The Confederation of Asian Advertising Agency Associations (CAAAA) has announced Connie Chan, managing director of MEC Global Solutions (APAC) as the Chairman for the inaugural APAC Effie Awards 2014.
With 19 years of local and international experience, Chan has a unique career profile in Singapore. She was a founder member of MEC Global Solutions.
“It’s a great honour to be named chairperson of the inaugural APAC Effie Awards. The Effie Awards are a global standard bearer in marketing effectiveness excellence and I’m thrilled that we finally have our own regional event. I very much look forward to working with Effie and the judges as we review the great and innovative campaigns from around Asia Pacific, showcasing the very best work on offer in our industry. Look out for more information in the coming weeks and months,” said Chan, also the president of the Singapore 4As (Association of Accredited Advertising Agents), the first woman president in the association’s 64 year history.
“Connie’s pioneering spirit and extensive experience operating in local and international markets makes
her the ideal person to head up the inaugural awards,” said Anthony Kang, chairman of CAAAA and chairman of the APAC Effie Committee.
APAC Effie Awards 2014 will be open for entry submission from October to December 2013. Exact dates and categories will be announced soon. The awards gala will take place in Singapore in April 2014.