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MediaWorks Asia (no relation!) has collected an impressive list of mentors for its upcoming four-day media and communications training course – called Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders – at the Marriott Hotel in Hanoi.

The 2016 mentors Include:

  • Omnicom Media Group APAC president Torie Henderson
  • IPG Mediabrands APAC planning director Pablo Gomez
  • Dentsu Media planning director, Tomonori Inasaka
  • ZenithOptimedia head of planning Chor Mui Lee
  • Red Fuse regional head of media Charlie Newbery
  • Omnicom Media Group APAC head of Fuse Anathea Ruys
  • Omnicom APAC platform ceo Lee Smith
  • PHD APAC head of strategy & planning Chris Stephenson
  • iProspect APAC ceo Ruth Stubbs.

The course runs Wednesday-Saturday 18-21 May. The course cost is US$2650 (NZ$3821), which includes three nights’ twin share accommodation, all meals & coffee breaks, all course materials, airport transfers, and the offsite MediaWorks dinner.

There’s also an upgrade (single room etc) – visit the website (scroll down for the link) for details.

Here’s the release: Now in its 11th year, MediaWorks returns to Hanoi to test a new batch of young talents in the media and communications industry. The residential training programme is an intense, challenging and rewarding 4-day course designed to equip the rising stars with the skills they need to survive today’s multi-faceted industry.

With the guidance of industry experts, MediaWorks replicates real life, challenging syndicate teams to pitch for a client with a real brief in real time. Attendees will be required to prepare a pitch for the account to a panel of industry heads and the client.

As part of the training, MediaWorks incorporates a one-day conference which brings together industry experts and professional trainers, and examines the obstacles facing the next generation, strategies for winning pitches and maintaining creativity while still delivering the clients objectives.

MediaWorks is conducted in English and is designed for media planners & buyers, advertising sales personnel, agency planners, creatives, brand marketers and other industry-related functions.

The registration deadline is Friday 6 May.

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