CONVENTA BEST EVENT AWARD

The annual award for the best event in the region of 'New Europe'

Registration for 2023 is open!

Deadline: FRIDAY, 14 July 2023

Don’t let your ground breaking events go unnoticed. Enter the competition by completing the registration form and choosing the preffered way of payment. Once completed, you will be able to enter details about your event and submit materials. Projects that were carried out from 1 January 2022 until 14 July 2023 are eligible to register for the award.

ENTRY GUIDE

Everything you need to know about entering the competition

WINNERS

Who took the Conventa Best Event Award home in 2022?

THE JURY

Who are the experts evaluating your events in 2023?

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What is Conventa Best Event Award?

Conventa Best Event Award is an annual competition that awards the best events in the region of New Europe. The competition was established as part of the Conventa brand. For the past six years, the grand finale of the competition has been taking place at the Conventa Crossover conference. The evaluation of registered events follows a unique 80:20 model (80% of the votes come from the jury and 20% from the audience at the Conventa Crossover conference).

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

  • Registration deadline: FRIDAY, 14 July 2023
  • Materials submission deadline: FRIDAY, 21 July 2023
  • Announcement of the finalists: 21 August 2023
  • Conventa Crossover: 28 - 29 August 2023
  • Announcement of the winners: 29 August 2023

Categories in 2023

ALL CATEGORIES ARE OPEN TO LIVE, DIGITAL, HYBRID AND VIRTUAL EVENTS

B2B EVENTS

  • Best Corporate Convention / B2B
  • Best Trade Show / B2B
  • Best Product or Service Launch / B2B
  • Best ceremony / B2B
  • Best CSR Event / B2B

B2C EVENTS

  • Best Association Conference, Congress / B2C
  • Best Sports Event / B2C
  • Best Music Event / B2C
  • Best Cultural Event / B2C
  • Best Non-profit Event / B2C
  • Best Festival / B2C
  • Best Pop-Up Event / B2C
  • Best Brand Activation / B2C
  • Best CSR Event / B2C

B2I EVENTS

  • Best Incentive / B2I
  • Best Educational Event / Training / B2I
  • Best Private Event / B2I
  • Best CSR Event / B2I

CROSSOVER EVENTS

Open to events demonstrating an original idea that’s big and brave, meant for both a B2B and B2C public.

Why #CBEA?

9
Awards
14
Jury members
300
Attendees

Reputation of the competition

Every year Conventa draws attention to excellence in the meetings industry with an award for the best event in ‘New Europe’. Conventa Best Event Award is the only competition of its kind in the region. By entering your event into the competition, you will increase your reputation among clients and the professional public.

Credibility of the jury

A competent international jury, ensuring that only top-level events make it to the final rounds of live voting, will evaluate your event. Every member of the jury makes their decision individually on the basis of their expert knowledge, reputation and authority. The evaluation of registered events follows a unique three-level model 80:20 (80% of the votes come from the expert jury and 20% from the professional public at the Conventa Crossover conference).

Presentation of all the registered events

Presentations of the projects will take place at the Conventa Crossover conference. You will have the opportunity to showcase your project to an audience of over 300 MICE proffessionals.

Promotion of the best events

All of the finalists will be presented at the Kongres Magazine, www.kongres-magazine.eu. The awarded projects will additionally get promoted over social networks, e-newsletter, and press releases.

Conventa Best Event Award Brand

The quality label/badge which will provide an easier promotion for the registered organisers. The clients as well will receive the badge/label.

Conventa Best Event Award Winners

The winner from each of the three categories will receive:

- Registration fee for one person for participation at Conventa Crossover 2023
- The right to use the 'Best Event Award' symbol.
- Conventa Best Event Award DIPLOMA

Meet the jury

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS FROM THE FIELD OF EVENT ORGANISATION

Miro Antić

Partner / CXO M2Communications, Serbia

Davor Bruketa

Co-owner and Creative Director of Bruketa&Žinić&Grey, Croatia

Patrick Delaney

Managing Partner at SoolNua, Ireland

Luca Favetta

Board Member of the World Tourism Forum Institute International Council

Ivo J. Franschitz

Founder & Owner of ENITED Business Events, Austria

Jose Garcia Aguarod

Founder of the Eventoplus Group, Spain

Jan-Jaap In der Maur

Owner-moderator at Masters in Moderation, The Netherlands

Claudia Koehler

Corporate Vice President of VOK DAMS worldwide, Germany

Boris Kovaček

Executive director Weekend Media Festival Pepermint, Croatia

Stefan Kozak

Founder, managing director at CREATIVE PRO, Slovakia

Jens Mayer

Managing Director of Jack Morton, Germany

Christian Mutschlechner

Former Director of Vienna Convention Bureau, Austria

Kim Myhre

Founder and Managing Partner of Experience Designed

Boštjan Prijanovič

Managing director and partner New Moment Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maarten Schram

Founder/Managing Director, LiveCom Alliance