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Rahul Welde, Sam Balsara, Arnab Goswami among speakers at IAA Summit

IAA - India Chapter’s Silver Jubilee Summit will be held in Kochi from September 3 to 5. The Summit will have the sub theme – ‘Crossroads: Where Change is shaping the Future Today’

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 18, 2015


Stage is set for the Silver Jubilee Summit of the International Advertising Association (IAA) - India Chapter in Kochi from September 3 to 5, 2015. Under the overall theme of IAA Global – ‘What’s Coming Next’ – this Summit will have a sub theme of ‘Crossroads: Where Change is shaping the Future Today’.

Srinivasan Swamy, President, IAA - India Chapter, informed, “To accommodate the fantastic line-up of international and Indian speakers, we are now beginning the Summit on the evening of September 3 itself. We are overwhelmed by the response received from some great speakers. We are now set to have the most impressive event of its kind in several years.”

The speakers at the IAA - India Chapter’s Silver Jubilee Summit include:

Creativity and how you can design your own future?

Cindy Gallop, Founder and former Chair of BBH (Bartle Bogle Hegarty)

Rob Sherlock, Worldwide Executive Director, Asatsu-DK

Social Media

Simon Kemp, a renowned expert in bringing brands and consumers together using social media, an author, a DJ, an expert in whisky

Shailesh Rao, VP - Asia Pacific, Latin America and Emerging Markets, Twitter


Fernando Ortiz-Ehmann, a strategist from Madrid who played a major role in launching the global brand Desigual

Sanjiv Puri, President - FMCG, ITC, will speak on creating a world class global brand from India

Rahul Welde, VP - Media, Unilever, for Asia, Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Russia, will shed light on how to craft brands in a connected world


Michel de Rijk, CEO - Asia Pacific, Xaxis, will put the spotlight on Programmatic and its role in the digital world

Jeffery Cole, Founder, Center for the Digital Future USA


Abhay Pande, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital, will take a look at where future investments will go

Local brands

Sam Balsara, Chairman & Managing Director, Madison World, will extract the recipe for success from Darshan Patel (first Paras, now Vini)


Ralph Simon, acknowledged as one of the founders of the mobile entertainment and content industry

Bestselling authors

Paul X McCarthy, author of ‘The Age of Online Gravity’, will give his take on freakonomics

India of the Future

Amitabh Kant, Principal Secretary, Government of India (God’s Own Country and Incredible India), now in-charge of Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, will deliver a keynote address


Sachin Tendulkar, an advertising icon for the last 25 years, will be in conversation with Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific

Classic Disruption

Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief, Times Now, will talk about why he disrupts the TV news industry


Official gravitas to an event like this will be provided by the Chief Minister of Kerala, State Industries Minister and the State Tourism Minister


Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Summit Chairman Pradeep Guha said, “This event will provide a great opportunity to learn, network and catch up with the who’s who of the marketing advertising and media industry.” The Summit compares very favourably with Ad Asia in Jaipur and New Delhi, added Guha, who was involved in both these events.

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