The Goafest Committee has announced the first list of speakers for the event. The list includes Jonathan Mildenhall, global advertising strategy and content excellence vice president, The Coca-Cola Company; Jean Yves Naouri, chief operating officer and member of management board, Publicis Groupe SA; Tim Love, vice chairman of Omnicom Group; Steve King, chief executive officer, ZenithOptimedia and Jayant Murty, director of strategy, media and integrated marketing, Asia Pacific, Intel Corporation.
Commenting on the line up of speakers, Arvind Sharma, chairman, Goafest 2012, said, “We have lined up a great festival and a fabulous line up of speakers for the Conclave as well as the seminars. The list of speakers addressing the Conclave have the width of vision and experience to make us think about ‘Ideas for impacting the full circle’- the theme of the Conclave. We will announce the Seminar speaker names soon. I am certain that these incredible speakers will undoubtedly present to delegates a rich future-facing perspective.”
The Advertising Conclave will be held on 19 April at the Zuri White Sands in South Goa. This will be followed by two days of Goafest at the same venue on 20 and 21 April.
Sharma also touched upon the marketing wizards initiative in association with Indian Society of Advertisers. Each member of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) can nominate up to two rising stars from their marketing teams under the age of 30 years to Goafest 2012.
On the initiative Sharma said, “This year we are focusing on getting more clients to be a part of Goafest 2012. Marketing Wizards was created as an initiative to drive young advertisers’ participation. I must share that our efforts in getting more clients participation through the Marketing Wizards initiative are delivering rich dividends. We have received a very enthusiastic response from young clients. Many seats have been filled and we are expecting the remaining seats to be filled in soon.”