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Ster-Kinekor Cinemark hosts Cannes Lions Edits events with industry experts

Celebrating creativity and the power of cinema as an advertising platform through a showcase of best practice in brand communications is the promise of the 2016 edition of Cannes Lions Edit.

Hosted by Ster-Kinekor and Cinemark, this edited version of the 63rd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity highlights the award-winning campaigns from around the world that took top honours, and presents exclusive industry insights from this year’s panel of jurors.

The Cannes Lions Edit events take place in Johannesburg at Ster-Kinekor The Zone, and at Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 8 and 15 September respectively, from 9am till 10:30am. Bookings for both events are now open, and tickets are available at R150 each.

Advertising veteran Andy Rice will act as the MC at both events. Together with Ann Nurock, they will introduce and facilitate the panel of speakers and jurors from 9am, before introducing the screening of the winning works from 9:30.

“This is an amazing opportunity for anyone working in the advertising, marketing and brand communications industry. Not only will they be able to view the winning work from this year’s Cannes Lions, but they will also have the chance to interact with the South African creative experts who joined the panel of 387 international judges to decide the fate of thousands of creative entries from across the world. We will hear firsthand from them what they were looking for in the awarded creative campaigns,” says Tshireletso Yvonne Diogo, Ster-Kinekor’s general manager of promotions and trade marketing.

The panel of speakers at the Johannesburg event comprises Jenny Glover (Cannes Lions juror and executive creative director of TWBA/Hunt/Lascaris); Nathan Reddy (Cannes Lions juror and founder/CEO of Grid); Fran Luckin (Cannes Lions juror and chief creative officer of Grey Africa in JHB); and Suhana Gordhan (Cannes Lions Juror and creative director of FCB Africa).

In Cape Town, the audience will be entertained, informed and inspired by a panel of speakers and jurors including Emma Carpenter (Cannes Lions juror and creative director of Accenture Interactive SA); keynote speaker Ann Nurock, Bizcommunity’s roving reporter who was on the ground at this year’s Cannes Lions festival; Jonathan Beggs (Cannes Lions juror and chief creative officer of Saatchi & Saatchi); and Eoin Welsh (Cannes Lions juror and chief creative officer of Havas Worldwide JHB).

“We are privileged to have this calibre of industry expertise on one panel. We encourage everyone in the industry to attend this year’s Cannes Lions Edit events to share in their creative insights and expertise, before enjoying the big-screen experience of the award-winning work,” conclude Diogo.

For more information about the Cannes Lions Edit events at Ster-Kinekor The Zone on 8 September from 9am, and at Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront on 15 September from 9am, and to make bookings, visit the Ster-Kinekor website at or Download the SK App on your smartphone for the latest news.

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