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Kim Bascombe
MSc, BSc
Kim is a trained and qualified event manager and part time senior lecture at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, with over ten (10) years experience in the of corporate events industry.
Her experience includes the strategic planning and execution of conferences, summits, trade shows and other corporate hospitality events within the Caribbean, the United States and the United Kingdom. She was ushered into the event industry in 1994 where she participated on the first international Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conference held in Barbados.
In that same year she also worked with the National Cultural Foundation under the direction of the then Music Officer David Jordan in the staging of the Opening Gala, Kiddies Kadooment and Party Monarch events respectively.

By 2000, Kim had been exposed to various aspects of logistics planning, crowd control, stage management, human resource management and fiscal prudence in the execution of events for well known event management companies Premier Event Services and the off shore event management company of Marcus Evans.

In 2003, Kim completed a Masters Degree in Event Management just in time to take on a lead role in managing one of the four commercial host rights granted to the WICB in the hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007.As the Commercial Project Officer she was responsible for developing the master plan to be rolled out across the nine host countries at the twelve participating venues.  As Commercial project officer for Catering Vending & Concessions she was responsible for recruiting the events Official Caterer and working alongside the event official food and beverage sponsors - Pepsi.

Following the two year assignment on this project, Kim was invited to write and deliver the Event Management course in 2008 as part of the Tourism & Hospitality Masters Programme for the University of the West Indies Mona. Kim continues to deliver this course by distance to students at the Mona campus.

Other major projects include working on the of the Caribbean's first trade expo  - titled "Seventeen countries one destination", held in London and hosted by the Barbados High Commission of London, leading the largest corporate event held in Jamaica, the Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) convention held in May 2008 and also the Cuba Conference hosted by the Caribbean Research Policy Institute.

Kim is also passionate about service excellence and was a member of National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) planning team in the organizing of its national launch.  

Kim is member of the team of May Hinds Consulting Inc and serves as Service Quality Communications Liaison Officer providing support for one of their major clients.

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