BANGKOK: ADFEST is pleased to announce that some of the world’s most celebrated creative professionals will be joining ADFEST 2016 as jurors including 57 professionals from 18 cities: Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Colombo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo.

Introducing the jury panel for Film & Radio Lotus:
·         Ben Welsh, Creative Chairman, Asia, M&C Saatchi, Sydney (Jury President)
·         Erick Rosa, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Singapore, Singapore
·         Jennifer Hu, Chief Creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan, Taipei
·         Joo Yu Kyung, Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul
·         Malek Ghorayeb, Regional Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett MENA, Beirut
·         Santi Suwanvalaikorn, Founder & Executive Creative Director, Youngsanti, Bangkok
·         Yoshimitsu Sawamoto, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo

The jury panel for Design Lotus & Print Craft Lotus:                                                                
·        Yoshihiro Yagi, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo (Jury President)
·         Chutivat Cherdchoo, Executive Creative Director, Visionary Group, Bangkok
·         Guy Venables, Founder, GUY>ENABLES, Sydney
·         Ivan Hadywibowo, Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, Jakarta
·         Sanket Pathare, Senior Creative Director, McCann Erickson India, Mumbai
·         Sing Lin, Creative Director & Partner, BeWater, Shanghai
·         Trevor Kennedy, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Solutions GROUP, Colombo

The jury panel for Media Lotus, Branded Entertainment Lotus & Content Lotus:          
·         Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Mumbai (Jury President)
·         Darren Watson, Executive Creative Director – APAC, FITCH, Singapore
·         Evan Teng, Managing Director, J. Walter Thompson Taiwan, Taipei
·         Georg Warga, Creative Director, Filmmaker & Founder, GOODSTEIN, Shanghai
·         Patrick Baron, Executive Creative Director, McCann Melbourne, Melbourne
·         Sarnchatt Chansrakao, Managing Director, Dentsu Media Thailand, Bangkok
·         Sokichi Nakazawa, Executive Manager of Data Driven Media Marketing Center, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc., Tokyo

The jury panel for Promo Lotus and Effective Lotus:          
·         Chris Chiu, Singapore (Jury President)
·         Anu Joseph, Executive Creative Director, Creativeland Asia Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
·         Dani Richa, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, BBDO MENA, Pakistan & Africa, Dubai
·         Eric Cruz, Executive Creative Director, AKQA Shanghai, Shanghai
·         Jeff Ma, Marketing Vice President, Greater China, The Woolmark Company, Shanghai
·         Joyce Deng, Marketing Vice President, Yintai Yushen Business Management Co., Ltd., Beijing
·         Tara Ford, Creative Director, Whybin&fxg;TBWA Group, Melbourne

The jury panel for Integrated Lotus, INNOVA Lotus and Lotus Roots:          
·         Jeremy Craigen, Global Chief Creative Officer, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul ( Jury President)
·         Ben Welsh, Creative Chairman, Asia, M&C Saatchi, Sydney
·         Chee Keong (CK) Tan, Group Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
·         Chris Chiu, Singapore
·         Josy Paul, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Mumbai
·         Richard Yu, Chief Creative Officer & China Network Creative Consultant, ADK Taiwan, Taipei
·         Sihabutr Xoomsai, Film Director, Triton Film, Bangkok
·         Valerie Cheng, Head of Creative Shop, Southeast Asia, Facebook, Singapore
·         Yoshihiro Yagi, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
“Our jurors arrived in Thailand yesterday to begin debating this year’s entries. It is now their responsibility to choose the work that is driving our industry forward, we’d like to thank them for the hard work they will perform over the next few days,” says ADFEST President Jimmy Lam.

ADFEST 2016 will run from 16th to 19th March at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand.
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