Over the years, 70 cities have hosted Portfolio Night. Below you’ll find the cities who are confirmed for 2023.
Become a City Host
Portfolio Night is an advertising event like no other, and its City Hosts are the local and national heroes of the event. Together we break down the walls between agencies and up-and-comers. We will take the future of the advertising industry into our own hands.
Every participating city needs a City Host to successfully carry out Portfolio Night. City Hosts are in charge of leading and organizing Portfolio Night in their respective cities, with the support and guidance of the Portfolio Night management team.
The Portfolio Night team provides almost everything a City Host needs to put on a successful Portfolio Night, based on a model perfected after years of experience. The City Host provides the manpower to bring it all together and unite their city’s advertising industry in a celebration of the next generation of creative talent.
Not every city is suitable to be a Portfolio Night Host location. While you don’t need to be as big as a New York, a Toronto or a London, you do need to have a sizeable advertising community. Your city must have a pool of enthusiastic young talent from which to draw, be it portfolio schools or universities and colleges with advertising programs.
It’s hard work being a Portfolio Night City Host, but it’s a wonderful thing to be a part of. You’ll gain local, national and international recognition, you’ll be able to recruit top young talent, and you’ll be viewed as a champion of the new generation of creatives by your peers and by the young participants
Over the years, most Portfolio Night City Hosts have been advertising agencies. From famous multinationals such as Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, McCann, VMLY&R, and BBDO to smaller shops like Sid Lee, Perfect Fools and David&Goliat, these agencies are united by a passion for championing the next generation of creative superstars.
City Hosts are the ones who carry their city’s banner on the Portfolio Night world stage, and whether you’re the biggest agency in town, a small upstart in a land of giants, or even a group of agencies pooling resources for the common good, Portfolio Night is a fantastic opportunity for agencies to be recognized as leaders within their cities and beyond.
Schools, Clubs & Associations
While advertising agencies make up the majority of Portfolio Night’s past City Hosts, they are by no means the only ones. Many advertising and portfolio schools have successfully carried the Portfolio Night torch, as have local advertising clubs and associations. Schools already have a network of eager young creatives wanting to participate, and ad clubs are often a neutral hub of activity for the industry in their cities. Schools and clubs often have experience in hosting portfolio reviews, and this is a golden chance to elevate those reviews to a global level with Portfolio Night and Portfolio Night All-Stars.