Nakul Chopra to chair Goafest 2019, Shashi Sinha will helm Awards Governing Council

02 Nov,2018

By A Correspondent


The Advertising Agencies Association of India and The Advertising Club have started getting set for the 2019 edition of Goafest. The three-day event will be held in Goa in the summer of 2019.


For starters, both organisations have announced the leaders for the coveted posts of Goafest Organising Committee and the Awards Governing Council. 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 organizing Committee. Shashi Sinha, CEO – IPG Mediabrands and Secretary, The Advertising Club has been elected Chairman of the Awards Governing Council for Abby 2019.


Speaking about the 14th edition of the Goafeset, 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,” adding: “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.”


On being elected Chairman for the festival, Chopra 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 of 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,” adding: “Abby has 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 Chairman of the AGC, 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 Abby, 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.”



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