Next month, AdFest will open in Pattaya Thailand. This regional advertising show attracts many entries for the coveted Lotus awards. Maintaining the standards each year are the respected judges led by Jury Presidents. The two latest presidents to be announced are Corey Esse and Pann Lim.


Corey Esse will lead the panel judging Film Craft Lotus and New Director Lotus. He is the Managing Director and Executive Producer at Finch who operate in Australia and New Zealand. “Some of the most experimental, interesting films are made in Asia, so I think AdFest 2017 is going to be a good barometer for what lies ahead in our industry,” said Esse.


Coming on board to be Jury President for Design Lotus and Print Craft Lotus is Pann Lim. He is the co-founder and Creative Director of Kinetic Singapore, one of the earliest and most-respected multi-media agencies on the island. Lim is a highly-awarded designer and has been honoured at the New York One Show, Cannes and D&AD. Lim also founded The Design Society in Singapore and has lectured in design at Temasek Polytechnic.

Jimmy Lam, President of AdFest said, “Pann strongly believes in nurturing younger designers and sharing his passion for creativity.” He added how delighted he was that Lim could take time away from his busy schedule to join the jury at AdFest.

All the entries plus the award-winning work will be on display at the Royal Cliff’s PEACH Centre during the festival. This is a show not to be missed, especially in its 20th Anniversary year. Go to to book a delegate’s place. The festival starts on 22nd March.

International Editor: Allein Moore


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