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Recognising young talent

The CN 30underThirty - Class of 2023 is out!

Recognising and supporting exceptional young talent from the conference and meetings industry, the CN 30underThirty is a 12-month programme filled with practical and experiential content. Thank you to all those who have applied for this year's scheme and congratulations to this year's winners!





Welcome to the CN30

Since 2017, the Conference News 30underThirty scheme has celebrated outstanding young professionals in the conference and meetings industry. Recognising their exceptional talent, showcasing their achievements and rewarding their passion and creativity, each year 30 event professionals are enrolled into the initiative to support their development into the industry leaders of tomorrow.




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Conference News is delighted to present the CN 30underThirty - Class of 2023.

Thank you for the overwhelming number of applications received in recent weeks. It has been fantastic to once again see the response from conference organisers, event agencies and associations, as well as the exceptional young talent that is prevalent in the conference and meetings industry.




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Why become a CN 30underThirty?

Becoming a CN 30underThirty is much more than just receiving an award. It is a testament to your drive for success, positioning you among the best of the best. Through the CN30 programme, you will gain access to invaluable professional and personal growth opportunities.

As a CN30 winner, you will have direct access to our editorial and marketing teams, as well as exclusive access to our awards, roundtables, networking events, and International Confex.

Conference News is incredibly proud of our CN30 alumni. We understand the importance of supporting and investing in the future leaders of our industry. Many of our graduates have gone on to achieve spectacular career success, which has been widely documented in CN magazine and our social media channels.

How it works

The Awards Ceremony
Following the judging of all applications, the CN 30underThirty winners will receive an exclusive invitation to attend the CN30 Awards ceremony. At this event, they will meet their fellow classmates and receive their trophy. Attendees will also enjoy a three-course meal, live entertainment, and professional career photos.

The CN 30underThirty Programme
The CN 30underThirty programme is a 12-month process that includes a variety of fantastic opportunities designed specifically to equip our CN30 winners with the skills, awareness, and confidence to become effective leaders within the Conference and Meetings industry.

The programme's content is experiential and practical, with clear outcomes designed to ensure that our CN30 not only become uniquely skilled individuals, but they are also provided with a platform to promote their visions, values, and insights to push our industry forward.



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