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Rock Star speakers at Ad Summit Pilipinas revealed

Ad Summit Pilipinas, a first-ever gathering from the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines (4As), has just revealed six of its initial batch of rock star speakers.

In much the same way with the intellectual revolution in Europe in the 1700s, Ad Summit Chair and Publicis CEO Matec Villanueva said that the advertising industry is craving for fresh, bold and socially-relevant ideas – a hunger that only the industry’s most respected gurus can satisfy.

In much the same way with the intellectual revolution in Europe in the 1700s, Ad Summit Chair and Publicis CEO Matec Villanueva said that the advertising industry is craving for fresh, bold and socially-relevant ideas – a hunger that only the industry’s most respected gurus can satisfy.

“It remains our vow to create a programming that will definitely enlighten our attendees on the things that they have been wanting to discover about the ad and marketing scene.”

“That’s why we are bringing in the movers and shakers of our industry, because we aim for the Summit to be a world-class gathering of the creative, the curious, and the wise,” she adds.

Ad Summit Pilipinas 2014 will be held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center from 7 – 11 May.

Ad Summit Pilipinas, a first-ever gathering from the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines (4As), has just revealed six of its initial batch of rock star speakers.

First on the list is creative pioneer Emily Abrera, who is currently the chairman of CCI-Asia, the content-production company behind Living Asia Channel. She is also the president of the Foundation for Communication Initiatives, and chairs the boards of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Children’s Hour Philippines.

Another local speaker is Merlee Jayme, chairman and CCO of DM9 JaymeSyfu, who proudly gave the Philippines its firstever Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France in 2013

Jayme, fondly called as Chairmom by the industry, was executive creative director for BBDO Guerrero before starting her own agency almost seven years ago and was vice president and executive creative director of Ace Saatchi & Saatchi prior to that.

The rest of the speakers are global creative heavyweights, which include Cheuk Chiang, CEO of Omnicom Media Group APAC. Over the past 23 years he has worked on a number of high profile brands including Coca-Cola, Heineken, Heinz, Hennessy, HP, Holden, HTC, Kraft, Mars, Myer, Motorola, Nestle, Nikon, Tiger Beer and Unilever.

Tom Doctoroff, APAC CEO of JWT Asia and Dick Van Motman, chairman and CEO of Dentsu Network Asia will also be visiting Ad Summit Pilipinas to inspire and share their expertise tempered by their respective ad networks.

Doctoroff is a sought after keynote speaker and authored two best-selling books on Chinese consumers; “Billions: Selling to the New Chinese Consumer” and “What Chinese Want”, which was published in 2012. Doctoroff, who was selected to be an Official Torchbearer for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, lives in Shanghai.

Dick Van Motman is an ad veteran of 20 years in senior account and regional management positions at DMB&B, Leo Burnett, and DDB in various European & Asian markets. Before Dentsu Media, he was president and CEO of DDB Group for Greater China.

Sandipan Roy, regional strategy director for Isobar APAC, completes the list. He held senior leadership roles at global, regional as well as in-country levels in OgilvyOne, Y&R, Wunderman, DDB/RAPP. Among regional and local clients he is currently handling at Isobar include Citibank, McDonalds, Stanchart, P&G, Kellogg’s, Land Rover, Jaguar, Samsung, Unilever, American Express, and Singapore Tourism Board.

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