Panel of experienced industry specialists to set the pace at this year's AMDT Festival of Creativity Wunderman Thompson Sri Lanka CEO Alyna Haji Omar, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka CEO Arosha Perera and Executive Creative Director Lalindra Nanayakkara, Leo Burnett Canada Group Creative Director Anthony Chelvanathan, Managing Director PR Wire Ashan Kumar, Spikes Asia Festival Director Joe Pullos Panel of experienced industry specialists to set the pace at this year's AMDT Festival of Creativity Wunderman Thompson Sri Lanka CEO Alyna Haji Omar, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka CEO Arosha Perera and Executive Creative Director Lalindra Nanayakkara, Leo Burnett Canada Group Creative Director Anthony Chelvanathan, Managing Director PR Wire Ashan Kumar, Spikes Asia Festival Director Joe Pullos
Mar 19, 2019

AMDT to host Festival of Creativity for 2nd year

AMDT School of Creativity, Sri Lanka’s highly renowned institute for Creativity and Arts launches their “Festival of Creativity” for the second consecutive year, fueled by the purpose bridging the demands of the nation’s rapidly rising Creative industry and communications industry.

Over the course of two weeks, from the 17th to 30th of March 2019, AMDT presents a series of entertaining Industry Talk Shows, Fashion Shows and the “AMDT Showcase”, together with reputed design corporations accompanied by experts from AMDT.

The event commented on the 17th of March 2019, beginning with the AMDT Showcase 2019, featuring the Creative Arts, Design, Fashion, Animation, Advertising, Photography, UX, and Film exhibition presented by the students of AMDT, held at the Kingsbury Hotel. The AMDT Showcase is being held for the fourth consecutive year and it has opened up various industries in Sri Lanka to meet and experience fresh Creative talent. Graduating students are given excellent opportunities to speak directly with prospective employers and are often offered instant employment. This would be followed by a succession of Industry Talk Shows at the AMDT campus premises, comprising of session topics such as “Execute or Execute Ideas?”, “Creativity Matters”, “What’s your plan?” and “AI, opportunity or threat?” and "Is PR the best CPR?", offering insights on everything from Creative career paths to Creative thinking, Public Relations, gaming, graphic design, filmmaking, VR, and artificial intelligence.

Satheesh Kumar, Director, Brands & Technology and Senior Lecturer, AMDT School of Creativity, commented, “AMDT’s Festival of Creativity is set to inspire young budding talent and everyone who aspires to be Creative and to provide a platform for the Creative Industries to collaborate and engage in order to strengthen and transform Sri Lanka’s economy into a Creative Economy, thus constructing a Creative country. This has been the Creative vision of AMDT. We initiated the Festival of Creativity in 2018 in order to create a dialogue and groom the future addressing the escalating requirements of the current business world. We are proud to say that the event last year was a vast success and we are quite excited to extend our services to the community for the betterment of the Creative industry this year as well.”

Key speakers of the event include, Chief Executive Officer, Wunderman Thompson Alyna Haji Omar, Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Lalindra Nanayakkara, Festival Director, Spikes Asia Festival Of Creativity / Representing Cannes Lions Joe Pullos, Director - E Commerce, Softlogic Retail Holdings Makshoodh Meerasaibu, Managing Director & Head of Brands, Magic Mango Sugibun Sathiamoorthy, Chief Strategy Officer, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Murtaza Tajbhoy, Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson Asela de Silva, Planning Director, Wunderman Thompson SapnaSeneviratne, Head of Digital, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Neeraj Karambelkar, Film Director Ilango Ram, Associate Creative Director, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Nikhila Dissanayake, Senior Creative Director, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Athula Kathriarachchi, Director - Academic Affairs & Operations / Senior Lecturer, AMDT, School Of Creativity Janeandra V Jayawardena, Director - Brands & Technology / Senior Lecturer, AMDT, School Of Creativity Satheesh Kumar M, Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett Toronto Anthony Chelvanathan, General Manager, Cognitive Computing Colombo Asiri Fernando, PR Wire Managing Director Ashan Kumar and Head of PR Hasitha Kekulawala, aiming to inspire, collaborate and engage with the students with the purpose of generating an improved Creative Industry for the nation. The festival will be supported by Pearson UK while the Fashion Show will be partnered by MOSH Salon to deliver a spectacular show.

The Academy of Multimedia Design & Technology, commonly known as AMDT, School of Creativity is a widely recognized school of Arts and Creativity with a diverse and dynamic Creative community, where aspiring artists in Sri Lanka and around the world find what they need to embrace creativity.

Established in the year 2005, AMDT is a Pearson (UK) Accredited institution, offering 16 BTEC HND courses in Sri Lanka, recognized by universities in the UK and Australia. Pearson is the most reputed and largest educational awarding body in the United Kingdom (UK) offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. AMDT offers Creative qualifications in Multimedia Design, Interactive Media, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textiles, Film Making, Photography, Advertising, Animation, 3D, Visual Effects (Vfx), Motion Graphics, Game Design, etc., empowered by the finest Adobe Certified lecturers who are well experienced with Adobe software and technologies and has been relentless in inspiring Creative minds and career paths for students in their chosen discipline in the Creative Industry. AMDT is also a proud provider to quality talent to many creative industries in the country.

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