Bea World Festival

Festival Venues

Main Festival Venue: Meliá Milano 5*

From 27 to 30 November, the Meliá Milano will host the Bea World Festival. On Wednesday 27, in the evening, all delegates are welcome to join a welcome drink and collect their badge in order to skip the queue on the next day. On Thursday 28, the live presentations of the shortlisted events will take place here. On Friday 29, it will be the hosting venue of the educational and networking programme. Delegates are also welcome to stay at Meliá Milano at special fares.

Hotel Meliá Milano is perfectly located in one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing district in Milan, a short walk from CityLife, a new architectural project with a shopping centre and urban garden. The historical city centre of Milan is just 15 minutes away using the nearby subways (M1 and M5).

Address: Via Masaccio, 19, 20149 Milan – Italy. See map.

Dress code: business casual.

Delegates’ Dinner Venue: Officine del Volo

On 28 November, Officine del Volo will host a placee dinner for all Bea World delegates. It is situated in the historic building which once hosted the former Caproni di Taliedo aircraft manufacturing company, an actual driver of cultural, social and economic innovations in the 20th-century Milan. The industrial architecture of the early 20th century combined with contemporary design details gives a unique charm to this multifunctional location for corporate and private events.

A complimentary transfer will be provided from/to the official hotels (Meliá Milano 5* and ME Milano il Duca 5*L) and Officine del Volo to attend the Delegates’ dinner on 28 November.

Address: Via Mecenate, 76/5, 20138 Milan – Italy. See map.

Dress code: cocktail.

Awards Ceremony & After-Party Venue: The Mall

The Mall is one of the ultimate event venues in Milan. Active since 2014, it is the main event space of the Porta Nuova business district. Symbol of the new growth of Milan, which is experiencing the greatest transformation of recent times, this BigSpaces’ location represents the ferment of innovation but above all the desire for change and the ability to implement it, directly in the city centre. A perfect location to announce the winners of the Best Event Awards 2019, during the ceremony on 29 November, and to party all together until the small hours.

A complimentary transfer will be provided from/to the official hotel Meliá Milano 5* and The Mall to attend the Awards Ceremony and the after-party on 29 November. The other official hotel, ME Milano il Duca 5*L, is just a 5-minute walk from The Mall, therefore no transfer will be provided.

Address: Piazza Lina Bo Bardi, 1, 20121 Milan – Italy. See map.

Dress code: black tie optional (men are given the option of either wearing a tuxedo or a dark suit and a tie. Women can wear anything from a long dress to a cocktail number. No sneakers, sport shoes or boots are allowed. Please note that no exception will be made at the entrance.)

Welcome Dinner for Jurors and Speakers: Terrazza Martini

On Wednesday 27, in the evening, all jurors, speakers, hosts and media partners will join a welcome dinner  at Terrazza MARTINI. Since its inauguration, in 1958, Terrazza MARTINI offers a privileged view of the Duomo and the city of Milano. As symbol of lifestyle and icon of elegance and culture, the rooftop lounge reopens in 2018 renovated in space and design. The location offers a total of almost 500 sqm distributed on two levels: the events space on the 15th (open space of 260 sqm) and the Rooftop on the 16th (235 sqm room consisting of a hall surrounded by crystal walls and an outdoor area overlooking the city). The central area, set up as theatre layout or for placée lunches and dinners, can accommodate up to 100 people. Versatile and dynamic, it can be adapted to for any kind of occasion: parties, conferences,presentations, dinners and lunches, placée or standing events and much more.

Address: Piazza Lina Bo Bardi, 1, 20121 Milan – Italy. See map.