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Bea World Festival – Where Creativity Meets Business – was a 3-day (15-18 November) unique 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.

Rivoli Theater in Porto hosted the 12th edition of the festival that gathered the most influential community of event professionals of the world. The contest was reserved for events and live communication (this year in its first worldwide format), powered by ADC Group in collaboration with APECATE, the association that gathers and represents the Portuguese companies of Congresses, Events and Tourism Animation.

This edition of Best Event Awards was a record one: 133 shortlisted entries, out of 296 total submissions (+7% compared to last year) from 27 countries, have competed for the iconic elephant trophies. Projects were entered in 19 categories (14 event categories and 5 feature categories) and 2 macro categories.

The Bea World Grand Prix was won by The 10 millionth visitor of the Rijksmuseum, an event by Xsaga (The Netherlands) for the Rijksmuseum. #Generationheetch by Manifestory (France) for Heetch got the second place, while the bronze went to Audi Summit 2017 by CREATORS GmbH, Oettle Ferber Associates GmbH, TFN GmbH & Co. KG, FOUR TO ONE Lighting Design GmbH, madhat GmbH (Germany) for Audi AG.

The Iconic Event Award, given to an ‘icon’ event not comparable to others, went to the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony by Filmmaster Event & SRCOM (Italy) for Comitê Organizador Rio 2016. Filmmaster Events received also the award for the Best Bea World Event Agency.

The People’s Choice Award, the result of a popular vote carried out through the mobile app, went to Velux Ehf Final4 2017 by Elements Entertainment GmbH (Germany) for EHF Marketing GmbH.

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