14th edition of Goafest to be held in April 2019; Nakul Chopra to lead event
Curated by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and The Advertising Club, the 14th edition of India’s premier advertising festival – Goafest – will once again be held in the summer of 2019 at India’s festival destination Goa.
The marquee event will be helmed by Nakul Chopra, Chairman, Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, and Immediate Past President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), who has been elected as the Chairman of Goafest 2019 Organising Committee. Shashi Sinha, CEO, IPG Media Brands, and Secretary, The Advertising Club, has been elected as Chairman of the Awards Governing Council for the celebrated Abbys 2019.
Speaking about the 14th edition of the festival, Ashish Bhasin, President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), said, “Goafest has continuously been championing the category’s growth agenda. Our continued endeavour through the festival is to facilitate an enriched festival experience that is immersive, transformational and allows us to contribute to the learning enrichment of the Advertising, Media and Entertainment industry.”
He further added, “Nakul is an industry veteran and we are sure that his past experience with Goafest and his vision for the industry is sure to translate into an engaging and inclusive festival experience for all.”
Nakul Chopra, on being elected as Chairman for the festival, said, “Goafest is a premiere representation of the Indian Advertising and Media industry. Year on year we have focused on increasing scale, driving inclusivity and ensuring that the festival emerges as a leading knowledge platform. This year, too, our focus at Goafest will be to curate a great panel of thought leaders and provide a world view of the evolving Adverting and Media industry trends.”
Speaking about the focus of the 2019 edition, Vikram Sakhuja, President, The Advertising Club, said, “Goafest is an idea exchange forum that over the years has emerged into an opportunity where the entire media and advertising fraternity comes together to engage, innovate and share their best work. We are already geared up to bring another immersive edition of this landmark event, promising to up the ante even higher.”
He further added “Abbys have always been recognised as a gold standard in creative awards and we are sure that Shashi, with his deep understanding of the industry and global, view will ensure that the awards follow highest standards of due diligence and hold a place of eminence in the advertising, media and entertainment industry.”
Speaking on being elected as the AGC Chair, Shashi Sinha said, “Receiving an Abby has always been a career milestone and held a pace of pride in the life of every advertising and media professional. We will continue to ensure that Abbys that stands for creative excellence continues to inspire game changing brand campaigns, scale in eminence and emerge as a beacon of inspiration for the new generation of marketers of and brand custodians.”
Presented by The Advertising Club and AAAI, the Goafest 2019 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity soon come together in Goa in April 2019.