18 Aug, 2016
Star-studded Spikes Asia speaker line-up is announced

Content from across the creative spectrum is set to fill the stages

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 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, Ogilvy’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.