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Monday, 21 February 2011, 14:06 HKT/SGT

Source: Spikes Asia
Spikes Asia Confirms Dates and Venue for 2011 Festival

SINGAPORE, Feb 21, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - The organisers of Spikes Asia have today announced that the 2011 Festival will take place 18-20 September and will return to the Suntec, Singapore, with the Awards Ceremony taking place at the Esplanade Theatre.

A hugely successful 2010 Festival saw 3058 entries judged across 10 categories - TV/Cinema, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Design, Digital, Direct & Sales Promotion, Media, Craft and Integrated, with close to 1500 delegates attending a busy two-day programme of seminars and workshops led by high profile speakers from around the world. Other highlights from the event included exhibitions and screenings, Young Spikes Integrated and Media Competitions and the Spikes Academy which offered students a dedicated learning experience. With networking playing an important part of the Festival, the delegate programme also continued into the evenings with Networking Cocktails, Networking After Dark and the much anticipated Spikes Asia Awards Ceremony and After Party. Building on this, Spikes Asia 2011 is set to be even bigger and without doubt the must-attend event for the Asia-Pacific creative industry.

"Last year proved that Spikes Asia is a genuinely inspiring Festival. Both as an awards and as an educational gathering of creative minds, it is unrivalled in its region. In 2011, we aim to make the Festival even better and we are pleased that we can continue to use Singapore as the base to do this from," commented Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions who with Haymarket Asia organise the event.

Delegate registration is set to open on 21 April with a special early bird discount available. Prices for delegate packages will be as follows:

Full Delegate Early Bird Price available until 1 August: S$649
Full Delegate Price available after 1 August: S$749
Young Spikes (under 28 years): S$449
Young Marketers (under 30 years): S$449
Student: S$219

Key 2011 Dates:

21 April: Delegate Registrations Open
19 May: Entries Open
22 July: Entries Close
1 August: End of Early Bird Registration
Festival dates: 18 - 20 September

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, PR & Press Manager
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival 
Tel: +44 20 7728 4040

Source: Spikes Asia

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Broadcast
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