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Six more internationally acclaimed speakers confirmed for AdAsia2011

AdAsia2011 has confirmed six more internationally acclaimed speakers to the event. Michael I. Roth – Chairman & CEO, Interpublic (NYSE:IPG), Pankaj Ghemawat – Global Strategist, Professor, Author and Speaker, Swamiji Sukhabodhananda – Founder Chairman of Prasanna Trust, Author and Spiritual Leader, Bruce Haines – Chief Strategy Office, Cheil Worldwide, Robert Senior – CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA and Saatchi & Saatchi Fallon Group and Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board and Robin Wight – President, Engine and WCRS.
AdAsia2011 is scheduled from October 31 – November 03 2011 in New Delhi . The speakers mentioned above will share their perspective on the evolving dynamics in business, marketing and advertising.
 
Michael I. Roth as Chairman & CEO assumed the leadership of Interpublic, of one of the world’s largest organizations of advertising and marketing services companies, in 2005. Roth has righted the company’s financial course and moved to make it an industry leader by defining new models that provide value to clients in a rapidly-changing media and marketing environment. Roth is a member of the Board of Directors for Pitney Bowes Inc., the Ad Council and the Gaylord Entertainment Company. He sits on the Leadership Committee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; the Board of Directors of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy and The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). In addition, he is a Director of The Baruch College Fund, The Partnership for New York City and The Enterprise Foundation. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable.
 
Pankaj Ghemavat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School . He was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School , where he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor. Ghemawat was also the youngest ‘guru’ included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist. Ghemawat’s books include ‘Commitment’, ‘Games Business Play’, ‘Strategy and the Business Landscape’ and ‘Redefining Global Strategy’. Ghemawat’s new book titled ‘World 3.0’ was published by Harvard Business Review Press, and has received great many accolades. Other recent honours include the McKinsey Award for the ‘Best Article published by Harvard Business Review’ and the ‘Irwin Educator of the Year’ Award from the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy Management.
 
Swamiji Sukhabodhananda is not only one of the most respected spiritual leaders of the country, but also nicknamed as ‘Corporate Guru’. His expertise lies in synthesizing ancient wisdom of East and modern vision of West appealing to both young and old from wide spectrum of society. The Week magazine acclaims Swamiji as one among the top five best exponent of spiritual knowledge. He has authored many best sellers such as ‘Oh, Mind Relax Please!’ and ‘Oh, Life Relax Please!’ which have sold over a million copies in over 80 titles in different languages. Swamiji was invited as a dignitary on five different panels at the World Economic Forum and the second Indian to be honoured at the prestigious lotus millionaires’ Intellectual Club at Manhattan , New York . Prasanna Trust under his inspiration and guidance runs an orphanage for girls, provides artificial limbs and callipers to people with impoverished background, provides scholarship for meritorious students, conducts regular poor feeding and blood donation camps
 
AdAsia2011 will also see Bruce Haines, who has 35 years of experience and over a 14 year period looked after some of the best brands in the world such as Porsche, Yellow Pages, Mobil, Harrods and Adidas among others. Haines joined Cheil Worldwide in March 2008 and is Fellow and former President of IPA, Fellow of the Marketing Society and has several charity commitments, including President of NABS, Patron of the Andrea Adams Trust and trustee of RMHC, UK’s leading charity providing accommodation for the families of children in hospitals
Robert Senior, dubbed ‘Adland’s Golden Boy’ and ‘The hottest name in Adland’ by The Independent, joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 2007 as UK CEO of SSF, and was appointed Chairman of the Worldwide Creative Board in 2010. Senior founded Fallon London in 1998 with four other partners. Together they grew the business from a start-up to a 190 person strong multi-award winning agency, famed for work on Skoda, BBC, Sony and Cadbury. Senior is also the Board Member of the English National Ballet School and a recent graduate of culinary night school.
 
Robin Wight, as President of both Engine and WCRS, Robin was part of the management team that led the management buyout from Havas in 2004. Wight began his career by setting up a student advertising agency while he was still an undergraduate at Cambridge . After working as a copywriter in a number of agencies including Collett Dickinson Pearce and Partners, he co-founded Wight Collins Rutherford Scott with Peter Scott in 1979. Though Robin Wight has spent his whole career in advertising, he has always had a number of outside interests. He was the Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Arts and Business. In 2003 he founded the Ideas Foundation – a charity which helps identify and nurture creatively gifted young people from ethnic minorities through the award of Creativity Scholarships. In 2007 he published “The Peacock’s Tail and the Reputation Reflex: The Neuroscience of Art Sponsorship”. Despite a 29 year commitment to marketing BMW once a week he walks to work as his personal contribution to a cleaner planet.
 
Commenting on these confirmations, Madhukar Kamath, Chairman of the Organising Committee AdAsia2011 and Group CEO & Managing Director – Mudra Group said, “Michael Roth, Pankaj Ghemawat, Swamiji Sukhabodhananda, Bruce Haines, Robert Senior and Robin Wight, all leaders and accomplished speakers will be adding immense value to the proceedings at AdAsia2011. With over 15 speakers already confirmed and more to follow, AdAsia2011 will certainly provide all delegates a rich learning experience.”
 
Other speakers confirmed for AdAsia2011 are Indra Nooyi, David Dogra, Ram Charan, Rishad Tobaccowala, Joseph Tripodi, Akira Kagami, Thirasak Tanapatanakul, Duncan Goose, Kity Lun and Koichi Yamamato.
 
AdAsia returns to India after eight years. In 2003, the AdAsia congress was hosted in Jaipur and was widely regarded as a landmark in the history of the Congress. AdAsia2011 will not just be about Ads and Asia . It has a far more ambitious vision and seeks to comprehensively explore all aspects of the theme Uncertainty: The New Certainty. The business world is currently at an inflection point witnessing a realignment of global economic leadership. In the 19th Century, the world looked to the West for innovation and progress. In the 21st. century, everyone’s attention is riveted on Asia . AdAsia2011 will thus provide a ready platform to chronicle change of a significant magnitude and provide a glimpse of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The prolific agenda of AdAsia2011 will comprise over 15 intellectually stimulating sessions aimed at exploring the business ecosystem and understanding the nature of disruption to effectively address pertinent concerns.
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