Finally the good news... Goafest 09 will be held despite the slowdown.
Colvyn Harris, CEO, JWT India and chairman of the Goafest 2009 said, "Last year Goafest witnessed participation from over 3000 delegates and we are confident of receiving an encouraging response this year too. We are committed to make this event an enriching experience for the delegates both in terms of the knowledge capital and the celebrations. We believe that this is the best and most credible platform for the creative minds of the advertising fraternity to get together and celebrate the spirit of advertising."
Madhukar Kamath, president, the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), said, "We believe that the true potential of this event is more than just its numbers; it is in the nature of the event, which is a truly national annual industry event. It brings together the entire fraternity and recognizes best of the work in the industry. This year it promises to be a truly mega event not just for the advertising industry, but also for its clients, partners and the media."
Bhaskar Das, president, The Advertising Club of Bombay added, "Goafest is an opportunity for the advertising fraternity to showcase the best campaigns in the industry. It is a time for the industry to rejuvenate with new thoughts, innovative ideas and also get an opportunity to know international trends and interact with eminent speakers from across the globe."
Apart from Harris, the committee is co-chaired by Das, Shashi Sinha, CEO- Lodestar Universal and Suman Srivastava, CEO, Euro RSCG. Kamath is the other key member of the committee.
The dates, speakers and other information on Goafest 2009 will be announced shortly.
Goafest 2009 has appointed 70 Event Management Group as the event management agency, Vaishnavi Corporate Communications as the PR agency and Indipreneur as the online technology partners, following a multi–agency pitch.