Campaign India Team
Dec 19, 2017

Goafest 2018 to be held between 5 and 7 April

Ashish Bhasin to chair the event; Ajay Kakar is chairman of the AGC for the Abbys

Goafest 2018 to be held between 5 and 7 April
The 13th edition of Goafest will be held between 5-7 April 2018. The event is curated by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and The Advertising Club.
Next year's festival will be chaired by Ashish Bhasin, chairman and CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network and vice president, AAAI.
Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Group and VP, The Advertising Club, has been elected as the chairman of the AGC (Awards Governing Council). 
The other awards governing council members include:
  • Vikram Sakhuja, president, The Advertising Club and group CEO - Madison Media and OOH - ‎Madison World
  • Nakul Chopra, president, AAAI and senior advisor, Publicis Communications 
  • Ashish Bhasin, Chairman and CEO South Asia Dentsu Aegis Network - ‎Aegis Group plc
  • CVL Srinivas, country manager, WPP India and CEO, GroupM South Asia
  • M G Parameswaran, founder,
  • Punitha Arumugam, entrepreneur and digital evangelist
  • Ramesh Narayan, founder, ‎Canco Advertising
  • Partha Sinha, vice chairman and MD, McCann Worldgroup
  • Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Mediabrands India.
  • Nagesh Alai, founder, Independent Business Advisory 
Sakhuja said, “Goafest is a landmark event that is marked in every brand and media professional’s calendar. The festival is the definitive platform for industry to engage, network and celebrate the pioneering creative work done through the year.  At Goafest 2018 we will continue to up the ante on lifting the standard of creative brilliance. Watch this space”
Nakul Chopra, said, “Ashish is an industry veteran with in-depth understanding of the global media and entertainment industry dynamic. He played a decisive role in ensuring that Goafest 2017 was a grand affair that saw many pioneering initiatives. Goafest 2017 under his aegis is sure so see many more interesting and groundbreaking initiatives that will further up the bar on engagement.”
Bhasin added, “Goafest has been at the center of celebrating transformational brand stories and fostering the media and entertainment industry’s growth agenda. Our endeavor continues to be create a festival experience that is inclusive, inspiring and delivers an immersive ideas exchange platform to all festival goers. Goafest, 2018 is sure to provide learning enrichment and facilitate synergies, thereby providing significant value to all festival goers.” 
Kakar said, “The ABBYs have, historically, been both aspirational and inspirational beacons for the advertising, media and marketing industries. This year we intend to bring about exciting changes that will remind people why they have always loved the ABBYs. And also remind them why the ABBYs have always been regarded and recognized as the gold standard in creativity.”
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