AMSTERDAM—Clients of global agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies and UK creative shop Hope&Glory lead the list of finalists for the EMEA region SABRE Awards, which will be presented at our annual awards gala, taking place in Amsterdam on May 23.

Hill+Knowlton’s client work received 14 nominations, while Hope & Glory’s work was selected 12 times.

The finalists were selected from among a record haul of close to 2,500 entries from across the region.

There were multiple nominations for several other agencies, including FleishmanHillard, Ketchum and its Emanate brand (nine); Golin and Porter Novelli (eight each); Weber Shandwick, and UK creative boutique Unity (seven); Cohn & Wolfe, Red Consultancy and Tin Man (six); and Burson-Marsteller, Norway’s Geelmuyden Kiese, Spain’s Llorente & Cuenca, and the UK’s Mischief (five each).

Diamond and Gold SABRE winners will be announced at the SABRE Awards dinner, to be held in Amsterdam’s Maritime Museum on May 23. A complete list of finalists can be found here. Tickets and tables for the event can be reserved here.

Winners and runners-up in the EMEA In2 SABRE competition will be announced later this week.