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Launch of Young Leader Award 2017 announced

04 April 2017

This year's Young Leader Award (formerly the Young Manager Award) will take place on 4 May at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London's Queen Elizabeth Park.

Organised by the Young Manager's Forum (YMF), in partnership with the PFM Awards, the event will begin at 6.30pm.

This year's launch event will be sponsored by ENGIE, a long-term PFM and PFM Awards supporter.

Designed to celebrate the success of the best young talent within FM, the event will welcome both young leaders wishing to apply and those who wish to recommend candidates.

Previous winners will also be in attendance to discuss their career development following their successful applications.

Those wishing to attend should email

The deadline for entries for this category will be confirmed at the event and published across the PFM brand.

Further information on additional events, including the judging of the Young Leader category and a special Young Leader finalist evening, will also be presented on 4 May.

The winner of this category will receive their trophy at the PFM Awards presentation ceremony on 1 November at The Brewery, London.

Twitter users can also promote and track activity by using and following the following hashtags: #YLOTY17 #ymf17 #ymfpeople

Key dates & Process

4 May 2017: Launch of YMF Young Leader Award 2017 @ Orbit, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 3 Thornton St, London E20 2AD
August 2017:  Deadline for Award submissions | Submissions reviewed and candidates shortlisted by YMF Forum Leaders | Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend panel interview.
September 2017: Panel Interviews to take place
October 2017: Young Leader finalist event
1 November 2017: The night itself – PFM Awards

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