Meet the Jury

Our jury panel is comprised of an international pool of creative industry professionals from art and creative directors, curators, publishers and other influential luminaries.

Billy Ip

Woods Bagot / Principal. Retail Sector Leader

Billy Ip is the Principal, Retail Sector Leader at global architecture firm, Woods Bagot. Billy owns over 15 years of professional experience, starting his career with Ogilvy and Mather in Melbourne where he developed his skills in branding and spatial design.

He gained a wealth of experience in designing lifestyle retail environments and branding architecture throughout Asia, Australia and the Middle East. His passion lies in exploring future retail strategies to devise design solutions that delight and engage retailers, brands and end-users alike. Vertical retail, brand experience and consumer behaviour analysis are his core areas of expertise.

Amongst his personal achievements, his awards include RMIT’s Australia China Alumni Award for the Arts and Creative Industries (2019), Visual Merchandising and Store Design (VMSD) Designer Dozen (2015), Perspective Magazine’s 40 under 40 (2014) and Hong Kong Young Designer Talent Finalist (2012).  Additionally, he is a sought-after expert contributor and a keynote speaker to international design and real estate industry forums and conferences throughout Australia and Asia.