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CN30 under Thirty 2019: deadline extended

The CN30 under Thirty 2019, in partnership with Cvent, is still open for nominations. We have been inundated with entries this year and have had numerous requests for an extension. As such, we have elected to extend the deadline extended to 20 September. 


Now in its third year, the CN30 under Thirty exists to recognise and celebrate the conference and meetings industry’s top young talent.

Winning a CN30 under Thirty award gave me more confidence in my ability as a professional event organiser

Gabrielle Gant, community marketing manager, Linnworks

As a platform for the rising stars of the industry, the initiative highlights outstanding achievement and offers opportunities for the CN30 under Thirty to learn from each other and leading industry figures.

The CN team is proud of its alumni, always keen to hear their views in interviews, roundtables and panels and a number of both the ’17 and ’18 graduates have gone on to achieve spectacular successes which have been documented widely in the magazine and online.

The event is once again supported by Cvent, along with The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham, and Switzerland Tourism. 

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) is lending its support for a third time.

Cvent’s Judy Elvey is thrilled to be supporting the event once more, saying: “We are passionate about the next generation and the innovation they bring to the industry. We are proud to recognise and encourage rising talent and applaud the inspiring individuals featured.”

The 2019 event will see the selected 30 candidates invited to an exclusive soiree at Camm & Hooper’s Morton Society, London, on 23 October. The night will also see Francis Gimblett entertain guests with a wine tasting and cheese-making experience.

To enter yourself or someone you know into the CN30 under Thirty before the 20 September deadline, visit