GECO EXPO

Smart Talk Regulation

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SMART TALK

  1. Duration and timing

The Smart Talk competition will be held as part of the GECO Expo 2022 virtual trade fair organised by Smart Eventi: Smart Talk will consist in the presentation of videos lasting a maximum of 3 minutes with the aim of promoting ideas and projects related to the practice of sustainability and biodiversity on an individual and/or group level in everyday life. The videos that communicate or represent the best sustainable or biodiverse projects and/or ideas will be selected by the GECO EXPO jury of experts and the winners will be announced on the final day of the fair scheduled for March 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm in the fair’s virtual auditorium.

The application to take part in for Smart Talk must be submitted from 17/12/2021 to 08/02/2022. Each video, sent within and no later than the indicated deadline, will be submitted to the judgement of a jury of experts specifically appointed before the event, which will decide the winners of the Smart Talk competition.

  1. Promoter subject

The promoter of the initiative is the company Smart Eventi S.r.l., with registered and operational headquarters: Viale Abruzzi, 37 – 20131 Milan, VAT no. 06997310963 – Share capital euro 10,000 – Phone: 02/97381544 – Email: info@smarteventi.it.

  1. Objective of the Smart Talk competition

The scope of Smart Talk is to promote ideas and projects related to the good and constant practices of SUSTAINABILITY and BIODIVERSITY on an individual and/or group-team level in everyday life, in the city, on holiday, travelling, in the workplace, in public, in private.

Smart Talk is aimed at startups, public and private companies, professional studios, agencies, national and international territorial aggregation bodies, Italian and foreign universities and students.

  1. Conditions of participation

In order to propose a Smart Talk video it is necessary to complete the form (specifying the following information:

  • Name of the project;
  • Short description;
  • Attaching the supporting video lasting no more than 3 minutes;
  • Category;
  • Thematic area.

All participants of the previous edition will be able to propose the same project only if the project itself has undergone an evolution by specifying it in the description of the project.

The participation of the winning projects of the last edition is not allowed. The winners of the last edition will only be able to participate by proposing a new project.
 

  1. How to perform Smart Talk

All Smart Talk videos received within the terms of article 1) will be viewed and evaluated by the GECO EXPO jury, which will select the video contributions that will be published during the virtual fair in the area dedicated to Smart Talks.

The video contributions must fall into one of the two categories of the contest and be in line with the practice of SUSTAINABILITY and BIODIVERSITY in everyday life, on holiday, travelling, in the workplace, in the private sector, and must communicate a message of sustainable, individual and collective biodiverse change for the present and the future that impacts on our planet, our cities, society, the economy in general, the tourism and events industry.

  1. Awards

Smart Talk will be evaluated by a technical jury of experts who will award prizes offered by the Smart Talk partners.

The evaluation criteria for determining the winners are:

– Feasibility

– Innovation, originality of the idea / project

– Sustainable and biodiverse impact

– Replicability of the project and the idea

– Ability to actively involve people

The award represents recognition of personal merit or in any case a form of encouragement in the interest of the community. The winners will receive a prize to be awarded in products/services of digital marketing and compliance consulting on the project. The award is in no case convertible into money. The value of the awards is paid in services offered by the partners of the initiative. No liability can be attributed to the promoter in relation to the delivery of the awards by the partners.

  1. Contacts

The promoter reserves the right to contact the winners and any third parties indicated through the addresses in its possession.

The personal data of Smart Talk participants will be communicated - within the scope and for the purposes of  the Smart Talk - to potential investors for the search of funds for the realization of the proposed projects.

  1. Exclusion of the application of Presidential Decree number 430/2001

In compliance with article 6 of Presidential Decree number 430/2001 “Regulations concerning the organic revision of the discipline of competitions and prize-giving operations, as well as local events pursuant to art. 19, paragraph 4, of Law no. 449 of 27 December 1997”, this initiative is not considered a competition and/or prize-giving operation as it is organised for the presentation of projects or studies in the commercial or industrial field, in which the awarding of the prize to the author represents recognition of personal merit or in any case a form of encouragement in the interest of the community.

  1. Responsibility

The promoter cannot be held responsible for the development of the Smart Talk competition initiative and/or the awarding of prizes. In any case, the participant undertakes to hold the promoter harmless and indemnified from any and all prejudicial consequences, costs, damages – including sanctions by the competent authorities – that may arise or may arise against it as a result of its actions or violation of these terms and conditions. If, for whatever reason, the initiative cannot be carried out as foreseen, the promoter reserves the right, at its complete discretion, to modify or cancel the initiative, without any liability for the promoter, without prior notice. In order to participate in the initiative, it is not necessary to make any purchase and/or sale of products marketed by the promoter and/or related to the GECO EXPO fair. Participation in the initiative is free of charge.

  1. Applicable rules

The initiative and these terms and conditions are governed by Italian law.

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