A great celebration of creativity and a valuable source of professional inspiration – this is how Russian communications industry described the grand finale of Eventiada Awards, a re-known all-Russian student and corporate communications projects competition supported by FleishmanHillard Vanguard, which took place on 23rd of October 2015 in Moscow.
Eventiada Awards is organized since 2011 and is the Russia’s largest event which unites local and international business and industry leaders with talented students studying corporate and marketing communications. The competition celebrates best communications work done by students, international and Russian corporations as well by the public sector and governmental bodies.
This year, Eventiada has broken all previous records with 515 applications from 80 cities of Russia and CIS; teams from 99 universities have applied for the Awards; 122 projects from 38 cities were shortlisted. Public defense of the projects has last 3 days and over 19 hours in total!
For the first time in the Eventiada history, its program included the Leadership Dialogue conference, moderated by FleishmanHillard Vanguard’s founder and general director Elena Fadeeva, where Russian and international industry and business leaders, including FleishmanHillard Inc. President and СЕО Dave Senay, shared their recipes of true leadership. The conference was followed by a battle “Students vs. CEOs”, helping students and graduates better understand corporate needs and requirements towards future professionals.
The Awards ceremony gala event – the most looked-forward part of the Eventiada – featured top leaders of the industry, who have given the desired orange-colored trophies to excited laureates. Dave Senay honored winners of the “Creativity of the year” nomination, while Elena Fadeeva awarded the laureates of the “Best social project”.
FleishmanHillard Vanguard is happy to support this important industry initiative, which with years gains power and influence and has become one of the most important annual events in Russia. We are very much looking forward to Eventiada 2016!