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Schedule for sixth edition of Goafest 2011

Schedule for sixth edition of Goafest 2011

India’s biggest advertising and awards festival has been extended to five days, from 5th to 9th April 2011; here is the complete schedule.

5th April:

2.30 pm onwards – “Idea supports Creativity with Conscience in association with ASCI” teams begin work, entry by invitation

6th April:

Entire day - CWC (Creativity with Conscience) team work continues

6pm onwards with dinner - Social media workshop for CWC teams

7th April:

Morning - CWC art installed at Goafest

11 to 11.30 am - “Big Cola presents Mini football match by Churchill Brothers Sports Club”

3.00 pm onwards - “Discovery Presents the Goafest 2011 Advertising Conclave”, by invitation

3.15 PM

Session one: Are agencies ready for the new decade?

Opening remarks by:

  • Srinivasan K. Swamy, Chairman, Goafest Advertising Conclave, 2011

Address by two senior advertisers

  • Rajiv Dube, Director, Group Corporate Services and Director, Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited
  • Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer, Maruti Udyog

4.00 PM

Session two: What can we learn from other service industries?

Session chairman:

  • Nagesh Alai, President, AAAI


  • Farokh Balsara, Partner and National Leader, Media & Entertainment, E&Y
  • Sanjay Behl, CEO, DTH and IPTV and President - Brand & Marketing at Reliance, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
  • Arun Tadanki, CEO, Yahoo! India

5.30 PM

Session three: How have some Advertising Companies organised themselves for the new decade?

Session Chairman:

  • Colvyn Harris, CEO JWT

A presentation by IMRB after conducting in-depth interviews with senior industry leaders

6.15 PM

Session four: Where is the upside in this profession?

Session Chairman:

  • Sam Balsara, Madison


  • R Balki, Chairman and NCD, Lowe India
  • Arvind Sharma, Chairman  & CEO, Leo Burnett
  • Ashish Bhasin, Chairman, Carat Media Services

7.15 PM

Session six: Summary and closing remarks –Lynn de Souza, Chairperson Goafest Committee.

8 pm

Cocktails and Dinner

8th April:

8 to 10 am

“Zuri hosts Champagne Breakfast by the Pool”, by invitation

11 am to 11.30 am

Inauguration of CWC art display

11.30 am to 5 pm

Knowledge Seminars:

  • Charlie Crowe, Founder, Festival of Media
  • Neeraj Nayar, President, Contagious Communications
  • Brian J Terkelsen, President, LiquidThread, Starcom MediaVest Group
  • Shailesh Rao, MD Media & Platforms, JAPAC, Google
  • Scott Goodson, CEO Strawberry Frog

3 to 5 pm

“MOFilms workshop and Awards ceremony”

5 to 6 pm

Sundowners with Advertising Agency Band

6 to 7 pm

Inauguration Ceremony by Goa dignitaries

7 pm onwards

Media, Digital, Direct Abby Awards Ceremony, dinner hosted by Living Media, and UTV hosted After party

9th April:

11 am to 5 pm

Knowledge Seminars

  • Laurie Coots, CMO TBWA
  • Daniel Morrel, CEO Wunderman
  • Bittu Sahgal, Editor, Sanctuary Asia
  • Susan Clark, MD, CEMEA & Group MD, The Economist  Group
  • Robin Wight, President, Engine
  • John Hegarty, Chairman BBH

12.30 to 3 pm

“UTV Rain dance”

5.30 to 7 pm

“India Chapter of IAA’s Olive Crown Awards Ceremony with High tea”

7 pm onwards

Creative Abby Awards Ceremony, dinner and UTV hosted After party

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