Janina Monaghan

Events Industry Professional

Guest Speaker

Biography

I am a MICE industry professional with 19 years’ experience in this sector and more recently in the specific area of Organisational Development. I am an energetic and motivated mum of two and passionate about working with a clear understanding of purpose both personally and professionally. I am an able leader, forever learning and always keen to collaborate to achieve the most innovative results. I value team-work, kindness, bravery, ingenuity and curiosity and encourage those around me to be creatively confident. I have worked on all areas of the event management life-cycle from venue sourcing and negotiations, strategic event design, delegate and project management to budget reconciliation, content creation and post-event evaluation. I’ve experienced agency life – global and family run – and a freelance venture. Redundancy and maternity leave have featured several times requiring me to think differently about how to handle the next move in my career. And I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone, on numerous occasions, to take a punt on new opportunities. We can’t predict our journeys nor the challenges we’re faced with but the ability to flex and adapt helps us to navigate the obstacles and begin the next chapter of our professional paths.