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Two main awards for events

The events industry has changed quite a lot in the past few years, with the EUBEA and Eventex awards showcasing these changes year after year. But one has to wonder, how does the industry fare at this particular time? The short answer is that the events industry is changing at a very rapid pace.

Nowadays, event organizers are more focused on maximizing the potential without having to invest more. In fact, the event budgets worldwide seem to be stagnating without that much of a raise from year to year. When it comes to trends, the events industry seems to have more focus on a better attendee engagement with creative approaches and participant matchmaking.

Social media and other streamlined tools such as mobile apps are also used to make people come to the event. However, another trend seems to be a major focus on security which seems to get better and better each year. The bespoke event locations are also very hot right now, a testament to how important a location can be for event organizers and guests as well.

With the EUBEA and Eventex festivals coming in soon to showcase the growth and changes in the events industry, we decided to take a look back at some of the previous winners for these great festivals. This can be a great insight into the festivals ahead.

EUBEA 2015 winners

B2B event winner was zerotwonine GmbH who served Procter & Gamble/Wella at the Wella TrendVision Monaco French Riviera 2014.

B2C event winner was Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Tellart who organized The Imagination Machine event for S7 Airlines.

B2I Event/Convention winner was EDP/Desafio Global Ativism that created and helped EDP  with the ONE Together for Better Energy event

Celebration/Festivity winner was actually VO Communication in partnership with Verhulst Events and Luc Petit Création that helped Bataille de Waterloo 1815 asbl host a very impressive Battle of Waterloo Bicentenary Commemoration event. This was a delightful, unique festival that did impress just about everyone who attended it.

Congress/Conference winner was JAD Productions who served the client Socialbakers in order to help with the Engage Prague 2015 by Socialbakersevent.

The Cultural Event winner for 2015 was VO Communication in partnership with Luc Petit that helped Création Bataille de Waterloo 1815, asbl host Inferno, inaugural cultural event to the Waterloo Bicentenary Commemoration

Launch Event winner was BIND which helped APM Terminals Maasvlakte II with the Opening ceremony APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, Rotterdam

Musical Event category winner was Alfa Future People LLC who organized the Alfa Future People event for themselves

Trade Show winner was Kubik bv that helped Amsterdam RAI with the AutoRAI 2015 - Amsterdam Motor Show event

Eventex winners

Event of the Year was awarded to Microsoft FUTURE DECODED 2015 by Momentum Worldwide (UK).

Best Corporate Event award was assigned to Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific by Creative Innovation Global (Australia)

Best Conference award was assigned to the newcomer GEF.FUTURE by LLC Global Event Forum (Russia). Despite not being a yearly event like others in this list, it did manage to fare really well with critics.

Best Product Launch was an award assigned to the Audi Q7 launch: VR movie theatre #imagineQ7 by DEPARTÁMENT Creative Event Marketing (Russia)

Best Experiential Event was an award received by the 2015 Cinemax Latin America USA Upfront by Experience Willow (USA)

Best Brand Engagement Event was, according to the professionals, Classmate Art Academy by Victor Tango Entertainment (India)

Best Festival is an award that was received by Megafonlive by Brandnew (Russia)

Best Cause Event for 2015 at Eventex was Give the Balkan Trout a Chance by Lidl (Bulgaria)

Best Event Mobile App was a hard one for the jury, but the prize went to Double Dutch – the interactive mobile app (USA)

These are some of the major Eventex and Eubea winners for 2015. Since the 2016 edition of both events will take place very soon, we can expect newcomers and industry veterans alike to re-join this amazing festival. Even if the industry is encountering a few issues here and there when it comes to funding, event organizers are still managing to pull off amazing events that impress the entire world. We can expect both Eventex and Eubea 2016 to be more grandiose and visually appealing, all while trying to honor the previous editions of the festival!