As the date of one of the regions’ most popular ad shows moves closer, the organisers have announced four further Jury Presidents.


Wain Choi, of Cheil Worldwide, is leading the Film and Radio Lotus category.  He is Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of the agency. Although born in South Korea, Choi grew up in Canada, first joining Bates in 1992 and moving on through Cossette Communications, Y&R and Dentsu Belgium.


Overseeing the Media Lotus and Effective Lotus, will be Victor Manggunio, Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett China. His experience has been uniquely eclectic with roles in retail advertising, digital and social and even in film production. Jimmy Lam, President of AdFest said, “Victor brings to the table a complete understanding of the creative process from strategy to ideation and production acumen. His knowledge will be invaluable in leading this year’s Media Lotus and Effective Lotus jury.”


One of Dentsu Inc’s top creative visionaries is Yasuharu Sasaki. He will be coming to AdFest as Jury President of Interactive Lotus and Mobile Lotus. He joined Dentsu as a copywriter in 1995 and is now Head of Digital Creative and Executive Creative Director based in Tokyo. Jimmy Lam calls him a digital innovator and says his teams are revolutionising the realm of advertising.


Woon Hoh, Chief Creative Officer at Hakuhodo Asia Pacific, will be heading up the jury for Direct Lotus & Promo Lotus. Originally from Malaysia, he is now based in Bangkok. Woon studied in San Francisco and has worked in China, Indonesia before his current post in Thailand. Jimmy Lam commented, “Woon understands the cultures and customs of many different markets in Asia so he’ll bring an interesting perspective to his role as Jury President of Direct and Promo.”

AdFest will be held in Pattaya Thailand from 22nd March to 25th  March. Go to  for details.

International Editor: Allein Moore


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