Stellar line-up of Goafest speakers announced

Virender Sehwag, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Gordon Bowen, Mary Kom, Madonna Badger, Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu will be among many others to address the knowledge sessions

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Stellar line-up of Goafest speakers announced

Goafest, the advertising and marketing industry’s convention, has announced its list of speakers for 2019. The three-day convention will see speakers from premier global and Indian advertising, smart technology, software development, entertainment, sports and other sectors.

Presented by the Advertising Club and AAAI, Goafest 2019 will once again see the entire advertising and marketing fraternity come together in Goa from April 11 to 13.

Cricketer Virender Sehwag, Bollywood actors Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi, global advertising maven Gordon Bowen, boxer Mary Kom, creative genius Madonna Badger and authors Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu, will be among many others to address the knowledge sessions.

Nakul Chopra

Nakul Chopra, Chairman, Goafest, said, “At Goafest, our aim has been to create a platform that provides learning, inspiration, collaboration and celebration. Content is the heart of the festival. Jaideep and his team have laboured from August last year to put up this stellar list of speakers. I am sure all delegates – especially the young guns – will have a lot to learn and be inspired from.”       

Jaideep Gandhi, Chairman, Industry Conclave and Knowledge Seminars, said, “Every year, we try and bring an array of speakers who will provide a window to the current global perspectives in our ever-changing industry. We bring speakers from allied fields and other arenas like sports to inspire our young talent. I am confident that this year too, the width and depth of our speaker panel will cover all of these facets.”

Goafest 2019’s speaker list:

Knowledge Seminars




Madonna Badger

Chief Creative Officer/Founder

Badger and Winters

Harshwardhansinh Zala

Founder & CEO


Barry Wacksman 

Vice-Chairman and Global Chief Strategy Officer 


Gordon Bowen

Founder and Global Chairman


Lt. Gen. DS Hooda 

Lt. General - Indian Army

Virender Sehwag 

Renowned Indian Cricketer

Kalki Koechlin

Indian Born French Actress and Writer

Duo Session

Siddhant Chaturvedi

Bollywood Actor & Writer 

Phil Kemish


Disrupt Media LTD

Mary Kom

Boxing Legend

Navi Radjou 

Author of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation 

Jaideep Prabhu 

Authors of famous books: Jugaad & Frugal Innovation

Noelle LaCharite 

Director, Developer Evangelism

Dev Collective- Microsoft

Matt Eastwood

Global Chief Creative Officer

McCann Health 

Ambarish Mitra 

CEO and Founder 


Pankaj Tripathi

Ace Actor

Industry Conclave




Dr. A. Velumani

Creator & Managing Director


Ravi Desai

Director, Mass and Brand Marketing


Vijay Sharma

Associate Director, Brand Marketing & Heads Digital Media 


Achint Setia

Vice-President, Marketing


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