Entries are open for the Best Event Awards!

Time has come to apply for the Best Event Awards 2017 and contend for the renowned golden elephant awards and the Bea World Grand Prix in the first global competition dedicated to events and live communication.

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:

  1. Create an account here
  2. Send the signed entry form to subscriptions@adcgroup.it
  3. 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).
  4. 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.    


About Bea World:

Bea World Festival – the International Festival of Events and Live Communication – recognises and promotes excellence in events and live communication across the whole world. It is the essential meeting place and networking event where the international event community gathers during three inspiring days culminating in the Best Event Awards ceremony. Heads of event agencies, corporate event directors, senior representatives of event associations, trade media from over 29 countries attend the Festival every year to celebrate creativity, exchange ideas and best practices, and create business opportunities. The next Bea World Festival 2017 will take place in Porto from November 15th to 18th.  

About ADC Group:

ADC Group is a media holding company, co-founded in 2002 by Salvatore Sagone. The group includes the communication news agencies ADVexpress and e20express, and Nuova Comunicazione magazine. ADC Group also issues the I Quaderni della Comunicazione reading series, and since 2006 it has organised the Best Event Awards, as well as other Awards and initiatives dedicated to the Italian communication and event market (BEA – Italian Best Event Awards, Best Location Awards, NC Awards, NC Digital Awards).  


APECATE is the association that gathers and represents the Portuguese companies of Congresses, Events and Tourist Animation. APECATE focus on the representation of sectors of relevance in the Creative Industry and Tourism, which include companies that design, organize and realize innovative products and services of great strategic interest for the Portuguese Economy: small and large congresses, national or international, conferences, meetings, corporate, marketing and cultural events, teambuilding activities, outdoor incentives and activities of tourist animation (outdoor tourism activities and cultural tourism activities). For the good services provided to Tourism, in 2010 APECATE was awarded the Silver Medal of Tourist Merit, awarded by the State Department of Tourism and Tourism of Portugal, IP.  

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