The CN 30 Under Thirty initiative was launched in 2015 by Mash Media, publisher of Exhibition News, as a way of recognising outstanding up-and-coming individuals in the exhibition industry.

The initiative aims to give a platform to these younger members of the exhibition industry, highlighting their outstanding achievements and offering them opportunities to learn from each other and leading industry figures.

Members of the EN30/30 have since gone on to appear on panels at International Confex, the AEO Conference and the AEO Forums, as well as regularly contributing articles and comment to CN.

Along with founding partners ExCeL London, ASP,  Visit by GES and the AEO, EN launched the first EN30/30 event onboard the Sunborne in 2015.

Now in its third year, the EN 30 Under Thirty attracts entrants from across the industry, with this year’s class comprising a mixture of exhibition organisers, suppliers and venues.

The 2017 launch event took place on 27 June at Good Hotel London, with the 30 gathering to meet, network and enjoy an evening celebrating the future of the industry.

Throughout the year, members of the EN30/30 will be appearing on panels, taking part in industry initiatives and contributing to Exhibition News.