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Future Leaders Competion 2024

Future Leaders Competion 2024

About the Competition

Future Leaders Competition 2024 Overview

The Future Leaders Competition 2024 aims to identify and nurture the next generation of innovators. This competition provides a platform for young leaders to present their ideas and solutions to pressing global challenges. Our goal is to inspire creativity, foster collaboration, and drive impactful change. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with experts, receive mentorship, and compete for prestigious awards.

“I have followed the IIC Future Leaders Competition in previous years and I had told myself if cybersecurity was ever the chosen topic, I would enter! This is a great opportunity for young professionals to exercise their analytical, research and writing skills in a communications and policy area they are passionate in. I found the experience immensely rewarding, both professionally and personally. I will be forever thankful to the IIC for nurturing and promoting an initiative like this one and would encourage anyone eligible to enter!”
Nicole Darabian, FLC 2023 winner

What is this initiative?

The IIC Future Leaders Competition, now in its seventh year, and supported by the members of the IIC, encourages and promotes original thought in the areas of communications and policy.

What do you need to do?

This year entrants are asked to produce an essay, submitted electronically, on the following topic:

Breaking down barriers to sustainability

A green and digital ‘twin transition’ is underway but can both targets be met? What can the communications industry do to assure future sustainability? Are policies sufficient to achieve the targets, what regulations and structures are needed, and who should pay?

In your essay for this year’s Future Leaders Competition, we invite you to consider the sustainability of networks and the impact of digital technology on the wider economy, whether from the global North or South. What do these targets mean for consumer adoption?

You should:

  • Develop a sustained and well-structured response, addressing the question asked
  • Show evidence and justification of position
  • Show awareness & understanding of contending viewpoints
  • Show commercial awareness & understanding of competitive market forces

Competition Prizes, Key Dates for your diary and Submission Requirements

What do you need to do?

This year entrants are asked to produce an essay, submitted electronically, on the following topic:

Breaking down barriers to sustainability

A green and digital ‘twin transition’ is underway but can both targets be met? What can the communications industry do to assure future sustainability? Are policies sufficient to achieve the targets, what regulations and structures are needed, and who should pay?

In your essay for this year’s Future Leaders Competition, we invite you to consider the sustainability of networks and the impact of digital technology on the wider economy, whether from the global North or South. What do these targets mean for consumer adoption?

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Chair of the Judging Panel

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Principal, Millwood Hargrave Ltd

Vice-Chair of the Judging Panel

Robin Mansell

Professor Emerita of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science

Robin Mansell

Judges

Jordi Casanova

Jordi Casanova

Head of Telecoms & Space, EU Public Policy Team, Amazon

Bobbie Mellor

Bobbie Mellor

Global Head of Sustainability & Transparency, Vodafone Group

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Partner, Plum Consulting

Thomas Volmer

Thomas Volmer

Director, Head of Global Content Delivery Policy, Netflix

IIC Future Leaders Competition 2024