Lisbon International Advertising Festival announces AKQA Founder & CEO as Jury’s president

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The Lisbon International Advertising Festival is proud to announce Ajaz Ahmed will be the President of this year’s Executive Jury Panel. Ajaz Ahmed is Founder and CEO of AKQA, the innovation agency he founded at age 21. Ajaz will attend this year’s event in Lisbon and share his thoughts, insights and entrepreneurial experiences at the conference that we are sure will enrich our participant’s knowledge.

AKQA today employs around 2,000 people across 23 studios in 15 countries worldwide. Clients include Nike, BBC and Rolls Royce. AKQA is the winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation, the highest accolade bestowed on business in the UK. Ajaz co-authored the two best-selling business books Velocity and Limitless. All proceeds from his books and speeches are donated to charities voted for by employees of AKQA.

This year will be the third edition of Lisbon Advertising Festival, a global award of advertising creativity based in Portugal. Its aim is to award the best ​​in the world, but also the best work in each region. In the past, the festival had the privilege to count on the expertise of several esteemed professionals both on our Grand and Executive Jury — presided by Mr. Washington Olivetto in 2016 and by Mr. Jacques Séguéla in 2017.

In the same time, the festival organizers announced the competition is open for registration, with participants who register works at this time to benefit from a special and significative discount. Early Crow ends 31st  May.

We want to be the festival who most privileges the importance of creativity – in a world level – but we also want to be the one who most points in direction to the future of the advertising industry (…) This is a festival which was born to lead worldwide and proves that agencies which want to lead the future have to count on Lisbon Crows to be a part of their trophy shelf

Ana Firmo Ferreira

CEO Lisbon Advertising Festival