Justyna Jochym believes that festivals reflect the best and most optimistic version of a place. As CEO of Festivals Adelaide, the strategic umbrella organisation that exists to advance a sustainable, enterprising, and collaborative international festival city through the coalition and collective action of Adelaide’s leading cultural festivals, Justyna works to enhance the public benefits of the sector and facilitate future growth. Prior to this role, she worked as the Head of International Cooperation and Development at the Krakow Festival Office (Poland), where she managed global partnerships and programs, among them the Krakow UNESCO Creative City designation. From 2014 – 2018, Justyna was the chair of 28 UNESCO Cities of Literature and a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Steering Committee. She has acted as the coordinator of the Festival Cities Network (Adelaide, Edinburgh, Krakow, Montreal, and Singapore) since 2017. Justyna also serves on several boards and executive committees, including The Mill, Writers SA, Arts Industry Council of South Australia and the United Nations Association of Australia, SA Division.