Mumbrella Question Time Hong Kong to tackle the big industry issues tomorrow

Mumbrella Question TimeMumbrella is holding its first Mumbrella Question Time debate in Asia today, Thursday.

The event will see a panel of high profile executives from Asia’s media and marketing scene take questions from the audience, moderated by Mumbrella Asia editor Robin Hicks.

The format, which has been running in Australia since 2010, is to take place on the evening of 3 April at the Kee Club in Hong Kong.

Ruth Rowan

Ruth Rowan

Joining the panel to debate the big issues affecting the industry will be Ruth Rowan, who is almost three years into her role chief marketing officer for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa at telco giant BT.

Aaron Lau

Aaron Lau

The Hong Kong-based marketer, who is also chair and founding member of the newly formed Marketing Society of Asia, will be joined by Aaron Lau, Greater China CEO of Cheil Worldwide, Wayne Arnold, global CEO of Lowe Profero and Rob Hughes, North Asia CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network.

Wayne Arnold

Wayne Arnold

Arnold co-founded digital agency Profero 16 years ago with his brother, Daryl, and in January this year sold what was the world’s largest independent digital agency to IPG creative network Lowe to form Lowe Profero.

Lau took the reigns of Cheil’s China operations soon after the ad agency he founded, Bravo Asia, was acquired in 2012. Prior to starting up his own agency, Lau ran DDB Asia Pacific as Greater China president. He also sat on the global DDB Worldwide board.

Rob Hughes

Rob Hughes

Hughes joined Dentsu Aegis Network in May last year from Mindshare, where he was global managing partner running the US$400m LG Electronics business out of Hong Kong for a four-year stint. He has worked across the region – in Vietnam, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong.

The panel will tackle issues such as what clients look for in their agencies, how to tackle the talent crunch, Asia’s most exciting media and work-life balance.

The event is sponsored by the recruiter Become, which officially opens an office in Hong Kong tomorrow. The firm formerly known as CreativePeople has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London and Manchester, and the Hong Kong office, overseen by Marc Ansell, is Become’s first foray into Asia.

To book tickets, click here.

Mumbrella Question Time is Mumbrella’s second event in Asia. The company is running a content marketing training programme, the Mumbrella Content Marketing Academy, in Singapore for the first time next week, 13 March.


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