Mainardo de Nardis, CEO, OMD Worldwide will be delivering the keynote address at the exchange4media conclave this year in Mumbai on November 16.
De Nardis has been CEO OMD Worldwide since 2009, prior to joining OMD; he was CEO of both Aegis Media and MEC Worldwide.
He was a Co-founder of one of Italy's “third wave” ad agencies before moving from advertising to media communications to start Medianetwork, Italy’s first media independent.
De Nardis presided over the Cannes Festival’s Media Lions Jury in 2012 and sits on the Boards of Omnicom Media Group, IAB Agency Advisory Board and the Ad Council, among others.
De Nardis will be addressing the umbrella theme for the conclave this year, which is ‘Marketing 4.0 – Building Brand Love with Emotions and Technology’.
The exchange4media (e4m) Conclave 2016 focuses on how advertisers and agencies can strike a harmonious balance in designing and crafting effective marketing communication that marries human emotions with technology successfully.
The exchange4media Group organises its ﬂagship event exchange4media conclave every year, as an attempt to bring industry stakeholders – corporates, media service brands and media owners - on the same platform to discuss the changing global communication industry, with speciﬁc focus on India.
The e4m Conclave is the only national forum that focuses on the media agencies side of the business.
The keynote speaker for the conclave last year was Sir Martin Sorrell CEO WPP, some of the speakers over the years have included Tim Andree, Executive Chairman, Dentsu Aegis Network & Executive Vice President, Member of The Board, Dentsu Inc Dominic Proctor, President GroupM Global, Geetu Verma, Executive Director, Foods & Refreshment, Hindustan Unilever, John Sheehy, President, Global Operations, Starcom Mediavest, Michael Wall, Global CEO, Lowe & Partners, Mike Cooper, Worldwide CEO, PHD, Vikram Sakhuja, Global CEO, Maxus and Vishnu Mohan, CEO, APAC Havas Media.