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Brands and Entertainment 2023

Brands and Entertainment 2023

Conference

June 14 -15 | 10AM - 8PM

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

1800 Onwards (Exclusive of GST)

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Brands and Entertainment 2023

Conference

June 14 -15 | 10AM - 8PM

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

1800 Onwards (Exclusive of GST)

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Event Guide

For Age(s)

18+

Language

English

Invite your friends

and enjoy a shared experience

Event Guide

For Age(s)

18+

Language

English

Covid 19 Safety MeasuresThis event adheres to the following Health & safety measures
Social DistancingLimited CapacityContactless ServiceSanitisation before the show

Invite your friends

and enjoy a shared experience

Covid 19 Safety MeasuresThis event adheres to the following Health & safety measures
Social DistancingLimited CapacityContactless ServiceSanitisation before the show
About the Event

For ticket related queries email id: ticketing@brandsandentertainment.com or call or drop a text on: 8291490910


For this 2nd Edition, our vision at the conference is to bring together industry leaders and innovators in the branded entertainment space to discuss the latest trends, share best practices, and collaborate on new opportunities. 


We aim to create an environment that fosters learning, networking, and creativity, ultimately advancing the industry as a whole.



WHO WILL BE THERE?


CMOs, CEOs, Brand Managers, Senior Managers & Marketing Managers of:

● Ad Agencies

● Artiste / Content Creators/Influencer

● Brands

● Creative Agencies

● Digital Media Agencies

● Events & Experimental Agencies

● Film Production Houses

● Gaming & E-Sports Platforms

● Marketing Agencies

● Music Labels

● PR & Marketing Agencies

● Radio Stations

● Short Video Platforms

● Social Media Platforms

● Technology Companies

● Television Channels

● Everybody connected with Brands & Entertainment.


2 days of Keynote Sessions, Panel Discussions, Path-Breaking Campaigns, Fireside Chats, Workshop, Brand Stories and Networking Lounge to connect with key players on one on one bases. Come join us on the 14th June and 15th of June 2023.

Instructions

FAQ's

Q: How many people can attend the event on one ticket?

A: Each ticket allows a single individual to join the event.


Q: Are there any discounts available for bulk bookings?

A: Discounts on bulk bookings of 10 tickets or more are available.

Contact megha.purkayastha@createandcollab.in to know more.


Q: When will the event schedule be released?

A: The event schedule will be released closer to the event. Day-wise schedule will be accessible by

existing ticket holders only.


Terms & Conditions:

-You are required to carry a valid ID Proof for the event.

-You shall follow the security procedures. Organizer/Management reserves the right to conduct security checks at

the event.

-Organizer/Management shall have the right to deny entry in case you are found in an inebriated state or if you are

late to the event.

-Venue rules apply.

- The schedule is subject to change as per the organiser’s discretion.

- No refunds on purchased tickets are possible, even in case of any rescheduling.

- For any ticketing related queries please contact mail us at

ticketing@brandsandentertainment.com

- Age Limit for the event is 18 & above

- Attendees are prohibited from recording the event in part or whole.

- Tickets are non transferable.

- The ticket holder grants the organiser the right to use all or any part of the event's recording for

promotional purposes in perpetuity.

- Any misbehaviour within the comments/chat/networking section or use of profanity towards the

organiser, speakers, hosts or attendees will not be tolerated.

-We are committed to a respectful, safe environment free from harassment, violence,

discrimination, bullying, abuse, and solicitation. All parties, artists and attendees are to be treated

with respect and dignity. Participation in activities or behaviours that discriminate on the grounds

of race, colour, place of origin, gender, age, marital status, religious beliefs, citizenship, mental

and physical abilities, sexual orientation, or any other prohibited grounds within applicable law

will not be tolerated.

Hear from these industry stalwarts at Brands & Entertainment!
  • Aaquib Wani
    Director - Aaquib Wani Design

    "Aaquib Wani, Forbes 30 under 30 for Design ’21, is a self-taught experiential designer & art director with creative expertise in spaces, festivals, sets, interiors, interactive installations, weddings, visual, and graphic design, blending the aesthetic palettes absorbed through his Kashmiri heritage and upbringing in New Delhi. He has no formal training or education in design. From working as the art director for a music magazine to learning the boundaries of space design, he has mastered the art of not just 2D but also 3D design. Aaquib Wani Design, the experiential design studio, has worked & collaborated with a variety of brands including international music festival Lollapalooza, India National Cricket Team, United Nations, Spotify, adidas, Coca Cola, MG Motors, Nestle, Ranveer Singh, Serendipity Arts Festival ’22, RedFM, Levi's, Phoenix malls, Gas, Levi’s, Fastrack, Superdry, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, PVR, Tamras Gin, Rajasthan Royals, Jhonnie Walker, Budweiser, Glenfiddich, Jaywalking, Almost Gods, DesignxDesign, Cosmopolitan, Anjul Bhandari etc. The studio has also designed special edition shoes for Rohit Sharma for IPL 2021 and 2022 and his collection with adidas. Aaquib Wani was also the Art Director for Isha Ambani's sangeet at Udaipur & Akash Ambani's wedding in Mumbai."

  • Aayushman Sinha
    CEO & Founder - Represent Entertainment Services

    Aayushman Sinha is an entrepreneur with a vision of building and enabling pop culture in India. He’s actively involved in building REPRESENT, an entertainment company known for managing the best pop musicians in the country and for consulting some of the most prestigious brands on music, he’s a partner at BlackCab and it’s Network Agencies, a full suite of marketing, creative and advertising services, and actively invests in start ups through his micro-VC fund Patronus and network - DotIn.

  • Abish Mathew
    Co Founder - Absurdist Studios

    Abish Mathew is one of the best-known faces in the Indian entertainment scene. From creating shows like Son Of Abish & Journey Of A Joke to hosting Comicstaan on APV to creatively supervising and directing various projects for OTTs and Brands alike. Abish Mathew has become good at writing in 3rd person.

  • Aditi Shrivastava
    Co-founder & CEO - Pocket Aces Pictures Pvt Ltd

    Aditi is Co-Founder and CEO at Pocket Aces, India's leading digital media entertainment company, whose mission is to be a Global Culture Creator that Influences People Positively. The Company operates India’s largest socially distributed content network which includes five diverse brands: FilterCopy (short fiction), Dice Media (multi-episode web series), Gobble (lifestyle), Nutshell (infotainment), and Jambo (young-adult animation). Pocket Aces also operates Clout India’s largest digital influencer management practice Aditi graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She is a CFA (USA) charter holder, and a Shaper in the World Economic Forum Global Shaper Mumbai Hub. She serves on the advisory board of Jibu, an affordable clean drinking water enterprise in East Africa.

  • Adnan Adeeb
    Founder - Spectacom Global Pvt Ltd

    "Adnan found himself at the ripe age of 40. Till 40, he had a set career, a wife, 2 children -boy & girl and a very well paying job. He had studied at Doon School and Kingston University, worked across the world and was living in Dubai in an apartment facing the Burj. He had a nice little paunch and an annual membership to the gym that was used occasionally. He was overall quite content with life, measured fairly high on the money/status/growth scale and was in a nutshell well settled. Upon turning 40 he introspected and realised that he was bored, uninspired, and unfit. This is when he decided to shake things up. He quit his job, uprooted his family, liquidated his assets and plonked himself in the most polluted city in the world. Here he pioneered properties in the unchartered space of disruptive , participative sports and created successful brands in Devils Circuit, Corporate Challenge as well as the College Frenzy. He currently runs these three with a very hands on and competent team, leaving him free to be a fitness and sports evangelist. Adnan is now 50 &the fittest he has ever been. He has only just started and believes the best is yet to come."

  • Ajay Kulkarni
    Business Head- Barcode Entertainment

    A JBIMS Alumnus with 17+ years in Media, Telecom and Consumer Tech, Ajay is a well rounded professional with expertise in Marketing, Revenue and P/L. He has served in top tier organisations such as TIMES GROUP, TATA's, STAR INDIA, BYTEDANCE in domestic & global markets. A visiting faculty at couple of management institutes, being an avid reader he has also authored THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH a book on Globalization and International Advertising.

  • Ajay Mehta
    Senior Vice President - Mindshare Content +

    20+ years experience in Marketing Communications & Strategy with leading firms like Group M, Ogilvy and Publicis India. Specialised in Integrated Marketing, Brand Development, Branded Content Strategy & Partnerships for leading Brands across categories like FMCG, Telecom, Retail, Finance, Tech & more.

  • Akshat Sahu
    DIrector, Marketing - India - Crunchyroll

    Akshat Sahu is the Director of Marketing - India, at Crunchyroll. He is focused on building user community and brand visibility for Crunchyroll in India . With 17 years of experience in branding, marketing, consumer research, strategy and sales, Akshat has worked with companies like Disney - Star India in Sports and Entertainment verticals, ShareChat and VIP Industries. Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with the content and experiences they love. In addition to free ad-supported and membership Premium content, Crunchyroll serves the anime community across events, theatrical, games, consumer products, collectibles, and manga publishing. The Crunchyroll app is available on over 15 platforms, including all gaming consoles "

  • Akshay Tandon
    Co-Owner & President- FC Goa

    Akshay Tandon is a visionary entrepreneur and business leader with a passion for innovation and sustainability. He is the President and Co-Owner of FC Goa, one of the most successful football clubs in India, and the founder of the Force Goa Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting sports and education among underprivileged children. Akshay has also served as an advisor and interim CEO for Josmo, transforming the company from a design studio to a manufacturer capable of scaling as a B2C and B2B player. He is the Founder and CEO of Solarpunk Futures, promoting sustainable energy and environmental protection. Akshay is committed to making a positive impact on the world around him through his leadership, vision, and dedication.

  • Amit Gujral
    Chief Marketing Officer - JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

    "Amit Gujral is a marketing maverick who’s been associated with the world of branding and advertising for more than 25 years. He has been at the helm of many award-winning and celebrated marketing campaigns, and has led successful product launches over the years. Currently the Chief Marketing Officer at JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, he previously led marketing excellence at LG Electronics as the CMO. A computer science graduate, his skill at linking strategy with creativity provided him a launchpad into the world of marketing. In his words, ""the process of bringing a particular communication to life is thrilling for me."" Mr. Amit Gujral has always impressed with his prowess and passion for storytelling which lies at the heart of him being a great marketer. For his efforts, he has been awarded the ‘Digital Person of the Year’ title by Stars of India Award by CMO Global & Golden Feather Awards ‘Marketing Professional of the Year’ by Asian Leadership Awards, ‘Marketer of The Year (Gold)’ by Digixx, and the ‘Best CMO’ by Exchange4Media. He is also a keynote speaker and has been a part of various events for panel discussions, conferences, and as a jury to name a few. He is also an avid poet and an orator and enjoys different forms of art. "

  • Angshuman Gogoi
    Digital Manager Consumer Care- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

    Angshuman is an accomplished digital marketing professional who currently leads the digital marketing initiatives at Glenmark Consumer Care. Previously, he led growth marketing for V-Mart Retail's D2C platforms and e-commerce marketplaces. He also worked at WATConsult, part of Dentsu International, where he led digital media strategy and planning for their North BU. With his diverse experience, Angshuman brings a wealth of expertise in driving digital marketing success across different industries.

  • Anil Singh
    Managing Director - Procam International

    Anil Singh is the founder and Managing Director of Procam International – the company that promotes the iconic TATA Mumbai Marathon, Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, TCS World 10k Bengaluru and the Tata Steel Kolkata 25k. Anil, a national level athlete himself, has led Procam to build a proud legacy of sporting assets of an international scale and pedigree – these include The Mahindra World Open Squash, The World Body Building Championships, WWE India to name a few. Procam scored another notable achievement - seeding a global sport from India. The Nexa P1 Powerboat Indian Grand Prix of the Seas was P1’s first world championship. The best powerboat pilots in the world congregated in Mumbai’s Marine Drive to race while citizens filled the promenade for 3 days of the race weekend, to witness the birth of a new paradigm in sport. Anil’s success is built on 4 factors. An evolved roadmap with clear strategy for each property, an extra-ordinary surround for the marketing dollar, supreme accountability and inclusiveness. Having founded India’s first pure-play sports promotion company, Anil is an authority when it comes to the business of brand sponsorships in sports. The last 32 years have seen Procam forging successful partnerships with over 200 Indian and multinational brands across its sporting properties. The social impact of Procam’s sporting endeavors is unrivalled. The distance running events have helped over 700 non-profits raise over Rs 410 crores (60 million USD), making it India’s largest sporting platform for charity

  • Anto Philip
    CEO - Under 25

    Anto Philip is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Under 25 Universe, India’s Largest Student Community across Live, Media and Tech. He has featured in several publications including Forbes and India Today to name a few, in 2018 he was on the 27 Under 27 List by Soho House. Anto has spent a decade prioritising student lives and its enablement by understanding the semantics of Live experiences, Ticketing, Internet Culture, Celebrity Value, Curation, Advertising, Marketing, Campaign Management, Affiliate Network, Relationship Management, Cohort Based Learning, Music, Design, Filmmaking, Storytelling, Culture, Lifestyle, Network Effects, and Technological innovation.

  • Anubhav Dubey
    Co-Founder - Chai Sutta Bar PVT. LTD.

    Anubhav Dubey, started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22. A small-town young boy who wanted to be an IAS officer but arrived to become co-founder of the Tea brand CSB (Chai Sutta Bar). Back in the year 2016 while preparing for the UPSC exam the idea of selling sophisticated Chai bounced in the heads of Anubhav and his best friend and Co-founder of Chai Sutta Bar Anand Nayak. The original idea was to have a self-owned food venture and then the concept of Chai Sutta Bar originated. The team of two became stronger when the two were joined by their friend Rahul Patidar. Within 7 years of the startup, the young entrepreneurs have taken the brand of “Chai-Sutta Bar”, and cuddle the Kulhad- It’s all about the love for chai, not sutta and bar not just across India but also around the Globe. Currently, it has 480+ outlets in 195 cities.

  • Aparajita Mukherjee
    Head of Content & Advocacy- DIAGEO India

    Aparajita Mukherjee, Head of Content and Advocacy at Diageo India. Discover how she's reshaping the brand landscape and making brands relevant in culture. From iconic labels like Johnnie Walker and Tanqueray to McDowell's No1 and more, Aparajita oversees it all! With 12+ years of experience and a background in journalism, she's a true industry powerhouse.

  • Arnab Roy
    Vice President, Marketing - Coca-Cola India and South West Asia

    20 years at The Coca-Cola Company with extensive experiences in Brand Management, IMX, New Product Launches, Innovation, Operations (Bottling) and Business Development. Managed Large Teams in Global and Business Units across multiple geographies. Fluent in 5 languages, passionate about the power of Sport to make a change in society. As the Marketing Lead on INSWA, Arnab has been leading the transition into the new networked structure, building, and developing the Marketing organization in the OU, collaborating with other functions to lead the revival of the business post the second wave in 2021 and setting up a strong platform for delivering growth in 2022. Arnab is passionate about the power of Sport and has personally been involved in several development programs through Sport in India even on his personal capacity. Worked with FIFA and the India Football Federation to bring the U17 FIFA WC to India in 2017. Arnab completed his MBA in 2001 from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Arnab also completed his Executive MBA from Harvard Business School as a part of the Contour Leadership program in 2017.

  • Aruna Daryanani
    Director & Business Head - Amazon MiniTV

    I am currently leading product, tech and marketing for a new and exciting free video streaming service launched by Amazon i.e. Amazon miniTV. Prior to this, I was the Chief of Staff to the Amazon India Chief. I have extensive experience in new product development, product & portfolio management, digital banking and business re-engineering projects.

  • Ayush Wadhwa
    Founder & CEO - Owled Media

    Ayush is the founder of OWLED - a digital marketing agency, creator & podcaster. OWLED has worked with over 150+ brands globally. Ayush also makes content on marketing and has a following of 300k+ across platforms.

  • Brian Tellis
    Founder - Radioactive Ventures

    Brian Tellis is an entertainment, advertising and experiential professional with over thirty years of experience in the experiential and entertainment industry. A radio host since the inception of FM Radio in India in 1993, Brian has been hosting and anchoring live events for the last three decades. He is also a Jury Member at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He is a consultant for the Aditya Birla Group and under Radioactive Ventures, launched The Chinwag Collective Podcast and will soon be launching The Indian School of Protocol.

  • Charlie Baillie
    Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Ampverse - Ampverse

    Charlie Baillie is a seasoned digital media and entertainment executive with commercial and operational experience across Europe, North America & Asia Pacific. A former Universal Music Group executive, Charlie served as Asia Pacific Managing Director for publicly listed ad technology company RhythmOne before subsequently co-founding Ampverse.

  • Devraj Sanyal
    Chairman and CEO -India & South Asia, SVP Strategy, AMEA - Universal Music Group

    Devraj Sanyal is the Chairman & CEO, India & South Asia, & Senior VP of Strategy for Asia, Middle East and Africa, Universal Music Group. Sanyal runs the label, publishing, talent management, live & all allied businesses for the group for the region and is regarded as one of the top A&R men in the Indian music Industry worldwide. Sanyal is focused on turning the Indian music ecosystem into an artist first music & singer songwriter led economy from the traditional film led music that it has been for years through his multiple labels that operate under the “Universal Music Group” umbrella and is leading that charge with the largest Non-Film Music roster in the region across multiple genres of domestic local language pop, hiphop , rock, dance & regional music. Sanyal is a future forward music professional who is readying to make our music industry count in the top 10 music markets in the world in the very near future and is on the forefront of taking our brand of music global. Sanyal is a regular keynote speaker at the top music, media entertainment conferences across the region and globally. Sanyal was on the jury of “The Midem Artist Accelerator”, the world’s most prominent artist accelerator at Midem, Cannes for all its years. He is the only music & entertainment industry executive to have been awarded the “Indian Institute of Economic Studies’s prestigious “Udyog Rattan Award” and also made it to the “Top 25 Executives Under 40 running India Inc” by Business Today” along with the Hindustan Times “Top 50 young Stars under 40. Sanyal is now the only Indian label & publishing executive to make the hallowed Billboard “International Power Players” List for the third consecutive year in a row this year. Sanyal represents his region on all global bodies like the IFPI, ICMP, CISAC & others. Sanyal has been on television as a judge for India’s first ever English talent show #TheStage for all seasons.

  • Dharam Saraviya
    Head - New Initiatives & Head - Brand Solutions, Nodwin Gaming

    Dharam is a culture specialist operating as the Head of New Initiatives and Head of Brand Solutions at Nodwin Gaming. Having previously led the Live division at OML, Dharam comes with a strong background in building experiential campaigns for alternative culture communities in India that are made possible on the back of longstanding relationships with like-minded brands and partners. Dharam also moonlights as a DJ by night, gathering insights from both sides of the cultural divide: the perspective of brands as well as that of talent.

  • Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju
    Content Creator, Actor, Doctor

    "Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is a content creator, actor, and Karnataka’s first transgender doctor. She was on both India’s and Asia’s Forbes 30 under 30 Lists in 2022, and on GQ’s 30 Most Influential Young Indians List two years in a row. As a woman of trans experience, her content often addresses misconceptions and stigma around the queer and trans communities in ways both real and comedic, her life in and out of the hospital, her experiences in transition, and more. Gummaraju among others provided gender and sexuality sensitisation to the honourable Madras High Court, leading to a series of orders by the court to ban conversion therapy, remove queerphobic content from medical literature, and various other protections. Gummaraju will make her acting debut in upcoming Amazon Prime web-series Made In Heaven Season 2."

  • Durga Gawde
    Artist/Sculptor/Educator/Activist- New Clear Ideas Pvt ltd

    "Sculptor, Educator, Activist and India's first performing drag king. Durga's work, thoughts and intentions have been published in numerous publications like Art India, Architectural Digest, Vogue, GQ, Femina, Harper's Bazzar, Elle Decor, Homegrown to name a few. Durga was part of the Grazia magazine ‘Cool list 2018’, and on the digital cover of Vogue India Sept 2019. Durga was on the cover of Rolling stone magazine India June 2020"

  • Gunjan Arya
    CEO- OML Entertainment

    "Gunjan is the CEO of OML Entertainment, a new media and entertainment company that's been partnering with creators and platforms to participate in culture for the last 20+ years. With its roots in creator management and artist representation, OML's operations today includes an award-winning content studio that packages and produces a record number of scripted and unscripted shows for OTT platforms, and a global brand solutions business. Gunjan has been working in the field of media, marketing and design since the age of 16 and started her own brand consulting company ‘Design of Information’ in 2009, which won several coveted awards globally. Gunjan, who has been part of OML since 2015, was instrumental in building OML's Global Creator Network that now operates across 20+ countries and 1700+ content creators that helps artists, brands and platforms build equity; and now offers a self-service solution for the Influencer Marketing industry through an online platform called Hypothesis. Gunjan is an alumnus of the Schools of Communications and Visual Arts at Emerson College in Boston, with further education from Harvard Business School. Her time off-line is best spent cooking with her husband or at the barré."

  • Gurpreet Singh
    Co-founder & COO, One Digital Entertainment

    Gurpreet Singh is the co-founder of Asia’s leading digital video and creator network, One Digital Entertainment. Home to thousands of content creators, influencers, musicians and platforms alike; the network caters to a gamut of genres. ODE empowers content creators and studios, enabling them to build their digital portfolios, produce & distribute their content effectively and monetize via strategic associations with various platforms and brands. Apart from being one of the first companies in Asia to scout and groom talent over the digital platforms, ODE enjoys an esteemed reputation of working with over 1000+ brands in the space of new age marketing and also has made strategic investments in various ventures operating in the fields of social commerce, podcast studios, on ground IP’s, Web 3.0 and more. Being named as BW Business World’s “Hottest Young Entrepreneurs 2019” and winner of various other several accolades synonymous with his contribution to the Indian digital entertainment industry, Gurpreet has earlier worked with media giants like Viacom 18, UTV New Media (Disney) and Hungama Mobile. Gurpreet envisaged his journey as a full-fledged entrepreneur when he launched his first mobile services company at the age of 17 in 2002 and has not looked back since.

  • Himani Agarwal
    Senior VP - Hypothesis, OML Entertainment Pvt Ltd

    "Himani started off as a analytics consultant at PwC for about 4.5 years before finding her niche in digital media and the amazing world of content! She’s worked at Culture Machine and Vice Media since. At Culture Machine she managed the content strategy, audience insights, marketing and social media strategy. She has also worked on a technology product which was a content recommendation engine for brands and creators. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of analytics and data science and she is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. At OML, Himani leads the Hypothesis team, that is building the future of influencer marketing with an AI-powered social prediction engine that enables creator economy with data backed decision making. Himani’s vision for Hypothesis is to be a future-ready decision making tool that enables creators, brands and agencies with data and a global measurement standard for influencer marketing."

  • Hitesh Rajwani
    Founder & CEO, Social Samosa Network

    "Hitesh Rajwani heads Social Samosa Network, a group of online media publications which report the Advertising, Marketing, Creators and Local Businesses Landscape in India An MBA graduate from Symbiosis, Hitesh holds expertise in Content, Digital and Influencer Marketing. Over the years, he has built and scaled Digital Businesses and IPs across genres. Hitesh has been a speaker and Panelist at Industry Forums like CII Kolkata, Nasscom CSR Conference Delhi, Brands and Entertainment, Creative Solstice by Pepper. Jury at Talent Track Awards, Inkspell Drivers of Digital Awards, exchange4media IDMA and Indigo 6E Appsters."

  • Jai Shah
    Co-Founder, Orangutan Gaming Private Ltd.

    Jai Shah, Co- Founder, Orangutan India Jai Shah is the Co-Founder and Head of Revenue Management of Orangutan India. Coming in with years of experience in business and strategy consulting, project management, research, and development and more, Jai is responsible for building the esports, talent management and apparel verticals of Orangutan. He has previously been associated with organizations like Percept Limited, BHyve, The Alpha Urbane Project and more. Aside from his professional endeavors, Jai is passionate about providing accessible education and is a Mentor at LeverageEdu where he mentors students who want to pursue higher education abroad. Jai Shah holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai and in Entrepreneurship and Business Management from ISME along with a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Management from University of Bath. In his free time, Jai is passionate about running, fitness and gaming.

  • Janice Sequeira
    Digital Content Creator

    Janice is known to bring out the best stories! The prolific content creator and media strategist, Janice Sequeira is one of India's top celebrity hosts. Known for her innovative chat show concepts, Sequeira has interviewed some of India’s leading personalities and has a knack for drawing out authentic conversations.

  • Jay Sean
    Founder - Kamouflage/SmoothSail

    Jay was the first Asian artist in history to have Billboard #1 in America. He was also the first Asian AND first British artist to have two simultaneous top 10 Billboard singles. To add another feather to his success-cap, Jay is also the first British and first Asian artist to have a Spanish Language #1 in America. In short, Jay’s career of firsts makes it clear that he is truly a “1 of 1” type artist. Born,Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, in London, England, Jay Sean has sold over 50 Million records and collaborated with Legendary artists like, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, Sean Paul, Mary J Blige, Lil Wayne, Craig David and more. Widely recognized as the leading Pioneer in fusing Bhangra with R&B and Pop along with Rishi Rish & Juggy D, Jay has been a cultural trailblazer for nearly 2 decades and is to date the best selling South Asian solo-artist of all time. Currently Jay is working on a multi-artist project with the brightest and best South Asian artists in the world, along with developing his own production company and label, which has already signed vocal phenom ""Véyah"", along with verticals in Beverages, Wellness and a rapidly expanding Film and TV division.

  • Jay Shah
    Vice President, Head - Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra

    Jay is Vice-President, Head – Cultural Outreach at the Mahindra Group. Cultural Outreach by a Corporate House is a relatively new concept, and Jay is one of the few industry professionals championing this idea. He helms several projects in the culture space, including– Mahindra Theatre Festival and the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards in New Delhi, The Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai, The Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival in Lucknow. Mahindra Kabira Festival in Varanasi. The Mahindra Cultural Outreach portfolio has recently added 3 new festivals: Mahindra Percussion in Bengaluru, Mahindra Roots and Mahindra Independence Rock in Mumbai. In addition to these, Jay uses Culture to propagate essential messages and build a sense of connection and common ethos between the over 200,000 employees of the Mahindra Group. Jay is the recipient of the Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Jay is also the recipient for the Chevening Scholarship given by United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for the Manager’s for Leadership Course at the University of Leeds. Jay was invited to the Edinburgh Fringe by the British Council as part of a cultural delegation.

  • Jose Antonio Cachaza
    Managing Director - LaLiga India

    Jose Antonio heads LaLiga operations in India since January 2017. He has been working with Spanish football for a substantial part of his career as RFEF (Spain’s football association) Head of Marketing through Santa Monica Sports, during his tenure with the FA he developed sales programs for sponsorship and international broadcast rights closely associated to Spain’s success in European Championship and World Cup. He was also head of marketing and commercial operations for Malaga FC when the club reached Champions League quarterfinals. Jose Antonio has extensive consulting experience with clients such as: Madrid Tennis Open ATP 1000, WRC Rally of Spain, F1 Grand Prix of Spain, or Carat Sport among others.

  • Kabir Chandra
    Head - Music Partnerships, Meta

    In his role as Head of Music Partnerships at Meta India, Kabir has spearheaded the launch of all music tools across Instagram and Facebook in India, including the Music on Reels. With a diverse background that includes experience as an RJ, heading the digital business of a music label, and heading music in India at a tech company, Kabir has been an integral part of the digital landscape's evolution in India.

  • Karan Grover
    Sr. Director – Commercial Partnerships (India, Middle East & Africa), Dolby India

    Karan heads Commercial Partnerships for Dolby (IMEA) and is responsible for adoption of ATMOS & VISION across creators, platforms & OEM" s. Karan has a strong background in technology, business development, marketing and sales in the music, entertainment, broadcasting, OEM and consumer goods business. He’s worked with leading organizations including Bytedance, Nokia/Microsoft, Sony Entertainment TV, ESPN Star Sport and Madison Communications. Karan launched the 1st digital music store in India with the Nokia Music Store. Karan has produced and distributed multiple Bollywood movies and also has strong relationships with several top artists.

  • Karan Tanna
    Founder & CEO - Ghost Kitchens Pvt Ltd

    Karan Tanna, Founder & CEO at Ghost Kitchens Pvt Ltd, embarked on his professional career as the Assistant Manager at General Motors and later as a Research Analyst at McKinsey and Company. As entrepreneurship was always on top of his mind he launched a restaurant named Goodies, further he partnered with Kutchi King, a QSR chain and influenced its’ growth to 300 chains in 3 years. Post this he founded and established Yellow Tie Hospitality as India’s first organized franchise management company which had a portfolio of 10 brands with 100+ stores across Pan India Karan has been recognized by Forbes 30 under 30. He also made it to the list of GQ’s 50 Most Influential Young Indian as well as the Entrepreneur 35 under 35. A Founding member and First National Head of NRAI Youth Committee, he served at the apex organization to highlight improvements about how restaurant industry runs in India.

  • Kumar Razdan
    Vice President- Nesco Ltd.

    Kumar has been active in the space of entertainment, sports & internet commerce for close to 18 years. His past experience encompasses Media, Brand Solutions & launching new IP’s. Kumar is instrumental in launching some of the most prestigious IP & content in India like Disney’s Aladdin, Peppa Pig, Mughal E Aazam & many more. He also has vast experience working one some of the biggest IP’s in India like Global Citizen, Just Bieber India Tour, Sunburn & many more.

  • LOKESH SUJI
    Director - ESFI | VP - Asian Esports Federation

    Lokesh Suji aka dAwesomeNinja Esports Evangelist | Director - Esports Federation of India | Board Member & VP-South Asia (Asian Esports Federation) | Chief Gamer & Founder Ustreak Business owner by day and esports fanatic by night; Lokesh Suji aka dAwesomeNinja (that's his ingame name), is an esports Evangelist, Hustler and a Telecom Veteran with 18+ yrs of corporate experience with companies like Huawei, Tata Communications, Airtel, Reliance. He is a known name when it comes to Indian Esports. Over the years been part of esports, and across different formats and categories of games, he found that the vertical in India is unstructured & Unexplored, which needed to be developed along professional lines – much in the same way that other forms of sports are being developed in the country (be it Cricket, Football or now Kabaddi). His aspiration is to ensure that the category of esports is created and managed in much the same way as it is in countries like the United States, European Union, South Korea and China. "

  • Manisha Kapoor
    CEO - Advertising Standards Council of India

    Manisha is the CEO & Secretary General of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). She has been associated with ASCI since 2015 in the capacity of a Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) member. Under her leadership and her vast experience with brands, Manisha is spearheading several strategic initiatives to get ASCI ready to be future-facing in extremely challenging times. On the global circuit, representing ASCI, Manisha is re-elected as Vice-President of the International Council of Ad Self-Regulation (ICAS). She is also a special invitee to the Empowered Group on Covid Communication, formed by the Government of India. Over the past 25 years, Manisha has helped companies establish and nurture brands through brand building, new product development, marketing strategy development as well as media strategies. She started her career at Hindustan Unilever Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson and then went on to be a strategic consultant to companies in banking, insurance, financial broking, automotive, FMCG, healthcare, wellness, food, media, aviation, apparel and lifestyle sectors. Manisha also has rich experience in the development sector and has worked with different organizations on initiatives to create sustainable social impact.

  • Mehul Gupta
    Co-Founder & CEO - SoCheers

    Mehul Gupta is the Co-Founder & CEO of SoCheers, who started the agency with a clear vision and a passion for creativity. With unwavering dedication and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Mehul nurtured SoCheers into a powerhouse. Today, the agency stands tall with a team of 200+ talented individuals spread across three vibrant cities in India. Together, they have crafted remarkable campaigns that have left an indelible mark on the digital landscape. Mehul's enthusiasm and unique approach to digital advertising have attracted over 500 brands to join hands with the agency. From industry giants to emerging startups, each collaboration has been a testament to his ability to unlock the untapped potential of brands and connect them with their audiences in meaningful ways. His journey is a testament to the power of passion, determination, and the belief that dreams can become a reality. With every brand they touch, he and his team at SoCheers continue to reshape the digital landscape and inspire others to embrace the magic of creativity.

  • Mitesh Kothari
    Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer - White Rivers Media

    Mitesh Kothari is the Right Brain of White Rivers Media, an independent, integrated, digital marketing agency based in two locations in Mumbai and one in Delhi. A MarTech enthusiast and a new-age marketer, Mitesh firmly believes that corporate bottom lines can be improved through greater customer engagement, mutual understanding, and merging technology with creativity. At White Rivers Media, Mitesh is responsible for incorporating new MarTech and currently leading various initiatives across Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, and a few others that we'll probably find out about through WRM's upcoming campaigns. He specializes in the development of innovative marketing strategies, digital media strategies, customer segmentation, and brand positioning.

  • Mohit Jagtiani
    Head, Branded Content & Sponsorship, YouTube India - Google India

    Mohit leads Branded Content and Sponsorship for YouTube India. He has been with YouTube for 4+ years and been instrumental in developing and executing successful branded content strategies for various brands across categories. Prior to joining YouTube, he spent over a decade with large TV networks like StarTV, Turner International, ColorsTV (Viacom 18) working on large format shows and enabling sustainable Content IP's for brands.

  • Munawar Faruqui
    Artist

    Munawar Faruqui is a multi-talented artist who has made a significant impact in both the stand-up comedy and music scene in India. With his keen interest in music, Munawar has successfully combined his two passions to create a unique and captivating style that has resonated with audiences across the country. His recent release "Alag BT" has been a hit, showcasing his ability to blend various genres seamlessly and create something truly unique. Munawar's previous tracks like "Khawab," "Kalandar," and "Khawahish" have also been highly popular, proving his versatility as a musician. But Munawar is not just a talented musician; he is also a highly acclaimed stand-up comedian known for his sharp wit and humor. He has the ability to connect with his audience in a way that few others can, making him a beloved performer among fans of all ages. What sets Munawar apart is his ability to create art that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. His music and comedy tackle a range of subjects, from love and relationships to politics and social issues, always with a unique perspective that challenges audiences to think deeper. Overall, Munawar Faruqui is a gifted artist with a bright future ahead of him. His ability to create art that is both entertaining and meaningful makes him a valuable addition to any platform or stage, and we can't wait to see where his talents take him next.

  • Nimish Raut
    Global Head Partnerships - Nodwin Gaming

    "New age sports marketing person who switched to esports around 2013-14 and made his mark across the SEA region. The switch to mainstream esports happened with riot games followed by an India lead role with one of the best esports team in the world 'Fnatic'"

  • Partha Sinha
    President - Response - Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd

    Partha is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad. In his career spanning over 30 years, Partha had been a Nuclear Design Engineer, a Banker, a Strategy and Marketing head of Media and Internet companies and an Advertising Strategist. He has worked with companies like Citibank N.A, Ogilvy & Mather, Zee, Publicis, BBH, & McCann World Group. Now he is the President with Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd – the company that publishes the Times of India, the Economic Times and many other marquee newspapers. He has won many accolades internationally including the planner and business development person in the Asia Pacific region. He has also won a number of awards in Effies, WARC, Cannes Lion including some grand prix. On the personal front, Partha is a voracious reader, an ardent Arsenal fan and loves listening to Hindustani classical music.

  • Payal Dhare
    Gamer, YouTuber, and content creator - 8Bit Creatives

    Payal Dhare, hailing from the small city of Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh defied societal stereotypes from an early age and embarked on a journey as a gamer. It all began when her cousin's brothers introduced her to the world of video games. While Payal’s father provided unwavering support, her mother initially shared her concerns for her future. However, Payal’s determination and passion gradually changed her mother’s perspective. As a result, her mother now stands as a proud supporter of Payal’s achievements. Payal commenced her career as a hardcore content creator. Although her first video on YouTube did not feature gameplay, it served as a significant starting point for her. Unlike aspiring lifestyle influencers, Payal’s primary focus was to connect with her audience through gaming. She aimed to have fun while playing games and involve more people in the process. Payal believed that competitiveness was only sometimes necessary when engaging in video games. From being a little-known face in 2020 to being invited to Youtube Fanfest in 2022, Payal has created a space in the industry, not only for herself but for an array of other female creators. Winning Chhindwara Face of the Year, being one of Hungama's 50 Woman Game Changers of 2022, winning HT Health Shots She Slays Award for Gaming, working with Akshay Kumar and being a first-choice female gamer for brands, have all been momentous in Payal’s journey. By breaking stereotypes and pursuing her passion, Payal Dhare has become an inspiration for aspiring gamers, content creators, and individuals seeking to challenge societal norms. Her journey exemplifies the importance of following one’s dreams, even in the face of adversity."

  • Prajakta Koli
    Actor & Content Creator - One Digital Entertainment

    Prajakta Koli aka MostlySane is and actor and one of India’s biggest digital creators with millions of followers across her social media handles. As an ambassador for YouTube’s global program, Creators For Change Prajakta was invited to the UN headquarters in New York on International Day of Tolerance to showcase her project ‘No Offence’ which speaks about hate speech, sexism and homophobia. Prajakta has been part of the YouTube Originals, Daytime Emmy Award winning Docuseries featuring Michelle Obama on Girls Education. She has collaborated with several of the biggest global personalities like Susan Wojcicki, Russell Peters, Yohan Blake, Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson among others and has shared the stage with the likes of Michelle and Barack Obama, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and more for YouTube's Dear Class of 2020. Prajakta is part of Forbes India’s 30 under 30 list and Entrepreneur India’s 35 under 35 for 2019 along with Outlook Magazine’s Women of Worth and Economic Times’ Gamechanger in the Field of Entertainment among many other such accolades. In September, 2020 Prajakta was part of the United Nations General assembly wherein she was a panellist to discuss their Global goals. She was also part of Ted’s campaign ‘Countdown’ aimed at discussing climate change wherein she hosted the event along with personalities like Al Gore, Chris Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle and more. In 2022 Prajakta was appointed as the first UNDP Climate Change Champion from India. She is also the Advisor from India for Goalkeepers – A global Initiative by the Gates Foundation. She made her Bollywood Debut in Dharma Production’s Jug Jug Jeeyo opposite stalwart actors like Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani and Neetu Kapoor. The movie opened to positive reviews by peers and critics alike and has fared well at the Box Office. Prajakta is also the lead actor in the Netflix hit series Mismatched with has streamed 2 seasons of the show that has been well received by the audiences.

  • Preeti Nayyar
    Senior Vice President - Brand Partnerships ( UMGB) , India & South Asia - Universal Music Group

    Nayyar, an Harvard Alumnus and a career sales personality is the Senior Vice President and Head of the Brands & Music business at UMG, India & SA. Nayyar works with Global and local A lister clients to create award winning Music based campaigns for them . From artists and music, to events & sponsorships, to platforms & outreach to products & marketing, Nayyar leads the foremost agency in all these respective businesses.

  • Priyanka Paul
    Artist- Artwhoring

    Priyanka Paul aka Artwhoring is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer from Mumbai, India. Their work revolves around the themes of social justice, marginalisation and self exploration and has been published and exhibited globally. Paul’s work uses bright and pastel colours interspersed with humour to talk about themes ranging from gender and caste to analysing current media trends and contemporary society.

  • Rahul daCunha
    Managing Director- daCunha Communications Pvt Ltd

    Rahul daCunha has balanced the parallel careers of advertising and theatre for over three decades. His advertising career includes stints at Lintas India and Contract where he worked on campaigns for Hamara Bajaj and Shoppers Stop. He has managed the creative product for daCunha Commmunications for 30 years, overseeing the much loved Amul Topical campaign. Rahul's productions have travelled to USA, the UK, South Korea, Singapore, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Malaysia. Most recently he has entered the world of films, and is in the process of making his first feature, along with Bugs Bhargava Krishna, titled Pune Highway.

  • Rahul Khanna
    Founder and CEO - Barcode Entertainment

    Rahul Khanna is the Founder and CEO of Barcode Entertainment, a marketing agency that bridges the physical and digital worlds to create a medium that enhances the customer's journey through trackable reporting. His company has worked with some of the most significant brands and influencers, Leeza Mangaldas, Neha Kakkar, Juhi Godambe, and Aarti Khetarpal to name a few.

  • Rajni Daswani
    Director - Digital Marketing - SoCheers

    Rajni Daswani is the Director of Digital Marketing at SoCheers. With a diverse background in business economics, finance, and public relations, entrepreneurship, she has acquired a deep understanding of business fundamentals & the ever-changing digital landscape. Having restarted her career 4 times, Rajni is a relentless learner and advocates for a culture of continuous growth and innovation at SoCheers. She recognizes the importance of nurturing a team of passionate individuals who are encouraged to expand their creative horizons. This people-centric approach has been instrumental in shaping industry-defining campaigns under her guidance. Known for her commitment to fostering a collaborative work environment, Rajni has worked with her teams to successfully create some impactful campaigns for renowned brands, helping elevate SoCheers' reputation as a trusted name in the industry. Her dedication to continuous improvement, passion to meet client goals and her vigour for pushing boundaries have kept her at the forefront of the agency leadership.

  • Rishabh Nahar
    Sr. Vice President-OML

    Rishabh started out as an intern at OML & insider.in in 2013 and has been working with OML since then. He holds a Harvard Business School certification for Negotiation Mastery & has been leading OML's Creator Management and Live efforts in both domestic & International markets. With an artist first approach & a 360 degree management solution, OML manages a diverse roster of 87+ creators across comedians, creators / influencers, a chef, a mentalist and writers & directors, building opportunities across Brands, Content, Live, Equity deals, Building Talent led companies and more.

  • Rohan Rehani
    Founder - Moonshine Meadery

    Rohan Rehani is the Co-Founder of Moonshine Meads - Asia and India's first Meadery. Mead - is a gluten-free alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey, with fruits & or spices. Moonshine has been commercially available in India since 2018, Sourcing honey directly from beekeepers, Moonshine offers not only its flagship Meads—Apple Mead, Traditional Mead and Coffee Mead — which are available all year round, but also seasonal meads known as MeadLABs. These include Salted Kokum Mead, Guava Chilli Mead, Chocolate Orange Mead, Grilled Pineapple Mead, and many more. Apart from offering meads, Moonshine also has its own wing of ‘Moonshine Honey Project’, which uses a unique ‘Hive to Table’ approach. Through this, they offer a variety of uniflora honey, such as—Acacia Honey, Mustard Honey, Sidr Honey—freshly sourced from their own bee boxes.

  • Rohit Choudhary
    Founder & CEO - Seekho

    Rohit is an accomplished entrepreneur with a proven track record of growing successful companies. With his extensive experience in leading organisations like Toppr and Kuku FM, he has demonstrated his expertise in driving innovation and delivering impactful solutions. Currently spearheading Seekho, the revolutionary 'Netflix for Learning' platform, Rohit is dedicated to transforming the educational landscape in Bharat and beyond. With his vision, strategic acumen, and passion for empowering learners, he is set to revolutionise the way people access and engage with educational content. Rohit's commitment to leveraging technology for inclusive and personalised learning experiences makes him a prominent figure in the ed-tech industry.

  • Rohit Kumar Singh
    Secretary - Department of Consumer Affairs

    Shri Rohit Kumar Singh is an IAS officer of the 1989 batch, Rajasthan cadre. After graduating in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), he completed Masters in Computer Engineering from Clarkson University, New York, USA before joining the IAS. Subsequently, he obtained Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University, USA. At IIT BHU, he received the Director’s Outstanding Merit Award in 1982 & 1983; and the Distinguished Alumnus Award recently in December 2021. At Harvard University, he was honored as Lucius N. Littaeur Fellow 2004 for outstanding academic performance and commitment to public service. He has worked extensively and provided leadership at the middle and senior levels in Government of India & in the state of Rajasthan across departments e.g. National Highways, Medical & Health, Home, Information Technology, Finance, Commercial Taxes, Urban Infrastructure Development, Road Transport, Rural Development, Culture and Information & Public Relations. He led the government initiative of reviving Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in National Highways via key policy interventions like the Hybrid Annuity Model through appropriate risk allocation among the public and private partners. He also successfully led the initiative of asset recycling of public funded national highways (Toll Operate Transfer Model) that resulted in one of the largest FDI in the highways sector amounting to USD 1.5 billion, one of the first successful asset monetization in India. As Additional Chief Secretary of the Department of Medical, Health & Family Welfare in Rajasthan, during the first wave of Covid-19 in the year 2020, he developed and deployed the Bhilwara Model of “ruthless containment” to successfully manage the Covid upsurge in the rural and urban hot spots across Rajasthan."

  • Rohit Raj
    Co-Founder, Done Deal

    Rohit is the Advertising guy who became a Banker. After 14 years of exposure int he media and advertising space across his two startups Glitch & Chtrbox, and working closely with multiple startups as an investor & mentor, found a new problem statement. Why do 9/10 startups fail? and How can we change that narrative for the better. This is exactly what he is now solving with his new venture Done Deal where they operate with a mission to make starting up worth it.

  • Rohit Raj
    CEO & Co Founder- BB Ki Vines Production

    Rohit is a new media entrepreneur. His foundations lie in events & artist management which he started building on when he was 17. He now runs multiple independent businesses popular as BB Ki Vines and BBKV Productions. His core passion lies in facilitating entertainment and creation of content through various mediums and on different platforms. He has partnered with Disney+ Hotstar to produce the most watched show in 2023 Taaza Khabar and has also helped home grown brands with their marketing campaigns to enhance their digital presence.

  • Rohit Zinjurke
    Talent - Click Media India

    Tik Tok fame Rohit Zinjurke from Surat, Gujarat better known as, reaction boi’ is a renowned Social Media Sensation. He comes from humble beginnings and is admired for his hard work & passion. Rohit keeps his audiences engaged with his fashion and lifestyle content & boasts of a fan-following in millions by being extremely relevant to his audience. Other than winning millions of hearts through acting, fashion, dancing, modeling, fitness & social work, he has also been doing music videos and brand collaborations.

  • Roshan Abbas
    Founder- Kommune, RAP

    "Roshan Abbas got on stage when he was 4 years old, and never stepped away from the spotlight. He is an entrepreneur, author, film & theatre director, TV and radio host, podcaster, producer, angel investor but most of all, a storyteller. He now attempts to shine the spotlight and provide a platform to others by connecting people to opportunities. A stalwart in the Indian media industry, he has always been ahead of the curve – pioneering innovation across platforms and mediums. Roshan founded and led Encompass (now VMLY&R COMMERCE ENCOMPASS) as Managing Director into becoming India's largest, most awarded experiential marketing agency . He was an initial investor in and continues to be a mentor-partner at The Glitch, now India’s leading creative agency, and at Chtrbox (acquired by Qyou Media), India’s forerunner in influencer marketing. As an angel investor at GSF, he has made strategic investments in over 40 startups with successful exits in Little Eye Labs to Facebook,Slintel sold to Sixth Sense, Practo etc. Roshan has won seven national-level awards for TV and radio.Through RAP, his production house, he produces and curates content and events driven by great writers. Roshan co-founded Kommune – a creator collective that believes every story deserves a stage. He helped conceptualise Spokenfest, Asia’s largest spoken word festival which brings together performers from across the world for storytelling through any medium. He is currently the President of EEMA, the consortium of event management and entertainment company leaders of the country. Roshan has channelled the magic of stories to create experiences, build businesses, change mindsets, and invoke curiosity. Roshan continues to inspire by sharing his life lessons with anyone looking to discover a unique voice! To surmise Roshan Abbas in a phrase, as he puts it himself, he is a Storyteller and a Story-Seller."

  • Rusha Saha
    Strategic Partner Manager - YouTube

    I manage Music partnerships across India and SAARC region working very closely with both labels and artists to develop the Music Ecosystem at YouTube. I have over 8 years of work experience in partnerships and alliances across different industries. My passion for music and creativity helps me connect to my role and amplify the voice of musicians in their YouTube journey.

  • Setal Patel
    Director of Product - Sharechat

    Setal Patel is currently working as a Director of Product at Sharechat, where he takes care of creator and consumer experience for their short video app, Moj. Setal has spent 4.5 years at Sharechat and has been instrumental in shaping up the $5B company to where it is today with roles spanning Sharechat supply, content creation, core platform and now Moj.

  • Shirley D'Costa
    Chief Business Officer - Kulfi Collective

    An enterprising content marketing professional, Shirley D’Costa has over 17 years of experience as a strategy planner and a business head. She enjoys setting up teams, building startups and watching them become powerhouses. She is a multifaceted powerhouse whose specialities include business growth & acquisition, digital strategy, client management and more. She currently heads growth and marketing as Chief Business Officer at Kulfi Collective, and its 3 verticals: Supari Studios, Post Office Studios, and Keeda Media (with its brand Vitamin Stree). Shirley cleared her medical entrance test but switched quickly to pursuing Mass Media in Advertising and a Postgraduate degree at MICA, Ahmedabad with a double Major in Account Planning and Media Management. After working with remarkable organisations such as Lowe Lintas and Ernst & Young, she did a three-year stint as a Brand Strategy Manager at DDB Mudra, picking up an Effie along the way. With a keen eye on the future, Shirley, who has always let curiosity guide her path, moved to digital by joining 22feet (then acquired by Omnicom, and renamed 22feet Tribal Worldwide) where she worked as the Business Development Head at the Mumbai office for over 6 years. Shirley joined Kulfi Collective in 2019, leading business development for all three verticals. Armed with a deep knowledge of growing startups and the setting-up of future ready profitable ventures, Shirley oversees marketing, growth and business development for each vertical, efficiently building a successful business model for the Collective.

  • Shrenik Gandhi
    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer-White Rivers Media

    Shrenik Gandhi is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of White Rivers Media (WRM), an independent integrated digital marketing agency based in two locations in Mumbai and one in Delhi. An entrepreneur, passionate about solving business problems with insightful digital marketing knowledge, Shrenik started White Rivers Media in 2012 along with Mitesh Kothari. Having expertise in the digital marketing space, Shrenik in his free time likes to mentor start-ups and entrepreneurs. He is quite passionate about helping and guiding new businesses throughout the setup and the initial journey. Shrenik is an avid reader and likes to be updated on the latest in the media and entertainment industry. When he is not busy mentoring start-ups, Shrenik enjoys going on road trips or watching stand-up comedy. Shrenik is a regular speaker at various digital and entrepreneurship summits, including TedX. He has also been featured in the 30 Under 30 list by IMPACT, along with several accolades nationally & internationally in the field of advertising and marketing. Together with Mitesh, they have driven White Rivers Media to be one of India’s only agencies to be featured in Deloitte Tech Fast 50's Ranking 6 years in a row, in India & APAC. The agency has also been credited as ‘Independent Agency of the Year’, ‘Social Media Agency of the Year’, and ‘Specialist Agency of the Year’ by the globally coveted Campaign South Asia’s Agency of the Year 2022. In addition, the agency has also won multiple ‘Agency of the Year’ awards by the likes of NaME Awards by Indian Business Council (2023), Digies Awards by Afaqs (2023), Digixx Awards by Adgully (2022 and 2021), and Digital Dragon Awards by Indian Business Council (2022). In less than 10 years, the young founders have built White Rivers Media as one of the fastest-growing Indian independent digital marketing agencies with a focus on Content, Media and Technology. Together they helm a team of 350+ passionate digital marketers, across their offices in Mumbai and Delhi. Under their guidance and leadership, WRM has worked with top brands across the country like ITC, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Universal Pictures India, Times Hollywood Network, Sony Entertainment Television, Swiggy Dineout, Piramal Group, Netflix, Amazon miniTV, JioSaavn, CavinKare, Dream11, Sony LIV, Red Chillies Entertainment, T-Series, Balaji Films, ALTBalaji, Zee, Viacom, Dun & Bradstreet and many more. Over the past year itself, the agency has marketed more than 50+ Bollywood and Hollywood movies, launched over 150 web series on leading OTT platforms and entertainment channels, and won 200+ awards at various industry awards in India and globally.

  • Shri Pendakur
    Global Director, Strategy & Marketing - Rolling Loud

    "A creative and result-oriented marketer in strategy, authentic storytelling, culture and entertainment and building communities. As the Global Director for Strategy & Marketing at world’s largest hip hop festival, Rolling Loud, I am squarely focused on the intersection of culture, brands and entertainment. Previously, I worked at Levi Strauss & Co. managing marketing for the Levi’s brand - I held several positions including leading Global Music Partnerships, Collaborations and led strategy and marketing in key markets like India and more than 17 markets in the Middle East. Started my career working at ad-agencies, running strategy across a group of eclectic brands. "

  • Shubha Pai
    Head of Sales - Youtube India

    "Shubha leads YouTube Sales at Google India. She has been with Google for 6 years. She is a Sales & Marketing leader with two decades of experience across telco, tech and start-ups including InMobi and Flipkart. She is based in Bangalore. Among the many roles she plays, the most fulfilling is being mother to her 9-year who is a bundle of energy."

  • Siddharth Devnani
    Co-Founder & Director - SoCheers

    Siddharth Devnani, the Co-Founder and Director of SoCheers, is a seasoned professional with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and extensive expertise in the field of digital marketing. From small beginnings with just three interns, Siddharth has played a pivotal role in shaping SoCheers into a powerhouse, leading a skilled team of over 200 professionals. His deep-rooted passion for all things digital is evident in his commitment to staying ahead of the curve. His multifaceted responsibilities encompass not only overseeing the finance team and ensuring the agency's profitability but also spearheading the media planning and buying division. Furthermore, he has spearheaded the establishment of the Digital Intelligence & Analytics (DIA) division, bringing data-driven services and social listening capabilities to SoCheers' extensive list of offerings. He possesses an innate ability to anticipate digital trends and insights, often ahead of industry reports. His expertise and analytical mindset have earned him and the agency a reputation as a thought leader or a team of strategic individuals partnering with more than 500 brands across industry verticals.

  • Sunder Venketraman
    Head of Content, Creator and Monetisation Ecosystem - VerSe Innovation

    Sunder Venketraman is the Head of Content, Creator and Monetisation Ecosystem, Josh App, VerSe Innovation and is based in Mumbai. Sunder is currently responsible for spearheading the short video ecosystem beyond mainstream content and monetisation categories at Josh. Armed with over 18+ years of experience, Sunder specializes in business and strategy-oriented functions, backed by a rich understanding of the content ecosystem. At Josh, Sunder along with his team look after the holistic development of content, creators and monetisation at Josh, spot early trends and introduce new content genres in multiple Indian local languages. Prior to his association with Josh, Sunder was the Head of Strategy, Monetization and Revenue at Firework India, where he worked with the core team to structure a decentralized content distribution ecosystem. Moreover, he is also recognized for his past roles at Times Television Network, 9X Media and Trigger-Happy Entertainment.

  • Sushant Divgikar
    Artiste- Mango Films and Production

    "Hailing from the Indian grounds, and helming their way into the Global space -carving a space for Inclusion and Acceptance.Breaking barriers through their Art Sushant Divgikar AKA Rani KoHEnur. A youth icon who’s not afraid to make their voice heard"

  • Tejas Nair
    Co-Founder - Vorlds

    "Tejas is an electronic artist, new-media entrepreneur & curator of festivals. At Vorlds, him & his team are building a social platform that allows creators & brands to publish immersive 3D content and gaming led experiences. A decade of building successful media brands as well as community-led projects & festivals within the world of immersive technology & music, Tejas been instrumental in shedding light on many of the lesser-known movements of the burgeoning & independent new media, arts & music subcultures of India. He also takes on his stage name Spryk to present larger-than-life installations, audiovisual performances, and varied digital experiences."

  • Unny Radhakrishnan
    CEO - DIGITAS India

    With over two decades of experience in the industry, Radhakrishnan has played a key role in building the digital marketing landscape in India. Radhakrishnan is known for his expertise in digital strategy, innovation, and brand building. He has worked with a number of high-profile brands across various industries, including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nokia, Unilever, and Vodafone. A frequent speaker at industry events and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of digital marketing. He was named one of the ""Top 50 Digital Marketing Professionals"" in India by CMO Asia in 2014 and was included in the ""Top 100 Most Influential People in Digital Marketing"" by World Marketing Congress in 2018. Unny is a graduate in Physics from Calicut University, followed by a PG Diploma in Computer Applications, and most recently a Graduate Certificate Program in Public Policy. He is also part of advisory council to various organisations, a guest speaker in leading management institutes and contributes regularly in media publications. Prior to joining DIGITAS, Radhakrishnan was the Chief Digital Officer at Maxus India, where he led the agency's digital transformation and growth. He has also held leadership roles at agencies such as AKQA, Wunderman, and Euro RSCG.

  • Vanaja Pillai
    Head – DEI, DDB Mudra Group

    "Vanaja Pillai is a writer, advertising professional, and a DEI advocate. As an extension of her passion for people and their growth, she took on the role of Head DEI at the DDB Mudra Group, after spending 23+ years in the advertising and marketing industry. To catalyse the progress happening towards gender parity, Vanaja has spearheaded DDB’s Phyllis India Project, one of the industry’s most comprehensive and intense leadership development programs to help prepare DDB’s women talent for leadership. The program got recognised by Campaign India as the best Women Leadership Program, and Vanaja won the Mentor of the Year Award as the driving force behind the initiative. In 2023, the program has grown to cover other parts of Asia. She also leads the group’s overall diversity agenda, conceptualising and executing programs aimed at driving diversity and inclusion at the workplace. These include the We don't know Sh!t series, Open Pride, and Equal Parenting. As President, 22feet Tribal Worldwide, Vanaja is responsible for managing and growing the team’s impressive client roster. She has also worked as Executive Vice-President at OgilvyOne – Bengaluru and comes with experience in business management and marketing communications. Vanaja is focused on creating an inclusive workplace by enabling talent acquisition, retention, training, and outreach for talent in underrepresented communities. She enjoys running profitable businesses along with building motivated and talented teams. Outside her professional accomplishments, Vanaja is a published author. Her deep empathy with women’s struggles and the drive needed to push the envelope on gender equality is reflected in her collection of short stories, Omana, published in 2021."

  • Vedant Lamba
    CEO & Founder - Mainstreet Marketplace

    Hi, I'm Vedant Lamba and I run a sneaker platform here in Mumbai and when I'm not working I like working out, playing sports, reading and meeting cool people. Life is good.

  • VG Jairam
    Founder - Hyperlink Brand Solutions Pvt Ltd

    "VG JAIRAM – FOUNDER - HYPERLINK BRAND SOLUTIONS & HYPERLINK FILMS Jairam's twenty-nine -year journey in the entertainment industry has been one of consistency, creativity, and collaboration. Jairam co-founded India's most awarded and reputed experiential agencies Fountainhead and Oranjuice Entertainment which Dentsu acquired in 2015; he co-created and continues to produce some of the most well-known music and theatre festivals such as the Mahindra Blues Festival, Mahindra Open Drive, Aadhyam Theatre, Johnnie Walker-The Journey, and Smirnoff Experience, to name a few. He has also promoted and produced over 200 live music concerts featuring legendary artists, such as Shakira, INXS, YANNI, GNR, GIPSY KINGS, AR Rahman, Arijit Singh, Pratik Khuhad, Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, among others. In 2021 Jairam founded Hyperlink Brand Solutions Pvt Ltd; he believes stories create communities and enable us to see through other people's eyes. Storytelling is the most potent multi-dimensional approach to introducing ideas into the world. Hyperlink’s vision of multi-dimensional storytelling nudges each of us to be a storyteller. We all live in a network of stories that connect consumers, brands and us. So his mission at Hyperlink Brand Solutions is to create these stories across dimensions of communication that capture, captivate, and convert consumers, build brand love and bring communities together.” Hyperlinks' multi-dimensional storytelling universe includes Events & Experiences and Cultural Movements, Design, MICE, TV production, Content, Films, Venue Management & PR. Jairam is the Creative Show Director of the Filmfare Awards and the Festival Director of the iconic Mahindra Blues Festival, Asia’s largest celebration of the blues. Jairam partnered with the BAFTA and got them to India and launched their first Breakthrough India Talent program, a global initiative to find the best new talent in the Indian film industry and provide them with a worldwide platform to exhibit their skill and talent. Event-FAQs rated Jairam as one of the ten men who shaped India's live entertainment and experiential industry. Despite having such a wealth of experience, Jairam considers himself a storyteller more than anything else.

  • Vikram Sakhuja
    Partner and Group CEO Media & OOH-Madison Communications

    Vikram is the Equity Partner and Group CEO of Madison Media & OOH, India's largest independent Media Agency. In his 30 year career, he has been the global CEO of Maxus, the CEO of GroupM South Asia and Mindshare South Asia. Vikram started his career with P&G and Coca-Cola in Media, Market Research and Brand Marketing. He also set up the marketing department at Star India (Newscorp). His career highlights include setting up India’s first Media AOR; starting India’s first afternoon soap opera (and daily strip); a great track record of product launches including Ariel, Whisper, Sprite, Diet Coke, Kinley, IPL; pioneering a series of researches in India including BASES, Conversion Model, a Purchase Retail Audit and Consumption Panel; and being part of the leadership team that started Mindshare and GroupM in India/ South Asia. Under his leadership Mindshare was the undisputed Agency of the Year at most Indian awards. In the last five years he has been shaping Madison to address the key pillars of Outcomes, Audience Planning and Integrity. Vikram has sat on several industry body boards/ committees including ASCI, ABC, RSCI, BARC and FICCI. He is currently the Chairman of Technical Committee of both IRS and BARC, MRUCI Board member, Co-chair of IBF-AAAI subcommittee on payments, Ad Club ManCom member and ABC Board member. He has consistently been voted amongst the most influential persons in Indian Media by the Economic Times.

  • Vinit Karnik
    Head - Entertainment, Sports & esports- GroupM

    Vinit Karnik is a Sports, Media & Entertainment professional, also an Author. Vinit has over 25 years’ experience in Media, Entertainment and Sports Management. He has essayed leadership roles in areas related to business growth and strategic thinking. Marketer and team player at heart, Karnik has built a reputation of being an industry thought leader, drive business results and building long term relationships with key stakeholders. In a diverse market like India, he has deftly handled emerging market dynamics and has immensely contributed to the evolution of Sports Management and Consulting, Media Strategies and the Business of Entertainment.

  • Viraj Sheth
    Co-Founder and CEO, Monk Entertainment (Forbes Asia 30 under 30, 2022)

    Viraj Sheth, is a 26- year- old media Entrepreneur, who has been turning heads with his remarkable stint in the digital content industry. With a talent pool of over 90+ creators reaching millions of viewers including prominent creators like BeerBiceps, Niharika NM, Abhi and Niyu, Ruhee Dosani, Sanjyot Keer, Madan Gowri and a lot more. He has also secured collaborations for his talents with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Priyanka Chopra, Netflix India, Manchester City, Mumbai Indians, NBA India, Natalie Portman, Flipkart, to name a few. Not just this, he is also an avid investor in companies like BimaPe, Akudo, Indyfin, Deciml, Rooter, STAGE, HYPD and SuperCluster while mentoring and building a brand name more multiple content creators across the country. Owing to his entrepreneurial capabilities, the media tycoon also has a tremendous following of over 2,08,000+ on Twitter and 1,18,000+ on Instagram.

  • Vishal Sinha
    Director - Ads Strategy - Sharechat

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Byramji Jeejeebhoy Road, Near Band Stand, Bandra West, Mumbai,

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June 14 -15 | 10AM - 8PM

Taj Lands End, Mumbai

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Kickstart your resolution to party hard. Experience LIVE music, comedy, poetry, theatre, sports & so much more…

Watch and cheer for your favourite teams, Discover new hobbies with workshops & courses And Groove to the beats of your favourite artists.

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Music Events: Gigs & Festivals

Calling all music lovers! Watch your favourite artists, live - at festivals, club shows, gigs or concerts. Paytm Insider has the best curated music events, across genres: rock, metal, EDM, pop, fusion, hip-hop, jazz, classical, Bollywood and world, at some of the best live music venues in the country. Paytm Insider hosts several top properties, including Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Timeout, SulaFest, Mood Indigo, Gaana Crossblade Music Festival, Locals DISTRICT, Lager n Barrel, MPower Fest. Also look forward to superstars like Arijit Singh & AR Rahman hosting their tours here.

Comedy shows: Standup & Open Mic

Who doesn't enjoy a good laugh? You'll find the latest shows by the best Indian comedians - Zakir Khan, Kanan Gill, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kenny Sebastian, Comicstaan finalists (Nishant Suri, Rahul Dua & others) and more, on Paytm Insider. Catch them doing tours of their specials, trying new material, hosting an open mic, and more. Catch the big names of comedy at Headliners and LOLStars; or shows to see up-and-coming comics enthrall audiences, and open mic events where you'll see and cheer on fresh talent! International legends like Russel Peters, Eddie Izzard & Bill Burr have ticketed here in the past.

Cheer Your Favourite Sports Team!

Paytm Insider is home to world-class sporting experiences across India: Vivo Indian Premier League, Indian Super League (FC Goa, Kerala Blasters, Jamshedpur FC, Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos), Vivo Pro Kabaddi (Tamil Thalaivas, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers, Bengal Warriors, Jaipur Pink Panthers), I-League, Vodafone Premier Badminton League, Premier Futsal, and international cricket matches (Test, T20 and ODI). Can't get to a stadium? You'll find amazing screening experiences too - especially the EPL, Champions League and F1.

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After a tiring week, one of the best ways to unwind is to head to the great outdoors. You will find excellent options for trekking, camping & adventure activities like white water rafting, waterfall rappelling and paragliding near Online. Paytm Insider teams up with experienced and responsible travel groups and event organizers so you have a memorable and safe experience. These events are for novices as well as experienced folks. You will also find special seasonal experiences like fireflies, camping, rafting and more on Paytm Insider.

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