Cindy Gallop, keynote speaker at Golden Drum 2016

Creativity, Festivals & Awards, People

Among more than 40 world class speakers from advertising and creative industry who will share their knowledge at this year’s Golden Drum, the biggest star of the show will definitely be the keynote speaker Cindy Gallop, for many a genius and also controversial speaker and Founder and Director of unique portals like and In less than three weeks, between 18 -21 October, Golden Drum will open its doors on Ljubljana Castle, Slovenia, offering four days of numerous interesting educational contents and many opportunities to inspire young and established creative experts.

“We are counting down the days until the beginning of the festival and presenting you the rest of the amazing speakers, that will step on the stage of Golden Drum,” emphasizes Mojca Briščik, Director General of the Golden Drum. Mojca believes, that this year’s festival will, not only with its new image, location, and competition program, but most of all with the straightforward speakers with a true flair of the industry, inspire the delegates, who will turn this inspiration into amazing work, that will assure them a place on the winning podium of next year’s Golden Drum festival.

Cindy Gallop phptographed by Kevin Abosch

Cindy Gallop is considered to be one of the 30 most extraordinary and influential people in advertising, and her excellent speeches on the future of advertising and marketing echo all over the world. She has an unique approach to counselling companies she likes to describe as: “I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business.”

She acts as a board advisor to a number of tech ventures and consults on brand and business innovation for companies around the world. She has a reputation as a highly compelling and inspirational speaker at conferences and events around the world on a variety of topics.

I’m very excited to be able to present a renowned speaker such as Cindy Gallop. Her speeches are excellent, and even more importantly, they do not leave the listeners indifferent. I’m sure we can expect nothing less at this year’s Golden Drum. We’ve made an extraordinary selection of speakers and looking at this year’s speakers and content the festival program will be super exciting

Mojca Majhen,

Executive Director of the 23rd Golden Drum Festival

More than 40 world renowned experts from advertising and creative industry will take the stage at this year’s Golden Drum, among them Uli Reese, President, iV2, Germany, Emma Wilkie, Managing Director, The Gunn Report Ltd, United Kingdom, Darre van Dijk, Chief Creative Officer, TBWA/Neboko Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ekrem Dupanović, Founder and Editor in Chief, Media Marketing and Art & Business, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ioana Filip, Executive Creative Director, MRM//McCann Romania, Romania, Péter Tibor Juhász, Head of marketing communications, Magyar Telekom, Hungary, Ravid Kuperberg, Partner, Mindscapes, Israel, Ivan Stanković, Founder, Communis, Serbia, Tim Parry, Director of Communications, Alzheimer’s Research, United Kingdom, Folker Wrage, Chief Creative Officer, Havas Worldwide, Switzerland, and many others.