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Goafest 2015: “It was an entertaining and insightful edition this year’

On the conclusion of the three-day festival, the organisers said that all objectives for Goafest 2015 were successfully achieved. This year saw over 2,000 delegates

Aanchal Kohli | Goa | April 13, 2015

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Goafest, the annual media, advertising and marketing festival, turned 10 this year. With over 2,000 delegates attending the three-day festival, organisers feel they have achieved what they set out to.

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Nakul Chopra, CEO - South Asia, Publicis; Vice President, The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and Chairman, Goafest 2015, remarked, “I think all the objectives that I had set for the 10th edition of Goafest were successfully achieved. This year was one of the most spectacular ones and was very well organised. Speakers like Ashish Hemrajani, CEO, Bookmyshow; Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief, Times Now, and a few more worked like icing on the cake. Goafest 2015 was an entertaining and insightful edition.”

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FCB Ulka India’s MG Parameswaran, who is also President, AAAI, said, “I think, the decision of keeping the venue same this year worked quite well in our favour. We also succeeded in terms of trying to give a different taste of content to our audience, with an attractive line-up and mix of speakers, including a mythologist, a television anchor, a bestselling author, a filmmaker and a lot more. Also, apart from this, the sponsor activities enticed the attendees. So, overall the hard work and all the effort paid off well for us.”

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McCann Worldgroup’s Prasoon Joshi, who was felicitated by the fraternity at Goafest this year, said, “It has always been great to be a part of this three-day long festival and share thoughts and discuss with the entire ad world under one roof. This year will hold all the more importance and has carved a memory in my life as I got a warm hug from the world that I have been in and have given my entire life.”

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Sharing his experience, Partha Sinha, Director and Chief Strategy Officer, South Asia at Publicis, said, “The best part about this year’s Goafest was the line-up of speakers. It was a great mix. I enjoyed listening to Chetan Bhagat. The line-up showed what young professionals think and are passionate about their dreams.”

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