AdAsia Lahore 2019 Agenda, Speakers & Registration Details

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AdAsia Lahore 2019 - Event Agenda, Ticket Price, Speakers Lineup

AdAsia Lahore 2019 is happening on December 3-5, 2019. The event brings Ad Asia back to Pakistan after a long wait of 30 years. First AdAsia conference that was hosted in Pakistan was way back in 1989. So, it is exciting to see one of Asia’s most prestigious advertising and marketing events return to the country. It was announced back in January this year and now the full agenda, speakers list, venue, and all other details have been revealed.

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrasian’ – a celebration of Advertising and Creativity in Asia. The event has an impressive lineup of speakers attending from all over the world. President and Prime Minister of Pakistan will also grace the event. In addition to that, several notable Pakistanis like Wasim Akram and Sharmeen Obain will be speaking too. And then there are several Marketing and Advertising industry professionals who will be there. Here is everything you need to know:

AdAsia Conference Fee / Ticket Price

PKR 40,000 per attendee

AdAsia 2019 Agenda

AdAsia Lahore 2019

The 3 day event will be hosted at Alhamra Arts Complex, Lahore.

AdAsia Lahore – Day 1 (December 3, 2019)

TimeSession / TopicSpeaker / Description
9:00 AMNational Anthem
9:05 AMPakistani Cultural Medley
9:20 AMRecitaton from the Holy Quran
9:25 AMWelcome AddressJaved Jabbar – Chairman AdAsia Lahore 1989
9:40 AMPassing on the baton from Bali to LahoreMaya Watono to Sarmad Ali
9:45 AMWelcome AddressSarmad Ali – Chairman AdAsia Lahore 2019
9:55 AMWelcome to LahoreRizwam Azeem – Architect, Author and Academician
10:05 AMWelcome AddressRaymond So – Chairman, Asian Federation of Advertising Association
10:20 AMAFAA Awards & Recognition
10:50 AMVote of ThanksAli Mandviwalla – Chairman PAA
11:00 AMInaugural AddressImran Khan – Prime Minister of of Pakistan
11:15 AMMural Unveiling & Art Exhibition OpeningImran Khan – Prime Minister of of Pakistan
11:30 AMTea Break
12:00 PMRichard Quest in conversation with Sir Martin SorrellSir Martin Sorrell – Chairman of S4 Capital Limited
1:00 PMLunch BreakLunch Theme: Subcontinental & Desi; Accompanied by ‘Welcome to Lahore’ by Fakir Saifuddin of Fakirkhanna Museum
2:00 PMFilm Making with a PurposeSharmeen Obaid Chinoy – Oscar winning filmmaker
2:30 PMQuest for BusinessesRichard Quest – CNN Journalist & Media Host
3:00 PMNuances of Japanese CreativityYasuharu Sasaki – Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Inc.
3:30 PMLive performance by Shazia Khusk
3:35 PMDriving Social Change Through AdvertisingAli Rez – Creative Director BBDO Middle East & Pakistan
4:00 PMTea Break
4:30 PMThe world of constant changesLord William Hague – Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
5:15 PMA brand called PSLWasim Khan – CEO Pakistan Cricket Board

AdAsia Lahore – Day 2 (December 4, 2019)

TimeSession / TopicSpeaker / Description
9:00 AMArt, Culture and SocietyHameed Haroon – President All Pakistan Newspapers Society and CEO Dawn Media Group
9:45 AMEntrepreneurial Story from the front-lines of Social MediaRandi Zuckerberg – CEO of Zuckerberg Media
10:30 AMTea Break
11:00 AMFinding my Identity in the MountainsCory Richards – Photographer & Adventurer
11:40 AM“I Can.”Raha Moharrak – Saudi Mountaineer
12:10 PMAchieving the UnexpectedSamina Khayal Baig – Pakistani Mountaineer
12:40 PMWorld from a heightCory Richards, Raha Moharrak and Samina Khayal Baig – Photographer & Adventurer / Saudi Mountaineer / Pakistani Mountaineer
1:00 PMLunch BreakLunch Theme: Pan-Asian & Oriental; Accompanied by ‘Faces of Lahore’ a 10-minute tribute video documentary on Famous personalities of Lahore
2:00 PMDigiAsiaRaymond So – AFAA team
2:15 PMBuilding a Global Cult Brand over GenerationsPeter Draper – Former Director Marketing of Manchester United
3:00 PMGiving Women a Voice in MediaZainab Salbi – Humanitarian, Author and Media host
3:30 PMCreating Effective CommunicationsMarcus Peffers – Global CEO, M&C Saatchi World Services
4:00 PMTea Break
4:00 PMClassical Dance performance by Nighat Chaudhry
4:05 PMTea Break
4:30 PMImperfect BeautyTay Guan Hin – Global Executive Creative Director for South East Asia, JWT
5:00 PMWoman Power PanelModerator: Ms. Atifa Silk. Panelists: Ms. Sima Kamil, President and Chief Executive of United Bank Limited, Ms. Zeelaf Munir, Managing Director & CEO, English Biscuit Manufacturer , Ms. Musharraf Hai, Managing Director, L’Oreal

AdAsia Lahore – Day 3 (December 5, 2019)

TimeSession / TopicSpeaker / Description
9:00 AMBe Afraid. Be Very Afraid. But Do ItFernando Muchado – CMO Burger King
9:45 AMDigital DarwinismTom Goodwin – Head of Innovation for Zenith Media
10:30 AMTea Break
11:00 AMLeadership Lessons from a Cricket PitchWasim Akram – Cricket Commentator, Coach and Former Cricketer
12:10 PMThe key for brand success in AsiaBobby McGill – Founder Branding in Asia
1:00 PMLunch BreakLunch Theme: Middle Eastern & Mediterranean; Accompanied by ‘Dhollis of Lahore’ a 10 minute energetic, acoustic cultural performance of about the Dhol Players of Punjab
2:00 PMBringing change through culture, perspective and inspirationWilliam Dalrympyle – Historian & Author
2:30 PMAdvertising Trends in AsiaEdward Pank – Managing Director, WARC
3:00 PMIAA PresentationSrinivasan K Swamy – Chairman and World President IAA
3:15 PMAdAsia Macau PresentationMacau Team
3:30 PMAdAsia 2023 PresentationRaymond So – Chairman AFAA
3:45 PMThank you for making AdAsia possible
3:50 PMLive performance by Akhter Chanal
3:55 PMTea Break
4:30 PMClosing Address by President of PakistanDr. Arif Alvi – President of Pakistan

This is really impressive lineup of talks. So, if you’re in Marketing and Advertising industry of Pakistan, this event is not to be missed. The ticket price of PKR 40,000 would seem like a lot, but given the nature of the event it’s not bad for a 3-day pass.

Interested? Register for Ad Asia Lahore 2019 on this page.

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