The Awards are open to companies from the event industry based anywhere across the world. All nominees will be offered the unique opportunity to showcase their projects live in front of a prestigious jury composed of top corporate event professionals from all over the globe plus senior representatives of national event agencies’ associations.
The Jury’s President of the 12th edition of the Best Event Awards will be Andrea Faflíková, who is currently in charge of setting PR & event strategies in Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) for The LEGO Group.
Entries can be commercial or non-commercial events and live communication projects which have taken place anywhere in the world between 1st August 2016 and 31st July 2017.
There are many categories to choose from: 14 event categories (Conventions, Cultural Events, Educational/Training Events, Opening/Celebration Events, Launch Events, Live Entertainment, Roadshows etc.) and 5 feature categories (Low Budget Events, Sustainable Innovations, Use of Technology, Use of Web and Social Media, Meeting Design). In addition, projects can be entered in one of the two Macro Categories to compete for the main prizes: Best B2B Event Award and the Best B2C Event Award.
To submit the entries there are the four easy steps to follow:
- Create an account here
- Send the signed entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Log in with the personal account here and fill in the event entry form (it will be required to upload 5 pictures of the event and a 3’ video).
- Make the payment by 31st July, 2017. The complete call for entries and other useful information are available here.
The Jury will consider every project against four key criteria: creativity & innovation, execution, effectiveness and channel strategy. This first round of voting will be carried out online and will determine the shortlist of entries that will pass to the onsite phase: an open, face-to-face, interactive situation with the Jury and the audience that will include a Q&A session during Bea World Festival.
The Festival will take place in Porto between November 15th and 18th, 2017. Bea World Festival is the place Where Creativity Meets Business: the essential meeting place and networking event for the international event community. Three inspiring days full of creativity, networking opportunities, knowledge transfer and destination experiences culminating in the Awards Ceremony celebrating the winners of the Best Event Awards.
Knowledge, networking and awareness are the key reasons why old and young professionals from events and connected disciplines join the Festival each year. Bea World will indeed offer lots of opportunities to build relationships with peers and influencers, to learn from experts and industry leaders and to increase companies’ brand awareness. All this granting delegates more business opportunities and career advantages.
It will be possible to explore how humans interact with others in today’s connected world and what makes a brand and live communication strategy successful. Also, delegates will learn from the latest findings from communication and consumer behaviour, from the fields of neuroscience and behavioural psychology and from corporate case studies and experiential labs.
To gain access to all this and be part of the Bea World community, it is already possible to purchase an early bird Delegate Pass at the discounted price of €400 (instead of the standard €650). Other special promotions are available on Bea World website.