Advertising Week APAC announces Sydney program and new speakers

Industry conference Advertising Week APAC has announced its full program and a range of new speakers ahead of the event on July 30.

The announcement;

Global leaders ascend the big top at Luna Park for Advertising Week APAC in Sydney

Initial schedule and new speakers announced for Advertising Week APAC

Advertising Week, the world’s largest annual gathering of advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industry leaders, today announced the official trailer and schedule for its first APAC edition (the 25th worldwide), taking place between 30 July and August 2 in Luna Park, Sydney.

The week will begin with a VIP celebration of the industry at the iconic Sydney Opera House. The agenda that follows is packed with global heads of business, culture and creativity. New to the roster include:

  • Joel Madden, Entrepreneur and co-founder of Good Charlotte
  • Jeff Goodby, co-Chair & Partner at Goodby Silverstein & Partners
  • Anil Sabharwal, VP Comms & Photos and creator of Google Photos, Google
  • Jim Squires, Head of Business, Instagram
  • Nick Law, Global Chief Creative Officer, Publicis Groupe
  • Additionally, new APAC marketing leaders are taking the stage, including:
  • Mari Kauppinen, Head of Marketing, IBM
  • Phil Wade, CMO, Jetstar
  • Angela Richards, CMO, KFC
  • Charles Cadell, President at McCann Worldgroup APAC
  • Katie Rigg-Smith, CEO, Mindshare
  • Kathryn Carter, GM APAC, Snap. Inc

Covering a wide scope of topics from the importance of diversity, the #metoo movement and wellbeing in the workplace to transparency, innovation, and technology, the week promises inspiring and educational content.

The global keynotes will kick off each day with high level discussions, and nine thought leadership tracks will enable attendees to take a deep dive in the afternoons across: Artificial Intelligence, Brand & Agency Models, Creative Storytelling, Data, Diversity, Innovation, MarTech, Sports & Culture, Video & Content.

“At this moment in time, we’re seeing unprecedented change” said Executive Director of AWAPAC, Clive Prosser. “It’s never been more important for our industry to come together with leaders from around the globe to gear up for what’s next.”

The live schedule can be viewed here http://apac.advertisingweek.com/schedule. More speakers and topics will be announced over the coming weeks.

Global partners confirmed to date include:

CNN, Facebook, Google, GroupM, GumGum, Inmobi, Integral Ad Science, IPG, McCann, Mediacom, Microsoft, MIQ, Prøhbtd Media, PubMatic, Quantcast, Salesforce, Shutterstock, Sizmek, Snap Inc, SpotX, The Trade Desk, and WPP.

From an Advertising week media release


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