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The One Club for Creativity Accepting Applications For Expanded Executive Creative Summit in Amsterdam

NEW YORK — The One Club for Creativity, the foremost global nonprofit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, is now accepting applications for its next exclusive Executive Creative Summit, taking place on November 29-30, 2018 at the NewWerktheater in Amsterdam.

The Executive Creative Summit-Amsterdam brings together a select group of top-level industry leaders from around the globe to discuss the issues far beyond the scope of creativity that affect their businesses, providing a rare opportunity for the exchange of productive ideas in a confidential setting.  Speakers focus on a particular topic, followed by Q&A and open discussion with all attendees.

Among the industry leaders scheduled to lead sessions are Sir Martin Sorrell, executive chair, S4Capital in conversation with Victor Knaap, Main Monk and CEO, MediaMonks; Susan Credle, global CCO, FCB and chair of The One Club; Anna Qvennerstedt, global executive chair, Forsman & Bodenfors; Stéphane Xiberras, president/CCO, BETC; Glenn Cole, creative co-chair, 72andSunny; Ian Tait, ECD, Wieden+Kennedy London; Femke Bartels, global managing director/partner, THNK School of Creative Leadership; Philippe Meunier, CCO, Sid Lee; Dinesh Sonak, Managing Director, ADCN | Club for Creativity and Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity.


The summit, presented in partnership with ADCN | Club for Creativity, the Netherlands, and GWA, Germany, is limited to just 75 attendees to ensure productive two-way conversations. Due to the exclusive nature of the event, attendance is reserved for agency founders, CCOs and managing partners.  Attendees will represent a diverse range of leaders from both independent agencies and global networks, including members of The One Club for Creativity Board of Directors.

“The Executive Creative Summit is designed to foster open dialogue between top creatives who started agencies, run creative departments and manage ‘the business side’ of a creative agency,“ said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “The summit is the industry’s only forum for these leaders to discuss their greatest business challenges in a confidential setting, and serves as a support network for them to exchange ideas and help each other navigate through those challenges.”

In order to generate frank discussion, a strict closed-door format will ensure the highest level of confidentiality. No live streaming, no recordings, no press, no pitches, no tweets or other social media posts are allowed. “Our entire focus is to foster intimate and honest conversation with some of the most successful creative professionals in the industry,” said Swanepoel.  

Creative leaders who fit the profile of the Executive Creative Summit can apply to attend at Applications will be accepted up to the day of the summit. Once an application is approved by The One Club, attendees can purchase a ticket which includes all presentations and discussions, daily breakfasts and networking lunches, dinner on the first night and cocktail reception at conclusion of the second day.

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