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Justine Kane

MD, The Event Talent Agency

A highly experienced trainer with 18 years experience and hundreds of connections in the events industry. She was winner of the IEAM ‘2014 Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment and Arts Industry awards. Justine also sits on the committee for the In-house Corporate Event Awards and is looking forward to joining the Fast Forward 15 mentoring program in 2016.

Justine has spent the past 4 years as Course Director at Event Academy. And 5yrs prior to that with the international event management training Institute, placing hundreds of graduates into roles and tutoring them through to successful qualification.

Justine has also worked with some of the UK’s largest companies and charities to plan and deliver first class events and live experiences (see below).

She has a BSc degree in Psychology at St Mary’s Honours College, Maryland, USA, before embarking on a career in events as an account executive for Ergo Communications, London. In this role she developed her business experience and gained solid account management and logistical event skills.

Since then Justine has worked in both the profit and non-profit sectors on a consultancy basis and has an extensive experience of working with many event agencies. Clients and employers have included WWF-UK,  Haagen Dazs, Mars, AXA and ABN Amro. Her consultancy and training over the years has meant that Justine’s list of contacts within the events agency is unparalleled.

Justine also co-ordinates a number of international hospitality and sporting events (working alongside celebrities and VIP’s including HRH The Prince of Wales, Martin Clunes, Anika Rice and Matthew Pincent) as well as collaborating to secure a range of corporate sponsorship deals. She has a special interest in the future of green events and constantly strives to inject environmental strategies into all her projects.

Justine began her lecturing career nine years ago and her role has been Course Director for Post Graduate and Diploma Courses from the outset. In addition to the strategic development of courses she lectures on her areas of expertise and develops students’ individual skills as they prepare for either their work placement or the job market. Much of her time is spent building relationships within the industry to place students in solid work placements.

Justine has a particular interest in NLP and Mindfulness for training and development and has completed a number of related courses in this field.

She lives in the South of England with her two young boys and loves to entertain and socialise and has a passion for tennis. She is currently training for a number of long distance running events.