In order to strengthen, consolidate and continuously improve what has become ‘the place to be’ for the intrnational event community, ADC Group has established an Advisory Board composed by presidents of national events associations, journalists from leading publications in the field of events and corporate company managers who have been already part of the Best Event Awards Jury.
The Advisory Board’s mission is to improve the format of the Festival, and above all to adapt it to the changes and innovations on the market. The Advisory Board members are thus called to redefine the guidelines of the Festival, propose topics and international speakers, discuss the awards categories, examine the voting system and come up with new ideas.
Advisory Board Meeting 2017
The Advisory Board 2017 has gathered from 16st to 18st March in Rimini, on the Adriatic coast of Italy, to discuss key principles and major improvements to the International Festival of Events & Live Communication.
On the basis of the ideas that emerged during the meeting, it was decided to take the plunge. After 11 years, EuBea, the European Best Event Awards, will thus give way to Bea World. A competition, as well as a festival, without any more barriers, reserved to the entire international event industry.
Andrea Faflíková, CEEMEA Senior PR&Event Manager of The LEGO Group was officially introduced as the President of the Jury. She will be the first woman to lead a panel composed by representatives of big corporations with international responsibilities and by members of national event agencies’ associations.
The Advisory Board Meeting was held with the support and collaboration of the Rimini Riviera Convention Bureau, Event & Conference Division of Italian Exhibition Group SpA, and APT Servizi Emilia Romagna.
The working session took place at the Palacongressi di Rimini, a modern, versatile, technological and eco sustainable venue. It is one of the largest facilities in Italy, providing a turnkey service for events of any scope or genre, from business conventions to medical-scientific symposiums, from religious gatherings to cultural, sports and association meetings.
Advisory Board Members 2017
|COUNTRY||FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||COMPANY||ROLE||CLASSIFICATION|
|Gerd||De Bruycker||CISCO||Marketing Director Northern Europe, Head of Event Marketing EMEA||Corporate|
|Alain||De Greef||BNP PARIBAS FORTIS||Head of Sponsoring & Events||Corporate|
|Eric||De Groot||MINDMEETING||Managing Partner||Educational|
|Andrea||De Micheli||CLUB DEGLI EVENTI E DELLA LIVE COMMUNICATION||Ambassador||Association|
|Ilka||Dzeik||EVENT ROI INSTITUTE/EUBEA||Senior Partner/Strategic Advisor||Organiser|
|Andrea||Faflíková||THE LEGO GROUP - EUBEA 2017 JURY PRESIDENT||CEEMEA Senior PR&Event Manager||Corporate|
|Luca||Favetta||PCMA||Regional Business Director EMEA||Corporate|
|Elling||Hamso||EVENT ROI INSTITUTE||Managing Director||Educational|
|Carlo||Hermes||EUBEA PAST JURY PRESIDENT||Global Event Marketing Expert||Corporate|
|Kevin||Jackson||EUBEA AMBASSADOR TO THE UK||Consultant||Educational|
|Stefan||Kozák||BTL Communications Association||Member||Association|
|Nadia||Makova||Live Communication Magazine||Ceo & Founder||Media|
|Rui Luís||Ochoa Romao||EVENT POINT||Director||Media|
|Alexander||Safonov||ORIFLAME||Global Conference and Event Director||Corporate|
|Salvatore||Sagone||ADC Group||President and Ceo||Organiser|
|Maarten||Schram||LIVECOM ALLIANCE||Managing Director||Association|
|Jenny||Ström ||SWEDBANK||Head of Brand Engagement||Corporate|
|Maarten||Vanneste||MEETING DESIGN INSTITUTE||President||Educational|
|Björn||Wigforss||TECNOTREE||Global Head of Marketing & CommunicationS||Corporate|