The AdFest Working Committee has announced that the Festival would now take place on May 27-29 May, 2010 at the Pattaya Exhibition and Conference Hall in Thailand.
AdFest 2010 was originally scheduled to take place on March 18-20, but was postponed due to uncertain political circumstances in Thailand.
“After watching events unfold closely in Thailand over the past few weeks, we are happy to say the cloud has passed. When we reluctantly called for a postponement, we simply did not know if our delegates, judges or speakers would experience inconveniences or travel delays due to the planned political rallies. Now that the rallies have occurred peacefully and dialogues have begun, we are confident that they can again travel to Thailand with their minds at ease,” said Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of the AdFest Working Committee.
“It was an extremely difficult decision to postpone AdFest, but we felt it was imperative to protect the legacy that AdFest has built up over the past 13 years as a fun, enjoyable and professionally-run event. Now that the dust has settled, we are delighted to announce AdFest will take place on May 27-29. We have endeavored to choose dates that won’t clash with any other major industry events and would like to thank our friends around the region for their empathy, concern and continued support,” added Suraphongchai.
In arriving at this new date, AdFest had in the meantime sent out questionnaires to the various advertising associations in the region requesting a preference for May 27-29 or July 29-31. The majority opted for May 27-29.
AdFest 2010 is being re-scheduled with minimum disruption to the original festival line-up. Entries to AdFest 2010 have already closed, and will include 14 different categories – Film, Press, Poster, Outdoor, Radio, Cyber, Direct, Design, Print Craft, Film Craft, New Director, 360, INNOVA, and Lotus Roots.