‘Pitch’ magazine, the advertising and marketing monthly from the exchange4media Group, is all set to have India’s top marketers sharing their marketing mantras at the Pitch CMO Summit in Mumbai on November 16, 2010. After the grand success of the Delhi leg of the Pitch CMO Summit 2010, thought leaders and India’s top CMOs will address the forum and share their learnings and rich experience. The Pitch CMO Summit marks the seventh anniversary celebrations of ‘Pitch’ magazine.
The top marketers who would share their rich marketing lessons and expert views at the Pitch CMO Summit in Mumbai include Sanjay Behl, CEO, Reliance Big TV; Chandramouli Venkatesan Director, Strategy & Chocolates, Cadbury; Shripad Nadkarni, Founder-Director, MarketGate Consulting; Anup Jain, Director, Marketing, Pizza Hut Indian Sub-continent; Sanjay Tripathy, Executive Vice President and Head – Marketing, HDFC Standard Life; Ronita Mitra , Head –Corporate Brand Group, ICICI Bank; Vinay Bhatia, VP - Marketing and Loyalty, Shoppers Stop; Sriram Padmanabhan, General Manager, Marketing, Ford India; Peshwa Acharya, VP & Head - Marketing, Reliance Retail; and Pratik Seal, Head, Marketing, Micromax. Many more CEOs and CMOs are expected to join as audience at the Pitch CMO Summit at Hotel Trident in Mumbai.
While Sanjay Behl would be the opening speaker of the day with his keynote address, Chandramouli Venkatesan and Shripad Nadkarni would share with audience their rich marketing experiences in their special address. The day will witness top CMOs sharing their marketing secrets in the following sessions. Anup Jain of Pizza Hut will bring his learnings and observations of the India’s growing QSR sector in his closing address for the day.
In his special address, Chandramouli Venkatesan would share how innovative marketing initiatives are critical to value creation within an enterprise. He will also share his experience on the marketing nuances vis-à-vis consumers’ cultural preferences. Venkatesan is well known in the marketing circles for his strategic thinking and insights.
Ace marketing consultant Shripad Nadkarni will share his expert views on the ‘Big Challenges & Opportunities facing Indian Marketing’. He has over 25 years of experience in the marketing domain across the sector. With his result-oriented approach, Nadkarni has helped various companies to shape clear objectives, achieve superior business and enhance brand value. Peshawa Acharya from Reliance Retail will share his marketing experience and lessons, focusing on the emerging Indian retail. He has over 19 years of marketing and business leadership experience focused on FMCG and retail sectors.
Sanjay Tripathy will be sharing his insight into the changing consumer behaviour and evolving marketing strategy. He has a varied experience of over 17 years in Marketing, Business Strategy, Business development, Organisation Building and Supply Chain Management.
Pratik Seal of Micromax would be sharing how the perfect combination of 4Ps – Product, Price, Promotion, Place – can change the dynamics of a market. Other speakers are likewise having an in-depth insight into the fast evolving Indian marketing scenario.
Commenting on the theme of the Summit, Amit Agnihotri, Editor, Pitch and Co-founder, exchange4media Group, said, “The world of marketing thinking and practice is undergoing deep-rooted changes. When information is available on-the-go and everyone is connected, ‘brand authenticity’ and relevance is at a high premium. While there are tens of thousands of brands wooing the India consumer, he ‘believes’ in just a handful. Those are the top-rate brands and their marketers, who will share their brand strategies at the Pitch CMO Summit.”
The speakers who revealed secrets of their successful marketing strategy at the Delhi leg of the CMO summit on October 29, 2010 included Shashank Srivastava, Chief General Manager - Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd; Ajay Kakar, CMO, Aditya Birla Group, Financial Services; Rameet Arora, Senior Director, Marketing, McDonald’s India (West and South); Anand Singh, Director - Marketing, Coca Cola India, and Ajay Kaul, CEO, Domino’s Pizza India.