APCON Chairman and Group CEO of the Prima Garnet, Lolu Akinwunmi, has been announced as a jury member at the maiden edition of the African Cristal Festival, which takes place from Wednesday, October.
25 to Saturday October 27, 2012. The Cristal Creative Festival has, in the last 12 years, set standards for creative excellence in Europe and Middle East, and this year its organisers have decided to celebrate “African creativity in advertising and media” with a regional award with international recognition by organising the maiden edition of the African Cristal Award dedicated to the Continent.
According to Christian Cappe, general manager of African Cristal
Festival, “this gathering will be an occasion for professionals to exchange
ideas through conferences, debates, gala dinners and awards ceremony. Eminent personalities will share their views of the future of communication as well.”
‘Lolu Akinwunmi, the only jury selected from Nigeria and the English speaking West African region, will be a part of the twelve-man media, creative and client team that will select the best creation of the year 2011/2012 in the film, press, radio, outdoor, integrated, media and digital and mobile.
The event orgnisers noted that while the competition gives an important place to clients with a jury whose members are very experienced international and regional agencies, the jury will make its decisions
independently, and play a full part in the choice of the Cristal Award. Akinwunmi, on his part, sees the invitation as a great honour to the Prima Garnet group and Nigerian practitioners.