First speakers announced

Bringing new perspectives and cutting edge experience to the Spikes Asia festival stages, the first round of names is confirmed for Spikes 2018. Featuring global CMOs and groundbreaking creatives, as well a hip-hop star and a few more surprises, it’s going an unmissable line-up. This is where Asia Pacific's most inspiring minds come together with global thought leaders to set the agenda for creative communications.

Hear visionaries, creators and innovators from across the region 

Wendy Clark

Wendy Clark

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

Sandipan Roy

Chief Strategy Officer
Isobar Asia Pacific

Lisa Ronson

Tourism Australia

Marc Landsberg

CEO and Founder

René Chen

Partner, Managing Director
Jones Knowles Ritchie Shanghai

Ali Rez

Regional Creative Director for Middle East & Pakistan

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

Rory Brett

VP, Senior Creative Director
Jack Morton

Festival themes

Spikes Asia is APAC's leading festival and awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries. The festival programme is centered on four main stream to help you gain competitive advantage and growth from creativity.


Core creativity and what it takes to achieve creative excellence in the world of branded communications.


The research, planning and strategy behind creative work that delivers tangible results and effectively reaches consumers.


The new data-driven, tech-enable creativity that is reshaping the branded communications industry.


The creative and collaborative opportunities for brands in the entertainment industry, encompassing music, sport, film, gaming and beyond.

26 - 28 September 2018

Suntec, Singapore

Early bird ends 11 July