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Bea World 2018: shortlist announced for a record edition

Bea World 2018: shortlist announced for a record edition

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151 out of 303 submissions – the highest number ever – have made it to Coimbra, where winners will be awarded on November 23rd during the Bea World Festival - Where Creativity Meets Business. India, USA, Taiwan and Qatar among the 26 countries in the shortlist. Three records were set this year, in terms of  competing agencies , and countries represented . 151 shortlisted entries, from 26 countries, will compete this year for the elephant trophies. Winners will be announced and awarded o during the Bea World Festival - Where Creativity Meets Business, which will take place in Coimbra, in the Centre of Portugal, from November 21st to 24th.

The shortlist, that can be seen here, was announced at the end of an online ballot overseen by a Jury Panel, which includes representatives of top corporate companies with local and international responsibility and senior members of national event associations from different countries in the world.

Italy leads the ranking of countries represented with 72 entries, of which 34 made the shortlist. At second place, Germany with 33 entries and 15 shortlisted, Russia (24/13), the Czech Republic (21/10), Belgium (19/9), Norway (19/6), and the Netherlands (17/11).

Among non-European countries, India stands out with 4 shortlisted events out of its total 4 submissions, Qatar with 3 out of 3 submissions, the USA with 2 shortlisted events out of 3 total entries, Taiwan with 2 out of 2 entries, and Argentina with 1 out of 2 entries.

All shortlisted agencies will have the opportunity to present their projects live in Coimbra during the Bea World Festival in front of the audience and the Jury, led this year by Gerd De Bruycker, Marketing Director at Cisco Systems.

Live presentations will take place on November 22nd at Convento Sao Francisco in Coimbra.  The following day, in the same venue, delegates will build their personalised agenda mapped to their individual specializations and needs and will be able to choose from uplifting keynotes, practical sessions, unconventional and interactive expert sessions and hands-on workshops. In the evening, the Convento will host the long-awaited award ceremony and the after-party. The last day, November 24th, will be set aside for leisure activities to discover Coimbra. The theme “Creative Thinking – The Art of Breaking Routines” will be a fil rouge throughout the Festival.

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