The 2023 UFI Sustainable Development Award

The winner and finalists announcement


The theme of this year’s UFI Sustainable Development Award was “Best engagement program for stakeholders” and the jury selected Informa (UK) as the winner. This recognition highlights their sustainable events management system in particular, their “Fundamentals Programme”, and also included the Informa Markets Brazil Case Study.


The Winner Project


The jury also recognised four other finalists:

  • Fiera Milano (Italy) for their innovative program around stand-fitting conducted in partnership with Montecolino,
  • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (USA) for their “JavitsCares” programme’s achievements,
  • RX (UK) for their “Building a culture of Net Zero Heroes” initiative,
  • Taitra (Taipei) for their inspirational “Festival of Love”.


Besides, the jury acknowledged five additional best practices during the first round of the competition: Emerald X (USA), Emme Brasil, Macau Fair & Trade Association and Miami Beach Convention Center (USA).

The jury also decided not to compare the entries with the very specific “Net Zero Carbon Events initiative”, hosted by the Joint Meeting Industry Council.

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