Here’s the line-up for Goafest 2019 Presented by Viacom18 and Powered by MX Player, the Advertising & Marketing Industry’s Largest Convention



~ Groove to the beats of Nucleya at the MTV Beats Swag Night after-party~

Goa khabar: Fulfilling its promise to be the apex knowledge sharing platform in India for the advertising & marketing industry, Goafest 2019 presented by Viacom18 and powered by MX Player announces its power-packed three- day agenda. The industry conclave, knowledge sessions, masterclasses and ABBY Awards have been brought together in a way to ensure maximum engagement and bring in most value to the attendees.

After a day full of insightful sessions and big wins at ABBY Awards, the celebrations at Goafest 2019 will continue with the after parties. On 12th April, Nucleya will enthrall all at the MTV Beats Swag Night after-party.

A detailed schedule of Goafest 2019 is below:




11th April 2019
Category Time Programme
ABP One Lunch 1:30 – 3:00 pm Lunch
Welcome Drink 2:30 – 3.15 pm CHAMPAGNE launch
Inauguration 3.15 – 3.30 pm Inauguration of Goafest
Discovery presents Inaugural Live Performance & Industry Conclave 3.30 – 4.00 pm SHAAN unplugged
4.00 – 6.00 pm Dr. A. Velumani – Creator & Managing Director, THYROCARE
Ravi Desai – Director, Mass & Brand Marketing, AMAZON
Vijay Sharma – Associate Director, Brand Marketing & Heads Digital Media, FLIPKART
Achint Setia – Vice President Marketing, MYNTRA
Abby Awards by Viacom18 6.30 pm onwards Publisher & Media Abby’s
MX Player Gala Dinner 8.30 pm onwards Gala Dinner
Star presents After Hours Party 9.00 pm onwards After Hours Party
12th April 2019
Category Time Programme
Welcome Drink 9.30 am CHAMPAGNE Morning
Colors Marathi presents Knowledge Seminars 10.30 – 12.30 pm Madonna Badger – Chief Creative Officer/Founder, Badger and Winters
Gordon Bowen – Founder & Global Chairman, McGarryBowen
Siddhant Chaturvedi –  Bollywood Actor, Crtically acclaimed film Gully Boy & Kalki Koechlin – Bollywood Actress & Writer
ABP One Lunch 12.45 – 1.45 pm Lunch
Live Performance 1.45 – 2.15 pm JONITA GANDHI unplugged
MX Player presents Knowledge Seminars 2.15 – 3.15 pm Barry Wacksman – Vice Chairman & Global Chief Strategy Officer, R/GA
MTV presents Knowledge Seminars Harshwardhansinh Zala – Founder & CEO Aerobotics 7
MTV Youth Insights 3.15 – 3.30 pm Navin Shenoy – Marketing Head – Youth, Music & English Entertainment, Viacom 18
Times Network presents Leadership Summit 3.45 – 5.15 pm Lt. Gen. D. S. Hooda – commander during “surgical strike” in conversation with Maroof Raza – Consulting Editor, Times Now
Virender Sehwag – Renowned Indian Cricketer in conversation with Swati Joshi, Principal Correspondent, Times Now
Broadcasters Abby by Tribes                                                  Abby Awards by MX Player                          6.00 pm onwards Broadcaster, Public Relations, Still Craft, Design and Direct Abby’s
Vijayavani Gala Dinner 8.30 pm onwards Gala Dinner
MTV Beats Swag Night 9.00 pm onwards After Hours Party
13th April 2019
Category Time Programme
Welcome Drink 9.30 am CHAMPAGNE Morning
Keynote by Google 10.30 – 11.00 am Ross Jauncey – Head of Create With Google
Lokmat presents Knowledge Seminars 11.00 – 12.30 pm Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu – Authors of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation
Mary Kom – Six Times World Amateur Boxing Champion in conversation with Boria Majumdar – Indian Sports Journalist.
ABP One Lunch 12.45 – 1.45 pm Lunch
Live Performance 1.45 – 2.15 pm MOHAMMED IRFAN unplugged
National Geographic presents Knowledge Seminars 2.15 – 4.15 pm Matt Eastwood – Global Chief Creative Officer, McCann Health
Noelle LaCharite – Director, Developer Evangelism- DevCollective, Microsoft
MTV presents Knowledge Seminars Phil Kemish – Co-Founder, Disrupt Marketing & Brandtrepreneur
Jagran presents Knowledge Seminars 4.15 – 5.45 pm Ambarish Mitra – CEO and Founder, Blippar
Pankaj Tripathi – Ace Bollywood Actor in conversation with Film Critic & Author Anupama Chopra
Radio Abby’s by Big FM                                                                           Abby Awards by Star 6.30 pm onwards Video Craft, Radio, Radio Craft, Branded Content & Entertainment, National Geographic Green Award, Digital & Mobile, Digital Craft, Out of Home,  Ambient Media/Activation,  Still Content, Audio Visual Content, Young Abby by MTV, Special Abby(Gender Sensitive) and Integrated Abby’s
National Geographic Gala Dinner 8.30 pm onwards Gala Dinner
Dangal TV & Pernod Ricard present After Hours Party 9.00 pm onwards After Hours Party
MASTERCLASS AT GOAFEST on 12th & 13th April
Masterclass 10.00 – 10.45 am Parveen Shaikh M Power, a Workshop on Mindfulness
Masterclass 11.00 – 12.00 pm David Slocum – Visiting Professor & Advisor- Berlin School of Creative Leadership
Masterclass  by Facebook 3.00 – 4.00 pm Ram Cobain – Creative Strategist, Facebook India
Masterclass at Salao 1, near Atrium, by registration only


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.