Amazing ideas, electrifying atmosphere, glamourous award shows – that’s our usual, but DK2022 is going even bigger. This year the not-your-typical festival is giving the communications industry an incredible experience that will give those unlucky to attend a major case of FOMO.
DK festival returns in style – from 31 March to 3 April 2022 in design hotel Lone the national communications festival will be the home to world-class creatives and communicators, who will share their insights with the DK audience. Check out the official schedule – which, among the star-studded lineup, includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk directly with the industry leaders at the Meet the Speakers stage! The following speakers will make sure that your festival experience will be unforgettable:
Highly regarded for his provocative style, James Victore is known for inspiring people to illuminate their individual gifts to achieve personal greatness with his impassioned views on design. Dubbed a professional hell-raiser, this designer, author of the bestseller Feck Perfuction and MoMA & Louvre artist turns up the heat at every stage he steps on. Good design knows how to communicate – if you’re wondering how to translate the communication of luxury brands to , look no further than DK2022 because Maria von Scheel-Plessen has all the answers. As Director EMEA for fashion house Gucci who oversees media and communications in 37 markets, Maria will enlighten you on how to bridge the exclusive and traditional brand values whilst creating the optimal digital user experience.
Rei Inamoto powered by Zagrebačka banka, one of the top 25 most creative people in the world by Forbes, is coming to DK festival to answer the question how to develop original and memorable creative solutions that stand out in this world of hyperproduction, while an Emmy award-winning designer with millions of followers on social media Chris Do will impress you with his charisma, teach you how to achieve organic growth and win people over – without selling your soul. On the impressive list of creatives coming to DK2022 is also Merlee Jayme, powered by Dentsu, one of only 8 women among the 100 best Chief Creative Officers in the world, who will talk about shattering the industry’s glass ceiling and share her personal story to prove that anyone is capable of producing original and fascinating ideas.
Our unique 360° stage welcomes only the bravest, whose messages will be heard even outside the main hall. Starting with streaming in the hotel courtyard in the relaxing shade of trees – and even far on the pebbly beach under the golden sun but in good company, said Dunja Ivana Ballon, Festival and Program Director. DK festival doesn’t talk about trends. We create them together – while having the time of our lives. See you in Rovinj.
DK festival is gathering a series of influential leaders that create a better future for our industry and society at large, including Olga Gutiterrez de la Roza (The Netherlands), expert in cognitive, behavioural and vision science & former Global VP Design at P&G worldwide; multi-awarded public relations expert that managed one of the most awarded PR agencies in the world Prime Weber Shandwick David Orlic (Sweden); Munise Can (The Netherlands), VP Strategy Europe at Highsnobiety and former Strategy Director at VICE; founder of the creative consortium V4Good and longtime Executive Creative Director at Grey MENA Vidya Manmohan (India); Tim Leake (California, USA) coming with one of the most interesting Cannes Lions talks titled Ugly Sells; Rachel Lowenstein (New York City, USA), powered by GroupM, Global Head of Inclusive Innovation at Mindshare; and a true DK throwback – one of the best-reviewed speakers, illustrator and artist – Mr. Bingo is coming back.
The amazing festival program in the Main Hall will be complemented by the B Hall program, dedicated exclusively to talks and discussions by the best Croatian leaders, award shows and ancillary content, which includes some new and exciting streaming locations. DK festival is a marathon, not a sprint so all attendees will be able to relax, enjoy themselves and follow the talks on the sun-kissed beach! If you’re more of a lush greenery type of a person, head to the hotel courtyard to watch the talks while lying in cozy lazy bags on grass under the beautiful blue sky.
Find the complete schedule here.