For the media, marketing and advertising fraternity, it is time to congregate again - at the exchange4media Conclave 2005. The two-city Conclave kicks off in New Delhi on May 31, at The Ashok, and a week later, on June 7, it has a date with Mumbai at the Taj Land's End.
In keeping with the stature of the Conclave, Dr Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Culture, has consented to be the Chief Guest at Delhi and will deliver the keynote address.
The Conclave, which was initiated by the exchange4media Group in 2002, provides a platform for some of the finest minds in the industry to put forth their views on media services, sales and marketing issues and the emergence of new trends in marketing and the advertising business. Over the last three years, the exchange4media Conclave has become a forum for industry thought leaders to express their views.
The Delhi round will comprise two panel discussions on the topics 'Media Services: Will media come first?' and 'If Content is King, what is the role of Sales and Marketing in a media organization?'
The Mumbai leg will debate 'Getting the marketing mix right: Is the increasing number of media options an opportunity for marketers?' and 'Is integrated media company the only game in town for long-term survival?'
The panelists for Panel One in Delhi on media services are Chintamani Rao, President, Universal McCann, CVL Srinivas, MD, Maxus Asia-Pacific, Rohit Ohri, GM and Branch Head, JWT, Sundar Raman, GM-Delhi, Mindshare, Gopinath Menon, VP, TBWA-Anthem, Vikas Gupta, VP-Marketing, Coca-Cola India, and Salil Kapoor, Head-Marketing, LG Electronics.
In Panel Two, leading names from the media world will introspect on the age-old debate inside media houses on the role of content vis-à-vis sales and marketing. The panelists include Raj Nayak, CEO, NDTV Media, Rajat Sharma, Chairman & Editor-in Chief, India TV, Sunil Lulla, CEO, Times Global Broadcasting Co. Ltd., Rohinton Maloo, MD, Cutting Edge Media, Abraham Thomas, COO, Red FM, and Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, Broadcast News.
The panelists at the Conclave in Mumbai include leading industry names like Ambika Srivastava, CEO, Zenith Optimedia, Pranesh Misra, President, Lowe, Vikram Sakhuja, MD, GroupM (Fulcrum), V. Chandramouli, Head of Marketing, Cadbury, Shashi Arora, Head of Marketing, Kotak Bank, Meenakshi Madhvani, CEO, Spatial Access, Rajat Jain, CEO, Walt Disney India, among others.
The Presenting Sponsor for exchange4media Conclave 2005 is Amar Ujala. The Associate Sponsors are Hindustan Times, Brandsum.com, Headlines Today and Indian Airlines. While Business Standard is the Print Partner, the Event Partner is Candid Marketing. The Travel Partner for the two-city event is Joy Travels and the Magazine Partner is Impact.