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AEO People's Award

Rachel Swann

Rachel Swann

Chief Operating Officer - Energy Division, dmg events

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2003, Rachel moved out of audit and joined UBM (now Informa Markets) in a Commercial finance role working on the Interiors portfolio.

She soon realised her passion for working in events and has subsequently spent over 15 years working in various senior Finance roles within start-up, private equity and blue-chip Media Companies in a number of sectors including Design, Healthcare, Aviation & Energy.

Rachel joined dmg events in 2015 and works closely with the President and VP’s of the business to manage and grow an international portfolio of events.

Rachel is a Board member of both the AEO and Women in Exhibitions.


  • 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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