The Loeries 2018 jury presidents bring global leadership and experience to Loeries Creative Week taking place in Durban in August. Four of the world’s top creative leaders will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East.


The jury presidents are:Fabian Frese, chief creative officer at Kolle Rebbe, in Hamburg Germany; Nicolas Courant, executive creative director at Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore; Sebastian Padilla, co-founder of Anagrama in Mexico; and chief creative officer Swati Bhattacharya from FCB ULKA in India.


The four jury presidents will also speak at the DStv Seminar of Creativity during Creative Week.


Loeries CEO, Andrew Human,says the Loeries is globally recognised and the jury presidents are selected from the world’s top creatives.


“We have jury presidents who represent the creative diversity of three continents and four countries,” said Human. “Each is a leader in their fields and cover the range of film, radio, digital, out-of-home, print and design sub-sectors of the advertising and brand communication industry.”

A total of 18 countries from across Africa and the Middle East entered the Loeries in 2017 – the benchmark for creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry.

Human adds: “The DStv Seminar of Creativity is a once-off opportunity to hear these industry leaders speak and anyone involved in marketing, advertising and design should attend.”


The jury presidents are four of the eight speakers in the DStv Seminar of Creativity which takes place on Friday, 17 August 2017 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and forms part of Loeries Creative Week which runs in Durban, South Africa 16 – 19 August.


The Loeries recently extended deadline for entries to 31 May. For more information visit


About Loeries Africa Middle East

The Loeries has been rewarding creativity for 40 years. As Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry, winning a Loerie is the highest accolade for creativity and innovation across our region. The Loeries, a proudly not-for-profit company, promotes and supports creativity by helping marketers, agencies and consumers appreciate the value of fresh thinking, innovative ideas and outstanding execution.

Culminating in the biggest creative gathering in the region, Loeries Creative Week brings together the best innovative minds from our industry for a festival that offers networking, creative inspiration and the recognition of great work.

The creative economy across Africa and the Middle East is world-class and has great potential to offer employment to our talented youth, and the Loeries places a significant emphasis on education and development.

Major Partners of the Loeries 2018
DStv Media Sales, Gearhouse Group

Category Partners
AB InBev, Accenture, Brand SA, Facebook, Gagasi FM, Google, JCDecaux, SANBS, Unilever South Africa, Woolworths

Additional Partners and Official Suppliers
AAA School of Advertising, Antalis South Africa, Aon South Africa, Association of Practitioners in Advertising Kenya, Backsberg, BEE Online, Chivas, First Source, Fresh RSVP Guest Logistics, Funk Productions, Gallo Images, Grid Worldwide, Hetzner, Multiprint Litho, Lingo Communications, Newsclip, Paygate, Rocketseed, Scan Display, Shift Social Development, South African Airways, Tsogo Sun, Vega School, VQI Communications Nigeria

Official Media Partners
Between 10and5, B&W Report,, Book Of Swag, Campaign Middle East, Design Times, Film & Event Media, Goliath and Goliath,, Marketing Edge Nigeria, Marketing Africa Kenya,, Media Update, The Redzone