Ruth Carter will join Exhibition News as guest editor until Easter 2021, the magazine’s publisher Mash Media has announced.
Carter is a respected figure in the exhibitions industry, who most recently served as managing director at Telegraph Events, a division of the Daily Telegraph, where she ran consumer and business events including the Ski and Snowboard Festival, The Telegraph Festival of Business and Stella Live.
Carter’s career has seen her start and run EMAP Conferences and UBM Conferences, growing both companies into significantly sizeable global businesses, which later saw her go on to launch operations in China, South East Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and North and South America.
She was brought on as chief product officer at Informa where she led a major restructure as well as a comprehensive turnaround in product quality and delivery.
Carter is also a non-executive director at Inclusive Companies, a network which shares best practice on matters relating to diversity and inclusivity.
On her appointment, Carter said she was looking forward to an “exciting” 2021. She said: “I am delighted to be working with Exhibition News as its guest editor for the next few months. The exhibition world has held its breath since March but now it is gearing up for a very full and exciting 2021. I am looking forward to helping deliver a fresh and relevant publication that reflects this.”
Julian Agostini, Mash Media’s managing director, welcomed Carter to the magazine, noting that her experience would be vital in shepherding the industry back to business as the UK heads towards the return of live exhibitions. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ruth, she has been a valuable contributor to our magazines over the years and provides a unique and levelled view on pretty much any exhibition topic,” he said. “The industry is going through a watershed moment, and an experienced expert in the field is required to help steer the industry towards a strong, impactful return.
“She was also a founding member and a driving force in establishing the Women in Exhibitions Network and we are delighted to have another strong female in the Mash Media family.”
Carter will begin her part time role on 1 December. She will be contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org.