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AEO Conference 2024

Ruth Carter

Ruth Carter


Ruth Carter is Chief Executive of CIBSE, a post she has held since May 2021.  She has over 25 years’ experience in launching, leading and transforming international, community-focused organisations to achieve high-level, sustainable growth in the education, publishing, information product, events, training, digital and media sectors.

She has a truly global leadership background having launched and led businesses around the world from Shanghai to San Francisco and everywhere in between.  Prior to CIBSE, she held senior roles in the media and information sector including as a Managing Director at the Daily Telegraph and Divisional Chief Executive at UBM (now Informa Plc).

Ruth is a board appointed trustee of Engineering UK and she serves as a Non-Executive Director for Actuate UK.  She is passionate about developing people and is an executive mentor for the UK Government-backed mentoring programme, ‘Be the Businesses’.



  • We come to the AEO Conference for the people, they allow us to connect easily. It gives us a great opportunity to connect to all of these people here and it's a great opportunity to speak to everybody. It's not too big, not too small the whole market is here.
    Mathys Taekema
    International Business Development Manager, RAI Amsterdam
  • The AEO Conference is an important forum because it brings together change makers in the event industry, I'm also looking forward to networking with some great people as well.
    Raphael Sofoluke
    Founder & CEO, UK Black Business Show
  • The AEO Conference has always been a really important forum, it talks about some of the kind of key topics and trends and certainly as I've sort of developed throughout my career it's always topics around mergers and acquisitions or where the industry is going or the pivot to digital it's always given us really good talking points and things to think about.
    Duncan Reid
    CEO & Co-Founder, Reset Connect


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