Goafest 2020: Shashi Sinha elected Chairman of Awards Governing Council for ABBY Awards

Nakul Chopra to be Chairman and Jaideep Gandhi to be Co-Chair of Goafest 2020 Organizing Committee

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Oct 31, 2019 6:22 PM

Goafest 2020 is back for its 16th edition. Curated by Advertising Agencies Association of India and The Advertising Club, the upcoming edition will once again be held in Goa from April 2 to 4.

The event will be helmed by Nakul Chopra as Chairman and Jaideep Gandhi as Co-Chair of Goafest 2020 organizing committee. Shashi Sinha, CEO - IPG Media Brands and Treasurer, The Advertising Club, has been elected as Chairman of the Awards Governing Council for ABBY Awards 2020.

Speaking about the 16th edition of the festival, Ashish Bhasin, President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) said: “Year-on-year, it is our endeavour to make Goafest the most sought after gathering of the Indian Advertising & Media industry both in terms of knowledge sharing and raising the bar for creativity. Goafest has been consistently putting India on the global map of a creative powerhouse and as we put together this edition as well, our endeavour is to bring the best of speakers, workshops and experiences to boost the next-gen of advertisers.”

He further added: “Nakul as an industry veteran has been adeptly handling Goafest and his vision for the industry is sure to translate into an engaging and inclusive festival experience for all.”

On being re-elected as Chairman for the festival, Nakul Chopra said: “Goafest is the only premiere festival that is a holistic representation of the Indian Advertising and Media industry. Our focus continues to remain on driving up the ante of scale, inclusivity knowledge sharing. The 2020 edition of Goafest will also focus on creating an experience that is immersive, transformational and continues to contribute to the enrichment of the Advertising, Media and Entertainment industry.”

Speaking about the focus of the 2020 edition of Goafest, Partho Dasgupta, President, The Advertising Club said: “The purpose of Goafest is to bring forth a platform that encourages India’s A&M industry to engage, innovate and share cohesively. The three days of Goafest sees the entire media and advertising fraternity breaking the barriers of organisation and come together to share common achievements, failures and learnings.”

He further added: “ABBY’s have always been recognized as a gold standard in creative awards and with Shashi at the helm, we are sure that the awards will continue to follow the highest standards of quality and due diligence.”

Speaking on being re-elected as AGC chair, Shashi Sinha, CEO - IPG Media Brands and Treasurer, The Advertising Club said: “With the ABBY Awards, every year we try to widen the horizon and be more inclusive. Our belief has been to let works of excellence do the talking and this year too we will continue to look for campaigns that inspire change, make a difference and become an inspiration for the industry.”

The Awards Governing Committee for ABBY Awards includes:
1. Shashi Sinha (AGC Chairman), CEO - IPG Media Brands and Treasurer, The Advertising Club
2. Ashish Bhasin, CEO- APAC, Dentsu Aegis Network
3. Nakul Chopra, Chairman, Goafest and immediate past President AAAI
4. Jaideep Gandhi, Director, Jaya Advertising
5. Anupriya Acharya, CEO India, Publicis
6. Rana Barua, Group CEO, Havas Group India
7. Ajay Kakar, Chief Marketing Officer, Aditya Birla Capital Limited
8. Partha Sinha, Vice Chairman and MD, McCann Worldgroup
9. Virat Tandon Group, CEO, MullenLowe Lintas Group
10. Ajay Chandwani, Director, Percept Limited
11. Raj Nayak, Media Veteran and Founder, House of Cheer

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