Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BWI: Online Registration for Goafest 2009 open till April 1

Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Goafest 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 07:00 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, Entertainment; Business: Advertising, PR & marketing, Business services, Information technology, Media & entertainment
Release no: 19584
Online Registration for Goafest 2009 open till April 1
Why Waste a Good Recession?

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and The Advertising Club Bombay today announced that online registrations for Goafest 2009, India's premier advertising awards festival will be open till the evening of April 1, 2009. Goafest 2009 registrations have already crossed the two thousand mark and are still climbing. This year in an effort to encourage participation of talented young advertising professionals, Goafest is offering individuals under 30 whose agencies are a member of the AAAI, the chance to register for Goafest 2009 at half the cost. Registrations between April 2-4, 2009 will be accepted at the venue.

Mr. Colvyn Harris, Chairman, Goafest 2009 & CEO, JWT, said, "It is heartening that India's premier advertising awards festival, Goafest is being supported by the advertising fraternity. Last year Goafest was a resounding success, with nearly 2900 delegates participating, of whom over 800 were under 30. This year with over 2000 delegates already registered and the number still climbing it truly promises to be an even bigger success. We are confident that every individual in the field of advertising and marketing in India will not want to miss this opportunity to interact with such inspirational speakers and so to ensure that, we have kept the online registrations open till April 1, 2009."

Goafest 2009 provides an uncommon learning environment for India's young creative, marketing and media professionals and a rare opportunity for all professionals from India and abroad to interact with each other. The festival will also present them the opportunity to interact with not just the Indian gurus of advertising but also meet some international personalities extremely well known in their respective fields.

This year the list of world-renowned keynote speakers for Goafest 2009 includes inspirational and legendary icons, such as Sir John Hegarty, Sean Finnegan, Dan Wieden and Jean Marie Dru from the global advertising industry to address the participants.

Goafest 2009 will be swankier this year and is organised on a grander scale than the previously held Goafests. It will be held at Cavelossim Beach, Goa, in a specially created 'Advillage'. Scheduled on April 2-4, 2009 the Goafest 2009 theme for this year is "Why Waste a Good Recession?"

Day 1 starts with the Discovery Industry Leadership Conclave where keynote speakers from across the globe reflect and debate issues and challenges facing advertising and marketing and share their learning's and thoughts on the future.

Day 2 and 3 have the SBI Knowledge and Learning Seminars followed by the prestigious Abby Awards - Media on Day 2 and Creative on Day 3.

Log on to www.goafest.com to register NOW!

About Goafest 2009:

Currently in its fourth year, Goafest is India's most prestigious national advertising awards festival, organized by The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in association with The Advertising Club Bombay. More than 3000 delegates from the advertising and allied industries attend the event to witness the high-profile seminars, workshops and listen to keynote speakers from across the globe. Over 4500 ads from all over the country are showcased and judged at the Festival. Goafest is India's largest intellectual & information exchange in the world of Advertising & Media and provides an opportunity for professionals in marketing and advertising to meet, exchange ideas and recognize creative talent.

Ulrica D'sylva, IPAN, +91 9867291272, goafest2009media@gmail.com, ulrica.dsylva@ipan.com
Deepa Jayaraman, IPAN, 9819808681, deepa.jayaraman@ipan.com
Sudesh Kapoor, Advertising Agencies Association of India, +91 9967570203, aaai@vsnl.com
Bipin Pandit, Advertising Club Bombay, +91 9820191077, adclub@vsnl.com


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