ADFEST is now calling for program proposals from industry leaders who are interested in presenting sessions and workshops at ADFEST 2019, which runs from 20th to 23rd March in Pattaya, Thailand.


Founded in 1998, ADFEST is Asia’s most celebrated regional creative festival with over 1,200 delegates attending each year. Its mission is to raise the standard of creative excellence while honoring the uniqueness of local cultures across the region.


“ADFEST is a learning hub for those in the communication industry and the perfect place to be inspired by experts from a broad mix of creative disciplines. Whether you’re interested in giving a talk, sharing a case study, hosting a debate or moderating a panel discussion, we’d love to hear your ideas,” says Kem Suraphongchai, ADFEST’s Festival Director.


The theme of ADFEST 2019 is TMRRW.TDAY – it’s about changing, throwing out the old, and building skills for the future. The program is divided into two streams, which consist of 35-minute sessions. Craft@ADFEST shines a spotlight on production, digital, content and technology trends and runs on 20th and 21st March; Creative@ADFEST will push the boundaries of the creative & communications industry and runs on 22nd and 23rd March. It’s a good idea to specify which stream is best suited to your session proposal, and please don’t send sales pitches: our most popular sessions look beyond advertising and marketing to dive deep into emerging technology and cultural trends more broadly.


ADFEST is also accepting submissions to host workshops in 2019. Designed for up to 50 delegates for a maximum of three hours, ADFEST’s workshops are hands-on learning experiences with high levels of interaction and engagement.


Says Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of ADFEST: “As a non-profit organization, we are passionate about raising creative standards and challenging the industry to evolve and re-skill. We’re looking for inspirational speakers with transformative, game-changing ideas – people who will challenge the audience and show fresh ways of thinking.”


For more information, make sure you have read through the ProgramProposal Guide carefully before submitting your proposal.  All proposals must be submitted online here and the deadline for speaker sessions and workshop proposals is 30th November 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-December 2018. Please note: ADFEST provides complimentary festival passes to all speakers, but does not cover travel, accommodation, or speaker fees.


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