This week I spoke with with Simon Foster, Group CEO of the private equity-funded, B2B group Arc network, which launched in 2021.
Simon has more than 20 years experience managing B2B business globally including CEO of UBM EMEA (now Informa) & CEO of Comexposium.
The company, backed by EagleTree Capital, of New York, has completed a number of acquisitions including financial services publisher Incisive Media, Farmers Guardian information and events, the Netherlands-based Bridge2Food, Fortem UK farming events, and HighQuest agribusiness media and events. The Arc portfolio now boasts 150+ events and content platforms across food, farming, sustainability and financial services and employs 220+ staff in the UK, Netherlands and the US.

Discussion includes;

  • What is the future of business networking?
  • How does Arc network differ from previous businesses that Simon has run?
  • The importance of data driven insights
  • The role of AI & technology in delivering a better customer experience
  • The changing skill sets required for today's event teams
  • How the in person event experience is changing
  • The challenges of building a business through acquisitions
  • Highlights and lessons from a 30-year career
  • What Simon is most proud of

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