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Bea World 2023: Die Jury ist dabei, 333 Bewerbungen zu bewerten, so viele wie nie zuvor.

vom 06.11.2023 veröffentlicht über meinMemo

Agenturen aus 26 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt haben sich für den 18. Best Event Awards beworben - die erste und bedeutendste Auszeichnung der Eventbranche - und warten nun auf die Shortlist, die durch eine vorläufige Online-Abstimmung ermittelt und am 10. November über bekannt gegeben wird.

„We have hit an important goal – says Salvatore Sagone, founder and president of Bea World Festival – and we are deeply satisfied with the results: we have surpassed last year in terms of events, reaching 333 entries, the highest number ever. All this considering that the economies of certain countries have been in deadlock and the European live communication market in 2023 was kind of flat“.

„The results confirm how strong the Bea World brand is. Integrity and transparency are main traits of our competition since its very first edition and have acknowledged its success and growth over the years. It is indeed a unique business and networking platform that connects supply and demand. We expect a great affluence of event professionals from all over the world that I am sure will enjoy the Festival more than ever, as this year it will be hosted, in the wider frame of the whole Live Communication Week, in Rome“ adds Sagone.

The projects are now being assessed by an influential Jury chaired by Francesca Montini, Chief Communications Officer, Ferrari, and consisting of top representatives with national or international responsibility from corporate companies, as well as members of local national event agencies’ associations from different countries around the world.

The Jury panel of the 18th Best Event Awards is composed by:


Stephanie Dubois, Head of Global Event Management, SAP

Alexander Safonov, Global Event Director, Oriflame Cosmetics

Valérie Thielemans, Retail marketing & Event manager, Orange

Stefanie Winter, Vice President Events, Siemens AG

Jury members:

Guilherme Bailão, Brand Experience & Sponsorship Director, Heineken Brasil

Karim Bartoletti, Partner / Executive Producer / MD of Advertising, Indiana Production

Simona Basilicata, Global Events Manager, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA

Ander Bilbao, Chief Knowledge Officer, AEVEA

Karen Bogliacino, Head of Corporate Events, CNH Industrial Italia

Paola Capaldi, Head of Events, Proximus Group

Antonino Caridi, Global Experiential Manager, Campari

Gaia Corradini, Corporate, Marketing & Digital Communication Manager, Bosch

Geeske Doeve, Head of Events Europe & UK, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS)

Daria Dolnova, PRRP Brand Manager, British American Tobacco, brand GLO

Nicolas Duplaix, Global Head of Experiental Marketing & Events, Nespresso

Andrea Faflíková, Director, PR, Communications, PR, The LEGO Group

Luca Favetta, International Council Board Member, World Tourism Forum Insitute

Fanny Favre, Event Manager – Europe, Lotus Car

Martina Hrivnakova, CMO, VUB bank (part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group)

Dion Janssen, Chairman ‘24 IDEA, IDEA

Lucia Magliano, Head of Global Sponsorship, ENEL

Monika Mantuano, Marketing Manager, HP Inc.

Sabine Mpacko, Head of Congresses & Events, Takeda

Michael Mueller, Head of Brand Activation & Digital Services, Samsung Electronics

Flavia Muratori, Ceremonies Manager, UEFA

Davide Neri, Head of Marketing, Hasbro

Jimmy Pallas, Member, Club degli Eventi

Debora Piovesan, Head of Events, Uniceo

Michiel Pool, Head of Global Events, Ericsson

James Rabassa Casas, PR & Communications Manager, Mitsubishi

Maarten Schram, Founder & Managing Director, LiveCom Alliance

Netty Thines, CEO, Mediation SA

Ulrike Tondorf, Head of Brand Activation & Engagement, Bayer

Zeynep Uygur, PR & Communications Manager, The Walt Disney Company Turkey

Laura Sophie Wannemacher, Managing Director, SoFresh Touristik for RINGANA

Jia Wei, Head of Marketing of Western Europe, Xiaomi Technology

Laura Wieczorek, Brand Manager, L’ORÉAL

Thomas Wieringa, Founder, Quintessential 

Jury members’ profiles can be consulted here.

On 23 November, in Rome, during the Bea World Festival Experience – Where Creativity Meets Business, all nominees will have the chance to showcase their projects live to both the Jury and an audience of peers and will then be assessed again to establish the winners of the Best Event Awards. Winners will be announced on 24 November, during the Bea World Awards Ceremony.

Bea World Festival will take place in Rome from 23 to 25 November 2023. It 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 business strategies and new trends through inspiring keynotes, technical workshops and 1-on-1 meetings with leading experts.

To gain access to all this and be part of Bea World it is necessary to purchase a Delegate pass (special promotions are available for entrant agencies’ Corporate Clients, and a „Buy two & get 50% off the third“ offer also applies).

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