Goafest 2019, presented by The Advertising Club and AAAI, will be held between 11-13 April 2019. This is the 14th edition of the festival.
Ashish Bhasin, president, Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), said, “Goafest is the Indian advertising industry’s largest and most representative event . It is not just a festival but an ode to the industry and the pioneering work done through the year. This year too we will bring to fore an immersive event that will bring together the industry’s most creatively curious, transformational and inspiring thoughtleaders and innovators from across agencies, brands and media houses. .
Nakul Chopra, chairman, Goafest 2019, said, “Goafest is all geared up for an inclusive and engaging 2019 edition. Our endeavor this year is to ensure that multi-category representation and participation, interactivity and thought leadership is at the forefront of all our initiatives. This year too the apex industry event will continue to establish its eminence as a leading knowledge sharing and networking platform and we are happy to have partnered with Viacom18 in building this to further scale.”
Vikram Sakhuja, president, The Advertising Club, said, “Abbys are the gold standard in creative awards and has always recognised agencies and talent that push boundaries and challenge status quo. Our endeavor with the festival and the awards this year is to ensure exceptional speakers, inclusive participation and thereby gain a headstart on decoding transformational global advertising and communication trends.”
Shashi Sinha, AGC - chair and secretary, The Advertising Club, added, “We are all set for the Abbys and are hoping to see some pioneering and clutter breaking work being entered this year. Abbys is the penultimate national benchmark for effective creative communication. Winning an Abby holds a place of pride in the career lifecyle of every advertising and media professional. We sincerely hope that the awards continue to inspire the best minds in the industry to present their best foot forward. “
The festival will be held at Grand Hyatt in Bambolim.