Eurobest 2010 prepares for the start with inspirational innovations and networking


Eurobest, European advertising and communications festival that takes place in Hamburg in December, is introducing surprises in its 2010 program, such as inspiring and insightful innovations and also fun networking events.

At the start of the festival, on December 6th, delegates can examine some of the world’s greatest work in advertising awarded at Cannes Lions this year. Mark Tutssel, Chief Creative Officer Leo Burnett Worldwide, and Alexander Schill, Chief Creative Officer and Partner Serviceplan Group, will present a selection of the best work they selected at this year’s Cannes Lions and insights into the winning entries and reasons why they were awarded.

Also this year Eurobest teamed up with Contagious to launch The Hive, interactive technology zone where people can engage and be entertained by the most inspiring technological innovations and innovators.

As well as reviewing the best work from the last 12 months, Eurobest delegates can, in just two days, catch up on cutting-edge industry thinking at 21 seminars with speakers that already include world renown photographer Rankin, Bob Greenberg, Jonathan Harries, Filip Nilsson, Fernando Vega Olmos and Linus Karlsson. Four workshops will offer the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the industry’s key figures. Work in small groups and get tailored insight from some of the most creative thinkers.

Eurobest also brings Networking After Dark to Hamburg, after the success of this event in Stockholm and Amsterdam. Th Hamburg’s top creative agencies will open their doors to all Eurobest delegates for an evening of fun and partying.  Participating agencies are Tribal DDB, Jung von Matt, kempertrautmann, Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Serviceplan Gruppe and Grabarz & Partner.

Now in its 23rd year, the Eurobest Awards are part of the Eurobest Festival. The 2010 Eurobest awards ceremony will be on 8 December at the Curio Haus.

Launched in 1988, Eurobest is Europe’s leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Interactive, Mobile, Media, Direct, Sales Promotion, Design, Craft, PR and Integrated advertising. The awards, which are judged by Europe’s top creatives, form part of a two-day Festival themed to identify and engage specific topics that are relevant to the European market. Launched in 2008, the Festival has been held in Stockholm and Amsterdam. Organised by the same team behind the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival and Spikes Asia, the Eurobest Advertising Festival is a purely European event.