Focusing on multi-facets of the industry “Goafest 2019 presented by Viacom18 amd powered by MX Player” announces a stellar line up on speakers



Renowned cricketer Virender Sehwag, Bollywood actors Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi and global advertising maven Gordon Bowen amongst speakers

Goa khabar: The advertising & marketing industry’s apex convention, Goafest 2019 presented by Viacom18 and powered by MX Player has announced its list of illustrious speakers line-up. The 3-day convention of the best minds in the industry will see prestigious speakers from premier global and Indian advertising, smart technology, software development, entertainment, sports and others. Renowned cricketer Virender Sehwag, Bollywood actors Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi of the recent Gully Boy fame, global advertising maven Gordon Bowen, boxing legend Mary Kom, creative genius Madonna Badger and authors Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, will be amongst many others to address the knowledge sessions.

Nakul Chopra – Chairman Goafest said “At Goafest our aim has been to create a platform that provides learning, inspiration, collaboration and celebration. Content is the heart of the festival. Jaideep and his team have laboured from August last year to put up this stellar list of speakers. I am sure all delegates – especially the young guns – will have a lot to learn and be inspired from.”

Jaideep Gandhi – Chairman Industry Conclave and Knowledge Seminars said “Every year we try and bring an array of speakers that will provide a window to the current global perspectives in our ever-changing industry. As we do, to bring speakers, from allied fields and other arenas like sports who can inspire our young talent. I am confident that this year too the width and depth of our speaker panel will cover all of these facets.”

Here is a glimpse into Goafest 2019’s dynamic speaker list:

Knowledge Seminars

Name    Designation   Company
Madonna Badger Chief Creative Officer/Founder Badger and Winters
Harshwardhansinh Zala Founder & CEO Aerobotics7
Barry Wacksman Vice Chairman and Global Chief Strategy Officer R/GA
Gordon Bowen Founder and Global Chairman McGarryBowen
Lt. Gen. DS Hooda Lt. General – Indian Army  
Virender Sehwag Renowned Indian Cricketer  
Kalki Koechlin Indian Born French Actress and Writer Duo Session
Siddhant Chaturvedi Bollywood Actor & Writer
Phil Kemish Co-Founder Disrupt Media LTD
Mary Kom Boxing Legend  
Navi Radjou Author of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation  
Jaideep Prabhu Authors of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation  
Noelle LaCharite Director, Developer Evangelism Dev Collective- Microsoft
Matt Eastwood Global Chief Creative Officer McCann Health
Ambarish Mitra CEO and Founder Blippar
Pankaj Tripathi Ace Actor  


Industry conclave

Name  Designation  Company
Dr. A. Velumani Creator & Managing Director Thyrocare
Ravi Desai Director, Mass and Brand Marketing Amazon
Vijay Sharma Associate Director, Brand Marketing & Heads Digital Media Flipkart
Achint Setia Vice President, Marketing Myntra


Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI the Goafest 2019 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity come together in Goa from 11th April, 2019 to 13th April 2019.


About The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI)

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is the official, national organization of advertising agencies, formed in 1945, to promote their interests. The Association promotes professionalism, through its founding principles, which uphold sound business practices between advertisers and advertising agencies and the various media. The AAAI today is truly representative, with a very large number of small, medium and large-sized agencies as its members, who together account for almost 80% of the advertising business placed in the country. It is thus recognized as the apex body of and the spokesperson for the advertising industry at all forums – advertisers and media owners and their associations and Government.


About The Advertising Club

The Advertising Club, incorporated in the year 1954, is arguably the biggest Advertising Club of its kind in the world. And according to many also the busiest. It has over 1400 members drawn from media organizations, marketing companies, advertising agencies and allied professional bodies.

The Advertising Club’s charter is to help raise the professional standards of the Indian Advertising Industry. The Club attempts to do this through awards, seminars, training workshops and meetings. It publishes a Club magazine SOLUS and hosts a comprehensive website. Some of the major awards of Advertising Club include:  ABBYs, EMVIEs, EFFIEs and Young Achievers Awards besides having other popular programmes such as Ad Review, Media Review, M.Ad.Quiz on its annual roller coaster. It also helps IAS, Singapore in getting them maximum number of entries for their APPIE awards since its inception.