Jacinta has been a Professional Conference Organiser for over 25 years. After ten years as an in-house organiser, followed by decade as MD of a medical conference organising company, she set up The Conference Collective in 2010. Her first-hand experience working across the association, academic, charitable, corporate and government sectors, combined with her knowledge of event planning processes and strategy-driven service, gives her a unique understanding of her clients’ requirements. Jacinta is a Trustee of North Music Trust (at The Sages Gateshead) and a Founding Director of the Institute of Event Management.
Widely acknowledged by her peers, Jacinta has an exceptional breadth of knowledge to draw on to help clients plan, develop and improve their events. She is a founding director of the Institute of Event Management, a past executive member of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers, and has served on the judging panel of the Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry Awards. She is also a Trustee of the Sage Gateshead, the home of the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra. When she’s not driving the business forward, Jacinta enjoys a round of golf and hillwalking in her native Ireland.