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The 1st Pan-African Summit for Communication and Media is arriving in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Fernanda ROMANO, President of the Jury
The African Cristal Festival, 1st Pan-African Summit for Communication & Media, is proud to announce that Fernanda Romano, Chief Creative Officer of Naked Brazil, will chair the Jury for the 1st edition of the African Cristal Festival that will be held from 25 to 28 October 2012 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Furthermore, she will hold a prestigious conference and host the award ceremony!

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Call for entries

The African Cristal Festival is also calling for entries for the seven official competitions, putting creativity at the heart of the event (deadline has been extended until October 12): Film, Outdoor, Press, Radio, Integrated, Digital & Mobile and Media Strategy.

A jury composed of the best international and regional creatives will gather to award the best African advertising works including, in each competition:
- a Southern Africa Grand Prix,
- a Western Africa Grand Prix
- a Central African Grand Prix
- a Northern Africa Grand Prix

in order to highlight the linguistic and regional cultural specificities!


The Cristal Festival Network is at the origin of several international events dedicated to the communication industry, including the Europe Cristal Festival in Crans Montana - Switzerland and the Mena Cristal Festival in Mzaar - Lebanon.

Following on the success of these events, we are launching the 1st Pan-African Summit for Communication & Media: The African Cristal Festival from 25/28 October in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

It will focus on 5 main aspects:
  • Jury and competitions: An international and regional panel of leading creatives will gather to reward the best advertising campaigns created and broadcasted over the African continent.
  • Showcase of the best creative campaigns rewarded during the Cristal Festival in Europe & Middle East. The African Short List will also be showcased as the results are decided. This will allow for benchmarking and provide an inspirational platform for both regions to learn from.
  • Conferences and Workshops: A number of leading professionals from the industry will unite to debate and exchange on the evolution of the advertising & media market in the region and internationally. This will be the occasion to share best practices, forecast trends and enable the professionals from the region to learn and be inspired.
  • Award show & gala: culminating point of the event; the gala event, will be an opportunity to identify new African trends and to highlight local culture and promote the best of African creativity.
  • Networking: Based on the success of our existing event formats, the African Cristal Festival will also provide key networking opportunities for attendees to exchange in a convivial atmosphere.

For further details please contact:

Anna ABUDIKHINA - Awards Manager

Mob: +33 6 63 91 55 76

Noémie BUREAU - Development Assistant

Tel: +33 1 47 72 14 25