NextGen - through its global activities and events - enables and facilitates better understanding of the environmental, social and economic components of sustainable development.


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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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NextGen TV

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

ICF Global Summit comes to London - June 2018


For the first time in history London has been chosen for the 18th Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Global Summit. ICF together with NextGen is looking forward to welcoming mayors, civic leaders, CIOs and industry representatives from around the world to an iconic city for this unique event.

ICF based in New York City, studies and promotes best practice of the world’s Intelligent Communities as they seize the opportunities presented by ICT to help build sustainable prosperous economies and enrich local cultures. The annual ICF Summit is where regions, cities, towns and rural communities gather to study the framework that leaders from around the world describe as a cornerstone for economic development and future proofing the place we call “Home”.

The ICF Summit is part networking, part immersion in best practices and part entertainment. We are inviting sponsors, speakers and partners to come forward. Please contact Marit Hendriks - - to discuss.

To register and for more information click here

NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2017 Winners Announced


After a splendid night in the Institute of Engineering, One Great George Street, Westminster the winners of this year's challenge were announced.



NG Events Ltd - trading as NextGen - offers a range of services, including: consultancy services; event conceptualisation, management and production; 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. With partner 21c - a leading global ICT innovation firm - we offer a set of practical open data workshops, solutions and advice and with partner VenturaNext workshops in advanced Next Generation network planning and build.

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

Matt Hancock MP 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

NextGen Awards


The NextGen Digital Challenge Awards are the UK’s prime showcase - the Oscars - for the best in next generation digital innovation. Since their inception in 2011 we have awarded ground-breaking projects from all over the British Isles. The Awards are not for profit and are judged by a distinguished panel of independent judges. Nomination is FREE. 

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. 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 TV

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