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Thursday, 18 April 2013, 18:00 HKT/SGT

Source: Spikes Asia
Spikes Asia 2013 Opens for Delegate Registration

SINGAPORE, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, Asia Pacific's premier festival and awards for the creative communications and advertising industry, has today opened for delegate registrations.

Taking place from 15-17 September at Suntec Singapore, Spikes Asia will offer three days of seminars and forums given by some of the best minds in the business, as well as a showcase of the greatest work coming out of the region, allowing a true absorption into creative excellence. The festival also provides the unrivalled opportunity to network with industry peers from across Asia Pacific with dedicated Spikes Nights, including the fun and much anticipated Networking After Dark, which sees a selection of Singapore's agencies open their doors for a night of parties. Investing in the future of the industry, the Creative Academy and the Marketers Academy will once again provide intense, targeted learning for young industry talent whilst the Young Spikes Competitions give rising stars the chance to compete in Integrated, Media and Agency Shoot Out competitions with the hope of taking home the gold medal.

New to 2013 -

Account Executive Academy

A tailored programme for young account executives designed to nurture the relationship between client and agencies in delivering ground-breaking creativity.

Media Academy

This academy is tailored around the importance and effect of creativity in media, inspiring young media professional to embrace new tools and the ever changing industry landscape in delivering strong media strategy for their clients through its implementation.

Student Award

A competition allowing students the chance to compete to a set brief and be judged and recognised by the industry

Innovation Category

Designed to reward technologies and innovations such as apps, tools, programmes, hardware and products which have allowed clients to communicate in a new way or which stand alone as an innovation in their own right.

A series of delegate packages are available. A full registration offering access to all festival events, the awards and after party, offers a special early bird rate of S$825 on packages purchased before 31 July 2013 after which the rate will revert to S$925. Two packages are available to help young industry professionals; priced at S$495 the Young Spikes packages offer young creative professionals (aged 28 years and under) and young marketers (aged 30 years and under) working for client companies, access to unparalleled learning and inspiration. For the up and coming industry talent, the Spikes Student package priced at S$245 is for students aged 23 years and under in full-time education.

"This year's Festival will continue to build on its growing success with exclusive features that include fantastic networking events, the Innovasia technology zone, the SpikesAlso exhibition, inspiring seminars and targeted forums. Alongside this we will be launching some new initiatives which will make Spikes Asia 2013 both unmissable and the biggest one to date," says Myriam Coupard, Festival Director of Spikes Asia.

The Festival will be brought to a close with a celebration of the region's work as the winners of the Spikes Asia trophies are revealed during the spectacular Awards Ceremony at the Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. Attendees can then continue the celebrations into the night at the official After Party.

Further information on the festival programme and events, along with details of how to register can be found at www.spikes.asia. Last year, 1,800 delegates from 23 countries attended Spikes Asia.

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.

Amanda Benfell
Head of Press & PR, 
Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity
Tel: +44-20-3033 4000

Source: Spikes Asia

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