Luis Figo, Katherine Ryan and Pure Evil join Eurobest’s speakers line-up

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

Eurobest’s organizers announced that new speakers, among which Luis Figo, Katherine Ryan and Pure Evil, join the line-up of speakers at the 2013 edition of the festival.

This year’s content program, which is themed around creative bravery, will serve to better delegates’ ability to take risks (…)They will return to their roles with renewed energy and skills along with the aptitude to raise the bar on their creative projects

Philip Thomas

CEO Lions Festivals.

Welcoming internationally renowned footballer Luís Figo to the stage, 180 Amsterdam’s President & CCO, Al Moseley, will explore how creative bravery flourishes through displacement and migration. During an onstage interview, Figo will discuss his experience as a migrant and the instances of creative bravery demanded and created by his career.

A series of interviews, exclusive to Eurobest, will be screened alongside this, offering insights from celebrities as well as talents from the world of business, music, sport, design, advertising and film making, about how being a migrant has made them braver and delivered greater creative results.

 We are delighted that international football legend Luís Figo is going to be returning to his home country of Portugal and taking the stage with me at Eurobest 2013, this December. During the session, I will be casting an eye on the power of displacement and the way in which bringing together seemingly disparate people in a foreign environment can result in such world-leading creative and innovative results.  FC Barcelona and Real Madrid legend Luís Figo really has consistently demonstrated this 180 Thinking principle in action, throughout his impressive career

Al Moseley

Mark Chalmers, Founder, Creative Social and Curator of will bring guest graffiti and street artist Pure Evil to the stage. Famed for his painting of bunnies, Pure Evil began his career in California before returning to London and opening the Pure Evil Gallery. He has exhibited across the world including in China, Russia, Mongolia, Brazil, USA and widely in Europe. During the seminar, Urban Artists: The Original Brave, Mark will look at the concept that there are no brands or budgets, just ideals and ambition, showing that in the world of the artist, creative bravery comes as standard.

Pure Evil’s opinion on the world is so good people buy it and hang it on their wall. Creativity is there to knock sense into our world. Pure Evil is a natural born image maker. It takes a special person to soak up culture and flip it back out better.

Mark Chalmers

Canadian comedian, writer and actress, Katherine Ryan, will join Chris Clarke, CCO of DigitasLBi, to share their experiences of using talent to attract and cultivate audiences. Focusing on the Top 100 subscribed-to YouTube channels, they will question why only one consumer brand ranks in it and how the other 99 non-consumer brands have succeeded in building loyal audiences of millions with timely, inexpensive content. Katherine and Chris will use the success of their weekly show, The Take Out, created for Sony Mobile to demonstrate how to give a brand a credible voice in entertainment. Katherine is a regular on British panel shows, has won the Nivea Funny Women Award and as an actress has appeared in several sitcoms.

Launched in 1988, Eurobest is Europe’s leading annual awards competition for creative excellence in the categories of Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio, Craft, Interactive, Media, Direct, Promo & Activation, Design, PR, Integrated, Mobile and Branded Content & Entertainment advertising. Since 2008, the awards, which are judged by Europe’s top creatives, form part of a two-and-a-half day Festival themed to identify and engage specific topics that are relevant to the European market. The festival, attended by more than 1,900 delegates in 2012, has previously been held in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Lisbon.