Theme - Building Brands for India: A View from the South

Know the stories of some of the most successful brands from India’s southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana; and meet the people who created them.

Hear inclusive, inspiring and distinctive experiences that will set the pace for the transitions ahead and serve as guideposts as India prepares for the next chapter of economic growth- straight from the leaders who continue to break new ground, challenge the status quo and soar to new heights.

9:00 AM Registrations and Coffee
10:30 AM Opening Remarks
The vision for ‘Pride of India’ and a look at what's to come during the day.

Nawal Ahuja, Co-founder and Director, exchange4media

10:45 AM Keynote Speaker/ TAM Presentation
11:15 AM Special Address- Sharechat
  • Building Brands in a Multilingual, Multicultural South
  • Making Language-First Marketing Campaigns Work in South India
  • Digital Marketing in South Indian Markets
  • Marketing Mantras for the South
11:30 PM - 12:15 PM PANEL 1 Experiences -How I Build This
The journey of innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists – and the brands and businesses they built.

Abdul Razak, MD, VKC Group

Vijay Kapoor, Founder & CEO, Derby

Sugumar Nagarajan, Executive Director, Top Anil Marketing Company

Pratik Shah, CEO, Specsmakers

R Sriram, MD,Butterfly

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM PANEL 2 Building Brands and Growing Business with Television
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM PANEL 3
Leveraging Technology and Media to Build Brands

Lavanya Nalli, Chairperson, Nalli Group

C S Sudheer, Founder and CEO, ffreedom app and

Dr Sanjoy Das, COO, Fipola

Shahir Muneer, Founder & Director, Divo

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM PANEL 4
Advertising in the Southern Markets: What Works, What Doesn’t
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Closing keynote
Pushing Frontiers in Marketing