UFI’s Next Generation Leadership Grant Program Deadline is April 30

April 18, 2016

UFI launched its Next Generation Leadership Grant (NGL Grant), which has a deadline of April 30 for applications.

The program promotes next-generation leadership in the exhibition industry, rewarding professionals who show clear initiative in driving change and innovation in their area of activity.

Supported by funding from Reed Exhibitions, this new grant reflects UFI’s commitment to recognizing the best talents of the exhibition industry by involving them in the planning and realization of the largest annual events for the global exhibition industry.

UFI is looking for up to five outstanding professionals who are ready to plan and conduct a 60-minute session at the UFI global Congress in Shanghai this year. It is a chance to analyze the changes the trade show industry faces and investigate new opportunities opened up by factors, such as globalization and digitalization.

Here are some of the program benefits:

Global recognition among exhibition professionals before and during the UFI Congress;

Share ideas, explore the latest trends, and be part of an exciting initiative valued by exhibition colleagues worldwide;

Chance to enhance your network with peers and industry leaders;

Expert guidance throughout the project.

Here are application requirements:

Must be actively employed full-time in the exhibition industry;

Must not have more than 10 years of work experience in the exhibition industry; (please send CV with your application)

Must provide a written document (maximum two pages) and a video (maximum one-minute), both in English, describing:

Concrete ideas and initiatives to drive change and innovation in the exhibition industry;

Their reasons for choosing to work in the exhibition industry;

Their motivation for making the grant application;

Must be able to drive the project in addition to their daily responsibilities at work;

Must be available for both: a two-day working group meeting June 13-14 in Paris (France); and the 83rd UFI Congress from Nov. 9-12 in Shanghai (China);

Must complete the electronic application on or before April 30.

Click HERE for the application entry information.

Travel Costs and Expertise

If chosen, the grant will cover your travel and accommodation expenses for trips to Paris and Shanghai. A dedicated mentor at UFI Headquarters will be available to support the NGL Grant winners’ working group.

Selection Procedure

The grant will be awarded to a maximum of five selected applicants. All applications will be judged by the NGL Grant Committee. This decision will be final. All entries submitted will be treated as confidential and will only be used for the selection process.

Feel free to contact UFI for more information or send your application to NGLgrant@ufi.org.

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