Presented by Viacom18, Goafest 2019 to be held on April 11, 12 & 13

The three day advertising and marketing symposium organised by the AAAI and The Advertising Club will facilitate idea exchange on category growth drivers and game changing global trends

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Jan 30, 2019 4:34 PM  | 3 min read

The apex industry event that celebrates milestones in the Indian media and advertising industry – Goafest is all set to be held on April 11, 12 and 13 at India’s festival destination. 

Presented by Viacom18, Goafest 2019 will see the Advertising and Marketing fraternity celebrate successful campaigns and facilitate idea exchange on category growth drivers and game changing global trends. 

Speaking about the 14th edition of the festival, Ashish Bhasin, President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) said, “Goafest is the Indian advertising industry’s largest and most representative event. It is not just a festival but an ode to the industry and the pioneering work done through the year. This year too we will bring to fore an immersive event that will bring together the industry’s most creatively curious, transformational and inspiring thought leaders and innovators from across agencies, brands and media houses. 

Nakul Chopra, Chairman Goafest 2019 said, “Goafest is all geared up for an inclusive and engaging 2019 edition. Our endeavour this year is to ensure that multi-category representation and participation, interactivity and thought leadership is at the forefront of all our initiatives. This year too the apex industry event will continue to establish its eminence as a leading knowledge sharing and networking platform and we are happy to have partnered with Viacom18 in building this to further scale.”

Speaking about partnering with Goafest 2019, Sudhanshu Vats - Group CEO & MD at Viacom18 said, “Goafest has over the years cemented its reputation as the country’s foremost amalgamation of the best and brightest of the creative and marketing minds of the Indian business. Our association with them is an extension of our belief that knowledge sharing leads to knowledge enhancement thereby benefitting the entire industry.”

Talking about the focus at the upcoming edition of the festival Vikram Sakhuja, President, The Advertising Club said, “ABBY’s are the gold standard in creative awards and has always recognised agencies and talent that push boundaries and challenge status quo. Our endeavour with the festival and the awards this year is to ensure exceptional speakers, inclusive participation and thereby gain a head start on decoding transformational global advertising and communication trends.”

Shashi Sinha, Awards Governing Council Chair and Secretary, The Advertising Club said, “We are all set for the ABBY’s and are hoping to see some pioneering and clutter breaking work being entered this year. ABBY’s is the penultimate national benchmark for effective creative communication. Winning an ABBY holds a place of pride in the career lifecycle of every advertising and media professional. We sincerely hope that the awards continue to inspire the best minds in the industry to present their best foot forward.”

Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI the Goafest 2019 will see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity soon come together in Goa in April 2019.

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