The excitement is building with AdFest 2014 just a couple of months. The regional creative show is being held in Pattaya, Thailand as usual. You or your agency may or may not win an award but this is the place to be on 6th to 8th March. Here are a couple of the guys who will have a say in whether you come back with a Lotus Award or not.

Andy Wilson

The organisers have announced that Andy Wilson will be the Jury President of the Effective Lotus and Media Lotus. Wilson, who is based in Singapore is the Head of Strategy, Asia at BBDO and Proximity. “Andy Wilson has championed the growth of strategy and planning in the Asia Pacific. He is the perfect candidate to lead this year’s Effective Lotus and Media Lotus jury,” said Jimmy Lam, AdFest President.

David Park

Also recently announced was the Jury President of Design Lotus and Print Craft Lotus. David Park, Founder and Creative Director of Maud in Sydney will head the jury. He runs one of the most innovative studios in the region which not only works for clients such as Google, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Toyota, and Tommy Hilfiger but creates its own products.

Cannes is a long and expensive trip, but Thailand is a short flight away for most of you. AdFest manages to combine a relaxed atmosphere with the opportunity to meet and speak to the people who are pushing the envelopes. Do make time to attend this year. You can get a delegates pass at www.adfest.com.