ThePower Brands Mumbai Summittook place at Novotel Hotel, Mumbai. Theme for this year wascelebrating 70 years of Indian Independence saw the likes of iconic Global Power Brands such as among others in attendance. The guests of honour from various fields such as government, corporate and entertainment graced the occasion.
The Power Brand winners were awarded in two main categories; ‘Rising Star Award’ and ‘Most Trusted Power Brands’. The winners included: Godfrey Philips (Pan Vilas) -RajeSuneet Jain - Sr. Brand Manager, Donear Industries - Ajay Vishwanath Agarwal – Md, Anchor Electricals - Ashok Gangar - Director, Sales &Mktg, DhanukaAgritech - M.K. Dhanuka – Md, Shalimar Paints - Surendra Bhatia - Md&Ceo, Bajaj Allianz - Monica Mayur - Head, Brand Mgmt, Ace Cranes - Vijay Agarwal – Cmd, Ananda Gopaljee - R.S. Dixit – Cmd, Haldiram - Neeraj Agarwal – Director, Pizza Hut, Canon Printers, Goodyear, Pirelli, Victorinox, Lacoste, Smollan India, Zuvius Lifesciences, among others.
Commenting on the process of selection, Group Editor-in-Chief of Planman Media Arindam Chaudhuri said, “Power Brands is a by invitation only project. The brand gets eligible for the invite only after a most comprehensive research conducted by the Indian Council of Market Research finds you as one of India’s most recognizable brands of Indian origin. Power Brands, thus is a distinctive enterprise, a mega celebration of achievement, highlighting the success of brands and the individuals behind them”
The event also witnessed the launch of a coffee table book byArindam Chaudhuri and Bollywood actors and couple Rishi andNeetu Kapoor. They unveiled the book titled ‘Bollywood’s 70 iconic Brands’consisting of 20 male actors and female actors each, 20 producers and directors and 10 musicians.
This year also saw the launch of ‘The first Power Brands Bollywood Awards’. These are India’s first open ballot film awards by film critics, directors and producers. Industry folks such as Shaan, Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra, Divya Dutta, ManjiriPhadnis, DabooRatnani, Ankit Tiwari,NeerajShridhar graced the occasion.