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Agencies from 27 countries across the globe have applied for the 16th all-digital edition of Bea World Festival.

Agencies from 27 countries across the globe have applied for the 16th Best Event Awards World Experience – the first and most authoritative event industry award. The number of projects has reached pre-covid levels, with 268 entries assessed by an influential Jury chaired by Ulrike Tondorf, Head of Live & Experience Branding at AG Bayer.


The 16th Edition of Bea World Festival will be an all-digital edition, with the clear objective of identifying and providing the market with the necessary strategies to interpret the ongoing evolution towards digitisation and inform on the actions taken to provide creative solutions.

It will offer all participants the opportunity to see the world’s best-in-class events, network with peers and industry leaders, and learn business strategies and new trends through inspiring keynotes and technical workshops.

Salvatore Sagone

Founder of Bea World Experience Festival

“This year’s edition has shown a strong recovery in terms of the number of entries, which have equalled pre-covid levels. Such a signal certifies that the live communication industry is alive and kicking considering the current situation. It is also a clear recognition of the authority of the award, which has firmly established itself as an international benchmark for the entire sector,” says Salvatore Sagone, founder of Bea World Experience Festival and president of ADC Group. “Health requirements have forced us once again to deliver this edition in a wholly digital format, which we are sure will nonetheless meet the interest of all those who want to find inspiration from the finalist projects and the scheduled content.”

“Results confirm how strong the Bea World brand is. Integrity and transparency have been key 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 large number of event professionals from all over the world, which I am sure will enjoy the Festival more than ever. There will be no shortage of surprises within this digital format,” adds Sagone.

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On a European level, the number of entries from Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Spain has grown, while Portugal, Slovakia, Poland and Lithuania confirm figures similar to those of last year. At the same time, some extra-European countries are competing for the renowned Elephant Awards, including India, Qatar, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. The Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Germany, and Italy are the countries with the most entries in this 16th edition of the international event award.