25th Golden Drum starts tomorrow in Portorož, Slovenia

Creativity, Festivals & Awards

The professionals of the creative industries are preparing to return to the Portorož, Slovenia, for the Jubilee International Festival of Creativity Golden Drum: three days – 17th to 19th of October – of inspiring talks and workshops, enabling lots of educational opportunities, highly anticipating competition program and wonderful networking opportunities.

In these three days, more than 40 speakers will discuss the sources and meanings of inspiration for resolving the new challenges of the future, and present examples and ways which help us become the initiators of the future changes.

We strive to incorporate a wide array of topics in addition to our spotlight on creativity, so the festival experience is as comprehensive as possible and the program as thought-provoking, informative and inspiring as it can be. A big part of the festival content is dedicated to the best practice, and the improvement of business results. Therefore, we are looking for inspiration to solve future challenges in those who know how best to detect the contradictions of modernity. They are the best catalysts for future changes

Mojca Briščik,

President of the Golden Drum Festival

Delegates will have an opportunity to listen to Sir John Hegarty, Founder and Creative Bartle Bogle Hegarty United Kingdom, Barry Wacksman, EVP and Global Chief Strategy Officer R/GA New York, David Pivk, Brand Communication Director NIKE EMEA, Jan Jelle de Boer, Creative Strategist, MediaMonks The Netherlands, Justin Billingsley, CEO Publicis Emil United Kingdom, Stephan Loerke, Chief Executive Officer World Federation of Advertisers Belgium, Martina Olbertova, Founder and Chief Meaning Officer Meaning.Global UK/Czech Republic, Mailine Swildens, Director The ZOO EMEA France, and many more.

The Festival will be accompanied by live networking events, starting with Golden Drum Opening Reception – Meet and Greet – on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. On Thursday delegates will have the opportunity to integrate a touch of craziness from their country on Wild Wild East Part by McCann Worldgroup starting at 9 p.m. The highlight of the festival will be the gala event on Friday night, where we will meet the Golden Drum winners and end the 25th Golden Drum Festival with the golden closing party.