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Mumbrella Question Time comes to Singapore

Mumbrella Question TimeMumbrella Question Time is to be held in Singapore for the first time next month.

The event format sees senior industry figures debate the key issues of the day in media and marketing.

Panelists include David Tang, the president and CEO of ad agency DDB Singapore, Sonya Madeira, the founder of Singapore-born PR agency Rice Communications, Prashant Kumar, president, Asia World Markets, for media agency IPG Mediabrands, and Oliver Chong, a senior marketer for one of the city-state’s most influential advertisers, StarHub.

Oliver Chong

Oliver Chong

Chong has helped steer the brand of one of Singapore’s most effective and creative advertisers for the last 15 and a half years, latterly as head of brand and marketing communications. He was named Campaign Asia’s client marketer of the year 2011, and has won awards at both Cannes and Spikes.

David Tang

David Tang

StarHub’s ad agency is DDB, an agency that David Tang has led since 1998. As one of Singapore’s most influential admen over that time, founding the Singapore Effies more than a decade ago, Tang was given a regional role in 2013, as vice chairman of DDB Group Asia.

Sonya Madeira

Sonya Madeira

In the six years since Sonya Madeira launched Rice Communications, she has built it into one of Singapore’s – and Asia’s – most successful indies with clients including Bosch, Inmarsat, Kimberly-Clark, Millennial Media and Palo Alto Networks. Rice ventured overseas earlier this year, opening an office in Myanmar.

Jeffrey Seah

Jeffrey Seah

Representing the media agency world is Jeffrey Seah, Southeast Asia boss of Starcom. The Singaporean has spent much of a distinguished career at Starcom in two stints – via Mindshare – to his current role of Southeast Asia CEO and chair of the Asia Digital Leadership Team. He started off his career at Leo Burnett in the 1990s.

The Mumbrella Question Time format has been running in Australia since 2010, and this session will have a special focus on what makes a great agency in Asia, as the session will run just before the Mumbrella Asia Awards ceremony on 7 May.

The session, which will run from 4pm to 5.30pm, will be open to the audience who are encouraged to submit their questions before the event gets underway. If you have a question, send it to the debate’s moderator, Mumbrella Asia editor Robin Hicks, at robin.hicks@mumbrella.asia.

To book tickets, click here. Mumbrella Question Time tickets are free to Awards attendees.

Mumbrella’s first Question Time in Asia was held in Hong Kong a year ago. It featured Wayne Arnold, the global CEO of digital agency Lowe Profero, Aaron Lau, the Greater China boss of Cheil Worldwide, Ruth Rowan, the Asia CMO of BT and Rob Hughes, the Greater China CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network.

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