UFI announces themes for 2022 UFI Awards

Global association of the exhibition industry UFI has launched its 2022 UFI Awards, designed to acknowledge and honour best practices and outstanding activities across the industry. Deadline for submissions is March 21, 2022.

The globally recognised award programme has been running for more than a decade and is open to exhibition organisers, venue operators and service providers.

Participants are encouraged to enter their best practice cases across five categories: Marketing, Industry Partner, Digital Innovation, Operations & Services, Sustainable Development.

Since the exhibition industry took a hit like never before when the Covid pandemic hit, 2021 has seen an accelerating comeback for the industry in more and more regions across the globe. Throughout this, the industry is showing its adaptability to accommodate changing conditions on the road toward a post pandemic ‘new normal’.

“Through the UFI awards, we can provide our members and the industry with a double win every year: The winners receive global recognition… and the industry benefits from many best industry practices being shared,” says Kai Hattendorf, UFI’s managing director and CEO.

The entry deadline for all categories is 21 March 2022. Winners in each category will receive their awards during an official ceremony at the UFI Global Congress 2022, in Muscat, Oman, scheduled for 14-17 November 2022. They will also have the opportunity to present their projects at the event.

Winning entries will be displayed on the UFI website: www.ufi.org.

Entries should reflect the theme of each category, decided upon by UFI Working Groups – industry experts who manage and lead the UFI Awards.

The awards and themes for 2022 are:

− Marketing Award: The best marketing strategy in a changing exhibition world − Industry Partner Award: Success stories: Alliances shaping the future of the exhibition industry

− Digital Innovation Award: How does your Digital Innovation support physical events?

− Operations & Services Award: How to get back in operations with our services and providers in uncertain times

− Sustainable Development Award: Best carbon emissions reduction initiative The UFI Awards are open to both UFI members and non-members. There is no participation fee.

The 2021 Award winners as well as more information about the UFI Awards can found at www.ufi.org/awards.