Focusing on multi-facets of the industry, Goafest 2019 unveils speaker line-up

The advertising & marketing industry’s apex convention, Goafest has announced its list of illustrious speakers for 2019. The 3-day convention of the best minds in the industry will see prestigious speakers from premier global and Indian advertising, smart technology, software development, entertainment, sports and others. Renowned cricketer Virender Sehwag, Bollywood actors Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi of the recent Gully Boy fame, global advertising maven Gordon Bowen, boxing legend Mary Kom, creative genius Madonna Badger and authors Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, will be amongst many others to address the knowledge sessions.

Nakul Chopra - Chairman Goafest said “At Goafest our aim has been to create a platform that provides learning, inspiration, collaboration and celebration. Content is the heart of the festival. Jaideep and his team have laboured from August last year to put up this stellar list of speakers. I am sure all delegates – especially the young guns – will have a lot to learn and be inspired from.”        

Jaideep Gandhi - Chairman Industry Conclave and Knowledge Seminars said “Every year we try and bring an array of speakers that will provide a window to the current global perspectives in our ever-changing industry. As we do, to bring speakers, from allied fields and other arenas like sports who can inspire our young talent. I am confident that this year too the width and depth of our speaker panel will cover all of these facets.”

Here is a glimpse into Goafest 2019’s dynamic speaker list:

Knowledge Seminars




Madonna Badger

Chief Creative Officer/Founder

Badger and Winters

Harshwardhansinh Zala

Founder & CEO


Barry Wacksman 

Vice Chairman and Global Chief Strategy Officer 


Gordon Bowen

Founder and Global Chairman


Lt. Gen. DS Hooda 

Lt. General - Indian Army


Virender Sehwag 

Renowned Indian Cricketer


Kalki Koechlin

Indian Born French Actress and Writer

Duo Session

Siddhant Chaturvedi

Bollywood Actor & Writer 

Phil Kemish


Disrupt Media LTD

Mary Kom

Boxing Legend


Navi Radjou 

Author of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation 


Jaideep Prabhu 

Authors of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation


Noelle LaCharite 

Director, Developer Evangelism

Dev Collective- Microsoft

Matt Eastwood

Global Chief Creative Officer

McCann Health 

Ambarish Mitra 

CEO and Founder 


Pankaj Tripathi

Ace Actor



Industry conclave




Dr. A. Velumani

Creator & Managing Director


Ravi Desai

Director, Mass and Brand Marketing


Vijay Sharma

Associate Director, Brand Marketing & Heads Digital Media 


Achint Setia

Vice President, Marketing



Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI the Goafest 2019 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity come together in Goa from 11th April, 2019 to 13th April 2019.


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