Author Chetan Bhagat, filmmaker Vikas Bahl, Global Inc’s Suhas Gopinath & East India Comedy join the list of speakers at this year’s event
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 27, 2015
The organising committee of Goafest 2015 has released the second list of speakers for the Knowledge Seminars. The list includes Chetan Bhagat, author; Vikas Bahl, Indian film producer, screenwriter and director; Suhas Gopinath, CEO and Chairman of Global Inc; and East India Comedy.
Commenting on the list of speakers, Nakul Chopra, Chairman of Goafest 2015 and Vice President, Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), said, “In its tenth year, we want Goafest to be spectacular. Our endeavour is to make the content of the festival even richer. We want the young delegates to have the fullest opportunity to learn, imbibe and celebrate creativity.”
MG Parameswaran, President, AAAI, added, “The diverse and stimulating line-up of speakers will be a great learning for all the delegates. We look forward to great sessions with each one of these reputed speakers.”
Bhagat is the author of six books. These include five novels – ‘Five Point Someone’ (2004), ‘One Night @ the Call Center’ (2005), ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’ (2008), ‘2 States’ (2009), ‘Revolution 2020’ (2011), the non-fiction title ‘What Young India Wants’ (2012) and ‘Half Girlfriend’ (2014).
Gopinath became CEO at the young age of 17, three years after founding the company, and at the time was named the World’s Youngest CEO. Today, Global Inc is a multi-million dollar company with offices in the US, India, Canada, Germany, Italy, the UK, Spain, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East, and has 100 employees in India and 56 abroad.
Bahl started his career with advertising and for several years he worked in client servicing before joining UTV Spotboy. In 2011, he started Phantom Films, along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena.
East India Company is a promising name on the comedy circuit. They did a record 130 shows across the country in 2013, including the acclaimed specials ‘Men Are From Bars’ and ‘Comedy News Network’. The East India Comedy was started by Sorabh Pant.