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    Objectives of the "UFI Sustainable Development Award" competition

    1. To reward, the best exhibition industry initiatives connected to sustainable development issues as they are related to the current competition theme.
    2. To give exhibition professionals the opportunity to exchange interesting and innovative ideas, concepts, techniques and knowledge to related sustainable development issues.
    3. To honour those in the exhibition industry who have successfully implemented creative and results-oriented initiatives.


    The 2014 UFI Sustainable Development 
    Award competition

    “Best measurement tool for effective results”


    In order to promote the importance of measurement, UFI has decided that this year’s Sustainable Development Award will reward a tool that is successful in measuring the data required to report effective results on a sustainability issue.
    The following 2 criteria must be covered by any entry in order to be considered as valid:
    -  The entry must be related to a tool designed to collect data of relevance to a sustainability issue chosen by the applicant; 
    -  The data measured by the tool must highlight effective results. 

    Entry applications must describe each of these criteria.  Evaluations will be based on both the tool and its results.


    Entries are welcome from UFI member and non-member exhibition venues, organizers and service providers.
    The 2014 UFI Sustainable Development  Award competition theme is “Best measurement tool for effective results”. Please e-mail a short summary in English (no longer than five pages) briefly describing your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The following elements should be addressed:

    Scope and background:
    Describe the sustainability issue related to the tool and briefly explain how this issue was identified. Indicate the action plan which was defined to tackle this issue.

    Measurement tool:
    Describe the tool which was created and/or applied. This description should include organizational or monitoring aspects when this represented a significant element in the action plan.

    Provide the detailed objectives and results of the tool’s application with, when available, trends over a defined period of time. Explain the quality assurance measures implemented to ensure that these results are reliable.
    Indicate whether these results have been made public.  While some confidential data may be accepted as part of the award application, only those applications permitting a minimum level of data for public communication will be considered.


    The deadline for receiving the entries is 11 March 2014.

    The jury of the UFI Sustainable Development Committee is responsible for the selection of the winner of the award, which will be designated after a 3-step process:
    All entries will be assessed by a jury composed of UFI Sustainable Development Committee members who agree to be part of the assessment process. No representative of a company entering the award may be part of the jury.  This assessment will take place between mid-March and early April 2014.

    This assessment will lead to a shortlist of finalists (number to be decided by the jury) who will be asked to prepare a detailed PowerPoint presentation providing an in-depth description of their entry and also possibly provide additional documents. This should be submitted to the jury by mid-May 2014.  The jury will, if necessary, organize a question and answer session by phone conference, before selecting the winner in June 2014.

    A general justification for the selection will be provided on request (with e.g. the average score result for all entries and for all finalists) but no detailed scores will be provided.

    For additional questions, please contact:
    Mr. Christian Druart – Secretary of the UFI Sustainable Development Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    UFI Sustainable Development Award 2014
    17 rue Louise Michel
    F - 92300 Levallois-Perret - France 
    Tel.: (33) 1 46 39 75 00
    Fax: (33) 1 46 39 75 01


    The finalists will: 
    -  Have a permanent hyperlink to their website from www.ufi.org;
    -  Gain significant press coverage in major international tradeshow publications, including UFI Info. 
    -  Be named at the next UFI Congress (in Sao Paulo, November 2014) and also at other UFI meetings.

    In addition, the winner will: 
    - Receive a complimentary participation for 2 persons to attend the 2015 UFI Focus Meeting of his choice (exact dates and locations to be announced); 
    - Be invited to present at UFI meetings.



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