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AEO People's Award

Caitlin Read

Caitlin Read

Director of Operations, Arc

Caitlin Read has been trying to explain to her mother what the "events industry" is for 15 years. Yes, she does still think Caitlin plans weddings.

Caitlin Read is the Director of Operations for Arc, looking after ESG and corporate affairs, as well as supporting strategic initiatives and integrations. Prior to joining Arc, she worked in Paris as Group Communication Director for Comexposium, and before that, spent eight years with UBM (now Informa) in events, marketing, and group communications roles in the US and UK.  

According to her mother, she's also available to discuss floral arrangements and the best veil length. 


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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