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LIA ‘Creative Conversations’ 2013 Speakers Announced

18 September 2013



London International Awards
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London International Awards launched the  ‘Creative Conversations’ programme in 2012 as a way of giving back to the industry. ‘Creative Conversations’ is targeted to young creatives from around the globe from the disciplines of Advertising, Production, Design, Digital and Branding & Marketing.

LIA coordinates a week of educational and enriching seminars, lunches and dinners filled with stimulating discussions centered on the experiences and ideas of the speakers in their respective fields. The attendees are encouraged to drive the conversations using their own experiences or by asking questions that would take the conversations to another level. The entire initiative, including travel, meals and hotel expenses, is fully funded by LIA.

In 2013, 'Creative Conversations' will once again take place in Las Vegas during the week of LIA Judging. Sixty- five hand-picked young creatives will attend this invitation-only event.

This year the attendees will experience an incredible line-up of speakers from around the world. The Keynote Speaker is Daymond John, Founder & CEO of FUBU, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, & CEO of Shark Branding, marketing consulting agency.


Raphael Aflalo, CEO and Co-Founder of My Love Affair, Paris

Tony Granger, Global Chief Creative Officer of Young & Rubicam

Laura Gregory, Founder of Great Guns

David Guerrero, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines

Amir Kassaei, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of DDB Worldwide

Nick Law, Global Chief Creative Officer of R/GA

Tham Khai Meng, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Ogilvy & Mather

Rosie Siman. Senior Strategist & Cultural Curator of 360i

Katrina Lantos Swett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice

Sheridan Thomas, Head of Production at Great Guns London

Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett Worldwide

Ralph van Dijk, Founder and Creative Director of Eardrum Australia

Emma Wilkie, Managing Director of The Gunn Report

Faris Yakob, Creative Director and the Founder of GeniusSteals

The attendees were chosen by creative directors, producers, designers, associations and media outlets from around the world. Several media outlets and associations held creative competitions to determine whom from their region would attend. This included Germany, Argentina, Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.

‘Creative Conversations’ is fast becoming one of the most sought after experiences on the Creative Calendar.

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28th London International Awards 4th – 12th October 2013, Encore Las Vegas

LIA has established itself as a revolutionary global competition, celebrating creativity, the power of ideas and new technology in all forms of Advertising, Digital and Design. Defining its 28-year history, Barbara Levy, Founder and President of LIA, continues her innovative leadership, meeting the demands of our ever-changing industry. Launched in 1986 with a mission to be different, LIA was the first truly international award, accepting entries in Television, Print and Radio media from around the world. LIA now accepts entries into thirteen unique media types.


For further information please visit www.liaawards.com