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Source: Spikes Asia
First speakers announced for Spikes Asia

SINGAPORE, July 8, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The names of the first Spikes Asia speakers for 2016 have today been released. Ranging from newly formed start-ups to experienced industry leaders, the programme will bring three days of learning and inspiration to the region and will cover technology, customer experience, content creation the crossover between culture and creativity, and more.

Some of the esteemed speakers this year will include:

- Harris Diamond, Chairman and CEO, McCann Worldgroup: regarded as one of the most influential people in the communications industry with accolades including The Holmes Report's "PR Agency Executive of the Decade".

- Tony Hertz, Creative and Managing Director, Tony Hertz: Radio & Brand Sound: with a career spanning 40 years, a published book and numerous awards.

- Matt Eastwood, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson Company: the highly awarded creative behind some of the industry's most innovative and recognisable work; judge and speaker at numerous international events.

- Anathea Ruys, Head of Fuse, Asia Pacific, Omnicom Media Group, Omnicom Media Group: with over 20 years in branded communications across the spectrum of sectors.

- Fred Raillard, CEO & Co-founder, Fred & Farid: who's led his agency to over 400 international awards and titles including Cannes Lions Grands Prix and Advertising Age's "Best International Agency", as well as investing heavily in startup and tech companies.

- Darren Hart a.k.a. Harts, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer and Music Producer: a multi-instrumentalist with growing international acclaim involved in VML and the International Olympic Committee's global campaign #OlympicPeace.

- Peter Grasse, Executive Producer, Dictionary Films: who steered Curious Films to fame as Australasia's most awarded production company and has this year launched Dictionary Films in Tokyo.

- James Hurman, Founder & Principal, Previously Unavailable: winner of over 50 local and global marketing effectiveness awards and author of an internationally acclaimed book establishing the link between creativity and business success.

- Chris Clarke, Chief Creative Director, International, DigitasLBi: one of the industry's best known digital thought-leaders and named one of the Top 20 Creative Directors in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Other speakers also confirmed include:

- Amy Chen, Co-founder, Bowhead Technology
- Ruth Stubbs, CEO, iProspect APAC
- Marko Klijn, Ringmaster, Cirkus
- Rohan Philips, Vice President, Products and Strategy, Asia Pacific, Xaxis
- Neha Tejuja, Regional Strategic Planner, Wunderman Singapore
- Raymond Chin, Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro
- Kentaro Kimura, Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo Kettle
- Marc Curtis, Head of Labs, TMW Unlimited
- Eric Cruz, Executive Creative Director, AKQA
- Minah Kim, Director / User Experience Team, Cheil Worldwide
- Yonathan Dominitz, Founder, Mindscapes
- Zhenhan Hao, Artist
- Joanna Catalano, Head, Creative Agency APAC Business, Google

"Spikes Asia is where regional ideas and a global outlook combine to inspire and expand the minds of those in attendance. With some industry heavyweights alongside the brightest rising stars, the programme strikes a balance between creativity, technology and content creation," said Terry Savage, Chairman, Spikes Asia.

Anyone wishing to attend the Festival, which takes place from 21-23 September in Singapore, can take advantage of early bird delegate passes until midnight SGT 13 July at www.spikes.asia/attend/booking_travel/buy_a_pass/. The full Spikes delegate package provides access to all Festival events, including the Awards Ceremony and After Party.

The coming weeks will see further sessions announced and the full schedule of seminars and events live on www.spikes.asia where detailed information on entering work can be found, including category descriptions, entry rules, key dates and deadlines.


About Spikes Asia

The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, celebrating and inspiring Asia-Pacific creativity in advertising. Suntec City, Singapore, 27-29 September, 2017. Building on 30 years of the illustrious Spikes Awards, the Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity is the result of a collaboration between the organisers of Cannes Lions and Haymarket, publishers of Campaign Asia Pacific.

The Festival provides the region's growing creative and advertising industry with a platform to network and exchange ideas, bringing together some of the finest creative thinkers from across the region and around the world. Spikes Asia, attended by over 1,800 delegates in 2016, offers an inspirational programme of seminars, tech talks and forums, focusing on creativity and learning, exhibitions of creative work from Asia-Pacific, networking events in the evening and the Spikes Asia award show.

The Spikes Awards, judged by leading international and regional creatives, honour the best creative work in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Digital, Integrated, Direct, Promo & Activation, Media, Print Craft, Film Craft, Design, Mobile, PR, Branded Content & Entertainment, Healthcare and Innovation.

Incorporating Tangrams Effectiveness @ Spikes brings 15 years of celebrating Effectiveness and Strategy under one roof. The Tangrams celebrate the latest thinking in marketing effectiveness and showcase the very best examples of effective brand building from Asia Pacific. The Tangrams awards honour clients and their agencies for marketing strategies that deliver solid results to transform businesses and brands in categories for Effectivenss, Digital Strategy, Media Strategy, Data & Analytics and e-commerce.

Ascential Events

Ascential powers the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and advisory and business services firm, MediaLink.

Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance. Ascential plc is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services. Ascential's premium products enable focus, growth and value. The company provides customers with world class content and connections empowering their businesses to be the best informed and best connected. www.ascential.com

About Haymarket Media Group

The Haymarket Media Group established in 1957 is the largest privately-owned magazine publisher in the UK, and one of the fastest growing media companies globally. The principal business is centred around its consumer, business, professional and customer publications. These are complemented by digital platforms and live events, including extensive exhibitions, conferences and awards. The Group's global expansion comes from wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and extensive licensing of key magazines to other publishers.

In Asia from their offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Singapore, Haymarket Media Ltd publish market-leading titles Campaign Asia-Pacific, Finance Asia, Asian Investor, CEI Asia Pacific and Campaign India. In addition Haymarket organise a number of the region's leading industry awards and conferences relating to the communications and finance sectors. For more information about the Haymarket Media Group see www.haymarket.com.

Contact:
Kate Furey
Head of Communications
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
+44 20 3033 4000
katef@lionsfestivals.com
http://www.spikes.asia


July 8, 2016 19:30 HKT/SGT
Source: Spikes Asia

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