Carina entered the meetings industry in 2002 as Marketing and Operations Director for IMEX in Frankfurt and part of the original launch team for the exhibition. Following the expansion of the IMEX brand into America in 2009, Carina was appointed CEO of the IMEX Group. In this role, Carina is responsible for all aspects of the business.
Throughout her career, Carina has been an active member of the meetings industry. She was Chair of the Marketing Committee for MPI’s European Meetings & Events Conference, London (2008), has served on the Board of the MPI UK Chapter, the MPI International Multicultural Committee and on PCMA’s Global and Advocacy Taskforces. She is currently President Elect for the SITE International Foundation.
Awards include the Spirit of Collaboration Award, Timothy S Y Lam, Spirit of Hospitality Awards (2018), the Inspirational Women Awards, ICCA (2018) and she has also been recognised as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry – Northstar Meetings Group (2018).