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Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 18:00 HKT/SGT

Source: Spikes Asia
Spikes Asia announces New Initiatives to Nurture Industry Talent across Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, Aug 31, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - Spikes Asia, a three-day Festival of inspiration and celebration for the creative communications industries and home to the region's coveted Spikes awards, has announced this year's talent and training initiatives. Investment in the brightest future leaders is central to the Festival, which takes place in Singapore from 21-23 September 2016.

This year will deliver the biggest and brightest range of learning opportunities, bringing industry heroes to lead specialist sessions. The Think Tank, in association with J. Walter Thompson, is designed for senior marketers and brand managers working in client organisations within the APAC region, while the YouTube Creative Hack, for professionals aged 30 and under, is a one-day challenge to create a mini-campaign.

Five Young Spikes Academies are targeted towards the brightest talent aged 30 years or under. Each academy is carefully structured for a different career discipline, combining exclusive classroom speakers and main stage content. Each student will learn to think about their personal brand to help them achieve their potential.

The Cheil sponsored Young Creative Academy is led by Noor Azhar, Senior Lecturer, SP Design School; Young Account Executives is led by Commercial Marketer Catherine Williams-Treloar and Young Digital will be facilitated by John Lambie, Founder and Director, The Appalladium Pty Ltd. Young Marketers will learn from Khoo Kar Khoon, Former Communications Director at Nestle Malaysia and Young Media is led by Pete Mitchell, Partner at Kudos Content.

This year's exciting Young Spikes competitions, supported by Grey, give professionals, aged 30 years or under, two days to create innovative campaigns across Integrated, Media, Digital and the Student Creative Award for Print.

Steve Latham, Director of Talent and Training for Spikes Asia, said, "We're delighted to announce this year's programme. Supporting the young rising stars of communications has always played a central role in the spirit of Spikes Asia to ensure we represent and support the future innovators and award-winners of the industry."

Delegates can still register to attend the Festival and further information about 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

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

Isobel Diamond
Press Officer
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
+44 20 3033 4156

Aug 31, 2016 18:00 HKT/SGT
Source: Spikes Asia

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Advertising
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