What is ADFEST?
ADFEST is Asia’s most celebrated regional creative festival.

Founded in 1998, ADFEST is the ideal place for the creative industry to gather, network, exchange ideas, and be inspired. It is the annual creative festival not to be missed to stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing creative, marketing and production industries.

ADFEST not only raises the standard of creative excellence in the region, it also celebrates the uniqueness of local culture. It is a learning hub for those in the communication industry through showcasing of the region’s best creative works and inspiring content. It is also the perfect place to relax, learn, and meet new friends in the industry.

ADFEST is 1 of only 8 regional creative festivals included in the WARC 100 Creative Rankings.

ADFEST 2023, “RISE”, will be held Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 March 2023 at the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH), Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand.

What’s “RISE”?
“RISE” is the theme of ADFEST 2023, which reflects our strength, resilience, and hope. Join us and “RISE” with us at ADFEST 2023 during Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 March 2023 at the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH), Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand.

It is time… to Rise.
The darker the night, the nearer the dawn,
Rise to the first ray of light that touches the lawn!
Rise to the emergence of ADFEST 2023 in Pattaya.
Rise from the costly pandemic to the call of this morn.

Recall the sunshine and sea-breezes that beckon,
Cleansing the cobwebs, lethargy and foul indolence.
Let the hunger for and bright light of creativity reign,
Where inspiration and learning are never in vain.

Rise to celebrate and gather at ADFEST,
A forum where old and new friends will gather yet,
Where ideas and knowledge thus cumulate,
So come join us on this auspicious date.

When & Where is it?
ADFEST 2023, held during Thursday 23nd– Saturday 25th March 2023 at the Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH), Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Thailand.

WARNING: While Thailand is a warm tropical place, the festival venue is very well air-conditioned! So make sure you bring a jacket.

How far is Pattaya from Bangkok?
Pattaya is 160 km. from Bangkok, and it takes roughly 1.5 - 2 hrs. to get there from Bangkok though traffic in Thailand can be a little hard to predict.

How do I get there?
You can book your Transportation to Pattaya through our official service provider, SP Limousine. Please note that there are 2 airports in Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi Airport & Donmuang Airport, so be mindful when you make your transportation booking. Our supplier services both airports.


I’m a member of the press, how do I request to be on the press list or apply for a press pass?
To receive press privileges, you must first be an accredited member of the press. To do so, you can accredit yourself as a press member online at Press Accreditation. An accreditation request does not guarantee accreditation. If approved as an accredited press member:

You will be added to the press list and receive ADFEST official press releases Your accredited publication is eligible to send one representative for the complimentary press pass to attend ADFEST to cover functions, sessions, and winners at ADFEST For inquiries on press matters, please contact PR@ADFEST.com.
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