IAA connections, news & events from chapters around the world. Marie Scotti

Australia Chapter’s “Big Idea” Competition – Winner Announced
Chapter President Heather Leembruggen reported the winner of this year’s “Big Idea” student award competition. The Bommerang One team from Edith Cowan University took home the award for their response to the Coeliac Australia client brief. More than 80 university students from across the country entered the competition. See The Winners »

Chapter’s New Thought Leadership Program
Chapter President Heather Leembruggen reports that the Chapter has introduced “IAA Thought Leadership Forums” – a series of breakfast and lunch events, to feature thought Leaders in solo presentations and panel discussions on the latest developments and trends impacting the marketing industry.

India Chapter’s Olive Crown Awards
The awards, created in 2011, seek to recognize creative excellence in communicating sustainability. Deadline for entries is January 31, 2012.
Details on how to enter the 2012 contest can be found here »

Denmark Chapter Holds Elections, Creates New Digital Diploma
At their AGM meeting held recently Erich Karsholt of Bates Y&R Copenhagen was elected chapter president.

Donald Nekman also reported on a new training program created by the Chapter – the IAA Digital Diploma which began in September. MORE »

Hungary Chapter receives delegation from China
The meetings in Budapest took place on October 26 and were organized by the Hungary Chapter. Gan Lin, Vice Minister of State led the delegation which was received by the chapter board at the headquarters of MTVA (Hungarian Public Service Media). Chapter President Ilona Pocsik gave a presentation about the activities of the Chapter, situation of the advertising/media marketing industry and expected trends. See the Photo and Get More Information »

Bahrain Chapter Events
The Chapter held its annual gathering on November 1 at the Intercontinental Regency Hotel. Under the patronage of Shaikh Fawaz Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, President, Information Affairs Authority, it was attended by more than 100 members and guests. Highlights of the meeting included the announcement of a new Media City planned for Bahrain as well as a new international Bahrain television channel to be launched. See the Photo and Get More Information »

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