ABOUT THE MENA CRISTAL FESTIVAL

On April 19th 2018, after 4 years away, the MENA Cristal Festival is back where it all began: Lebanon, more particularly in Beirut.

THE MENA CRISTAL FESTIVAL DNA

> Networking is at the very heart of the MENA Cristal Festival. The event provides great opportunities to engage with brands.

> Conferences are true sources of inspiration for future marketing actions and innovative technologies.

> The MENA Awards Ceremony rewards the best advertising campaigns of the region.

A PLACE FOR NETWORKING & INSPIRATION

> Business inspiration: over 300 delegates & 20 international and regional speakers.

> Creativity & Innovation at the heart of the festival: MENA Leaders Grand Jury (CEOs from the biggest agencies of the MENA region), Advertisers Jury (CMOs from the most influencial brands), Creative Jury,  & Arab Culture Jury.

THE MENA CRISTAL AWARDS

The MENA Cristal Awards, taking place on April 19th, Beirut – Lebanon, rewards the best MENA campaigns of the year.

The following categories are awarded: Film, Press, Radio, Integrated, Outdoor, Digital, Mobile, Online Video, Film Craft, Brand Entertainment & Content, Effectiveness, Promo & Direct, Media, Design, Corporate & PR and Arab Culture.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

THE SHORTLISTS & PRIZELISTS ARE OUT!

Registration deadline : April 9th 

Contact: Zara NABER/ Business Development MENA
zara@cristal-events.com / T. +33 1 49 12 07 21

MENA CRISTAL AWARDS' WINNERS

2018 MENA GRAND CRISTAL

Campaign: Camel Power

Advertiser: Nissan Middle East
Agency: TBWA\RAAD Dubai

 

 

RANKINGS

Advertising Agency of the Year: TBWA\RAAD Dubai

Agency of the Year in the Media Category: BBDO Pakistan

Advertising Network of the Year: BBDO

Media Network of the Year: Initiative MENA

Advertiser of the Year: Nissan Middle East

Holding Company of the Year: Omnicom Group

2018 MENA LEADERS & ADVERTISERS GRAND CRISTAL

Campaign: Camel Power

Advertiser: Nissan
Agency: TBWA\RAAD Dubai

 

 

 

 

2018 CREATIVE JURIES

Christian Waitzinger

Christian Waitzinger

Vice President, Executive Creative Director Continental Europe
SapientRazorfish, Germany

Lina Fateen

Lina Fateen

Managing Director
Momentum, Egypt

Rayyan Aoun

Rayyan Aoun

Executive Creative Director
J. Walter Thompson KSA, Saudi Arabia

Chima Okenimkpe

Chima Okenimkpe

Chief Creative Officer
Publicis Communications, West Africa

Collette Wasielewski

Collette Wasielewski

Creative Director
FCB Johannesburg, South Africa

Andrew Hook

Andrew Hook

Chief Creative Officer
Havas, Singapore

Joe Abou-Khaled

Joe Abou-Khaled

Regional Creative Director
Impact BBDO Beirut

2018 ARAB CULTURE JURY

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab

Artist
Egypt
Arab Culture Jury President

Wissam Matar

Wissam Matar

Managing Director
Operation Unicorn, Lebanon
Arab Culture Jury

Meryl El Afifi

Meryl El Afifi

Executive Creative Director
Momentum, Egypt
Arab Culture Jury

Sami Saab

Sami Saab

Founder CEO & Creative Director
Phenomena, Lebanon
Arab Culture Jury

Ali Zein

Ali Zein

Regional Creative Director
IMPACT BBDO, Dubai
Arab Culture Jury

Basel El Deeb

Basel El Deeb

Managing Partner & Head of Creative
Tarek Nour Communications / DDB, Lebanon
Arab Culture Jury

2018 ADVERTISERS & LEADERS GRAND JURY

Patou Nuytemans

Patou Nuytemans

MENA CEO & EAME Chief Digital Officer
Ogilvy & Mather, London

President of the Advertisers & Leaders Grand Jury

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Christian Bou Khalil

Christian Bou Khalil

Regional Brand Manager
L’Oréal Middle East, United Arab Emirates

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Hussein M. Dajani

Hussein M. Dajani


GM – Digital & CEX – Africa, ME, India, & Turkey
Nissan Motor Co, United Arab Emirates

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Ralph El Kahi

Ralph El Kahi

Chief Marketing Officer
Spinneys Middle East, Lebanon

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Mostafa Talaat

Mostafa Talaat

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager
Vodafone, Egypt

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David Ham

David Ham

Regional Brand Building MENA
Uber, United Arab Emirates

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Jonathan Lawlor

Jonathan Lawlor

Marketing Director MENA
Coca-Cola, United Arab Emirates

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Amanda Abirached

Amanda Abirached

Head of Marketing
Citymall, Lebanon

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Ravi Rao

Ravi Rao

CEO
Mindshare, United Arab Emirates

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Dani Richa

Dani Richa

Chairman & CEO
BBDO MEA / Impact BBDO MENA & Pakistan Group

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Nicole Karkour

Nicole Karkour

Group Marketing Director
Exotica, Libenon

 

 

PROGRAMME

10:00 am – Advertisers Grand Jury, Leaders Grand Jury, Cristal Academy judging session
Private Session

10:00 am – Publisher’s & DATA Session
Public Session

11:00 am – Showcase by Cristal
In 15 years, advertising campaigns has evolved : from creation to innovation, discover the best cases of our Cristal Events since 2002

12:00 am – Masterclass of Jury Presidents
Jury’s Presidents will come on stage to present their favorite advertising campaigns of the year and will explain to the audience why they’re so creative, innovative & bold. Followed by Q/A Session with the audience.

1:00 pm – Official Lunch

2:30 pm – Free Afternoon

6:00 pm – Official Cocktail

8:00 pm – Awards Ceremony & Official Dinner
Keynotes focused on boldness 

11:00 pm – Closing Party

SPEAKERS

Bahia Shehab

Bahia Shehab

Artist
Egypt

Christian Waitzinger

Christian Waitzinger

Vice President, Executive Creative Director Continental Europe
SapientRazorfish, Germany

Hussein Dajani

Hussein Dajani

General Manager - Digital & Customer Experience - Africa, Middle East, Turkey & India
Nissan Motor Corporation

Ayman Haydar

Ayman Haydar

CEO
MenaMarketPlace

Tarek Homsi

Tarek Homsi

General Manager
Diwanee

Michel Juvillier

Michel Juvillier

CEO
Juvillier Conseil

ATTEND

This year, the MENA Cristal Festival will take place at the Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut

General de Gaulle, Beirut, Lebanon

1 Day Pass

This pass gives access to: 

  • Official lunch & Cocktail
  • Masterclass & seminars
  • Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Cristal Academy Membership

This pass gives access to: 

  • Official lunch & Cocktail
  • Masterclass & seminars
  • A seat in the Advertisers & Leaders Grand Jury
  • One-to-One meetings
  • Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Tandem Pass

Come along with your client, who will take part in the Advertisers Grand Jury, and meet more than 40 brands.

This pass gives access to (for two people): 

  • Official lunch & Cocktail
  • Masterclass & seminars
  • A seat in the Advertisers & Leaders Grand Jury
  • One-to-One meetings
  • Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony (1 seat) 

This pass gives access to: 

  • Keynotes on Boldness
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Gala Dinner
  • Closing Party

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony (10 seats) 

This pass gives access to: 

  • Keynotes on Boldness
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Gala Dinner
  • Closing Party

Contacts

Christian Cappe

Laura Polimeni

Ombeline de Chaillé

Julien Morales

Florence Hocquet

Alexis Choucroun 

Zara Naber

Adil Kheyi

Thibault Bourdichon

PARTNERS

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