Advisory Board

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.



Click here to see the photo album of the Advisory Board Meeting 2017.

Click here to read the report.



Advisory Board Members 2017

ItalyMarinaBellantoniE20 MAGAZINEJournalistMedia
BelgiumGerdDe BruyckerCISCO Marketing Director Northern Europe, Head of Event Marketing EMEACorporate
BelgiumAlain De GreefBNP PARIBAS FORTISHead of Sponsoring & EventsCorporate
NetherlandsEricDe GrootMINDMEETINGManaging PartnerEducational
GermanyIlkaDzeikEVENT ROI INSTITUTE/EUBEASenior Partner/Strategic AdvisorOrganiser
Czech-RepublicAndreaFaflíkováTHE LEGO GROUP - EUBEA 2017 JURY PRESIDENTCEEMEA Senior PR&Event ManagerCorporate
SwitzerlandLucaFavettaPCMARegional Business Director EMEACorporate
PortugalAnaFernandesAPECATEVice PresidentAssociation
SpainJoseGarcia AguarodEVENTOPLUSFounderMedia
NorwayEllingHamsoEVENT ROI INSTITUTEManaging DirectorEducational
LuxembourgCarloHermesEUBEA PAST JURY PRESIDENTGlobal Event Marketing ExpertCorporate
United-KingdomKevinJacksonEUBEA AMBASSADOR TO THE UKConsultantEducational
SlovakiaStefanKozákBTL Communications AssociationMemberAssociation
RussiaNadiaMakovaLive Communication MagazineCeo & FounderMedia
PortugalRui LuísOchoa RomaoEVENT POINTDirectorMedia
RussiaAlexanderSafonovORIFLAMEGlobal Conference and Event DirectorCorporate
ItalySalvatoreSagoneADC GroupPresident and CeoOrganiser
NetherlandsMaartenSchramLIVECOM ALLIANCEManaging DirectorAssociation
SWEDBANKHead of Brand EngagementCorporate
BelgiumJean-PaulTalbotEXPERIENCE MAGAZINEPartnerMedia
BelgiumMaartenVannesteMEETING DESIGN INSTITUTEPresidentEducational
FinlandBjörnWigforssTECNOTREEGlobal Head of Marketing & CommunicationSCorporate
GermanyDetlefWintzenFAMABBoard Member Association