Although the meetings industry is among the most affected industries, it does not lack ingenuity and determination. The 21 finalists and winners of the competition for the best events in the New Europe region have again proven how resilient the industry is. Conventa Best Event Award is one of the oldest and most renowned competitions in the meetings industry. The competition took place under the watchful eye of the esteemed international Expert Jury. From 32 projects, the Jury selected 21 finalists in five main categories.
This year the awards were awarded for the tenth year in a row. Evaluation of registered works took place throughout three phases according to the unique 80:20 model (80% votes came from the expert jury, while 20% of votes came from the audience at Conventa Crossover). In contrast with previous years, the audience voted for the best of the best at Conventa Trend Bar New Europe on 20th January 2021. The expert jury evaluated each project according to the following criteria: creativity, relevance, innovation, execution, event results, event communication, sustainable policies, legacy and overall final impression.
“THE WINNERS CONTINUE TO INSPIRE US ALL”
“Recognising, evaluating and awarding the best events is of utmost importance for our industry. The recipients of the award pave the way to the future and continue to inspire us all,” said Gorazd Čad, the founding father of the competition.
The winners were announced at the online ceremony, which took place at GR STUDIO 20.20 in Ljubljana.
The winners in individual categories are:
BEST CROSSOVER EVENT 2020
THIRD PLACE: Slovenian Ambassador Programme 2020
SECOND PLACE: Experience Design Summit Year Zero
WINNER 2020: The Fourth China CEEC Conference on Innovation
BEST B2B EVENT 2020
THIRD PLACE: Black Sea & Balkans Conference World Summit 2020
SECOND PLACE: Managing Financing and Costing of Pension System Reforms
WINNER 2020: Stada Global Leadership Meeting 2019
BEST B2C EVENT 2020
THIRD PLACE: Underwater Art
SECOND PLACE: #PowerOfLiveEvents
WINNER 2020: “Miss You Mom!”
BEST DIGITAL EVENT 2020
THIRD PLACE: NT Remote 2020
SECOND PLACE: Open Eyes Economy Summit
WINNER 2020: #TFROMHOME
AUDIENCE AWARD 2020
WINNER 2020: Open Eyes Economy Summit, Foundation of Public Economy and Administration, Poland
SPECIAL AWARDS – GRAND PRIX 2020
WINNER 2020: #TFROMHOME, Creative Pro, Slovakia
The Grand Prix Award is awarded to the event, which among all entries, receives the highest score from the Jury’s evaluation.
SPECIAL AWARDS – BEST EVENT AGENCY
WINNER 2020: M2Communications, Serbia
Best Event Agency Award is awarded to the agency, which received the highest overall Jury score in the competition for their event.
SPECIAL AWARDS – BEST IN CREATIVITY
WINNER 2020: Underwater art, M2Communications, Serbia
The Best In Creativity Award is awarded to the event with the highest score for creativity by both the Jury and the audience.