With over 13 years’ experience working with United Nations agencies and NGOs at local and international level, Aimee strongly believes in positive change that communication can enable in communities, countries and regions in the world.
Her experience involves supporting health programmes in communities in the DR Congo, helping families to adopt healthy habits such as nutritious meals, access to education for children and young adults.
Graduate of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) with a degree in Communications with a focus on journalism; Technical Specialization in Journalism from the Taller Escuela Agencia (TEA) and Specialization in Digital Journalism from the Inter-American Open University (UAI). She has worked as a journalist with different media outlets and as an editor, producer and columnist for different radio, TV and online media outlets. She has also given several courses and presentations.
Colombian Environmental Engineer & MSc in Environmental Evaluation and Management, responsible for keeping track of a company's environmental impact. She has more than eleven years suggesting ways to harmonize industrial activities with nature, including efforts such as minimizing pollution and adverse effects of production on the environment.
Her most recent line of work is based on the Carbon footprint reduction while preserving productivity, the efficient use of water resources, the protection of strategic places for biodiversity and the promotion of sustainable construction and circular economy.
Vice President of strategic planning and social media at DDB Latina, the division of DDB that reunites all the latin markets (Latin America, Spain, and the Hispanic market in the US). He previously worked as Vice President of Strategic Planning in DDB Colombia and DDB Mexico. He leads the Social Media Lab, a unit created in 2011 with the purpose to understand and get insight of the consumers by using Social Media platforms.
Since 2008, he has been part of the Planning Futures Group, a global committee that includes the most recognized planners of the DDB Network. He is one of the authors of the spanish version of: “Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief: The Future of Advertising” published by Creative Social, on December 2014.
During her 10 years in management, the agency has positioned itself as one of the most creative independent at the Chilean market in various international rankings with multiple awards whether in Chile and abroad. She was the first Latin American in received the 2018 Women in Marketing (WiM)’s award from UK for “Best Leader in Marketing – Agency Side”; selected as one of 40 Over Forty 2020 list and this year won the MKTG BEST Chile 2020 as best agency CEO.
She has been jury at Effie Latam, AME Awards (twice), Gerety Awards, Creativepool, Women In Marketing (twice), Next Creative Leaders at The One Club and recently Webby Awards, and also co-host the podcast Taking The Lead.
He is one of the leading Bolivian Creative Directors. His work towards placing the country on the advertising map is at the heart of his campaigns and has seen him awarded many times.
He started his advertising career at BBDO Perú, working later for agencies as McCann Perú, Pragma D´Arcy Perú, moving later to McCann Bolivia as General Creative Director making it the Agency of The Year from 2003 to 2008 when he finally started his own business, an innovation company he leads as Creative Chairman & Founder, awarded Agency of the Year since 2010 till now.
Degree in Audiovisual Communication from the National University of San Martin, with extensive experience in the development of creative and institutional content and over 10 years experience in Digital Media.
In addition, she has a Diploma bachelor's degree in Human Resources, (National University of San Martin), Something that allowed her the chance to get a different vision of communications which focuses more on a humanitarian and sustainable perspective.
Santiago is the creative leader in all LATAM for Mercedes-Benz and he’s been working in global creative projects for the luxury cars brand. He’s not only been in creative festivals as a participant but also as a renowned jury in several festivals such as El Sol Festival (Spain), New York Festivals (USA), Lisbon International Advertising Festival (Portugal) and others. He has worked with brands including Mercedes-Benz, AB Inbev, DIRECTV, Coca-Cola, Vodafone Europe and more. He has met great people in some of the biggest agencies like Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Emil, Ogilvy, McCann, Proximity BBDO and Grey London. He has a dachshund called Pincho who he claims is the source to do better work every day.
Project’s coordinator of excellence in social development and biodiversity of the Colombian-German ColombiaConnect program. Biologist at the Pontifical Javeriana University, M.Sc. in sustainable management of aquatic resources and Ph.D. in aquatic sciences at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Her research work focuses on the design and implementation of different methodologies for the biomonitoring and bioevaluation of ecosystems in order to determine their state of degradation after the impacts of human activities.
Alfonso is an international creative with a mixed bag of experience collected across the globe. He worked, among others, in Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi in Madrid, MullenLowe MENA in Dubai, or hasan&partners in Helsinki. Currently, he’s Creative Lead at Wunderman Thompson Finland.Over the years his work was featured in leading trade press and awarded at Cannes, Epica, Eurobest, Dubai Lynx, The Loeries, Caples, etc.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Olivia moved to Europe after college and began working in marketing at the strategic consulting firm Cluster Consulting. Olivia handled the fast growing firms’ advertising, events and branding, and quickly gained more responsibilities until she became the director of branding for Europe and Latin America. At the age of 27, together with her two business partners, she founded APPLE TREE where, as the Chief Creative Officer, she oversees the creative output from the agency’s 5 offices for clients like Audi, BMW, FC Barcelona, Lavazza, LEGO, Nike, Novartis, Visa, and many others. The agency has received numerous international awards for creativity and has been voted the “Best agency to work for” in Spain since 2017. Olivia has sat on the juries of several creative festivals as well as the board for the San Francisco - Barcelona Sister City fund, and Spain’s Club de Creativos. She guest lectures, whenever possible, for the EU Business school, Esade, etc.
He’s the former General Creative Director of 4am Saatchi & Saatchi, and also of Interaction. Under his creative lead, Interaction became the second most effective independent agency of the world according to Effie Index, and also was named the 2nd most creative agency of the world at WINA 2019. He has been a jury in some of the most important festivals of the industry such as: New York Festivals, Ojo de Iberoamerica, WINA, Ad Stars, Echo Awards and Festival Antigua. He won the local Young Lions competition in the Cyber Category back in 2014, and represented Costa Rica at the Young Lions International competition at Cannes, France.
Oscar is a consultant and entrepreneur 100% focused on HealthCare (Patient Engagement Strategies and Innovation Solutions in Pharma Marketing). With a profile of more than 20 years of experience in the digital environment focused on: innovative vision, Rich Data, creative thinking, business development and StartUps mentoring. He is enthusiastic, athletic, positive, happily married and the father of 3 children.
He had the privilege of knowing the manual craft techniques of the late 80's, being of great importance for the development of a refined technique and knowledge of the purposes of art direction. Since then, he has worked at numerous agencies, large, medium and small, managing to develop work within large multinational corporations and structural development of smaller agencies, contributing to the implementation of the advertising culture. In his career, he won a series of awards such as One Show, NYF, Eurobest, Epica Awards, Lusos, Communication Arts, FePI, ACT Responsibile. He also has several publications in the Archive magazine and was number 1 at the ranking of Bestadsontv during 2011, among the top worldwide art directors. He has extensive experience as a judge in several categories at international advertising festivals: NYF, Lusos, BestAds, Global Awards, Golden Awards, WINA, FePI, Lisbon and AdForum.
With an experience over 15 years in the advertising industry, he has worked for the biggest advertising agencies in Colombia, including Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis and currently DDB Colombia. During his career he has worked for international and local brands, such as Coca-Cola, Renault, AB InBev, McDonald’s, and many more. He loves art direction in every single way, and the power it has to move and connect people.
Kohei Kawasaki is the Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of LIFULL, leading their award-winning creative team and is responsible for all brand strategy, design and marketing communications for the entire group. Since joining LIFULL in 2017, Kohei has led the successful launches of LIFULL corporate identity and brand film. He has also launched Earth Cuisine, a project to provide dishes that help realize a sustainable society, and have developed products that eat wood, bamboo, and cacao waste. Prior to LIFULL, Kohei served as the Senior Creative Director of J. Walter Thompson Japan. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Creative Director at Leo Burnett Tokyo and started his career as a Designer and Art Director at IMG SRC Tokyo. He has won for almost every industry award, including the Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC, One Show, Clios, The Webby Awards, ADFEST, Spikes Asia and the Japan Media Arts Festival.
Starting as a volunteer, with over 13 years’ experience working in the social sector at TECHO NGO, both local and international positions. In TECHO we create encounters between different people, volunteers and residents, and these encounters change their everyday realities. I strongly believe that every person and every community has the abilities to overcome poverty and discover their own power of change. My experience involves creating, developing and supporting integral social programs in vulnerable communities going through poverty situations. These programs such as housing, access to education and job opportunities, health solutions, among others, showed me that each community has capacities and real possibilities to overcome inequality and create impact if they work as a team and believe in change.
Alan is one of the most awarded Bolivian Creatives in the history of his country. He has over 12-years of experience working in different Latin American markets - including Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, and Costa Rica- in agencies such as JWT, DDB, MCCANN, Wunderman Thompson. He is currently the General Creative Director of Brandy & Technology in Costa Rica. Throughout his career, he has received awards at the most important festivals - Cannes Lions, D&AD, ONE SHOW, LIA, El sol, New York Festival, Tambuli Awards, Ads Star, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Latinoamérica, Effie Costa Rica, Effie Perú, Open TV Awards, FIP, among others. Alan has also participated as a judge in different festivals, such as New York Festival, FEPI, TOTEM Awards, Wina, FIAP, Ads Star. Among others. The main accounts he worked for included - Movistar, Red Bull, Reebok, McDonalds, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Sodimac, Nestlé, Scotiabank, and different foundations, government organizations, and NGOs.
Genna is the Communications Manager for the Kofi Annan Foundation, where she leads internal and external communications across the Foundation's work areas and protects and promotes Kofi Annan's legacy. The Kofi Annan Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works to promote better global governance and strengthen the capacities of people and countries to achieve a fairer, more peaceful world. She has over 15 years in the private and non-profit sectors, both client and agency side, specialising in digital communications. She holds a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Durham University. A mother of two, Genna is passionate about creativity and storytelling, especially when linked to human rights, social and environmental causes. She also loves to perform in amateur theatre in her spare time.
With a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Universitat Ramón Llull (URL) in Barcelona, she has 5 years of experience in large international advertising agencies in Barcelona, Madrid and Bogotá, where she worked as a Strategic Planner. In addition, she has always believed in our social responsibility as individuals to build a better citizenship, so she decided to take a Master's degree in International Cooperation from the University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC). Thanks to this, she worked for more than two years at the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and, for more than three years, she has been working in communication for the achievement of the rights of LGTBI people in Spain in the Spanish Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals (FELGTB).
Manuel Frank has been leading Edelman’s creative business across Germany since 2014. He leads a team of 50+ creatives, web developers, project managers, film producers and paid, search and social media specialists. He started out as a Copywriter in Munich more than 15 years ago and has worked for agencies in Munich, Hamburg and Berlin, including the hot shop Wildschuetz and DDB Hamburg and Berlin. For his work, he has received many national and international awards including ADC Awards, SABRE Awards, DMMA Online Star, Kontakter Campaign of the Year Award and a much sought after EFFIE Award.
A post graduate in Economics, from the top ranking University of Warwick (United Kingdom), with a passion for Consumer Behaviour Understanding, Abhinay has been an instrumental force in driving the vision of the Data Sciences division of Dentsu as one of its founding employees in South Asia. In his 5 years in the industry, he has risen from being a young manager with Carat (the media flagship agency of Dentsu) to Vice President– Asia Pacific of its Data Sciences division. He has won numerous industry awards recognizing top talent in the region such as the Impact Top 30 Under 30, the Social Samosa Top 30 under 30, Leaders of Tomorrow and was even featured in the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He was also Asia’s sole nominee for New talent in UK’s prestigious DataIQ Awards in 2018. He has also given TEDx talks on topics in advertising and the future of talent. He is an active member of the advertising and media industry in India and is on the Board of the Young Professionals Program of the Indian chapter of the International Advertising Association. When he isn’t at work, Abhinay drives his passion for creating a more inclusive society as a part of his role as Founder-Member in the Youth Council of Kindness Unlimited – India’s apex body for Kindness.
Aníbal has twenty years of experience in advertising creativity for traditional and digital media, in five different markets, including Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, LATAM, the United States Hispanic Market and the United States General Market. His digital vision and strategic planning have earned him recognition in prestigious festivals such as Cannes, LIA, Clio, FIAP, among others. He has stood out as a jury in various competitions, including FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Festival Caribe, El Caracol de Plata, Chamba Festival, Addy's and Cúspide. In 2016 he was recognized by the advertising magazine Latinspots as one of the 50 most important creatives in the Latin American region. That same year he led his agency to be # 1 in Puerto Rico at the Cannes Lions and the London International Awards. He currently serves as Director of Innovation and Creativity of the Arteaga & Arteaga agency and is a professor of Creativity for Digital Media at the Escuela de Creativos de Argentina.
Better known as “Lalo”. HAs 15 years of experience in advertising agencies, with awards in WINA, Effie, Fiap, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Wave Festival. Gold in Young Creatives Fiap, Buenos Aires.
With a Marketing and Communications career in advertising extending over 23 years, Luis is a multi-award Creative Director with awards collected from around the globe.
Founder of M&A Creative Agency, an award-winning creative agency, specialized in 360º communication services On and Offline, in Food and Beverage Luxury Packaging, Healthcare and Industry. During his 23 years, he and his teams have worked with major European and International brands, such as Burmester, L’Atelier Paris, Phillips, Hugo Boss, Olympus, Miranda Bike Parts, Polaris, Heineken, New York Times, Jean Jean, just to name a few
She is the Founder of Paint a Smile Foundation, dedicated to transforming bare medical facilities worldwide into therapeutic environments since 2000. Experienced Founder with a demonstrated concerte history of working in the philanthropy industry, Laura’s track record covers nonprofit organizations, negotiation, business planning, entrepreneurship and event management. Strong business development professional with a keen eye for innovation to serve and blend the medical, artistic and therapeutic goals of Paint a Smile.
For over 20 years, I have worked and volunteered my time in the communications field across various corporate and nonprofit sectors. These include consumer electronics, automotive electronics, human rights, gender equality, climate, business ethics, health and food. In the past 2 years, it has been my honour and privilege to work for Giving Women, a membership-based association which seeks to build a community of informed women philanthropists to make a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable women and girls in need around the world.
She joined the team in 2016, when the company was in active transformation phase from AdPro to Isobar Ukraine. Anna has 20 years of experience in the advertising industry, maintaining excellent business results in all ventures and driving companies' revenue growth. As a certified Coach and Service Design Implementation Practitioner, Anna focuses on providing disruptive leadership and building strong teams by training and developing talents. She has increased the agency's clientele and team's loyalty level throughout her management in Isobar Ukraine. With the agency's team, she focuses on complex strategic tasks for the online transformation of clients' businesses to achieve their full digital potential and build outstanding customer experience. In 2021 the IAB Ukraine rating called Isobar Ukraine #2 in intellectual service and #3 in content categories.
Marta's career began at Young&Rubicam and then took her to Saatchi&Saatchi. After a few years, she moved to Havas, where she started collecting awards: first some metals for the Italian Art Directors Club and The One Show, then she went on to win the Facebook Hack for Good competition. In 2017 she represented her country in Cannes for the Young Lions competition. Right now, Marta is committed to creating cultural projects for her city, Milan, and she is working for the creative agency Imille as their Creative Lead. Just over 10 years ago, Giovanni read Bruno Munari’s “Da cosa nasce cosa” and he learned that in order to turn ideas into reality he had to acquire and constantly improve a method. He knew that to pursue this goal it would have been a long path, a real journey. This adventure turned out to be made of people, places, choices, successes, mistakes and hard work. From Rome to Milan, from Grey to Wunderman Thompson, from Massimo Pitis to Stefano Colombo, Giovanni had the honor to grow with extraordinary people. And he is still doing it: at the moment he's crafting ideas with the creative agency Imille as their Creative Lead.
He has been working approximately 15 years for brands like Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Mars, Samsung, Unilever, Pepsico, Beeline, and many others, as an Art Director, Creative Group Head, Creative Director, Executive Creative Director, and Regional Creative Director & Advisor, in Chile (BBDO and other agencies), Russia (BBDO and Contrapunto) and in the Central Asia and Caucasus region (TBWA, CHEIL and currently FCB). He has earned more than 200 awards and honors at different international festivals like Clio Healthcare, Epica Awards, Golden Drum, AD Stars, PIAF, Red Apple, Golden Hammer, KIAF, AD Black Sea, Creativity Awards, White Square, IDEA, Popok, ADCR, Best of Central Asia & Caucasus, and National Diploma at Cannes Lions, becoming the most awarded Creative Director in the whole region, and in addition of been during several times in a row "agency of the year” throughout the Central Asia region
I started my career at Leo Burnett as a copywriter with the certainty that creativity could really change human's behavior. More than 12 years later I still believe faithfully in this. I have worked in the largest advertising agencies in Costa Rica such as: Leo Burnett, Jotabequ / GREY, Publimark MullenLowe where I have shared with multidisciplinary and very talented teams where I have learned a lot from each of them. As creative director I have been in charge of brands such as: PMI (Philip Morris International), BAT (British American Tobacco), Coca Cola, kölbi, Hyundai, LifeMiles, Banco Popular, Musi Convenience Stores, Isuzu, INEC, TSE, Pozuelo, Universidad lnternacional de las Américas. I have won awards at festivals such as: El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Adstars, Festival Volcán, CMM Awards, Effie Awards, among others. I have also been a judge at some local and international festivals. Right now I am a creative director at Publimark Mullenlowe, one of the largest agencies in Costa Rica.
Noel Lang is a founding partner and creative director of Gettingbetter, an independent agency located in Alicante, Spain. His resume does not include any time spent in agencies belonging to international networks, not even in national agencies in Madrid or Barcelona, so his career has been built from the conviction that creativity should not be at odds with any project, regardless of its origin or size. As a result of this philosophy, some of the campaigns he has directed, such as Asociación de ExHombres Lobo for Parkinson Alicante, La Cerveza de la Gente Salada for Er Boquerón, Change The Story for the European Parliament or #NoMoreMatildas for AMIT have been recognized in national and international festivals, such as Premios Nacionales de Marketing, C de C | Premios Nacionales de Creatividad, Cannes Lions International Festival, El Sol Festival Iberoamericano de la comunicación publicitaria or WINA Festival, achieving in the last edition of the latter, the highest award of the festival, the Titanium trophy and being named third best creative director.
Before joining VMLY&R as CCO, Santiago worked for a decade at DDB in their Chicago, Miami, NY, Puerto Rico, and Colombian offices. His work for brands such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, and Clorox, has been recognized at Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, D&AD, Webbys, LIA, NY Festivals, Effie (U.S. and Latam); and featured on Time Magazine, Mashable, Forbes, AdWeek, Lürzer’s Archive, and hundreds of publications around the world. Cuesta studied advertising and music in Bogota; and screenwriting in NYC and Seattle. Currently teaching "Creative Data" at Miami Ad School, he has also given workshops and seminars in multiple academic institutions and conferences. In addition, Cuesta has participated as a juror at festivals such as El OJO (Latam), AdStars (South Korea), AdForum PHNX (USA), Cúspide and Young Lions (Puerto Rico), and Antigüa (Guatemala). As former vocalist and guitarist of the dance-punk band Nicer Dicers, Santiago shared the stage with artists like 30 Seconds to Mars.
Skin and Blister* was born to improve the way we communicate in health, for the benefit of every body. Founded at their mum’s kitchen table, Katie and her sister Fiona Edwards, set-up on a mission to put the care back into healthcare communications. They make complex information meaningful, accessible and useful for all. As an advertising agency, specialising in strategy and content, Skin and Blister creates marketing for the benefit of humans, animals and the future of medicine. Highly ambitious, Katie strives to leave things better than she finds them. Having experienced her own health setbacks, she feels particularly inspired to help those facing challenging diagnoses. Her wish is that no person suffers because they don’t understand their health choices. Throughout her career, Katie developed the skills to set up an agency, having won and judged multiple creative awards within pharmaceutical marketing. Katie cares deeply about the future of the planet, experiencing a pinch-me moment when Skin and Blister was featured on the Roche website as a sustainable partner.
Felipe is a Chilean Creative Director/Copywriter. His work has been recognized at festivals such as The One Show, Cannes Lions, London International Awards, The Capples Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, among others. Today he works as Creative Director at Porta, the largest independent agency in Chile, leading the creative team of Santander Bank, one of the 20 largest banks in the world. In addition, for 10 years, he has worked as Creative Director for the Chilean Red Cross, developing national and international campaigns, where “Lost” stands out: a global campaign for the Restoring Family Links Program of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, translated into 6 different languages and winner of a dozen awards at festivals worldwide.
My international career spans across Europe and APAC, where I was lucky enough to work for the best creative agencies alongside high profile and renowned Creative peers. Thanks to this global exposure, I worked on many international brands like Heineken, Lexus, adidas, CBA, Europcar, KFC, Coca-Cola, Phillips, Mercedes-Benz, and reap the rewards by winning some International and local awards along the way (Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Effie awards). To me strategic thinking and cultural diversity are the fundamentals. I am now part of Dentsu Network in Paris, working across DentsuMB, Isobar and Gyro.
A 15-year advertising career that started in London before moving to the sunny shores of Sydney and Adelaide. Worked across a diverse mix of agencies, clients and industries but always drawn to those with the influence and passion to drive change. 3 years ago, we started TBWA\Adelaide with the guiding purpose: Creativity that moves the world forward.
He started his career as a copywriter at a local agency in 1999. Later, after winning an award for copywriters in Japan, he moved to a global agency. He became interested in digital/social/creating buzz, etc., partly because the advertising industry was experiencing a digital wave at that time. As a result, he was able to win several awards in these categories. Currently, he is in charge of around 20 brands, including food, confectionery, home electronics, airlines, as a GCD of Beacon Communications. And every day, he sees all of them have sincerely committed to social and environmental issues.
Starting from a young age and with a degree in Marketing and Advertising from Belgrano University in Argentina, she has more than 5 years of experience working with digital, social, and content marketing. She began her journey, working with start-up businesses, helping them develop their perfect marketing strategy, doing this allowed her to learn and find new perspectives to advertising, focusing more in connecting with the target audience from a more real and “filter free” way. Now, working for a multinational agency, she tries to apply these same perspectives to bigger brands.
Nicola has been putting the “digital” in advertising for more than 25 years, working for agencies and international networks. His experience spans across digital, advertising, direct, social media, PR and healthcare. He worked for local or global brands and companies such as Harley-Davidson, Unilever, McDonald’s, Nissan, Henkel, Lufthansa, Nivea, UniCredit Group, easyJet, Sony Playstation, Google and more, and served as a Juror in several Awards. He is active in the Italian Art Directors Club and a member of the board. He’s on a mission to change the conventions about advertising, one by one.
I’m Angélica Espinosa, Designer, Art Director, and yeah, woo-hoo, Head of Art. I’m Colombian by birth and Hungarian at heart. I grew up with a great passion for art, design, good ideas (and beer!), and that’s why I decided to dedicate my life to advertising, a job that unites all these things into one. I’ve been working in our industry for more than 16 years, having tried my hand at BTL, ATL, editorial design, packaging design, digital design, branding, and web design. It’s been a long journey, from Publicis Colombia, continuing on to other agencies in Colombia, moving to Malta, before finally arriving at Saatchi and Saatchi Hungary, where I’m now. I’m still excited about art, design, good ideas (and beer!) to this day and I’m always super hungry for new challenges in my career.
With a career spanning more than 10 years, Sebastián Vildósola has promoted digital creativity in Chile; working with agencies such as MAYO FCB, RAYA y VML&R he became the Creative Director General of La Familia LatAm in Santiago and Lima. He has worked with different brands, such as Falabella, Movistar, Sodimac, Santander, Derco, Scotiabank, the Chilean government, Parisian government, among others. He has received awards at different creative festivals, including Cannes Lions, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, WAVE, El Sol, WINA, CLIO, NY Festival, EFFIE local and LatAm, and has received more than 100 local awards.
She has served as the Head of Digital Recruitment for WWF Spain for more than 4 years. He manages the 360º campaigns responsible for the recruitment of new partners for the NGO. Badia directly collaborates with advertising agencies in conceptualizing campaigns to advance the brand and mission of WWF Spain, the largest organization dedicated to defending nature.
Named twice as one of the ‘Top ten most influential people in communication and marketing under 30 in the US, Björn (45) went on to become Chief Executive & Creative Officer at Ogilvy Group Germany. Under his leadership, Ogilvy Germany was listed as one of the most innovative companies in Germany three years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020). His vast international experience includes GREY London, GREY New York, Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, DDB Berlin and M&C Saatchi Berlin. Björn, too, has won his fair share of awards, including a Euro Effie Grand Prix, an EPICA Grand Prix, Eurobest Grand Prix, Cannes Lions, Clios, D&Ads, two Campaigns of the year and a ‘Prix Un Certain Regard’ at the real Cannes Film Festival. Not the ad festival.
Last year Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook) called his much talked about work for German rail ‘The Future of Advertising’.
Creative Director and Thinker Strategic with more than 20 years of experience in Communication and Advertising... Commitment and multi disciplinary thinking is at the core of what I believe in works that inspires and drives a positive change, my responsibility as creative is to solve not just businesses problems but to contribute to give voice to those without on, help people share their stories, and especially shine light on global issues to drive positive change, for people, for the planet, and for the industry. I benefit from a rich and broad multi-sector experience and I have supported numerous institutions, private and public, global and local brands, at the national and regional levels. I also worked as creative crowdsourcing for a wide range of international brands and my work has been recognized with awards from several platforms.
Felicia started her career as a Copywriter in a small local agency and continues to grow in different agencies, including Y&R, Publicis, McCann and Havas. She is now the Creative Director of Ogilvy Indonesia with more than 15 years of experience. Over the course of her career, Felicia has worked with a list of clients that spans both consumer and corporate, ranging from Nestle and Starbucks, through to Citibank. But her works that have been recognized both internationally and in Indonesia are social and environmental issues related, with accolades from Adfest, Spikes, New York Festival, AdStars and Citra Pariwara.
Graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts (MA) with a degree in History of Art, after a few years in design magazine and as an art critic, she started her career in advertising and almost two decades worked as a copywriter and creative director in the biggest agencies in Lithuania : DDB / Vilnius, AddelTaiwas OGILVY, HAVAS IdeaVilnius, etc. A year ago Renata became a founding partner of independent agency MARIOS. Renata Sarkauskaite holds over 50 local and international advertising festival awards (including New York Festival, Golden Drum, EPICA, Golden Hummer, Baltic Best, ets.). She is a lecturer at the International Advertising School "The Atomic Garden".
Originally from the UK, Simon’s role has developed over the past 15 years from a traditional branding designer with experience across business, government, and consumer brands, to a more recent focus on digital and design for health. Simon’s experience with clients such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Biogen, Eli Lilly and Pfizer involves articulating highly regulated, often data heavy information on topics such as oncology, neuro-muscular, and cardiovascular disease. His work in health data design has led to educational ties with Torrens University and Billy Blue College in Australia – through their collaboration on ‘Design Can Save Your Life’ a challenge for students on the importance of health data in shared decision making. He is passionate about developing a stronger dialogue between creatives and health specialists to challenge legacy thinking and deliver best practice healthcare communications.
Only member of the ADC Switzerland from the French part of Switzerland, Gabriel joined, in 2014, Havas Switzerland as a Creative Director. In 2019 he became one of the co-managers of Geneva’s office. During his career he had the opportunity to work and collaborate with local, national and international clients. For all clients, creative strategy and creativity were at the heart of the process. His work has been awarded at Cannes, the One Show, NY Festival, ADC*E, Eurobest, Epica, and all the main festivals in Switzerland.
Alberto is the founder and CEO of IM+C, a rare communication agency where creativity and media strategies are worked and delivered in a joint manner to clients such as Rituals, Kawasaki, FC Barcelona, Roche Bobois, Turismo de El Salvador and many more in up to 50 countries since 2014. He previously was a top executive at world-leading media holding groups Dentsu, WPP and Havas, managing global campaigns for Vodafone, Seat, Indesit and many others. Alberto is a well-known eco-conscious activist. He founded his first ecologic company in 2008, he has been contributing for different projects and initiatives for the last 20 years, and he thrives to make sure IM+C becomes a fully-sustainable communications agency.
Born to Romanian parents and raised in Mexico City, Luis Miguel Messianu has played a respectable and influential role in the most important developments of the U.S. Hispanic market during an advertising career that spans three decades. His trajectory is defined by a conscious effort to help pioneer the melding of marketing niches into a nuanced and evolving total market. His award-winning work for multinationals such as McDonald’s, State Farm, Clorox, MillerCoors, Sprint, Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Motors, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Goodyear, Quaker, and L’Oréal, is a testament to that effort. Luis Miguel’s contributions to the industry have been recognized by many organizations. In 2015, he was named Legend Honoree by ADCOLOR and in 2019 he was inducted into the Culture Marketing Council (CMC) Hall of Fame.
There isn’t a single day that passes by that Frederico isn’t touched by the creative spirit of artists, photographers, writers, painters, musicians, etc. And he tries his very best to add up to this "global soul of inspiration" as he calls it, by bringing his own ideas to life. A quest that began almost 20 years ago, working for commercial and social causes advertising for the different global markets likes EMEA, LATAM and APAC. Samsung, HP, Fox International Channels, Nestlé, Bentley Motors, Xbox, Colgate, Virgin Active, Bentley Motors, DIAGEO and BP are some of the clients he has worked for, as well as the Amnesty International, RSPCC and the Spitalfields Crypt Trust. Until recently he was the Global Creative Director at the U-Studios, OLIVER Agency inhouse agency at Unilever, working for all of its 300+ global brands. He’s now the Executive Creative Director at Interweave Agency in London & Athens. Frederico has won more than 50 international awards including Cannes Lions, the South American El Ojo, the Lovie Awards and the UK’s DADIs and BIMAs Awards and has been judging various prestigious international festivals such as Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, D&AD and the New York Festival.
Clara is Creative Director at Uncle Grey (part of Grey Group) in Denmark. But she started her career on the other side of the Atlantic in New York. After a few years of living in Hell’s Kitchen, Clara moved back to her native Denmark, where she has worked in agencies like DDB, Hjaltelin Stahl, part of Accenture Interactive, and Uncle Grey At all these agencies she has won everything from Effies to Lions for clients such as McDonald’s, IKEA, and Canon. And this is not her first rodeo. Or jury. She has done her duty at many award shows, and in her spare time, she is on the board of directors and jury president at the biggest advertising and design award in Scandinavia, Creative Circle. She has also co-founded a platform for female creatives in advertising and the first education for copywriters in Denmark. Her mom says she works too much, but luckily, she is having fun doing it...
He is a Colombian copywriter with 8 years of experience. Passionate about storytelling and new ways to show creativity. He enjoys exploring different ideas and telling stories. He loves to travel and be inspired by creativity in different places. He has been to Panamá, Madrid, Barcelona, Ibiza, Paris, Amsterdam and he lived and worked in Dubai for a while. He worked with different global accounts including Coke, Starbucks, Domino's Pizza, AB InBev, Bancolombia, LATAM, Suzuki, Phillip Morris, Honda and DirecTV; And some local brands: Alquería, Rey Soap, Sufi, Todo Rico Snacks and Super Ricas Snacks. His projects were featured in Lürzer's Archive, Effies, Ads Of The World, AdForum, Adeevee, Best Ads On Tv and Welovead.
“Follow your intuition. Find the truth. Create good work. Make an impact. For the years that I have spent in advertising, these have been the pillars that have guided me along the way into creating impactful, award-winning campaigns for local and international clients. So, who am I? I am a former cellular and molecular biologist turned award-winning insight-obsessed Associate Creative Director; currently working at Isobar Kenya. I believe in every single human being having a purpose in this world. So being in an industry that influences millions gives us the unique opportunity to use our powers for good. For the good of our clients, yes, but also, and probably most importantly, for the good of our society. In addition, I am also a budding poet, (@reluctant_fingers), a prolific wardrobe singer/ music producer; a second born with five incredibly talented siblings by extremely funny, inspiring parents, and a huge Marvel and DC universe fan currently recovering from the fact that I may never again see Tony Stark in action."
Marta began her professional career working as a journalist for different newspapers in her native Barcelona. It was in 2007 when she made the professional leap to the world of advertising. She started as a copywriter at Contrapunto BBDO, and two years later she joined Atletico International to work for SEAT. In 2010 she lands in Madrid and continues her advertising career at DOUBLEYOU, the leading digital agency. In 2013 she moved to Hamburg (Germany) to work at the international hub of FCB to develop worldwide campaigns. Three years later she returned to Madrid and continued her career at VCCP and then MRM/MCCANN to work for both for national and international clients. During all those years she has created work for global beasts such as Microsoft, Mastercard and Nivea, to name a few. And she’s worked on ideas were you can clearly see she has a soft spot for big ideas involving tech. She has just returned to Barcelona, her hometown, as Executive Creative Director at Havas. Marta Caseny has a degree in Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations from Ramon Llull University in Barcelona. She has several degrees in English and French Literature (British Council and Institut Français de Barcelona).
She is an Argentinian multi-award-winning Executive Creative Director with more than 18 years in the advertising industry. Mariana has global experience serving leading ad agencies as Leo Burnett, Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, Wunderman, and Cheil. She worked for some world-class clients such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Subway, Under Armour, Toyota, Greenpeace, and most recently, she is responsible for Samsung communication in Central America. Mariana was a co-founder of two startups in Argentina and part of the Gender Equality Board at Star Holding Panama.
He is Founder and Creative Chairman of Paradais DDB, Major in Advertising from the University of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. He is a member of DDB Latina Creative Council and IAB Ecuador. He has been the Most Awarded Creative Director from Ecuador by the Effie Awards. Also, he has been Gran Effie Winner in 2014, 2015, 2017 and the 2020. Agustín has been judge in the Young Lions, Effie Awards and Luz Awards in his country. His list of awards includes 2 shortlist in Cannes Lions (2019), El Sol, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, Festival Caribe, Effie Awards Ecuador, Condor de Oro, Lux Awards and Effie Awards Latam.
He started his career in Auckland New Zealand but has spent the last 10 years in Germany between Berlin and Düsseldorf where he leads a team of digital specialists that work across the clients at the agency. Andy’s work has been Internationally recognised at the highest level by D&AD, Cannes, OneShow and many more. When he’s not making advertising he’s hanging out with his family. He also designs products, takes pictures and plays the guitar.
As someone who doesn’t identify solely as an ‘Art Director’, ‘Copywriter’ or ‘Strategist’ but learns the skills daily to involve herself in all those spheres of creative work, Rebecca wishes to change the way advertising teams function by bringing in the hybrid culture. An independent creative from Mumbai with over 8 years of experience in the industry, she began her career in 2011 as Creative Visualizer at a Mumbai-based advertising design studio - Encyclomedia, where she worked on advertising campaigns with brands like KFC, Coke, Reebok, McDonalds. She is a Miami Ad School graduate of 2015, and has interned at JWT New York and Ogilvy Mumbai. She then worked at BBH-Mumbai as Creative Partner for 2.5 years, where she won businesses like Netflix, Becks Ice, Channel V, Snapdeal, Uber, and created 360 campaigns for brands like Axe, Abbott, Vat69, Child Rights & You. She went on to lead a team of 5 creatives at VMLY&R Mumbai as Associate Creative Director (2019-2021), working on digital campaigns for Heinz Indonesia, Marico, Ageas Federal Life Insurance, Platinum Guild of India, Cipla. Her work has claimed awards at Kyoorius, ProMaxBDA, The Drum Advertising, D&AD NewBlood, and was a winner at the Social Samosa Superwomen 2021 Awards.
With a career of almost 25 years in marketing, Franky Willekens worked for numerous well-known international and local brands in agencies such as Ogilvy and BBDO. Since 2019, he is Chief Strategy Officer at BBDO Belgium. As expert in digital marketing and paid, owned an earned media strategies, he has a strong interest in all things digital. He is mostly left-brained but also appreciates purposeful good creative work. He likes sports and a great (Belgian) beer as much as driving conversions from digital content and experiences.
Marina is currently CD at Mercado McCann, where she partnered with creative titans in leading business titans (including Coca-Cola, Netflix, Uber, TyC Sports and more). Before then, she was based in the US. Working at The Community she was entrusted mainly with Verizon, America’s largest wireless network. There, she also had the privilege to work for other major accounts, including Domino’s, Corona, Oreo, BMW, Google, Revlon and more. Side-by-side with her team, she successfully delivered new business, e.g. Ritz and Sour Patch Kids. She first joined the agency at the Buenos Aires office, where she created internationally acclaimed campaigns for Rolling Stone Magazine, drove forward brands like Ferrero Rocher and Emirates, landed new business pitches like Diageo and Universal Music, and –as of 2013– she was part of Mauricio Macri’s governmental & presidential campaigns (who actually became Argentina’s president in 2015). Most recently, she was summoned to be in the OOH & Print One Show jury. She also had the honor to be an Argentinean Creative Circle’s Film jury and –after winning the US Hispanic Young Lions competition in 2018– she got to join the Grand Jury in El Sol, Bilbao’s Ibero-American Advertising Festival.
Sara Teves Badr has 13 years of integrated and brand-building experience, with work spanning across different markets: Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, Australia, Asia. She currently leads and is part of the core team on campaigns for Grey Singapore’s biggest clients: GSK and P&G. Prior to Singapore, she spent 5 years working in the Philippines on accounts ranging from luxury to mass brands in Ace Saatchi & Saatchi for three years and in Ogilvy Action/Bates 141, working on activation-led campaigns, for two. In her career, she has garnered numerous international and local accolades such as Cannes Lions, Spikes, Adfest, and Gong Show. Sara strongly believes in the power of creativity to change the world for the better – by starting a conversation, leading a movement, standing up for the oppressed, giving people a voice, and creating action that touches people’s lives and helps build a better world.
“Coffee aficionado. Question Kid. Two-wheels fanatic. Amateur racer. Part-time painter" Born and bred in Hong Kong but later jumped onto an advertising catapult that flung him all the way to New York City and back to Asia. In the 20 years that followed, Pierre not only picked up wins from shows such as the Cannes Lions, Clio, LIA, Art Directors Club, New York Festivals, The One Show, RX Club, IPA, Globals, Lisbons, AIGA, China 4A's, HKDA, but also built a reputation as an all-round ad man with a creative flair that's on par with his acumen in business strategy, brand analysis and development, as well as collaborative practices within global networks which lead the offices to collect numbers of global, regional and local business wins. He has always strived to make his mark and winning the ACE B2B best of show, MMM’s Marketer of the Year in 2008, and in 2010, AMM Professional Choice Awards for Clients. Under his creative supervision, he continues to collect Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year under two difference agency network. Latest success in China lead him to capture one of the only 3 gold in China and the first Gold for the agency at the prestige Cannes Lions 2016, he also lead the team to get the Cannes Lions Agency of the year in 2019 and runner up in 2016. An active member in the industry, he been given talks in schools and events. He also serve as Jury members around the world included: Effie, LIA, Lisbon, NYF, ADC, MMM, Globals, Clio, Jury president for Spikes and the prestige Cannes Lions which help set the benchmark for the first Cannes Lions Health and Lisbon Health.
Master in Gender and Development and in Public Politics. Mejor in Anthropology with experience in design of public policy and management of social projects and programs, with focus in Gender, Rights, Inclusion and Intercultural affairs, social responsability specially in education, nutrition, children and youth rights and work teens al risk. Knoeledge to coordinate and manage multidisciplinary teams, work towards goals and build and strengthen relationships with strategic partners, donors and government. Knowledge of technical and administrative public management procedures.
Florencia Loda is a Creative Director with more than 12 years of experience in the advertising industry. She works at VMLY&R Argentina for clients such as LG, Ladysoft, Arcor, Fundación Vida Silvestre, Danone, Sanofi, among others. She also worked for several years at Grey Argentina, for clients such as Ferrero, Coca-Cola, P&G, GSK, NBC, Hoteles Dazzler, Fundación Favaloro. Many of her works managed to become large advertising campaigns, some awarded at international and local festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Effie Latam, D&AD, FIAP, Wave festival, Effie Argentina, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and El Diente Argentina.
Anindya Banerjee is a hybrid Executive Creative Director with specialization in both mainline and digital advertising. He has worked in three cities (Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai) and 6 agencies (Contract a JWT subsidiary, Ogilvy, Publicis, Saatchi, M&C Scarecrow and FCB Ulka). Currently, he is with FCB Ulka. In 2020-21, Anindya and his team created a campaign for LGBTQ rights for The Times of India. Apart from bringing the LGBTQ community into the mainstream, the campaign won a plethora of awards at Spikes, One Show, D&AD and Cannes. In addition, he has also handled clients like World Wildlife Fund, Government of India, Kansai Nerolac Paints, IndianOil, Shell, ICICI Bank, Nestle, HP, IBM and GSK. With most clients, he has tried to create Public Service campaigns.
Ruben is a creative copywriter who started his career in Antwerp, Belgium. After a few years at LDV United (WPP group) he moved to Brussels to continue his career at independent agencies such as Air Brussels and Lucy Agency. Currently, he is working for Mutant, recently elected as Belgium's most promising agency of the year. Over the years, Ruben has won both national and international awards in Cannes and at the Webby Awards with projects for Special Olympics and Club Brugge, among others.
"I believe in communication as the most powerful phenomenon to build brands that speak the truth". Creator of valuable content for projects and brands that need to generate real, credible and lasting connections with their audiences. International consultant with 19 years of experience, building reputations for global brands such as Nestlé, Nokia, DHL, Delta Air Lines, Citi Bank, Unilever among others. Extensive experience creating corporate visibility, relationship and advocacy strategies, based on an integrated vision of marketing-communication fully aligned to the companies' business objectives. She enjoys teaching and serving, being a professor for 19 years in the main universities in El Salvador. Activist of the power that brands have to achieve great social changes
An editor first and foremost, Alexandra began her career as a journalist, after leaving a local newspaper she inadvertently got into the advertising world through AWA, a digital agency that assigned Coca-Cola as her first account. She tried a little bit of everything digital content, UX and copywriting for the web, before she found her love for writing for traditional and digital media. She continued her career at McCann Erickson where she worked with Chevrolet for 5 years, while moving up from being an editor to becoming the Creative Director. She is currently the Associate Creative Director for Mullenlowe Delta Ecuador, where she works with brands such as TITANIUM, Indurama and ClubMiles. In 2017, she was the became the first Ecuadorian to be selected for See It Be It LATAM, at the El Dorado Festival in Bogotá, Colombia, and in 2018 for the original edition of Cannes Lions with Chloe Gottlieb and Madona Badger. She has served on the judges’ panel for New York Festivals, Young Lions and Locoto.
He currently serves as the Communications Director for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF) branch in Spain, at the Operational Center in Barcelona. He has a Master’s degree in Communications and Journalism, and a complementary degree in International Relations and Conflict Management. After gaining experience in radio and print journalism, Dumont joined Doctors without Borders Belgium in 2005. As the emergency communication lead, he has worked in Peru, Ethiopia, Gaza, the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Philippines in Liberia (during the Ebola outbreak) and in Iraq. Between 2010 and 2015 he served as the Operational and Audiovisual Communications Coordinator for MSF Belgium / Operational Centre in Brussels, before joining MSF Italy as the Communications and Advocacy Director between 2015 and 2020. François speaks French, English, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.
Christina Knight is a Swedish Brit with 35 years’ experience of advertising. She is currently Executive Creative Director at ‘The Amazing Society’ in Stockholm; previously at Lowe Brindfors, DRAFT FCB and Ogilvy/INGO, among other agencies. Christina has been awarded worldwide, both for her creative work including, Guldägget, Cannes Lions, ECHO Awards etc. - and for her creative leadership, i.e ‘Women in Marketing/London - Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Marketing 2019’. She is the primary spokesperson for gender equality, inclusion and diversity in the Swedish ad industry. She lectures worldwide and has written two books: "Mad Women - A Herstory of Advertising (2013/2021) and "Not Buying It - A Guide to a New Era of Advertising" (2018). Christina is the Vice Chairperson of UN Women Sweden and, also the founder of ‘Mad Women Academy’ for online training on equity and gender equality, launching 2021.
Rana Khoury, Creative Director and Social Entrepreneur, is behind most of the gender equality award winning campaigns coming out from the Arab region. Her work has won many international awards amongst which18 Cannes Lions, but also from D&AD, EPICA, EFFIES, CAPLES, LYNX to name a few. She also served in regional and international juries. She has dedicated the last years of her career to campaigns that would bring real change on the ground, and many of those she worked on have had a huge impact on the community in both Lebanon and the region and contributed to real change on institutional levels. Khoury also taught at the American University of Beirut a Creative Writing class for Media and Communication. Recently, she established a social enterprise called “Phenomenal Women” that links women from difficult backgrounds, survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, sexual abuse and discrimination to training opportunities and job prospects.
With a Master’s degree in Content & Media Strategy and more than 6 years of experience in communication and advertising, Klara possesses profound knowledge in the fields of strategic branding and marketing. In her role as a Creative Campaign Manager within one of the leading global media, marketing and corporate communications agencies, OMD Germany, she is developing strategic communication concepts for a wide range of clients from various industries.
Frances channels creativity to help change lives for the better. Tackling some of New Zealand’s trickiest problems across the country’s biggest behaviour change programmes, her work has become ingrained in Kiwi culture, and been shared across the world. From turning seatbelt wounds into marks of pride with ‘Belted Survivors.’ To uncovering the prevalence of drug-driving harm with ‘The Unsaid.’ Creating tools to fight racism with ‘Give Nothing to Racism’ and ‘Voice of Racism.’ Introducing a new lens on climate action with ‘Gen Less.’ And most recently, helping to create ‘The world’s best COVID-19 response’ – Bloomberg. Over her decade-long career, she has consistently ranked as one of New Zealand’s top Creatives, with her work being recognised for both creativity and effectiveness across shows globally, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, Spikes Asia, Clio Awards, Effies and The Webby Awards.