3 Days Of Creative Inspiration In Hong Kong

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In addition to your CA+ Portfolio Reviews ticket you gain access to the entire Creative Asia exhibition and our exclusive CA+ Reviewers talk.  Come and hear more from Richard Hollingum, Sebastian Tan, Robert Earp and Christina Force!

Limited tickets still available.  Book now and be one of only 30 photographers to be a part of CA+.


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Richard Hollingum APAC Lead Sapient Nitro Singapore





Did you know that as well as your Portfolio Reviews, you can also listen to our Reviewers speak as part of Creative Asia?

One of our selected speakers Richard Hollingum discusses “Stop creating images, start creating worlds”

Click here to see which other CA+ Reviewers are speaking.


“There’s nothing better than putting a face to a name”

Martin Lever

“We are in the ‘image’ business after all!”

CA+ reviewer Martin Lever, ECD at McCann, says the opportunity to properly connect with photographers is ‘simply irresistible’.

To put a face to Martin Lever’s name, book your tickets to CA+ now before tickets sell out.


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You have 15 minutes to WOW each of your chosen CA+ Reviewers so:

Make sure your folio is well-edited and reflects the type of work you want to do.

Click here to see more Top Tips.

Only 3 weeks to go!


Only 3 weeks to go to CA+.  So sort out your accommodation for Hong Kong this weekend.  Try to nab at room at The Harbour Plaza where we’re staying. It would be great to meet you there!

More reviewers coming on board soon!

We are so overwhelmed with the great reviewers coming on board that we’re postponing the final scheduling until one week before the event.

That’s only 2 weeks away!

For those of you who’ve purchased tickets- start thinking about who you want to see your folios, and expect an Email one week out to confirm your choices.

If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, you’ll need to act fast!

CA+ reviewers- check this lady out!

Lizi Hamer Sapient Nitro Singapore
Here’s what Campaign Asia wrote about one of our popular reviewers, Lizi Hamer:
Top 20 Women to Watch in Asia

Campaign Asia presents 20 exceptional female professionals who are taking the marketing industry forward and are destined to achieve much more.

Lizi Hamer, Creative Director SapientNitro.

A “force of creative nature” with the “enthusiasm of a school bus full of children on the way to the zoo” said Kim Douglas, MD. Nina Spannari, Pernod Ricard Global Digital Director “Lizi epitomises a blueprint for living that we should all aspire to: hard-working, genuine, an ever-present listen, with determination that never quits”.


Check out her bio which we’ve just added. Who wouldn’t want to get their folio in front of her?

CA+ Other Events – Robert Earp talks

As an added extra Creative Asia reviewers and co chairs are speaking…..

Co chair Robert Earp will be presenting, not one, but two talks!  “Creative thinking and its commercial relevance” and “Developing your idea”.

Click here to see which other CA+ Reviewers are speaking.

CA+ Other Events – Panel Discussion

In alliance with Creative Asia, CA+ is proud to present a Panel Discussion:

How do creatives find new talent? Who decides which photographer to use?  What do photographers need to do to win the best assignments in Asia?

 Get the answers in our panel discussion:

“Creative leaders tell you everything you need to know about working in Asia “

CA+ Co-Chairs, Robert Earp and Christina Force, host an honest and enlightening discussion with some of Asia’s biggest hitters, on the topic that matters to you most.

Sham Nazaar, Head of Art at Redworks, Ogilvy, Gary Steele, Creative Director, TBWA, Richard Hollingum, APAC Lead, Sapient Nitro, Michael Tam, Senior Art Director, BBDO, and Martin Lever, Executive Creative Director, McCANN will be giving insights into how they screen photographers, how they prefer to review portfolios and ultimately, what are the biggest influences when choosing a photographer to shoot their campaign.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from the creatives that dole out the jobs: Your review ticket includes a VIP pass to this event.

Do you have any burning questions about how to get that job?  You too can participate in our panel discussion by submitting your questions.

Get onto FaceBook or Twitter and submit your questions now.

CA+ Top Tips#3

We know you have invested a lot of time and love into creating your portfolio, chosen your favourites from our wonderful selection of portfolio reviewers so remember for a successful review….

Come well rested and with focus – make each connection count!

Each review will be exactly 15 minutes.   During this time an experienced reviewer will browse your folio, understand it and give honest appraisal and feedback.  Meetings will be efficient and will allow for meaningful dialogue about your work.  This gives reviewers adequate time to thoughtfully review a body of work and provide meaningful feedback.  This dedicated time also benefits the photographer as they receive dedicated attention.
We want to Party with you, just make sure you save the energy for CONNECTIONS!

CA+ Other Events – Panel Discussion

We are excited to inform you that as part of your CA+ Portfolio Reviews ticket you can listen to talks and Panel Discussions.  Our CA+ discussion is focused on “thinking and it commercial relevance” selected CA+ Reviewers will be discussing this idea…stay tuned for our list!

Click here to see which other CA+ Reviewers talks you can listen to over the 3 days of Creative Asia.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Creative Asia Plus soon!



CA+ Top Tip – Hotels

Have you booked your Hong Kong hotel yet?

The CA+ team suggest staying at the Harbour Plaza, we’re all the “cool”people will be hanging out after a long day of positive reviews!  There will be daily shuttle buses heading to and from the event, so your transport will be sorted.

We’d love to see you there to, (just to let you know we’re not being paid to endorse this hotel) we just think the more time spent together the bigger the party!


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Your business card is your hand shake in Asia.

Remember to print some and bring them with you to share with our Reviewers!

Click here to see more Top Tips.

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

We’re excited to introduce another new CA+ Reviewer…..

The lovely Nicoletta Stefanidou, Creative Director at Publicis Hong Kong.

Nicoletta Stefanidou, Creative Director Publicis

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our newest CA+Reviewer! Sebastian Vacherot, Co-chief Executive Officer and CD of Publicis 133, he has won numerous awards and worked on some fantastic brands. Come and show him your work on November 15th!

Sebastien Vacherot Co-chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of Publicis 133

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

We are excited to introduce not one but two New CA+ Reviewers from Cheil, Hong Kong!

Meet Group Creative Directors Paul Chan and Shi Ping (SP) Ong

They are looking forward to seeing you at CA+!

Paul Chan Group Creative Director Cheil Hong Kong
Paul Chan
Shi Ping (SP) Ong Group Creative Director Cheil Hong Kong
Shi Ping (SP) Ong 

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

We’re thrilled to present another CA+ Reviewer; Guilherme Pecego, Creative Director at McCann, Hong Kong.

Watch this space  for more!



Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Lizi Hamer Sapient Nitro Singapore

Lizi Hamer, recently voted one of the ‘Top 20 Women to Watch in Asia 2014’, can review your folio.

Multi award-winning Lizi Hamer, Sapient Nitro Storyteller based in Singapore, is widely recognised for her dynamic creativity. With previous stints in some of the world’s biggest and best advertising agencies, Lizi is one person you are going to want to meet with at CA+ Folio Reviews

CA+ Connections

News just back from Asia – There is a real buzz in Hong Kong about Connections. With so many agency heavyweights and creatives coming along, it looks like Connections is going to be fantastic fun. Remember to get your ticket when you book your folio reviews.


CA+ Christina Force talks to Kelly Pon CD of BBH Shanghai

How does Kelly Pon, CD of BBH Shanghai find the photographers she wants to work with and what are some of the nuances of working in China? Kelly shares some awesome insights.. Do not miss reading this!


If you want to crack the Asian market….

If you want to crack the Asian market with your photography you might enjoy this read by one of our co-chairs, Christina Force.


Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

How do you get your book in front of one of China’s most respected Agents? We’ve already arranged that for you. Meet Justin Chan (Justin Chan Represents) CA+ and then hang out with him at CONNECTIONS.

Justin Chan Agent Justin Chan Represents China

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Michael Tam of BBDP HK is “curious about everything and loves to talk about anything”… so get your book in front of him and give him something to talk about.

Michael Tam Senior Art Director BBDO Hong Kong

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Would you like Gary Steele’s undivided attention? (Regional Creative Director, TBWA\Singapore)
He is free to meet with you one on one at CA+ in Hong Kong this November.

Gary Steele Creative Director TBWA Singapore

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Sham Nasaar, Head of Art at Redworks (Ogilvy) Singapore will be reviewing folios at CA+ this November…..will yours be one of them?

Sham Nasaar Head of Art at Redworks Ogilvy Singapore
Sham Nasaar






CA+ Top Tip #1

Top tip #1: Asia-based advertising creatives want to see that offshore photographers can produce the same great results when shooting in Asian light. Use your trip to CA+ as an opportunity to shoot in the region and prove to them you’re the real deal!

Introducing Another CA+ Reviewer

Get your folio in front of Mark Stevens, ECD, SapientNitro China and then join him for a drink at CONNECTIONS…. our post folio review function.

Mark Stevens Executive Creative Director Sapient Nitro China

If you’re a creative from or based in Asia…..

If you’re a creative from or based in Asia, and would like to join us in Hong Kong to review folios from around the world, give us a yell and we’ll look into adding you to our growing list of Creative Asia Plus + folio reviewers.