The Dubai International Advertising Festival has announced its programme for attending delegates.
To be held at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai, from 4-7 March 2012, this year’s line-up will include a two-and-a-half-day programme of seminars and workshops presented by a host of industry leaders.
Amongst this year’s list of speakers is Sajan Raj Kurup, founder and creative chairman, Creativeland Asia, who will speak at a seminar on 'Leading the way in Asia'.
Some of the other speakers are: Alexander Schill (chief creative officer and partner, Serviceplan Group); Gastón Bigio (regional creative director, Ogilvy Latina and founder of David, Argentina); Jacki Kelley (global chief executive officer, UM); Jean-Marie Dru (chairman, TBWA Worldwide); Julian Boulding (founder, thenetworkone);
Matias Palm-Jensen (chief innovation officer, Europe, McCann Erickson); Michael Nederlof (chief executive officer, MENA, Aegis Media); Michael Wall (chief executive officer, Lowe + Partners); Scott Goodson (founder and chairman, StrawberryFrog); Ted Royer (partner and executive creative director, Droga5); Tom Eslinger (digital creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide).
Before going on general release in the UAE, the festival will open with a screening for Dubai Lynx delegates, of ‘The 99 Unbound’, the first animated feature film involving the ‘The 99’, a group of Islamic comic book superheroes that draw their power from Islamic values. Their creator, the Kuwaiti Dr Naif Al Mutawa, will introduce his first feature-length production of this animated series, share some personal insights and be on hand afterwards for a Q&A session.
Also on the first day, leading bloggers Issandr El Arabi and Mohamed El Dahshan will discuss with Katharine Viner, deputy editor of The Guardian, on how to reach the public with new ways of telling stories following how the recent Arab uprisings were reported.
Terry Savage, chairman of the Dubai International Advertising Festival, said, “Dubai Lynx offers an unrivalled opportunity for the global and local creative community to meet, debate, learn and be inspired by industry experts who are at the forefront of challenging current practices and instigating changes that reverberate around the world.”
For more details, visit www.dubailynx.com.