Cayetano Uribe, CEO, Cayetano y Monica Decoraciones
With a passion for event design, home decor, and creativity, Cayetano Uribe has co-designed and produced unique events all over Ecuador, Latin America and Europe. Cayetano Uribe coursed his undergraduate studies in University of Pennsylvania as well as in Oklahoma State University, majoring in Industrial Design and Hospitality Management. Having two nationalities, Swiss and Ecuadorian, Cayetano started his event design career in Saint - Moritz, Switzerland, where he worked as assistant manager to the events department at a prestigious hotel that hosted important social and corporate celebrations. Once he returned to Ecuador, he founded a corporate catering company that offered catering services for major enterprises in Ecuador like IBM, Siemens, The Central Bank of Ecuador, government organizations among others. For over 37 years, Cayetano and Monica have been partners in the leading event design and production company in Ecuador, ¨Cayetano y Monica Decoraciones¨. They have designed and produced over 3,000 events of all kinds and sizes, including Weddings, Mitzvah´s, Birthdays, Christenings, Sweet 16, Anniversaries, Engagement parties, Corporate celebrations, and more. For over 15 years, ¨Cayetano y Monica Decoraciones¨ was appointed as the designated company in Ecuador to produce the launching events for international brands like Chanel, Dior, Ungaro, among others. In the field of architecture and interior design, Cayetano is the co-founder of ¨Uribes Design¨, being the Chairwoman of the company for 22 years. Recognized as an opinion leader in the events and design industry, Cayetano was appointed many jury positions for important contests such as Miss Universe, The International Flower and Growers Exposition – Ecuador, CasaCor International, among others. Cayetano is now an international speaker in event and wedding congresses in Latin America, fulfilling his purpose of giving back to his community by sharing his knowledge and experiences in the industry. Cayetano and Monica have published three books (Celebrations 1, 2 and 3) about event design and production that have won multiple prices and have been sold all around the world.