The 2019 UFI Digital Innovation Award

What is Digital Innovation for you ?


The 2019 UFI Digital Innovation Award wishes to recognize new technologies designed to support the exhibition industry.



What digital innovation tool or software have you recently developed or launched that you’re particularly proud of?
What are the features of this solution? And how does it help to make your life or your clients’ lives easier?
The 2019 Digital Innovation Award isn’t focused on one specific issue, as is usually the case. This time, it’s opening up to all kinds of diverse areas – anything and everything to do with the topic of “your very own digital innovation” in the exhibition industry.
Please include case studies to demonstrate how these solutions were implemented, the challenges that were faced, as well as the outcome and results.



More specifically, the following questions must be addressed:
• What drove you to develop a new programme/tool?
• What were the main objectives?
• Which value added services did you seek to provide?
• What measures did you take to reach those objectives?
• What were the specific challenges faced? How were these
• Were your objectives reached?
• What relevant results can you share?



By 1 March 2019
please provide a summary in English, describing your entry to:

This summary must be in English briefly describing your entry; programme objectives, the actions undertaken to reach those objectives and the qualitative and quantitative results obtained. The entry must be a MAXIMUM of 6 pages, including graphics. In all cases, only the first 6 pages of the summary will be taken into consideration as competition entries.

The UFI Digital Innovation Committee will evaluate all the entries and vote for the winner. The vote will be based on the following criteria: originality, strategy, effectiveness, improvement in terms of services, results achieved and added value for the company.

The 2019 UFI Digital Innovation Award winner will be invited to prepare a detailed PowerPoint presentation providing an in-depth description of their winning programme.

By participating in this award competition, the winner agrees to present his winning programme at the UFI Digital Innovation Focus Meeting.

This competition is open to UFI members and nonmembers (exhibition organizers, operators of exhibition centers and service providers), on the condition that entries are exhibition-related. Participation in this competition is free-of-charge for UFI members.

The winner will receive free access to the UFI Congress in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2019. They will be officially recognised as the award winner during this congress, and will have the possibility of presenting their award-winning ideas during the Best Practices Special Interest Group, an integral part of the congress programme.

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