BANGKOK: ADFEST is pleased to introduce an initiative called the ‘Lotus Salute’, which will reward two high-achieving young creative professionals in each Asia Pacific region with free delegate passes to ADFEST.


ADFEST is introducing the Lotus Salute to support affiliated advertising associations in the Asia Pacific, who share ADFEST’s mission to nurture young creative talent in the region.


‘Lotus Salute’ covers participation in all functions at ADFEST as well as Seminars, Award Ceremonies, Film Screenings, meals and coffee breaks, though it does not include travel or accommodation.


"Creative excellence is the raison d’etre at ADFEST and we believe the introduction of Lotus Salute will further encourage creative excellence in each country as well as encourage more participation with national advertising associations and events. At the same time, it would also foster better networking and the exchange of ideas between ambitious young creatives in the region,” says Vinit Suraphongchai, Chairman of the Working Committee at ADFEST.


Affiliated advertising associations can elect ‘Lotus Salute’ recipients however they choose. They might host a national creative competition, for example, or simply present the ‘Lotus Salute’ to young winners in the Grand Prix or equivalent categories at national festivals.


The ‘Lotus Salute’ strengthens ADFEST’s commitment to nurturing young local talent. For the past 8 years, ADFEST has also hosted The Young Lotus Workshop, a program that has proven highly popular and successful.


Organizations who are interested in participating in the Lotus Salute should contact:


The following associations have been invited to take part in the 2010 Lotus Salute program:


Advertising Association of Thailand (AAT)

Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI)

Korea Federation of Advertising Associations (KFAA)

Indonesia Advertising Agency Association (IAAA)

JAF (Japan Advertising Federation)

China Advertising Association (CAA)

Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Malaysia (4As)

Vietnam Advertising Association (VAA)

Association of Accredited Advertising Agents Singapore (4As)

Advertising Board of the Philipines (ADBOARD) (Creative Guild)

Taipei Association of Advertising Agencies (TAAA)

Accredited Advertising Agencies

Advertising Agencies Association of Bangladesh (AAAB)              

The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong(HK4As)

Advertising Association of Pakistan (AAP)

Advertising Agencies Association of Nepal (AAAN)

AWARD (Australasian Writers & Art Directors Association)

Communications Agencies Association (CAANZ)


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