The Festival

Spikes Asia is where Asia Pacific’s creative community comes together for a spectacular three-day celebration of creativity in communications.

From forward-thinking seminars by the industry's most influential figures to superb networking events, training and exhibitions of the region's best creative work, it's an opportunity not to be missed. The festival is proudly supported by the C4As.

Festival registration opens on 1 April 2019.

Why come to Spikes Asia?

Spikes Asia is the leading festival and awards for creativity in Asia, for Asia. Our purpose is to drive an understanding of the region’s creative strengths and challenges, and to celebrate its cultural diversity. Local insights are key to creative success, which is why Spikes Asia not only champions the creative excellence of the entire APAC region, but hones in on creativity at a local level, tapping into what makes each country’s offering so unique. We also serve to showcase and elevate APAC's incredible creative talent through our Awards and competitions. It's an unmissable event for anyone working in the creative communications industry.

Who comes to Spikes?

Brands, creative agencies, media companies, startups and consultancies all come to Spikes Asia to learn about creative marketing. You’ll meet people from all spheres of creativity and communications, including art directors, copywriters, marketers, CMOs, media agency executives, account managers, agency heads, producers and directors, as well as creatives from fashion, music and entertainment and other adjacent industries.

Tap into unlimited inspiration

You'll be inspired by the sharpest minds from the fields of creativity, technology, digital, health, entertainment and more, bringing you original thinking and thought-provoking ideas from the region and beyond. Our speakers are carefully selected for their expertise, experience and ability to inform and entertain. You'll also witness outstanding creativity from across Asia Pacific at screenings and exhibitions of all the shortlisted work from the Spikes Asia Awards.

A celebration of creativity

APAC's best creative talent is recognised, celebrated and showcased at the Spikes Asia Awards. Taking place on the final evening of the Festival, 27 September 2019, the awards represent the pinnacle of creative success in APAC. Tickets for the awards ceremony are included with the festival pass and are available from 1 April 2019.

Developing young talent

Each year, Spikes Asia offers the next generation of creative talent the opportunity to participate and compete at the festival. The six Academies give young professionals the chance to hone their skills and realise their creative potential, while the five Young Spikes competitions challenge and advance new talent in a fast-paced, competitive environment.

Networking at Spikes Asia

Spikes Asia is the place to strike up new business relationships and catch up with people you know, as the who's who of Asia Pacific's creative community converges under one roof.

Discuss shared interests at the Meet Ups, relax at the end of each day at the happy hour networking drinks, don't miss the legendary Spikes After dark parties, mingle at sponsor events and celebrate at the Tangrams Effectiveness and Spikes Asia Awards Shows.

You can also connect with other delegates and see who's attending with the Spikes Asia festival app, available before the festival opens.

Here's a selection of our 2018 speakers
2019 line-up coming soon.

Wendy Clark

Wendy Clark

CEO
DDB Worldwide

Lakish Hatalkar

Managing Director
One Johnson & Johnson Indonesia

Rob Reilly

Rob Reilly

Global Chief Creative Chairman
McCann Worldgroup

Viet Max

Viet Max

OG Mentor of Vietnamese Hip-hop, Digital Artist, Film Director, B-Boy

Ajab Samrai

Chief Creative Officer ASEAN
Ogilvy

Sandipan Roy

Chief Strategy Officer
Isobar Asia Pacific

Lisa Ronson

CMO
Tourism Australia

Marc Landsberg

CEO and Founder
SOCIALDEVIANT

René Chen

Partner, Managing Director
Jones Knowles Ritchie Shanghai

Ali Rez

Regional Creative Director for Middle East & Pakistan
BBDO

Kate Roydhouse

Managing Director, Executive Producer
Curious Film

Tim Miles

Tim Miles

Director of Synchronisation
Warner Music Group

Udara Withana

Udara Withana

Head of Strategy
Dentsu Singapore

Katrina Dodd

Head of Trends
Contagious

Rory Brett

VP, Senior Creative Director
Jack Morton