Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and educator based in Kansas City, Missouri. Carpenter co-runs the design and branding studio, Carpenter Collective with his wife, Jessica Carpenter where they focus on bringing powerful messages to life through branding, packaging, illustration and design. They have worked with clients ranging from Target, Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Old Navy, Conan O’Brien, Adobe and MTV among many others.
With 28 years experience in the broadcast industry, Tim has been involved in multiple facets of the African television, music, events and youth culture space. Recently, he was in charge of Music & Talent for Coca-Cola’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign in Africa.
Over the past 10 years, Australian designer and artist, Gemma O’Brien, has taken her passion for typography and built a flourishing career around drawing letters. Her bold type, expressive calligraphy and detailed illustration can be seen in advertising campaigns, editorial publications and large-scale murals in galleries and interiors around the world.
Carl has been working in marketing for over 20 years. At agency, as advertising planner in TBWA/London, then client, as head of marketing at Channel Five in the UK, before returning to the realm of agency to manage the likes of Naked Australia in Sydney.
Richard is a thinker, writer and speaker on creativity. He has been the founder and ECD of a highly awarded creative & design agency, building brands like Sky, Discovery, Nat Geo, AMC, the BBC and Canal+; he’s run a furniture & lighting studio with his wife; and he’s spent many happy but ultimately fruitless hours attempting to capture the perfect photographic portrait.
Karl is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hepmil Media Group. Hepmil Media Group runs the popular digital content platforms such as SGAG, MGAG etc. The group’s content is seen by over 10 million millennials across the region weekly.
Kevin has helped spearhead Troika’s Entertain Change approach to branding and marketing for the entertainment industry. He has lead creative, production and strategy teams at some of the most prolific creative agencies in the industry, with clients that span five continents and every major broadcast, cable and streaming network in the US as well as sports teams and leagues, eSports, tech, and brick and mortar companies.
Turner Asia Pacific Executive Creative Director, Brand & Partner Solutions
With an international career spanning over 20 years, servicing an impressive ‘who’s who’ of clients, Whilst at Turner, Glenn has been active in the industry, Chairing PromaxBDA Singapore where he has become a regular speaker as well winning several PromaxBDA awards along the way. He was a key partner in setting up the Masterclass Promax Hong Kong event and secured Cartoon Network Asia’s first Global Excellence win at Promax LA.
Charlton has over 20 years experience in the music, film, advertising and television industries in an array of roles ranging from major recording artist, studio manager, music and post production audio supervisor, copyright consultant and actor.
Justin Shave is one of Australia’s preeminent music producers and musical directors who works simultaneously across the TV, record and advertising industries. With a string of platinum record hits to his name, Shave has helped artists and brands around the world find their sound. He has most recently produced tracks for Sia, Darren Hayes [Savage Garden] and the Potbelleez.
Blue Ant Media Asia-Pacific SVP, Programming & Creative Services
Harry Teper serves as SVP for Programming and Creative Services of Blue Ant Media Asia-Pacific, a subsidiary of international producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media. Teper is responsible for building world-class programme offerings tailored to appeal to Asian audiences for the Network’s channels: Love Nature 4K, ZooMoo, Blue Ant Entertainment, Blue Ant Extreme, and Makeful.