Bates Chi&Partners to host portfolio night for aspiring young creative talent in Singapore

Poortfolio Night.jpgBates CHI&Partners is hosting the Art Director's Club (ADC) Portfolio Night, the world's largest advertising portfolio review, in Singapore on Wednesday 20 May, 2015. This is a one-night-only event, which will be held simultaneously in 24 countries globally on the same date.
Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment, where aspiring young advertising copywriters, art directors and designers meet with renowned advertising creative directors in creative hubs across the world. Each city host is responsible for bringing together the top creative directors in their city with up-and-coming advertising talent. This will provide junior talent with the opportunity to learn from the best, and to provide leading industry creative directors with a chance to mentor and give back to the advertising industry. The full list of the 32 Creative Directors in Singapore who will participate can be viewed here.

The evening allows students valuable face-time and constructive critique from a lineup of seasoned professionals in the creative industry. Last year, Bates CHI&Partners hosted a sold-out event in Singapore. David Mayo, CEO of Bates CHI&Partners, said, "Bates CHI&Partners recognizes that young creatives are the future of our evolving industry, and our involvement in Portfolio Night for the second year running is core to our investment in nurturing the next generation of talent."

Singapore.jpgTo promote the event in Singapore this year, Bates CHI&Partners have created a campaign to show how difficult it is to pin down a Creative Director from a top agency. Leo Poloniecki, Head of Copy at Bates CHI&Partners said, "Our campaign, aimed at students trying to break into the industry, emphasizes how tricky it is to track down the most elusive of species: the Creative Director. However, come to Portfolio Night and these rare creatures come out of hiding to see you."

There are rich rewards for young creatives on the night: one standout individual will win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to take part in a week-long All Stars competition against the winners in the other participating cities, sponsored by ADC. Other incentives include exclusive internship opportunities with the local agencies.

In Singapore, Portfolio Night is supported by Canvas Singapore and Shooting Gallery Asia. Canvas at The Riverwalk, located between lively Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, was selected as a venue for its emphasis on creativity and collaboration. Roy Ng, Executive Director of Canvas Singapore said, "Canvas is pleased to support Portfolio Night and be part of a platform that inspires the exchange of ideas and grows creativity."

Shooting Gallery Asia is collaborating with Bates CHI&Partners on videography and photography. Sebastian Tan, Managing Director of Shooting Gallery Asia said, "Our partnership with Bates CHI&Partners as they host Portfolio Night is aligned to our investment in youth talent and igniting passion in the creative industry."

Tickets are on sale at S$20 online. Portfolio Night is presented in global partnership with Shutterstock and Twitter, as well as supporting partner Monotype.

2 Comments

Pizza…yes! said:

Wasn't this also called The Cheap Labour Summit?

Hop in the back of the pick up said:

I guess it's not exploitation if they are gagging for it.
Paying $20 for the privilege of getting into the meat market is an interesting spin to Bates CHI's 'investment in nurturing the next generation of talent'.

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