The DStv Seminar of Creativity is part of the features on Loeries Creative Week which takes place on Friday, 17 August in Durban. The seminar offers advertisers, marketers and all members of the creative industry, a one-day only opportunity to see some of the best creatives in the world, all on one stage.
Now in its sixth year, the seminar is a highlight of Loeries Creative Week.
CEO at DStv Media Sales Fahmeeda Cassim Surtee says, about the DStv Seminar of Creativity. “An outstanding line-up of creative leaders from across the globe are coming to inspire the best creatives in the region.”
“This is the only opportunity of its kind for our local creative community to be directly exposed to such world-class thought leaders,” says Loeries CEO Andrew Human. “The DStv Seminar is an unmissable event for anyone who wants to be inspired by such great minds. It’s an honour to have them join us for Creative Week and I would urge everyone to hear their thoughts.”
The Loeries, a not-for-profit company that promotes and supports creativity by helping marketers, agencies and consumers appreciate the value of fresh thinking, innovative ideas and outstanding execution.
For 40 years, Loeries has been rewarding creativity as Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognizes, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry. Winning a Loerie is the highest accolade for creativity and innovation across the region.
Loeries Creative Week brings together the best innovative minds from the creative industry for a festival that offers networking, creative inspiration and the recognition of great work, culminating in the biggest creative gathering in the region.
Speakers billed for the event include:
Fabian Frese, Chief Creative Officer, Kolle Rebbe, Germany, whose talent has won him an impressive number of national and international awards. He’s currently responsible for Netflix and the global Lufthansa account.
Mzamo Masito, Chief Marketing Officer, Google Africa. His role entails bringing to life Google’s mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and be useful so that Google’s users and partners can grow in Africa.
Nicolas Courant, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore. In his current position, Nicolas has been involved in award-winning creative work for Unilever, Allianz, Coca-Cola and Philips. He has been awarded by every major international contest and his work has featured on TED’s Ads Worth Spreading.
Ramsey Naja, Chief Creative Officer, J. Walter Thompson Middle East & Africa, Lebanon. A former DJ, theatre director and TV news anchor; under his stewardship JWT MENA has become one of the region’s most awarded networks, and has been voted network of the year twice.
Sebastian Padilla, Co-founder, Anagrama, Mexico. From their beginnings in a cramped bedroom, Anagrama has grown into a studio that employs more than 30 designers, architects, programmers and software engineers that work in more than 40 countries. While Rihanna may be their most celebrated client, they also work for major brands such as Armani, Nike, and Vitra.
Swati Bhattacharya, Chief Creative Officer, FCB Ulka, India. Swati believes in the art of advertising and is fascinated by how the thoughts of one person can entertain many others. She sees that as a responsibility and strives for the magical connection between human and brand truths.
Loeries places a significant emphasis on education and development. The world-class creative economy across Africa and the Middle East has great potential to offer employment to its talented youths.