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Festival of Creativity
26 - 28 September 2018


Young Marketers Academy

Academy dates
27-29 September 2017
SG$900 per person

You are eligible if you:
Are aged 30 years or under (born after 29 Sep 1986)
Have at least 2 years’ experience of working within a client organisation and writing communications briefs
Enrol now

Is this for you?
The academy is especially tailored for
Young Advertising Managers
Brand Managers
Business Development Managers Communications Managers
Marketing Managers
Media Managers
Sales Managers


The Young Marketers Academy offers young marketers and brand managers essential preparation for a successful future in the communications industry.

Alongside exclusive in-class presentations from industry leaders, participants have access to relevant seminars from the main Festival programme and exhibitions of the region’s most innovative and creative work.

The academy takes place during Spikes Asia and concludes with a graduation ceremony celebrating participants’ achievements.

All Academies run from Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 September and the agenda will be followed as a group. 


Combining seminar sessions with unique insights from industry leaders and exhibitions of the region’s best creative work, this tailor-made academy gives up-and-coming marketers a bite-sized but in-depth industry education.

Young marketers and brand managers will be given essential preparation for a successful future in the communications industry. The programme includes:

  • Exclusive presentations focused on essential topics for marketers from industry leaders
  • Insights from creative hailing from the communications industry and beyond
  • Access to a curated selection of seminars from the main Spikes Asia programme
  • Access to exhibitions of the region’s most innovative work


Step 1: Click on ENROL NOW and select the Young Marketers Academy from the dropdown

Step 2: Register!

Step 3: Once completed, you will receive your registration confirmation details & welcome letter

Step 4: Where applicable, once your accommodation has been allocated by the Client Services Team you will receive a confirmation email.

Enrol now

2017 TUTOR


Khoo Kar Khoon is the Chairman of Gigagigs – a game changing crowd sourcing marketing solutions startup in Malaysia/SEA/Greater China. With his many years of experience and knowledge in media, Khoo has also been appointed the Independent Board of Director of Media Chinese International Limited, a public listed company in both Malaysia and HK Stock Exchange.

Khoo is the former Communication Director of Nestle Malaysia, where he had instrumented many communication campaigns for more than fifteen key popular brands in Malaysia including MILO, MAGGI, NESCAFE and KITKAT. Khoo joined Nestle in 2000 and rose from Media Manager to Communication Director, a role he held since 2009. Prior to joining the FMCG giant, Khoo a professional accountant, is also a key founding member of Zenith Media, the first media specialist outfit in Malaysia.

Actively involved in growing the industry, Khoo is currently the Advisor and the Past President of Malaysia Advertisers Association, Executive Board Members of Asian Federation of Advertisers and Member of the Board of Advisor of UUM (University Utara Malaysia).
Khoo has also been ranked top 10 in Asia’s Most Popular Person in Digital Advertising.