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SPEAKERS: COUNTDOWN TO ADFEST 2012: ADFEST SECURES ITS MOST PRESTIGIOUS LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS IN ITS 15-YEAR HISTORY
BANGKOK: As the countdown to ADFEST 2012 begins, Festival organizers have confirmed that this year’s Program includes some of the most influential and eclectic creative leaders from around the world.


For the first time ever, ADFEST is conducting three interactive Breakout Sessions during its 3-day Festival Program:

  • On Monday 19th March, 10am – 12pm, delegates will have the chance to learn how to create animated TV commercials on budget and on time at the Cirkus Animation Workshop, ‘Get Creative with your Mind & Money, Play the Cirkus Animation Game.’

  • On Monday 19th March, 1pm – 3:30pm, the region’s top Executive Producers will gather for the 1st World Producers Summit: Asia Pacific Chapter

  • On Tuesday 20th March, 10am – 1pm, delegates will have the chance to create their own mobile games during the Breakout Workshop, ‘Game Development Without the Math’


“This year, we’re giving attendees at ADFEST the chance to put theory into practice. Not only will they enjoy the most expert line-up of Speakers we have ever secured, but they can roll up their sleeves and gain hands-on experience in creating commercials and designing games, learning the skills they’ll need to fast forward to the future. It’s impossible to underestimate the value of this experience,” says Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of the ADFEST Working Committee.


ADFEST has also added three Speaker Sessions to complete this year’s Program:

  • On Monday 19th March at 12.00pm, Eric Cruz, Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett & Arc Worldwide Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur,will speak in the session “Leo Burnett Presents Reinvention: A Decade of History and Change

  • On Monday 19th March, 3:30pm, Hollywood scriptwriter, producer & director Kirsten Smith will take part in the one-on-one interview in A Conversation with Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith’

  • On Tuesday 20th March at 12pm, ADFEST’s seven Jury Presidents will gather on stage during the The Magnificent 7: Jury Presidents Crossfire’, moderated by ADFEST President Jimmy Lam.

The 2012 Magnificent 7 Jury Presidents are:

  • - Bob Greenberg, Chairman/CEO/Global Chief Creative Officer (Grand Jury President)

  • - Trong Tantivejakul, Chief Creative Officer, Y&R Thailand Bangkok (Film Lotus & Radio Lotus)

  • - Prasoon Joshi, Chairman & CEO/Regional Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup India (Press Lotus)

  • - Yukio Nakayama, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc. Tokyo (Direct Lotus & Promo Lotus)

  • - Merlee Cruz-Jayme, Chairman / Chief Creative Officer, DM9 JaymeSyfu Manila (Outdoor Lotus)

  • - Stanley (another mountainman) Wong, Visual Communicator, Hong Kong (Design Lotus & Print Craft Lotus)

  • - George Mackenzie, Regional Managing Director, The Sweet Shop Auckland (Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus).


“This year ADFEST’s three-day Program covers the full gamut of creativity, from advertising to filmmaking, production, scriptwriting, animation, gaming, marketing and more, giving delegates at ADFEST 2012 more bang for their buck,” says Jimmy Lam, ADFEST President.


The 15thAsia Pacific Advertising Festival will run from Sun 18th – Tue 20th March at PEACH, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand.


To register for Delegate Passes, please visit www.adfest.com


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