Goafest, the 14th edition of the apex industry event that celebrates milestones in the Indian media and advertising industry will be held on April 11-13, at India’s festival destination. Presented by Advertising Club, AAAI and Viacom18, Goafest 2019 will see the A&M fraternity celebrate sucessul campaigns and facilitate idea exchange on category growth drivers and game changing global trends.
Ashish Bhasin, President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), said, “Goafest is the Indian advertising industry’s largest and most representative event. It is not just a festival but an ode to the industry and the pioneering work done through the year. This year too we will bring to fore an immersive event that will bring together the industry’s most creatively curious, transformational and inspiring thoughtleaders and innovators from across agencies, brands and media houses.”
Nakul Chopra, Chairman, Goafest 2019, said, “Goafest is all geared up for an inclusive and engaging 2019 edition. Our endeavor this year is to ensure that multi-category representation and participation, interactivity and thought leadership is at the forefront of all our initiatives. This year too the apex industry event will continue to establish its eminence as a leading knowledge sharing and networking platform and we are happy to have partnered with Viacom18 in building this to further scale.”
Speaking about partnering with Goafest 2019, Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO and MD at Viacom18, said, “Goafest has, over the years, cemented its reputation as the country’s foremost amalgamation of the best and brightest of the creative and marketing minds of the Indian business. Our association with them is an extension of our belief that knowledge sharing leads to knowledge enhancement thereby benefitting the entire industry.”
Talking about the focus at the upcoming edition of the festival Vikram Sakhuja, President, The Advertising Club, said, “Abby’s are the gold standard in creative awards and has always recognised agencies and talent that push boundaries and challenge status quo. Our endeavor with the festival and the awards this year is to ensure exceptional speakers, inclusive participation and thereby gain a headstart on decoding transformational global advertising and communication trends.”
Shashi Sinha, Awards Governing Council Chair and Secretary, The Advertising Club, said, “We are all set for the Abby’s and are hoping to see some pioneering and clutter-breaking work being entered this year. Abby’s is the penultimate national benchmark for effective creative communication. Winning an Abby holds a place of pride in the career lifecyle of every advertising and media professional. We sincierly hope that the awards continue to inspire the best minds in the industry to present their best foot forward.”