UFI Launches the UFI Awards 2024

15th Dec, 2023

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is inviting exhibition organisers, venue operators and service providers around the world to have their work globally recognised by entering the UFI Awards 2024.

The six award categories are defined by industry experts from the UFI Working Groups and focus on the critical challenges that businesses in the exhibition sector are facing today. Applicants can choose to submit their work for any of the following 2024 topics:

  • Digital Innovation Award: Technological advances, the cutting edge, innovators who push the boundaries of our industry;
  • HR Award: How exhibition companies are fostering a culture of learning and innovation to drive business transformation;
  • Industry Partners Award: Synergy in action: Honouring collaborative excellence;
  • Marketing Award: Data-driven revenue: The secret ingredient for venues and event organisers;
  • Operations & Services Award: Customer expectations & needs in 2024: Leveraging strategic partnerships or digital solutions to enhance customer experience;
  • Sustainable Development Award: Best example of sustainability integration into business proposals.

The UFI Awards programme has been recognising best practices and outstanding achievements in the global exhibition industry since 2011. The competition is open to all exhibition professionals, whether or not they are UFI members, and is free of charge.

Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO, adds: “The UFI Awards are about identifying Best Practices from around the world, about celebrating them and sharing excellent solutions and innovations with the global UFI community. This is why they create wins for everyone: For the Award winners as well as for our industry.”

Winners from each category will receive their award in an official ceremony at the 91st UFI Global Congress, which will be taking place in Cologne, Germany from 20-23 November 2024. They will also present their submissions at the event, with UFI providing a global platform to showcase their work to hundreds of fellow exhibition industry professionals.

Each year, UFI Award winners gain significant coverage in major international events industry publications. Selected best practices are also featured on the UFI website to inspire peers and foster excellence across the exhibition industry.

To find detailed information about each UFI Award 2024 category, including how to apply, visit UIA.org

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