Whyness and The One Club for Creativity Announce Portfolio Night 14

(L-R) Tony Gulisano, Ravi Deshpandey and Kevin Swanepoel
(L-R) Tony Gulisano, Ravi Deshpandey and Kevin Swanepoel

Whyness and The One Club for Creativity, announced May 23, 2018 as the date for Portfolio Night 14, to be held at the Mumbai campus of ecole intuit.lab.

Long recognized as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review program, Portfolio Night is a fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment that takes place in dozens of cities all across the globe on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent entering the industry. The program enables some of the best creative directors to meet and mentor the leaders of the future in industry hubs around the world.

The program also includes Portfolio Night All-Stars, where the young creative with the best portfolio from each city will be flown to New York later this year, all expenses paid, to work as a team on a creative assignment for a major global brand.

In Mumbai, Whyness will organize and lead Portfolio Night working closely alongside The One Club for Creativitys Portfolio Night global team. Speaking about this collaboration, Ravi Deshpande, Founder and Chairman, Whyness and ecole intuit.lab said, “The creative industry is right in the eye of a storm that’s changing the very definition of creativity, and the onus of spotting potential talent, and nurturing it is upon us. This needs to be done with care, as old rules are now redundant. This is something I believe in deeply, through our unique ecosystem of Whyness and ecole intuit.lab as well as at a personal level. So the opportunity seemed like a natural extension to take Portfolio Night in Mumbai to its fullest potential.”

“Portfolio Night is a unique global event that serves as a high-visibility opportunity for agencies and creative directors to give back to the industry by guiding the earliest steps of future copywriters, art directors and technologists,” said Kevin Swanepoel, chief executive officer, The One Club. “The benefits also run both ways: Portfolio Night has become a crucial tool for agencies in recruiting top young talent, provides agencies with recognition from local industry peers and gives them a place on the global stage as the ad world tunes in to this one-of-a-kind event.”

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