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Five reasons why attending D&AD Festival 2019 is a business-critical investment

From 21 - 23 May 2019, D&AD will be taking over Shoreditch, London for a three-day spectacular celebrating the world’s best in craft, creativity, and culture. With the ultimate creative showdown right around the corner, here are five reasons why D&AD Festival is a business-critical investment you can’t afford to miss.

1. Renew your team’s creative energy

Each year, D&AD Awards gathers 25,000 pieces of the best creative work from around the world. Raise the creative benchmarks for your business through inspirational exhibitions featuring the 2019 shortlisted work, followed by insightful panel sessions with the 2019 judges as they reveal what made the Pencil-winning work rise to the top.

2. A networking opportunity like no other

adam&eveDDB, Amazon, Apple, BBC, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Landor, Ogilvy, Procter & Gamble, Spotify, Unilever, Wunderman, and many more of the world’s most creative companies are attending the Festival this year. With a programme full of networking spaces and events, D&AD Festival offers a unique opportunity to spark conversations with the agencies and brands that are making the most innovative creative work.

3. Future-proof your business

The world is in a state of flux, but creativity is braver, bolder and more essential than ever. This year’s Festival theme is Shaping the Future. Throughout the three days, Pencil winners and creative pioneers will share their thoughts and insights on the future of creativity and the creative industries across three tracks: Impact, Craft and Connect. Learn how to navigate the changing landscape and future-proof your business.

4. Future-proof your team

Alongside the packed programme of insightful and inspiring talks, the Masterclass Stage is your team’s Festival destination for immersive, hands-on creative workshops that will equip them with the skills of tomorrow and give them essential tools and skills they can put straight into practice back at the office.

5. Easy and affordable access to the world's best in creativity

Speakers, judges, and 4,000 visitors descend upon London’s creative quarter during D&AD Festival. Step away from your desk and be invigorated by the world’s best in craft, creativity, and culture for a fraction of the price of other industry events.


With the schedule now confirmed, we will soon be releasing the D&AD Festival app. This is the only way you'll be able to book onto the limited capacity networking events, workshops and Fringe. Buy your Festival pass now to avoid disappointment. Reduced rate Student, Young Creative and Educator passes available.

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