Over the last few years, S.I.Partners has been assisting local clients in the region, as well as enabling European agencies to start and develop businesses across Greater China. We have been building on this success with the recent launch of S.I.Partners Asia, headquartered in Hong Kong.
On 1st November 2011, we will be pleased to present a series of seminars and forums to explore the opportunities for the marcoms sector in China and the wider region.
We hope to give UK and European agencies an insight and understanding of the region and how best to approach it. Moreover, we hope it will provide a forum for agencies from Asia and Europe to identify possible partners and networking opportunities.
The conference will be opened by Jimmy Lam, creative industry veteran and Chairman of S.I.Partners Asia. Confirmed speakers also include Greater China agency CEOs, local observers and industry experts. Please see below for further details on just some of our speakers:
Jimmy Lam, Chairman at S.I.Partners Asia.
Born and educated in Hong Kong, Jimmy is one of the most awarded home grown creatives and is frequently invited to speak at industry forums and university seminars. In addition to his role as Chairman of S.I.Partners Asia, Jimmy is also a Creative Advisor to Dentsu Japan & Asia, member of the MastersHUB in China and President of Asia Pacific Advertising Festival.
Jonathan Watts, Award winning Journalist and Author of ‘When a Billion Chinese Jump’.
Jonathan has been president of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China and vice president of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Japan. Since 1996, he has reported on East Asia for The Guardian, covering the North Korean nuclear crisis, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the Sichuan earthquake, the Beijing Olympics and developments in China’s media, society and environment. ‘When a Billion Chinese Jump’ is an environmental travelogue from the Tibetan Plateau to Inner Mongolia via tiger farms, melting glaciers, cancer villages, science parks, coal mines, eco-cities and a Barbie Emporium.
Nicola Mendelson, President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).
Nicola embarked on a career in advertising in 1992. By 2003, she had risen to become a board director at BBH, before leaving for Grey London where she was promoted to Deputy Chairman in 2004. In 2008 she joined Karmarama as Partner and Chairman. Nicola is President of the IPA, Director of The Fragrance Foundation, a trustee of the White Ribbon Alliance and she also sits on the governments Creative Industries Council. Campaign named her as their Top UK Business Development Director and she was recently named ‘Woman to Watch’ by Advertising Age.
Richard Tsang, Chairman and Managing Director at Strategic Public Relations Group (SPRG).
Richard is the Chairman and Managing Director at SPRG, one of the largest Asian independent PR networks. He is also Vice President of the Public Relations Organisation International (PROI), as well as Council Member and Committee Member of various major business organisations in Hong Kong. Richard is an active speaker on financial communications and investor relations in the region.
Stefan Rust, Chairman and CEO at Exicon.
Stefan has over twenty years experience in the telecommunications industry and is currently CEO at Exicon. He is a regular guest and speaker at key industry events in the US, Europe and Asia. Previously, Stefan was Head of Strategic Planning for Web 2.0 Communication Industries at Sun Microsystems, and also has experience of working with entrepreneurial organisations and a number of start-ups around the world. He has been identified as one of the top 50 Global Mobile Entertainment Executives by ‘Mobile Entertainment’ magazine two years in a row.
Marcus Vass, Partner at Bird and Bird LLP.
Marcus is a senior lawyer based in China, with a focus on the MarComs sector. He is Head of Bird & Bird’s Communications, Media and Technology Group (CMT) in Hong Kong/ China, and has been based in the region since 1999. During that time Marcus has acted for many MarComs companies based in Asia, as well as those looking to enter into the Asia market. Bird & Bird’s group is the top ranked and largest sector-focussed commercial group in HK/China and has won various legal awards.
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