Questex wins the 2023 UFI Digital Innovation Award

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Questex as the winner of the 2023 UFI Digital Innovation Award.

Each year, the UFI Digital Innovation Working Group receives dozens of submissions, and the winner is chosen based on their ability to present innovative strategies that best demonstrate how companies can use technology to deliver measurable impact on a trade show’s performance as well as how these learnings can be implemented by the entire industry.

This year’s award topic was “Digital innovations that deliver a business impact”, and the jury selected technology company Questex for their ‘Q Activate’ submission. ‘Q Activate’ is a proprietary platform, which predicts trending topics and behaviours and taps into vertical market expertise to engage delegates.

Matthias Tesi Baur, chair of the UFI Digital Innovation Working Group, comments, “I was deeply impressed by the holistic approach of Questex’s application from the first analysis of what the companies’ data situation is to the vision of how data can contribute to a better customer experience.”

“The application describes truly a light-tower project in our industry in capturing, analysing, processing data to create better services with proven results. Congratulations Questex for winning the 2023 UFI Digital Innovation Award!”

“There were so many exceptional and well-deserving finalists, we are extremely honored to be recognised as the winner of the 2023 UFI Digital Innovation Award. This truly means a great deal to our entire company,” adds Rhonda Wunderlin, senior vice president, Performance Marketing, Questex.

The jury also recognised four finalists for the quality of their submissions: August Robotics, DLG Exhibitions & Events (Group) Co., Ltd., IFEMA MADRID and Koelnmesse.

About the award

The UFI Digital Innovation Award is one of UFI’s annual Award categories that recognises and rewards successful results-oriented initiatives in the exhibition industry. These awards celebrate excellence in areas ranging from human resources and digital innovation to marketing and sustainable development. More information on the UFI Awards is available at

The 2023 UFI Award winners will present their projects at the 90th UFI Global Congress, which will take place from 1-4 November 2023 in Las Vegas.