Goafest 2013: Diverse line up of global speakers on the agenda

Pepsico’s global head of digital Shiv Singh, Leo Burnett Worldwide’s Thomas Bernardin and Mark Tutssel, and Maxus Worldwide’s Nick Vale to speak at ad festival’s eighth edition

Mar 08, 2013 03:36:00 PM | Article | Campaign India Team

The Goafest Committee has announced the first list of speakers for Goafest 2013, organised by the AAAI and The Advertising Club. Among speakers at the eighth edition of the advertising festival will be Shiv Singh, global head of digital, PepsiCo Beverages; Thomas Bernardin, chairman and director, and Mark Tutssel, chief creative officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide; and Nick Vale, global planning director, Maxus Worldwide.

Goafest 2013 will be hosted on 5 and 6 April, and will be preceded by a Conclave on 4 April, at the Zuri White Sands in South Goa.

M G Parameswaran, member, Goafest 2013 Committee, said, “We have a great mix of over nine speakers this year covering creative, media, strategy, digital and even a couple from what could be called unrelated fields. Our effort is get the 3000-plus participants of Goafest to listen to and interact with what the best the world has to offer. As in previous years we will have stimulating Q&A sessions chaired by senior marketing professionals, and may be even prizes for the best question in each session.”

Nakul Chopra, chairman, Goafest 2013, added, “The speakers this year are some of the most sought-after names in the industry. Their experience and insights will set the stage for the very conversations we endeavour to ignite at Goafest.”

On the roadshows held in South Asian countries, Chopra added, “We recently had road shows in Pakistan and Sri Lanka and the response has been very encouraging. We expect a handsome increase in number of delegates from these countries.”

The Goafest Committee has also announced the registration fees for Goafest 2013. The fee is Rs. 13,000 per delegate above 30 years of age, and Rs 6,500 for those below 30.