition, you have provided, and continue to provide, a unique opportunity to many people to take on a challenge that they would heretofore have only dreamt of.
Your zest and enthusiasm for life is also present everywhere in your presentation which was given in a totally professional style tinged with good humour and bonhomie.
Best wishes in your future endeavours of which I know there will be many."