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FESTIVAL: ADFEST UNVEILS ITS LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS, FORUMS & AWARD PRESENTATIONS
BANGKOK: ADFEST is pleased to unveil this year’s festival program, which includes a provocative line-up of Speaker Sessions, Breakout Workshops and Award Presentations, including the first-ever ADFEST+D&AD Academy, the first-ever Young Lotus Marketer Workshop, and the 2nd World Producers Summit: Asia Pacific & Middle East Chapter.


Agencies & Program supporters represented on stage at ADFEST 2013 include Leo Burnett Asia Pacific, McCann Worldgroup, Hakuhodo Inc., Cheil Worldwide, DDB Group Asia Pacific, Lowe+Partners Asia Pacific, and Getty Images.
This year’s Speaker Sessions include:


  • Hakuhodo Inc. Presents “BUILD A CREATIVE NEST So Your Voice Lives On”, Sunday 17th March, 2:30pm, presented by Morihiko Hasebe, Executive Creative Director

  • Cheil Worldwide Presents “EMPOWERING CONSUMERS: Incorporating Consumer Influence in Marketing”, Monday 18th March, 2:30pm, presented by Dr. Andy Joohyun Lee, Director and Head of Global Digital Campaigns

  • DDB Group Asia PacificPresents “MAKING BRANDS BRAND NEW AGAIN”, Sunday 17th March, 7.00pm, presented by Patrick Rona, President of Tribal DDB Asia Pacific & Chief Digital Officer of DDB Group Asia Pacific, and Jeff Cheong, Managing Director & Executive Creative Director

  • Lowe+Partners Asia Pacific Presents “DON’T JUST THINK THERE, MAKE SOMETHING”, Sunday 17th March, 4:30pm: presented by Leigh Reyes, President and Chief Creative Officer of Lowe Philippines

  • “THE CUP 2012”,Monday 18th March, 11.00am: Yukio Nakayama from Dentsu Inc. will share the winners of this year’s festival, which takes place on 8th March in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • “10 WAYS FOR 1 MILLION RETURNS”,Tuesday 19th March, 3:30pm: Middle Eastern ad legend Farid Chehab shares his wisdom as a veteran of Leo Burnett

  • JURY PRESIDENTS CROSSFIRE”, Tuesday 19th March, 2:30pm: this year’s Jury Presidents will engage in an in-depth analysis of this year’s winners

  • From London, Tim Lindsay, CEO of D&AD will share his perspective on creative excellence in a session on Sunday 17th March, 6pm

  • “A CONVERSATION WITH HOLLYWOOD SCRIPTWRITER LAURA KIGHTLINGER”,Sunday 17th March 3:30pm, moderated by Normandy Madden

  • “THE AICP NEXT AWARDS”, Monday 18th March, 3:30pm: inspirational work presented by Matt Miller, President & CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP)

  • THE GUNN REPORT 2012”, Sunday 17th March 11am: Donald Gunn andEmma Wilkie from The Gunn Report will unveil this year’s top performers

  • “GET IT ALL IN! 7 Secrets from 40 years in 35 minutes”, Sunday 17th March 12pm, presented by radio guru Tony Hertz


Still to be announced are Speaker Sessions by Getty Images, and ADFEST 2013’s Grand Jury President Graham Fink, Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy China.


Participants in ADFEST 2013’s Young Lotus and Fabulous Four programs will also have the chance to shine on stage during the following popular Sessions:


  • MCCANN WORLDGROUP Presents“YOUNG LOTUS CREATIVE WORKSHOP”, Monday 18th March, 12pm

  • LEO BURNETT ASIA PACIFIC Presents“YOUNG LOTUS MARKETER WORKSHOP”, Tuesday 19th March, 12pm

  • SHORT FILMS BY THE FABULOUS FOUR”, Tuesday 19th March, 11am 


ADFEST is also hosting two innovative educational programs:


  • The new ADFEST+D&AD Academy runs from 11am-1pm, 18th-19th March.

  • “A TRIP BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE: Incorporating Radio 4 Art Directors™”,18th March, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, a Breakout Session hosted by Tony Hertz


And for the second year running, ADFEST will host the Asia Pacific & Middle East Chapter of the World Producers Summit. Convened for the benefit of the region’s top Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern producers, the forum will help connect the region to the global production community.


ADFEST 2013 runs from 17th – 19th March 2013 at PEACH (Pattaya Exhibition & Conference Hall) in Thailand. To download this year’s program, click here or visit www.ADFEST.com


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