Next Generation Leadership Grant



Applications are open until 26 March 2017!

UFI will award grants to up to five future leaders who have shown exceptional initiative in driving change and innovation in their area of the exhibition industry.

Together, the winners will investigate the future of exhibitions, working closely with the team at UFI headquarters in Paris. They will present their findings in a special session at the 84th UFI Global Congress in Johannesburg (South Africa) – the world exhibition industry’s leading annual global event.

NGL prize

The 2017 NGL grant is open to anyone who works full-time in the exhibition industry, and has done so for no more than ten years. The grant includes:

  • global recognition among exhibition professionals before, during and after the UFI Global Congress;
  • opportunity to enhance network with peers and industry leaders worldwide;
  • interviews in exhibition industry media;
  • expert guidance throughout the project.

The grant covers travel and accommodation to take part in the UFI European Conference in Cologne (Germany) on 10-12 May and the UFI Global Congress on 1-4 November 2017.

NGL Grant Flyer Media Release


2016 NGL grant recepients: Adeline Larroque Desages, Acting Head of Exhibition Planning and Organisation Section, Qatar Tourism Authority (Qatar); Jennifer Feeney, Account Director, Freeman XP (USA); Vineet Mahajan, General Manager, Reed India (India); Farokh Shahabi Nezhad, Co-Founder, Eventbox (Iran) and Matthias Pollmann, Project Manager interzum, Koelnmesse GmbH (Germany).