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57 jurors from 18 cities for Adfest’s Lotus Awards

Adfest begins in Pattaya today. The advertising industry mega event will go on till March 19

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 16, 2016


Adfest has announced in Bangkok that 57 of the world’s most celebrated creative professionals will be joining Adfest 2016 as jurors. The creative professionals will join the event at Pattaya, in Thailand from 18 cities around the world - Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Colombo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo.

Adfest 2016 will run from March 16 to March 19 at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand.

The jury panel for Film and Radio Lotus:

  • Ben Welsh, Creative Chairman, Asia, M&C Saatchi, Sydney (Jury President)
  • Erick Rosa, Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe Singapore, Singapore
  • Jennifer Hu, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan, Taipei
  • Joo Yu Kyung, Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul
  • Malek Ghorayeb, Regional Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Mena, Beirut
  • Santi Suwanvalaikorn, Founder and Executive Creative Director, Youngsanti, Bangkok
  • Yoshimitsu Sawamoto, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo

The jury panel for Design Lotus and Print Craft Lotus:

  • Yoshihiro Yagi, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo (Jury President)
  • Chutivat Cherdchoo, Executive Creative Director, Visionary Group, Bangkok
  • Guy Venables, Founder, Guy>Enables, Sydney
  • Ivan Hadywibowo, Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson, Jakarta
  • Sanket Pathare, Senior Creative Director, McCann Erickson India, Mumbai
  • Sing Lin, Creative Director and Partner, BeWater, Shanghai
  • Trevor Kennedy, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Solutions Group, Colombo

The jury panel for Media Lotus, Branded Entertainment Lotus and Content Lotus:

  • Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Mumbai (Jury President)
  • Darren Watson, Executive Creative Director – Apac, Fitch, Singapore
  • Evan Teng, Managing Director, J. Walter Thompson Taiwan, Taipei
  • Georg Warga, Creative Director, Filmmaker and Founder, Goodstein, Shanghai
  • Patrick Baron, Executive Creative Director, McCann Melbourne, Melbourne
  • Sarnchatt Chansrakao, Managing Director, Dentsu Media Thailand, Bangkok
  • Sokichi Nakazawa, Executive Manager of Data Driven Media Marketing Center,

Hakuhodo Dy Media Partners Inc., Tokyo


The jury panel for Promo Lotus and Effective Lotus:

  • Chris Chiu, Singapore (Jury President)

.         Anu Joseph, Executive Creative Director, Creativeland Asia Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

  • Dani Richa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BBDO MENA, Pakistan and Africa,


  • Jeff Ma, Marketing Vice President, Greater China, The Woolmark Company, Shanghai
  • Joyce Deng, Marketing Vice President, Yintai Yushen Business Management Co., Ltd.,


  • Tara Ford, Creative Director, Whybin\TBWA Group, Melbourne

The jury panel for Integrated Lotus, Innova Lotus and Lotus Roots:

  • Jeremy Craigen, Global Chief Creative Officer, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul (Jury


  • Ben Welsh, Creative Chairman, Asia, M&C Saatchi, Sydney
  • Chee Keong (CK) Tan, Group Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia,

Kuala Lumpur

  • Chris Chiu, Singapore

  • Josy Paul, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, BBDO India, Mumbai
  • Richard Yu, Chief Creative Officer and China Network Creative Consultant, ADK

Taiwan, Taipei

  • Sihabutr Xoomsai, Film Director, Triton Film, Bangkok
  • Valerie Cheng, Head of Creative Shop, Southeast Asia, Facebook, Singapore
  • Yoshihiro Yagi, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo

“Our jurors arrived in Thailand yesterday to begin debating this year’s entries. It is now their responsibility to choose the work that is driving our industry forward, we’d like to thank them for the hard work they will perform over the next few days,” Adfest President, Jimmy Lam, said on Tuesday (March 15).

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