The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and the Subhas Ghosal Foundation (SGF) have announced that the Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture will return this year with Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief, India Today Group, as the speaker.
The event will be held on Friday, October 7, at 7 pm at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.
While talking about his personal and professional experiences, Purie will also share many valuable insights which he has gained during his lifetime.
As a memorial to one of the most influential figures in the history of advertising, Subhas Ghosal, the Subhas Ghosal Foundation was established by a group of senior communication professionals. who lived during his era.
One of the primary objectives of the foundation is to promote the professional values, Ghosal embodied throughout his lifetime. With the support of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), the Foundation has been hosting its 'AAAI Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture' series, for several years, now where luminaries like Rajan Anandan, Uday Shankar, Ronnie Screwvalla have delivered motivational and informative talks.
On behalf of SGF, Sam Balsara said, “We live in an age where media and advertising are shaping and also rapidly changing society. It will be interesting to hear Aroon speak about his journey, how he built a media empire, as well as his views on life today and how the media has changed over the years. I believe this lecture will be helpful and enlightening for both immigrants and natives of the advertising and media.”
Anupriya Acharya, President, AAAI, said, “Aroon Purie has been at the forefront of change and innovation in the news business as it transitioned from print to electronic media and then to digital and social media. A recipient of the Padma Bhushan award, his contribution to Indian journalism is exemplary. I am sure that Aroon’s life experiences will be fascinating for the audiences and we look forward to his perspectives at the Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture.”