The One Club for Creativity has announced its global in-person Portfolio Night 2022 will take place in 19 cities around the world on June 2 (June 9 in London).
Established in 2003, Portfolio Night has long been recognized as the world’s largest advertising portfolio review program. This fast-paced evening of advice, networking and recruitment takes place in dozens of cities around the world on the same date to help the next generation of creative talent entering the industry.
Confirmed city hosts so far include:
- Bogotá – DDB Colombia
- Boston – Arnold Worldwide
- Buenos Aires – Círculo de Creatividad Argentina with GUT
- Cairo – The One Club-Cairo Chapter
- Cape Town – Duke Advertising
- Chicago – Chicago Portfolio School (online)
- Helsinki – Wunderman Thompson Finland
- Lisbon – Clube Criativos
- London – VMLY&R London (June 9)
- Miami – Alma DDB
- Montreal – Tank Worldwide
- San Francisco – Goodby Silverstein & Partners
- Santiago – Inbrax
Hosts for Dubai, Mumbai and a city in the Netherlands will be confirmed shortly, with events in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen also possible depending on Covid conditions. Agencies, schools or creative organizations in other locations worldwide who are interested in hosting Portfolio Night 2022 should contact The One Club.
Tickets will be available on April 11, 2022 at Portfolio Night 2022.
Portfolio Night is an important event in advertising because it serves as the gateway for young talent to enter the industry, enabling the best of the present — hundreds of renowned international creative directors — to meet and mentor the leaders of the future in industry hubs around the world.
It has also become a crucial tool for agencies in recruiting top young talent, providing a platform for recognition from local industry peers, and giving agencies a place on the global stage as the ad world tunes in to this one-of-a-kind event.
The program also includes Portfolio Night All-Stars, where each city host selects one young creative in their market with the best portfolio. These lucky All-Stars will then participate virtually as a team for a week this summer on a creative assignment for a major global brand.
“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, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “We are very grateful for all the agencies and organizations who make this important global event possible in their markets.”
Branding for this year’s program was created by 2014 Portfolio Night All-Star Katlego Phatlane, based in Johannesburg.
Unlike for-profit awards shows, The One Club is a non-profit organization that puts revenue generated from awards entries back into the industry in the form of programs under its four pillars: Education, Inclusion & Diversity, Gender Equality and Professional Development.