Additional speakers for Goafest announced

The Organizing Committee of Goafest 2015 today released the second list of speakers for the Knowledge Seminars.

The names are: Chetan Bhagat, Author, Vikas Bahl, Indian Film Producer, Screenwriter & Director, Suhas Gopinath, CEO and Chairman of Global INC., East India Comedy, one of the most promising names in the comedy circuit. This year, the Knowledge Seminars will include a fusion of inspiring speakers on a cross section of subjects which delegates are generally not exposed to.

Commenting on the list of speakers, Mr. Nakul Chopra, Chairman of Goafest 2015 & Vice President of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) said, “In its 10th year we want Goafest to be spectacular. Our endeavour is to make the content of the festival even richer. We want the young delegates to have the fullest opportunity to learn, imbibe and celebrate creativity.”
Dr. M.G. Parameswaran, President of AAAI said, “The diverse and stimulating line up of speakers will be a great learning for all the delegates. We look forward to great sessions with each one of these reputed speakers.”

Brief profiles of the speakers are given below:

Chetan Bhagat, Author- Chetan Bhagat is the author of six blockbuster books. These include five novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), the non-fiction title What Young India Wants (2012) and Half Girlfriend (2014). The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business.’

Suhas Gopinath, CEO and Chairman of Global Inc- Suhas became the CEO at the young age of 17, three years after founding the company and at the time was named the World’s Youngest CEO. Today, Global Inc is a multi-million dollar company with offices in the United States, India, Canada, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Singapore and the Middle East and has 100 employees in India and 56 abroad.

Vikas Bahl- Indian Film Producer, Screenwriter and Director- Vikas started his career with advertising for several years as a client servicing, before joining UTV Spotboy. In 2011, he started Phantom Films, along with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. Vikas has garnered two National Film Awards.

East India Comedy- East India Company are one of the most promising names on the comedy circuit. They did a record 130 shows across the country in the calendar year 2013, including the acclaimed specials Men Are From Bars and Comedy News Network.  The East India Comedy was started by Sorabh Pant. Together, this company boasts of the country’s best humour writers, script writers, comedians, tweeters. They offer a whole bunch of stand-up comedy for public shows, corporate shows, college shows and comedy workshops.


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