The International Advertising Association (IAA) India Chapter has kicked off a ‘Global Apprentice Conference’ on the theme “What’s Coming Next: The new Media & Marketing Communication employment landscape” in Bengaluru. The conference will be hosted on 22 and 23 July 2016, and a host of industry leaders will address senior students and young professionals in media and marketing communication.
Speakers include: Anupriya Acharya, CEO, Publicis Media-India; MK Anand, MD and CEO, Times Television Network; Arun Anant, director of revenue and strategy, HT Media; Balachander N, group director (Human Resources), Coffee Day; Ashish Bhasin, chairman and CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network South Asia and chairman, Posterscope and psLIVE – AP; T Gangadhar, MD, MEC; Salil Kapoor, MD (India), HOOQ; Dr Hari Krishna Maram, chairman and founder CEO, Imperial College; Prathiba Pai, co-founder, 3C Advisory; Bobby Pawar, MD, CCO (South Asia), Publicis India; VL Rajesh, CEO (foods), ITC; Anand Sankeshwar, MD, VRL Logistics and VRL Media; and Vishwas J Shetty, chief general manager and sales head, South, Indiabulls Housing Finance.
Senior IAA executives will also interact with students. These include Diane Slade, general secretary, IAA Global and professor, Edith Cowan University, Perth; Srinivasan K Swamy, SVP, IAA Global and president, IAA India Chapter; and Felix Tataru, president, GMP Group, Bucharest and chairman and world president, International Advertising Association.
Swamy said, “Since the communication landscape is evolving rapidly, the skill sets of professionals are getting more demanding to meet the challenges of the media, marketing and communications industry. The IAA Apprentice Conference brings about interactions between senior industry executives from media, advertising and technology firms and young professionals.”