Communication Summit


Communication Summit– 2017

Communication Summit is the leading platform in Bangladesh, which brings experts and specialists in the field of creative communication, both local and global, under one roof. Commenced in 2009, the summit has been playing a vital role in Bangladeshi creative communication and advertising industry. This year, the summit comprised of 3 keynote sessions, 2 panel discussions, 2 workshops, and 2 agencies’ case studies presentations.

Our global guests for the 7th Communication Summit were:

K V Sridhar, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, HyperCollective.

Known as Pops, he is the founder of HyperCollective, his self-funded entrepreneurial venture. His previous stints include SapientNitro, where he joined in 2014 and moved on late last year, prior to which he worked at Leo Burnett, Lowe Lintas and JWT. He was recently named in the prestigious list of Hall of Fame of Asian advertising, media and marketing leaders of past 40 years by Campaign Asia. He has won 22 Cannes lions and over 100 international awards.

Prof. Dr. Jonathan A.J Wilson, Professor and Consultant Expert in ABCDs, Business and Culture, Halal, Muslim & Ethnic Markets, GSM London.

Jonathan’s career started as working in advertising in London over 20 years ago. Jonathan is globally recognized as an award winning Thought Leader on Halal Branding; and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Islamic Marketing by Emerald Publications Groups. He has won awards for his work on Inconspicuous Branded Consumption and Luxury.

Vikas Mehta, Ex-CEO, Lowe, Dubai

Having worked in the Communication Industry for more than 29 years in various countries, Vikas has gotten global and regional experience on multinational and local brands like Pepsodent, Sony, Horlicks, HSBC and many more. He has worked with Lowe, JWT, and Havas; handled country level and regional level roles in terms of strategic thinking and bottom line responsibilities.


Communication Summit– 2016

Bangladesh, despite experiencing exponential growth in its creative industry over the past decade, significantly lacks platforms which encourage discussions and exchange of ideas regarding the communication industry of the country. To address that need, Bangladesh Brand Forum, for a number of years now has been organizing the Communication Summit in association with Cannes Lions.

The Summit is designed to be a dominant dais for peer-to- peer learning and knowledge sharing, bringing together leading communicators and marketing professionals from companies, agencies, associations, NGOs and institutions to network and discuss ideas on the most cutting-edge tools and strategies in the field. The aim of the summit is to establish a culture of ideas which will only help the industry flourish and stay aligned with global trends. The Communication Summit will be followed by the Commward Gala Night, to celebrate the best creative minds of the country and their contributions to the communication industry.


Communication Summit – 2015

At the core of inspiration is knowledge. Creative inspiration cannot be instilled without practical knowledge & insights which only a handful of creative marketers and practitioners possess.

Communication Summit is one such platform where the most sought-after world renowned Marketing and Communication experts have inspired thousands of marketers on Creativity since 2009. This year too, Communication Summit is designed to impart the best practices and learning on creative marketing and communication through six speaker sessions.the speakers for the summit were Dave McCaughan, Marketing Thought Leader and Storyteller, BIBLIOSEXUAL; Indranil Chakraborty, Founder, StoryWorks; Dan Mobley Regional Head of Corporate Affairs, India & South Asia, Standard Chartered; Syed Gousul Alam Shaon Managing Partner & Country Head, Grey Dhaka; Muralidhar Salvateeswaran, Managing Director – South India , Milward Brown and Bickey Russell, Head of Agency Development, Global SMB Revenue Organisation, Google.


Communication Summit – 2014

This year Commward takes the privilege to introduce four world renowned professionals who have worked with and for some of the best brands of the world. The seminar will host renowned Ad filmmaker  Prahlad Kakkar, Founder & Director, Genesis Productions Ltd., India; leading Ad professional Santosh Ramesh Desai, Managing Director  & CEO of Futurebrands India Ltd.; Partha Sinha, Director & Chief Strategy Officer, Publicis South Asia; and Henry S. Tenedero, Council Director, International Learning Styles Network, President, Centre for Learning & Teaching Styles, Philippines.

Communication Summit is the culmination of learning on creative communication from the most sought after experts in the world. The experts will share with the participants their learning, insights and experiences in working with some of the most acclaimed creative works in brand communication. Truly, a communication summit could not have been complete without the extensive and fun learning sessions. The daylong summit is open to registration only and will also host two intensive panel discussions on creative communication.