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Bea World 2017: the shortlist has been announced!

October 19, 2017

Bea World 2017: the shortlist has been announced!

133 out of 296 submissions have made it to Porto, where winners will be awarded on November 17th during the Bea World Festival – Where Creativity Meets Business.
China and Qatar among the 19 countries in the shortlist.

October, 2017 – Countdown to the 12th Best Event Awards, the contest reserved for events and live communication (this year in its first global format), has formally begun with the announcement of the official entries’ shortlist.

133 shortlisted entries, out of 296 total submissions (+7% compared to last year) from 27 countries, will compete this year for the iconic elephant trophies. Winners will be announced and awarded on a glittering night during the Bea World Festival – Where Creativity Meets Business, which will take place in Porto from November 15th to 18th.

The shortlist was announced at the end of an online ballot overseen by a Jury Panel, which includes representatives of top corporate companies with international responsibility and members of national event associations from different countries in the world.

Italy leads the ranking of countries represented with 73 entries, of which 24 made the shortlist. Just behind, Germany with 51 entries and 20 shortlisted, France (22/17), Russia (21/12), Spain (16/5) and the Czech Republic (16/6). Among non-European countries, China stands out with 3 shortlisted events from its total 5 submissions, and Qatar will have 1 challenger from 3 candidates. However, none of the entries submitted by the United Arab Emirates (4), Canada (2) and the USA (1 entry), managed to make the final shortlist.

Entries will compete in 19 categories (14 event categories and 5 feature categories) and 2 macro categories.

All shortlisted agencies will have the opportunity to fly to Porto and present their projects live in front of the audience and the Jury, led this year by Andrea Faflíková, CEEMEA Senior PR & Event Manager of The LEGO Group: a further chance to convey the strengths of the finalist events.

Live presentations will take place on November 16th at Alfandega Porto Congress Center. The following day, the same venue will also host the full programme of conferences and workshops. In the evening, the Rivoli Theatre will become the main venue for the long awaited award ceremony. The last day, November 18th, will be set aside for leisure activities to discover Porto.

Bea World Festival – Where Creativity Meets Business, is a unique and once-in-a-year opportunity to see the world’s best-in-class events live, stay up-to-date with the changing landscape of live communication, develop business and learn from leading experts for future success.

The Festival will be hosted in Porto, between November 15th and 18th 2017, thanks to the collaboration of APECATE, the association that gathers and represents the Portuguese companies of Congresses, Events and Tourism Animation, along with the support of Tourism of Portugal, the Association of Tourism of Porto and the North (ATP), Porto’s City Council and EDP.

The Festival programme and tickets are available via the Bea World Official Website:


Best Event Awards

September 4, 2017

Best Event Awards: deadline extended until September 15!
There are two more weeks to enter the Best Event Awards and buy a discounted delegate pass. Here is our pick of the 6 main reasons to compete!

September 4th, 2017.
The deadline to enter the Best Event Awards, the industry’s leading worldwide event award, has been extended until September 15 to give more agencies the opportunity to compete in the most challenging events’ arena. Until Semptember 15 it is also possible to purchase a discounted delegate pass to access all Bea World Festival contents.

And for those not yet sure why they should enter the Awards, here is a list of the top 6 reasons to make up their mind and participate.

1) Be recognised as the best – gain business advantage. The Best Event Awards are your perfect chance to place your projects and company in the spotlight. If you are a nominee or – even better – a winner, you will obtain the quality stamp that will give you a business advantage.

2) Be acknowledged in front of an international Corporate Jury. The Bea World Jury panel is the only one in the event awards’ scene composed by representatives of top corporate companies with international responsibilities plus senior representatives of national event agencies’ associations. You can leverage this new business opportunity and perhaps your company will be chosen for their next event.

3) Choose a transparent, live, and face-to-face competition. Jurors will be required to explain the reason of the score assigned to each entry during the online voting and this information will be made available to the audience on request. Following a well-established and appreciated practice, nominees will have the opportunity to present their projects live in front of the Jury and the audience. A live Q/A session will follow the presentation.

4) Learn from your peers and competitors. As a unique opportunity, all Delegates will have the chance take part in the live presentations and personally learn from the most creative and productive solutions.

5) Get international media coverage. Trade journalists from several countries attend the Festival each year and wait eagerly for the winners announcement. They will assign the Press Award and will give all winners a broad international media coverage.

6) Expand your network. The Best Event Awards will be also a great chance to build relationships with peers, influencers, and possible clients, giving you more business opportunities and career advantages.

Bea World Festival – Where Creativity Meets Business will be held in Porto from November 15 to 18. The detailed Festival programme (in progress) is available here. The Festival will offer all participants the opportunity to see the world’s best-in-class events live, to network with peers and industry leaders and to learn from leading experts how to adapt business strategies and tactics through uplifting keynotes, practical workshops and successful corporate case studies. It will be possibile to discuss individual challenges with jury members and speakers during in 1-on-1 meetings and get guidance and advice. It will be also the perfect chance to stay up-to-date with new trends and technologies and find how the landscape of live communication is evolving worldwide to deliver state-of-the-art projects.


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