Introducing the first wave of speakers at Spikes Asia 2017

From an Atomweight champion to a creative director/drag queen, there’s an exciting line-up in store at Spikes Asia this year. Here are some of the first names confirmed:


Gianni Gurnani / Gigi Giubilee, creative director by day and drag queen by night, considers the meaning of talent and the concept of a ‘cultural fit’.


Angela Lee is the reigning ONE Championship Women’s Atomweight Champion. She will bring her unbeaten status to the stage with Evolve MMA.

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Daniel Hughes

Dan leads data science internationally for DigitasLBi. He has helped clients ranging from Comcast to L’Oreal to innovate with the help of data-driven insights.

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Islam ElDessouky

As head of integrated marketing communications, Islam has spearheaded some of Coca-Cola Middle East’s most successful campaigns.

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Victor Knaap is the Main Monk, or CEO, of MediaMonks. Under his direction, MediaMonks has become one of the most prolific production companies worldwide.

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As director of retail marketing, Amit Mangwani leads Intel’s retail engagement in new and emerging sectors like VR, AR and conversational commerce.

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Julia Izmalkowa is a ‘humanologist’, psychologist and researcher. Her agency, IZMALKOWA helps brands to break through the fake reality of the ‘ever happy’ consumer.

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Cirkus’ Ringmaster Marko Klijn has been active in the animation industry for over 20 years. He will showcase what it takes to give animation a real and handcrafted feel.

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Nirvik Singh is chairman & CEO of Grey Group Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and the driving force behind Grey’s dynamic growth and development in Asia.

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Christian Mix-Linzer


Christian started his first record label at 16. His Berlin-based agency Tracks & Fields ensures a perfect blend of sound and vision. Clients include VW, Skoda, Ebay, Porsche and McDonald’s.