Ruth Carter has forged a highly successful international career in consumer exhibitions, b2b tradeshows, conferences and experiential events, working with some of the biggest companies around. She was founder and Managing Director of EMAP Conferences and then founder and Chief Executive of UBM Conferences where she grew both companies into significant and highly respected global businesses and personally launched these operations into China, South East Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and North and South America. She has been Chief Executive for several niche media companies as well as being Chief Product Officer at Informa.
Ruth is currently Managing Director of Telegraph Events, a division of the Daily Telegraph, where she leads their vast portfolio of award-winning consumer and business events including the Ski and Snowboard Festival, Stella Live and The Telegraph Gin Experience.
She is fiercely proud of being a judge for the UK's National Diversity Awards and is a regular speaker at events, reflecting not only her long-standing involvement with international business development but also her passion for growing and developing talented individuals around the world. Ruth holds a degree in music from Trinity College of Music, London; a qualification that adds little value to her day-to-day work activities.