European Seal of e-Excellence Applications Open

Brussels, Belgium, October 08, 2008 --( Applications for the European Seal of e-Excellence 2009 ( are now open to award ICT and digital media companies worldwide. The European Seal of e-Excellence is widely known for promoting ICT digital companies with an excellent track record in the marketing of innovation, i.e.:
• Innovative products and services;
• Excellent marketing practices to promote them.

By focusing on the marketing aspects of digital products and services, the European Seal of e-Excellence helps winners promote themselves in the global market place.

How to Apply

The period to apply for the European Seal of-Excellence officially opened on 1 October 2008, and nominations will be accepted until 19 December 2008. Interested companies may now apply online ( through the Seal of e-Excellence website at .

Awarded Annually Since 2003

The European Seal of e-Excelence has been awarded annually since 2003 by the European Multimedia Forum (EMF) ( and its Partner Associations at an Award Ceremony at CeBIT, the European trade show for the ICT industry. A jury composed of representatives of the Partner Associations selects the winners on the basis of an open application process.

At the occasion of the launch, Dr. Margaretha Mazura, Secretary General of the EMF, declared:

“We are particularly proud to launch the European Seal of e-Excellence this year. After seven years of operation, we have entirely revamped the Award this year, providing even more visibility to our winners through a new website, new sponsors, and new services. The Seal is increasingly becoming a major focal point for Europe’s most successful digital media companies. To those who have not yet applied and won a European Seal of e-Excellence, I can only say: Join the club!”

Benefits of Winning the European Seal of e-Excellence

Winners of the European Seal of e-Excellence are entitled to:
• Publicly display the "Seal of e-Excellence" logo in their own marketing programs
• Free membership in the European Multimedia Forum
• Receive preferential rates for all e-Accelerator services
• Other advantages in kind from various Seal Partners and Sponsors


The European Multimedia Forum ( is the main European Trade Association promoting the competitiveness of the converging digital media industries in the global market place.

The e-Accelerator ( is the one-stop-shop service platform for ICT & digital media companies who are seeking to expand internationally.

Digital Tender ( provides the complete online processing of tenders including publication, submission, assessment, decision and administration.

The European Seal of e-Excellence is supported by a network of digital media associations from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

For more information – please contact:

Philippe Wacker
Executive Director
European Multimedia Forum
Tel: +32 2 219 0305
e-mail :

European Multimedia Forum
Philippe Wacker
+32 2 219 0305