The Festival

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 awarding of prizes to the best events of the year.

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 will take place in Porto from November 15th to 18th.

The Awards

The Best Events Awards World stand out as the main international event industry recognition, an initiative to celebrate the best creativity and innovation applied to events. Created in 2006 by ADC Group to foster and advance the importance of events in the marketing plans of companies and organisations, the Best Event Awards have helped participating agencies from 29 countries in finding inspiration and new ideas for their events.

Bea World is open to companies from the event industry based anywhere across the world, including event agencies, public relations, communications, promotions, advertising and web agencies, corporations, public bodies, associations, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, locations, etc.


ADC Group

adcADC 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 Communication Notebook (I Quaderni della Comunicazione) reading series, and since 2006 it has organised the European 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 AwardsNC Awards, NC Digital Awards).