UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is inviting talented industry professionals from around the world to apply for the 2023 edition of its Next Generation Leadership grant programme.
The goal of the UFI Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant is to foster next-generation leaders in the exhibition industry and promote talented professionals who demonstrate clear initiative in driving change and innovation in their area of activity.
NGL Grant applicants are asked to focus on a mission that tackles a critical topic facing the exhibition industry. This year, the mission calls for applicants to write a new blueprint on how to operate events that help industries evolve, and help businesses to trade and learn.
The NGL Grant will be awarded to up to five winners, who will be picked by an international jury chaired by UFI president Michael Duck. The winners will work with the team at the UFI headquarters in Paris and receive support from the NGL alumni community, as well as present their findings in a special session at the 90th UFI Global Congress taking place from November 1-4, 2023 in Las Vegas, US. The grant covers the travel and accommodation needed to attend the event, as well as to attend the UFI European Conference in Maastricht, The Netherlands from June 13-14, 2023.
This grant is open to anyone who works full-time in the exhibition industry for no longer than 10 years. It will begin in May 2023 and is spread over eight months, allowing the grant winners to participate while also continuing to fulfil their daily work obligations.