CONVENTA BEST EVENT AWARD 2020

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

Now taking place in two stages

Join the #CBEA20 GRAND FINALE

Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 15:30

This year, the grand finale of the Conventa Best Event Award will be held ONLINE, as part of the Conventa Trend Bar NEW EUROPE educational event. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 15:30. From the votes of the international jury and the votes of the public the winners will be announced in 4 categories: B2B, B2C, CROSSOVER and DIGITAL EVENTS.

What's new in 2020?

For the first time since the conception of Conventa Best Event Award, we opened two application stages, giving meeting planners an equal chance to enter the competition. The first stage was designated for projects that were carried from 1 January 2019 to 17 July 2020. Eight amazing projects were selected in Semifinal 1 and presented their projects at Conventa Crossover 2020. 

Deadline for Semifinal 1:
17 JULY 2020

For projects that were carried from 1 January 2019 to 17 July 2020. The finalists were announced at Conventa Crossover from 27 – 28 August 2020. Presentations are available on the link below.

Deadline for Semifinal 2:
14 DECEMBER 2020

For projects that were carried from 1 January 2020 to 14 December 2020. Finalists from both stages (Semifinal 1 & 2) will come together ONLINE on 20 January 2021, when the audience will be able to cast their vote in an online voting session. The winner of the competition will be ceremoniously announced on 21 January 2021.

How to apply?

First step: Registration

Please use the on-line registration form below and select the preferred way of payment. The fee for registering one entry to the competition includes participation at "Conventa Trend Bar New Europe", a series of online workshops that will be held from 20 to 21 January 2021.

Second step: Submission of materials

When the registration is submitted, you can enter the details about your event and all materials. Deadline for submission of materials is 14 DECEMBER 2020

CATEGORIES

In addition to the 3 existing categories; B2B, B2C, CROSSOVER, we are opening a new category for DIGITAL EVENTS.
  • Best Corporate Convention / B2B
  • Best Trade Show / B2B
  • Best Incentive /B2E
  • Best Product or Service Launch / B2B
  • Best Educational Event / Training / B2B
  • Best Association Conference, Congress / B2C
  • Best Sports Event / B2C
  • Best Music Event / B2C
  • Best Cultural Event / B2C
  • Best Non-profit Event / B2C
  • Best Festivals / B2C

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

  • ONLINE EVENTS
  • VIRTUAL EVENTS
  • HYBRID EVENTS

WHY SHOULD I APPLY WITH MY EVENT?

Reputation of the competition

Conventa Best Event Award is the only competition of its kind in the region of New Europe. With 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

Presentation of all the registered events

Presentations of the projects will take place in two parts, giving your event amazing exposure. Projects from Semifinal 1 will be announced and presented at Conventa Crossover from 27 – 28 August 2020. Projects from Semifinal 2 will be presented ONLINE at Conventa Trend Bar NEW EUROPE 2021, a 2-day online workshop that will be taking place from 20 to 21 January 2021.

Promotion of the best events

All of the finalists will be presented in printed and digital issues of Kongres Magazine, as well as on 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 2021
- The right to use the 'Best Event Award' symbol.
- Conventa Best Event Award UNICORN statuette

THE JURY

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS FROM THE FIELD OF EVENT ORGANISATION

The jury will choose the finalists in two rounds and they will be announced on two separate dates:

Finalists for events in 2019/2020 - 18 AUGUST 2020
Finalists for events in 2020 - 5 JANUARY 2021

The jury consists of 14 members who participate and have equal votes in evaluating the submitted entries. Every member of the jury makes their decision individually on the basis of their expert knowledge, reputation and authority. Each member also has the right to raise objections and questions, as well as an obligation to explain the scores given when evaluating entries to receive the main award. The work of the jury is planned and monitored by a representative of the organisational board of the Conventa Best Event Award.