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Source: Spikes Asia
Star-studded Spikes Asia Speaker Line-up is Announced
Content from across the creative spectrum is set to fill the stages

SINGAPORE, Aug 18, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The countdown to Spikes Asia has officially begun and the full speaker programme has now been announced for the Festival, which runs from the 21-23 September 2016.

Creativity in all its forms will fill the Inspiration Stage and more global and regional industry legends will share insights than ever before. The brightest minds from across the creative ecosystem will also light up the stage. SapientNitro present copy artist Zhenhan Hao, YouTube sensation Kurt Hugo Schneider shares revelations on success and Forbes Media brings a panel of powerful women to discuss The Role of Innovation in the New Tech-Driven Consumer Market.

Two official Guinness World Records attempts will make Spikes Asia history and all delegates are invited to contribute.

The entertainment spotlight will be firmly set on the convergence of brands and content: Grey Group Asia Pacific will interview renowned documentary producer George Pank, known for biopics 'All the Mayhem' and 'Amy', and following a successful session in Cannes, Dictionary Film Tokyo & Curious Film Sydney bring Executive Producer Peter Grasse to the stage.

Delegates will hear perspectives from Asia Pacific's creative heroes, including AKQA's Eric Cruz and R/GA Singapore's Mark Tipper, and leading global creatives sharing international perspectives include Harris Diamond and Prasoon Joshi from McCann Worldgroup, Ogilv's Graham Fink and James Hurman from Previously Unavailable.

Innovation game-changers will also drive the debate, from Google's session entitled Pokemon Go & Niantic Labs to Cheil Worldwide presenting Creating VR experiences that actually work, while DigitasLBi Chief Creative Officer Chris Clarke will explore how brands can stop copying and start leading with culture-defining ideas.

"We're delighted to deliver the biggest and brightest speaker line-up in the Festival's history, designed with creativity at its heart. We aim to inspire our delegates with debates that matter most to the region, drawing on themes from the across creative spectrum," said Terry Savage, Chairman of Spikes Asia.

Press accreditation is open and Spikes Asia welcome applications from media based across the world. Further information can be found on the Spikes Asia website.


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 Events is an international business-to-business media company with a focused portfolio of large-scale exhibitions, congresses and festivals. Our product lines include the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's premier market leading payments and financial services innovation congress Money 20/20, the UK's largest trade show Spring Fair International and the award-winning education technology show Bett. You can find information about us at www.ascential.com.

Ascential Events is part of Ascential plc, which transforms knowledge businesses to deliver exceptional performance.

Contact:
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
Isobel Diamond, Press Officer
isobeld@lionsfestivals.com
+44 20 3033 4156

Marian Brannelly, Press & PR Executive
marianb@lionsfestivals.com
+44 20 3033 4000


Aug 18, 2016 23:20 HKT/SGT
Source: Spikes Asia

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Advertising
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