Goafest 2017 and the Abby Awards, organised by the AAAI and The Advertising Club, will be hosted from 6 to 8 April 2017.
The three-day festival will, as usual, witness an Industry Conclave on the first day, and Knowledge Seminars on the next two. Closing the annual festival will be a Leadership Summit on 8 April. The awards will be spread across the three days.
Ashish Bhasin, chairman of Goafest 2017 and VP, AAAI, said, “It is our endeavour to make Goafest 2017 more fascinating and rewarding for all stakeholders by providing an enriching, engaging and entertaining festival experience. The objective is to offer learning enrichment to participants through thought-leadership platforms, engaging with them through debates and discussions forums on relevant and industry-imperative topics. Keeping up the spirit and ethos of the Abby awards, the three-day festival will also keep participants entertained though high decibel networking events. We are sure that the Goafest 2017 will help build synergies and add significant value to the learning curve of all participants.”
Nakul Chopra, president, AAAI, said, “Continuing to be the most impactful ideas-exchange platform for the industry, Goafest 2017 will consist of a great mix of world-class speakers and industry thought leaders. As in the previous years, we will continue to see representation from senior advertising and marketing professionals who will share their experiences and learnings. Our effort is towards providing an interactive platform for the 2500-plus participants to listen and engage with the best the world has to offer on global advertising trends and ideologies.”
Raj Nayak, president, The Advertising Club, said, “The initiatives introduced last year were widely appreciated by all the stakeholders and played a decisive role in establishing the pre-eminence of the festival and the awards. We will continue to follow the stringent standards and now well-accepted norms for the Abby awards that makes it the most competitive and sought after awards in the industry."
Like in the last few editions, shortlisted Abbys will be open for the industry to review through a seven-day window before the final judging round, he added.