By day, Gavin is a Director and Designer for the UK’s beloved creative studio Aardman Animations. By night he goes under the alias of JamFactory, indulging in all manner of passion projects, from filmmaking to illustration, toy design to photography.
He prides himself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process. Floaty sentiments aside, his talks are about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter. That’s something Gav believes applies to everyone – from a GSCE to CEO!
Raised on a diet of cartoons, video games and movies, it only made sense that I would become an Animator one day. It didn’t hit me until I was in my teens that Animation was an arena that I could have a career in.
In 2000 I became a professional Animator, working in Video games, TV/ Commercials and VFX Films.
Obsessed with animation. Whether it be animating on Clone Wars the TV series to animating Rocket the Raccoon, Venom, or working on personal projects, my joy is Animation.
Kellie has worked in Social and Digital Media locally and abroad for over 8 years spending the last five as Foxel’s self-proclaimed Social Media Kween!
Kellie spearheads the Social strategy and campaigns across the Foxtel Drama and Entertainment channels, launching some of the biggest TV shows in the world in the Australian market including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies and The Walking Dead and amplifying Foxtel’s award-winning local productions such as Wentworth, Picnic At Hanging Rock, A Place To Call Home and The Kettering Incident across the digital and social landscape.
Whether you have heard the phrase “social selling” but don’t know what it entails, or you have been trying to socially sell for years, Chris will give you worthwhile insights, actionable advice, and secrets of the trade that he has learned in his ongoing career as a global social selling guru. Three-time #1 bestselling author Chris J. Reed “the only CEO with a Mohawk!” will lay out how LinkedIn, the only business-focused global social media platform can offer an ideal platform for social selling.
Dot Lung (龍道帝), aka The Mother of Social Media Dragons, was born & raised in Los Angeles and is now based in the Mediterranean between beautiful Barcelona & sunny Tel Aviv serving creative businesses world-wide. She helps creators develop growth strategies to maximize the power of their global social media presence and increase the success of their online marketing efforts. Having worked on cross-cultural campaigns in dozens of countries, she’s behind the launch of Instagram accounts and social media campaigns for the world’s most recognized new media design brands: Digital Design Days, Motionographer, F5 New York, OFFF Barcelona, Ladies Wine & Design, Sónar+D & Off Sónar.
James is currently a Creative Director at DDB Korea, where he oversees creative marketing campaigns for multinational firms operating both locally and overseas in various South East Asian markets. His past experiences include directing and producing documentaries in the topics of emotional design and marketing for Samsung Electronics Global Marketing Group as well as producing a UHD documentary of Korean Pop band “Big Bang” for national television in 2016.
Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski aren’t your average couple. They eat together, sleep together, live together, and work together. Their studio, Wade and Leta, combines purposeful eclecticism and performative design to create satisfying and emotional visuals ranging from conventional identities to colorfully charged compositions utilizing all disciplines.
James oversees 2CV’s business in Asia. He is an expert in helping guide clients, businesses and marketers through the complex process of customer understanding and has led agencies in the US, Asia and Singapore. James has been at the forefront of developing 2CV’s reputation as one of the world’s leading boutique Entertainment & Technology insights specialists. His primary interests lie in brand management, behaviour change and emerging technologies.
Joe’s 12 years of experience within Broadcast Marketing and Media planning spans across many international markets. He joined JWM in 2013 after several years at Viacom UK as Media Manager for Nickelodeon and now heads up the JWM Asia Pacific office in Singapore.
JWM work with Broadcasters across the globe to maximise the potential of their owned media space to drive audiences to consume content and engage with brands. Services include; promotional strategy consultancy across both linear, VOD and digital platforms, facilitation and training.
Associate Director, On-Air Promotions for Singtel TV Promax Asia 2019 Conference Co-Chair
Spending 18 years of his career honing those 3 essential skillsets as an On-Air Producer, Calvin had won numerous awards and led award winning creative teams in various OAP departments, both in Singapore and Hong Kong.
In his current role as Associate Director, On-Air Promotions for Singtel TV, Calvin is in charge of the creative strategy and promotions for Singtel TV’s home grown channels, mio Stadium, mio Sports, Jia Le Channel, VODs, Singtel TV GO and CAST app.
ABS-CBN Head for Integrated Creative Communication Management Promax Asia 2019 Conference Co-Chair
Robert Labayen is Vice President at ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ leading multi-media network.
As Head of Creative Communication Management (CCM), he is in charge of promoting the company’s image, programs and advocacies. Their works have become part of the Filipino way of life. He was honored by the Creative Guild of the Philippines with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award while his Division (CCM) has won World Gold from Promax and The New York Festivals.
Creative Director, Astro Promax Asia 2019 Awards Chair
In the world of promotions and marketing, Rob’s been pretending he knows what he’s talking about for something like three decades now. Holy crap that’s a long time to get away it. But, it’s now one of those things that has gone on for so long, everyone’s afraid to just question why. So just humour him and nod your head once in a while if he corners you in a bar. He’s mostly harmless. He’ll probably just tell you he’s trained more Rocket Award winners than you can count on two hands and that the teams he’s proudly created all across Asia consistently break new ground in this industry each and every day. Oh, and he’ll probably also go on about how his proud he is of his present team in Malaysia. And then he’ll leave you alone.