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Mad Stars reveals this year’s lineup of experts for speaking sessions as it gears up for August festival

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA — Gearing up for its 2023 edition, MAD STARS (formerly Ad Stars) has announced its impressive lineup of speakers, featuring renowned experts in Brand and Marketing, Creative and Innovation, Data and Technology, and Media and Digital Content. The Festival will take place in Busan (Republic of Korea) from August 23 to 25 with conferences, competitions, exhibitions, ceremonies, and parties.

The notable speakers confirmed for MAD STARS 2023 are:

Ali Rez – Regional Executive Creative Director, Impact BBDO


Artwell Nwaila – Head of Creative for Sub-Saharan Africa, Google

Becky McOwen-Banks – Director of Creative Global, Creative X Magnit (Currently at Meta)

Byron Phillipson – Global Executive Creative Director and Head of Brand, Twitch

Chermine Assadian – Global Creative Lead, Wunderman Thompson

Daisuke Inoue – Senior Director, Softbank Corp.

Emile Rademeyer – Executive Director, Creative Strategy, VANDAL

Erin Williams – Sales Director, CNN International Commercial

Fabio Seidl – Director – Global Creative Development, Meta

Hojun Kang – CEO, Daekyo Co., Ltd.

Hyochul Lim – Division Leader, HS Ad

Hyungwon Kang – Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer and Columnist, Visual History of Korea

Jewook Oh – CEO, dob Studio

Jinsoo Kim – Chairman, UX Korea

Joao Flores – Regional Executive Creative Director, APAC, Media.Monks

Jun-cheon Chang – General Manager, KOBACO (Korea Broadcast Advertising Corp.)

Nishanth Raju – Managing Director, Asia, Lotame Solutions

Svitlana Stepanenko – Managing Partner, BetterSvit

Tom Goddard – President, World Out of Home Organization

Yoshimasa Nakano – Chief Director, DENTSU

Yumiko Yoshida – Art Director and CEO, YUNI DESIGN

Zeno (Sungtaek) Yoo – Lead of Platform Strategy Group, INNOCEAN

Zoe Proctor – Director, Zebedee Talent

With 45 sessions scheduled, MAD STARS 2023 promises to be a vibrant gathering of creative minds and industry leaders. Attendees can look forward to engaging discussions, thought-provoking presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Mark your calendars for this exciting event and join the creative community in Busan for MAD STARS 2023. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as the conference approaches, and get ready to be inspired by the brilliant minds shaping the future of the industry.

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