Bea World Festival

The Festival

The Bea World Festival

Bea World – The International Festival of Events and Live Communication – is the essential meeting place and networking event for the international event community. Three inspiring days full of creativity, networking opportunities, knowledge transfer and destination experiences culminate in the ceremony celebrating the winners of the Best Event Awards and Best Location Awards. Bea World Festival 2019 will take place in Milan (Italy), from 27 to 30 November within the Live Communication Week.

The Live Communication Week

Next 26-30 November, in Milan, Italy, the first ever Live Communication Week, organized by ADC Group, will gather about 2000 event and marketing professionals to create new business opportunities and facilitate the meeting between supply and demand; enhance the event as a strategic marketing tool; offer training and updating opportunities; celebrate the creative excellence and the best projects of the Italian and global event industry.

Within the Live Communication Week, ADC Group is organising several initiatives dedicated to the international event market: Bea World Festival and the connected global Best Event Awards (14th year) and Best Location Awards (2nd year). The Live Communication Week will host as well initiatives addressed to the local market: the Bea Italy Festival (16th year) with the connected Italian Best Event Awards (16th year), Best Event Organisation Awards (3rd year), Best Location Awards (4th year) and Best Catering Awards (3rd year).

International delegates will thus have the opportunity to attend the whole Live Communication Week enjoying a special promotion to attend both the Bea Italy Festival and Bea World Festival!

Why joining Bea World

Knowledgenetworking and awareness are the key reasons why old and young professionals from events and connected disciplines join the Festival. Bea World will indeed offer you lots of opportunities to build relationships with peers and influencers, to learn from experts and industry leaders and to increase your brand awareness. All this granting participants you more business opportunities and career advantages.

Explore how humans interact with others in today’s connected world and what makes a brand and live communication strategy successful. Learn from the latest findings from communication and consumer behaviour, from corporate case studies and experiential labs. Showcase your creativity in front of the Jury, composed by representatives of top corporate companies and by members of national event associations and get an indisputable international quality acknowledgement.

Over 600 heads of event agenciescorporate event directors, senior representatives of event associationstrade media from over 29 countries will gather in Milan from November 27 to 30 to:

  • Participate at the live auditions.A show in itself since all shortlisted projects will be presented live by their creators to the Jury Panel and Delegates during a public session.
  • Get involved in the Educational Programme. An opportunity to get inspiration from the keynotes sessions, to learn, exchange visions, creativity, and best practices.
  • Join the annual Best Location Awards to get to know and celebrate the most innovative and functional event venues and the most attractive destinations for events.
  • Celebrate the Best Event Awards. A gala ceremony to award the best live communication projects and get an international recognition. A great show followed by a super after-party.
  • Exploit all networking activities. A series of opportunities to meet peers: from 1-on-1 meetings to the closing dinner, the after-party and an exclusive leisure programme on Saturday 30 November.

Are you wondering why you should attend the Festival?

The Festival main features

The Festival is built around three key elements:

Live Show

Bea World Festival is a truly live communication experience. The best event agencies and most interesting venues and destinations in the world will showcase their projects live to the Jury members and delegates in a public audition on Thursday 28 November, 2019. All shortlisted events will be presented in 8 minutes by a representative of the entrant agency through a 3-minute video, a 3-minute speech, and a 2-minute Q&A session. Winners will be celebrated on Friday 29 November during the Awards Ceremony.


Bea World Festival is the perfect environment to exchange ideas with peers and industry experts from different countries and cultures. Get the chance to interact, share, debate and work through ideas!
The Educational Programme, scheduled on Friday 29 November, will offer delegates outstanding keynote presentations, technical workshops and interactive sessions that will help you get inspiration and new ideas.


The Festival features a series of activities designed to facilitate the networking among delegates and to create business opportunities with top professionals from all over the world.
An outstanding leisure programme, scheduled on Saturday 30 November, will be offered to all delegates to discover the beauties of Milan and continue networking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.