Heavent Meetings in Cannes, the international trade show for MICE and events closed up on March 27 with the Events and Personalities Awards prize giving ceremony.
Heavent Meetings organizers had been right to see things on a large scale by choosing the Grand Auditorium of Cannes Palais des Festivals for the ceremony as the Events and Personalities Awards attracted a large audience. 350 top decisionmakers et 250 exhibitors and partners have discovered who were the year’s key persons in the event sector and what major events they created or participated in.
Heavent Meetings launched the first edition of the zear’s Event Personalities Trophies, rewarding women and men under the spotlights in 2013. All the applications were not sent by nominees themselves but were proposed to the Jury. The main criteria of selection was to distinguish a personality pointed out during a major event 2013 for dedication in design, management, implementation, installation… of an important and media event.
The winners selection in the seven categories of awards was made at 50% by the Awards jury vote and 50% of the vote of guests during the ceremony. The vote by the audience, in the presence of the nominees (5 by category), was preceded by videos showcasing their realisations.
Category corporate Director/Event Manager
: Alexis Soler Vidal, Head of Sports and Events, Red Bull France
Category fair/exhibition organizer : Marie-Laure Bellon – Homps, Chairwoman of the board of Eurovet
Category designer/scenographer /director : David Proteau, Artistic Director of Lacroix-Ruggieri
Category location : François Belfort, Director of Docks-Cité de la Mode et du Design (Paris)
Category technical provider : Richard di Méglio, President of VLS
Category service provider: Vincent Bruneau, Manager of Magency
Category event agency : Bertrand Biard, co-founder of Manifestory and President of the Anaé ex aequo with Benjamin Patou, founder of Moma Group
Category general public event: Truck de Ouf, Renault Trucks, Live by GL Events
Category exceptional event : Closing night of Marseille-Provence 2013, Allegria with Group F
Category internal event: Clarins Brand Meeting 2013, Clarins, Venise Evénements
Category public relations event: Les Journées Particulières, LVMH, Havas Event
Category sociallyaware event: Solidays, Solidarité Sida
Category commercial/roadshow event : Duo Délice Duo Complice, Nestlé, PSLive
The Heavent Meetings Events and Personalities Awards jury was composed of the following:
Valérie Candeiller, Head of department corporate event of Renault - Nicolas Huberman, Director of marketing and communications of TV division of Lagardère Active - Amandine Thiery, Head of communication, events and partnerships of Carrefour - Jaline Davidson, Director of Events of Orange – Athénaïs Rigault, Director of non-media of UDA - Bertrand Biard, President of the ANAE - Stéphane Lecca, President of AACC, event delegation - Matthew Rosy, CEO of Unimev - Patrick Fromentin, President of Synpase - Gillian Brial, President of the Association Azur Pro Com - Romuald Gadrat, President of Tarsus France - Jean-Benoît Fournier, Conduites Accompagnées and Muriel Chapuis, Editorial Director of Groupe Evénement(s)
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