Mumbai: This week, the advertising, media and marketing professionals will be converging in Goa to attend India’s premier advertising festival‐ Goafest to be held from April 9 to 11 at The Grand Hyatt, Bambolim.
In its 10th year, efforts are being made to make the event distinctive and grand. Nakul Chopra, Chairman of Goafest 2015 & Vice President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) said, “It is our endeavour to make Goafest 2015 better and superior. While the Advertising Conclave will be held on Day 1; the Knowledge Seminars will be held on Day 2 & 3. There will be a Leadership Summit on April 11, which will bring together best minds in the field of advertising, communications, marketing industry to discuss, debate, interact, offer thoughts & experiences, share ideas and questions on our
industry. These programmes are augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in their respective fields and panel debates.”
Mr. Chopra added, “We are also introducing for the first time Youth Labs for young delegates. These Youth Labs will have a separate Creative Lab and Media Lab. The aim of these Youth Labs will be to provide a platform for youngsters to interact with stalwarts in the industry and get them to sharpen and
hone their skills.”
The speakers for the Knowledge Seminars are Ted Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Asia‐Pacific, Alan Moseley, President and Creative Officer, 180 Amsterdam, Neil Stewart, Head of Agency, APAC Region, Facebook, Guy Abrahams, Worldwide Strategic Marketing Officer, ZenithOptimedia and Devdutt Pattanik‐ Author & Mythologist.
The Knowledge Seminars will also be addressed by Chetan Bhagat, Author, Vikas Bahl, Indian Film Producer, Screenwriter & Director, Suhas Gopinath, CEO and Chairman of Global INC., East India Comedy, one of the most promising names in the comedy circuit. This year, the Knowledge Seminars will include a fusion of inspiring speakers on a cross section of subjects which delegates are generally not exposed to.
Dr. M.G. Parameswaran, President of AAAI, said, “Goafest 2015 will have a great mix of speakers this year. Our effort is get the 2500+ participants to listen to and interact with the best, the world has to offer. As in the previous years, we will have stimulating Q&A sessions moderated by senior marketing professionals.”
The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is the official, national organization of advertising agencies, formed in 1945, to promote their interests. The Association promotes professionalism, through its founding principles, which uphold sound business practices between advertisers and advertising agencies and the various media.