The UK's independent focus for next generation digital transformation as an essential foundation for economic growth, innovation and sustainable development.


About us

NG Events Ltd - in operation since 2008 - conceptualises and produces unique, high quality conferences, events, awards schemes, professional development training programmes through the NextGen Academy and study tours. NG Events Ltd is directed by Marit Hendriks.

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Interviews with many of our speakers and sponsors can be seen on NextGenTV



NG Events Ltd - trading as NextGen - is a well-established, respected and successful company offering a range of services and products, including: consultancy services; event conceptualisation, management and production (including the unique and popular NextGen series of events); awards programmes - such as the renowned NextGen Digital Challenge Awards; training programmes throught the NextGen Academy; NextGen TV and professional development study tours.

"I have attended previous NextGen events and believe you are currently leading in driving appropriate events for the industry sector & helping to drive the connectivity improvement agenda."
NextGen Events - independent of suppliers, technologies and services

At our events we provide the space and freedom for knowledge transfer, collaborative planning, community development and the sharing of great ideas. New for 2015 is our partnership with 21c - a leading global ICT innovation firm - with whom we are offering a set of practical open data workshops, solutions and advice and partner VenturaNext with their wealth of experience in advanced Next Generation network planning and build.

NextGen - at the heart of the UK’s digital transformation

The sustainable development of every aspect of the UK’s economy, our enterprises, our communities and government, is increasingly dependent on the quality of the digital infrastructure. The way we all live (and the way we work) is informed and enabled by this basic investment. Making these access networks fit for new purposes is a huge challenge - infrastructure investment will be needed throughout the decade as our digital economy yields massive benefits for UK enterprise, societal development and administrative efficiency.

NextGen's past, present and future Digital Leaders line-up

Rashik Parmar - President IBM's Academy of Technology Suvi Linden - UN Broadband Commission Mike Short - Vice President of Public Affairs Telefonica Europe Neelie Kroes - Vice-President of the European Commission Dido Harding - CEO Talk Talk Group Lord Inglewood Nicola Sturgeon MSP Peter Cochrane Bill Murphy - Managing Director Next Generation Access BT Chi Onwurah MP John Cunliffe - CTO Ericsson NW Europe Ed Vaizey MP

NextGen Academy

The NextGen Academy offers fresh insights and unique learning opportunities through a number of training seminars and workshops in association with our partners. For 2015 our Open Data Workshops with 21c and Ventura's mini MBA on Fibre to the Home are designed to keep you well abreast and offer great networking.

NextGen Tours

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In association with Groupe Intellex we organise Study Tours as professional executive training and development for government & community leaders and enterprise developers. Previous Study Tours have taken delegates to cities in Sweden, The USA, The Netherlands and Canada. If you'd like to register your interest please write to

NextGen Awards


The NextGen Digital Challenge Awards showcase the best in nextgen digital access infrastructure innovation and run alongside the annual NextGen Conference. The Awards are not for profit and are judged by a distinguished panel of independent judges. View this year's shortlist - winners announced at a ceremony in the House of Lords on 5 November. 


Digital Policy debate at NextGen 12 with Robert Madelin - Director General DG Connect, Simon Towler - Head of Spectrum, Broadband and international ICT policy DCMS and David Stewart - Competition Policy Director Ofcom. Chaired by Stephen Hilton - Service Director Bristol Futures Group, Bristol City Council

NextGen TV

Presentations from past events are available from this website and interviews with many of the speakers and sponsors can be seen on NextGenTV