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Sajan Raj Kurup in speaker line-up for Dubai Lynx

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Sajan Raj Kurup in speaker line-up for Dubai Lynx

The Dubai International Advertising Festival, MENA’s premier awards and annual platform for the advertising and communications industry, has lined up a thought-provoking programme for attending delegates.

Held at the Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai, this year’s line-up will include a two-and-a-half-day intense programme of insightful seminars and workshops presented by a host of industry leaders. Discussing the latest trends in brand communications, the speakers from global networks, independent agencies and international media organisations will provide a unique and insightful opportunity for attendees to expand their knowledge and fuel their creativity.

Amongst this year’s extensive list of 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, CEO MENA, Aegis Media
Michael Wall, CEO, Lowe + Partners
Sajan Raj Kurup, Founder and Creative Chairman, Creativeland
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 an exclusive 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, Kuwait’s Dr Naif Al Mutawa, will introduce his acclaimed first feature-length production of this iconic animated series and share some personal insights.

Also on the first day, leading bloggers Issandr El Arabi and Mohamed El Dahshan will discuss with Katharine Viner, Deputy Editor of The Guardian, reaching 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.”

The Dubai International Advertising Festival takes place from March 4-6, with the Dubai Lynx Awards drawing the Festival to a close on March 7.


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