23 May 2016

Winners inspire others at Danish Events & Meetings Awards - DEMA 2016!

Denmark's Meeting and Events Industry recently celebrated the most innovative and productive companies, with an impressive award show at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen.

Denmark's Meetings and Events Industry gathered on April the 27th to celebrate the people, companies and initiatives that create the most value in meetings, and are the most innovative and inspirational to others in the Danish meetings industry, at the annual Danish Events & Meetings Award 2016 - DEMA 16, organized by MPI Denmark Chapter.

"It has been an exciting process this year, due to the high quality of our nominees. The many innovative entrants received, demonstrated great commitment in the Danish Meetings industry, and it was a very close race among the many shortlisted companies. However, the Jury elected entrants who excelled in explaining what extra value their cases generated to a given meeting or event, and who could be a great inspiration to others in our industry, and the Danish Meetings Industry then got involved by voting for their favourite candidates," says DEMA’s Jury Chairman, Steen Møller, Head of Business Events Denmark at VisitDenmark.

Think out of the box with your clients

Among the award show winners were the Danish event agency Eventually, who received an impressive three awards for ‘Best Agency’, ‘Best External Case’ and ‘Best Internal Case’. "The quality of the nominations for this year's DEMA has been incredibly high – which is why we are even more proud of receiving three awards! At Eventually, we try to make unique, innovative and creative solutions to our clients every time. We are so fortunate that our clients often agree with us on taking a chance, thinking out of the box and trying to raise the standard for the purpose of their meeting or event," explains the Creative Director of Eventually, Mads Zangenberg.

Street food and creative settings

Copenhagen's popular food market, Copenhagen Street Food, also received awards for ‘Best Venue’ and ‘Best Integrated Support’. "We are very honoured and grateful that Copenhagen Street Food wins two awards. We are delighted that the Danish meetings industry acknowledges that the food and settings for an event can have a huge impact on what you get out of the meeting or event. The way you serve food in creative settings can easily be used actively as a tool or an ice-breaker to make people network and build relationships, which then again can lead to new projects and improved cooperation. A more original and purposeful use of food and venue really does create results,” says PR & Communications Consultant, Maja Tini Jensen from Copenhagen Street Food.

Great support from the Meetings Industry

In total, this year’s DEMA Jury had 110 entrants and the Danish meetings and events industry could, after the jury's deliberation, vote online on 29 candidates for 8 different awards, another two awards were decided by the jury and on the spot by guests participating at the DEMA. The voting took place online via MPI Denmark’s website where a total of 467 had cast their vote and 355 people participated in the party. Next step is a MPI Denmark seminar dubbed ‘Together we are all winners!’ where members of MPI can meet the DEMA winners, hear more about their successful cases, get inspired, and share ideas.

Read more about DEMA, the cases and the new Jury at www.mpidenmark.dk

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