World Brands Summit 2014 is a unique initiative to recognize and bring to the fore leaders and companies that have shown tremendous brand growth in the past few years. It is aimed at identifying those Indian and Asian brands which, through their robust growth and formidable presence, are successfully taking on and outshining their competitors. Along with the promising brands, this platform also felicitated entrepreneurs and brand guardians that have lead these brands to the stature of being the Most Promising.
The summit creates a global platform for the fast emerging brands to showcase their achievements.
World Brands Summit 2014 comprised of a seminar on Brandeology. The best speakers from across the Asia spoke on the following topics during Brandeology Seminar:
- • Innovations in Brand Ideation & Development
- • Application of Technological Advancement in Brand Management
- • Branding & Marketing Strategies for Startups and How Ad Agencies Can Service Startups
- • Globalization, Politics and Policies and Its Impact on Brands and Branding
- • Gen Y of Mobile & Its impact on Buying Behavior
- Zee Business (A Leading Hindi business news channel based in Mumbai, India.
- NDTV Good Times (A Leading Lifestyle channel)
Mr. Arvind Kejriwal Asia s Most Inspiring Young Social Change Maker
Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician and former civil servant who was the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi from 28 December 2013 to 14 February 2014. He is the National Convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Kejriwal is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and worked for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department.
Mr. Prahlad Kakar,Brandguru
Mr. Prahlad Kakar has ruled the advertising world with his brand of irreverent humor, memorable brand building campaigns and has created Award winning commercials for the most reputed Corporates and agencies in India and the Asia Pacific region. After having assisted renowned feature Film-maker, Mr.Shyam Benegal, he moved onto Advertising films. To tell a story in 30 seconds in the most engaging way possible remains Prahlad raison deter for his continued passion about ad film making even 30 years later.
Jaaved Jaffrey Actor
Jaaved Jaffrey is an Indian actor, voice actor, dancer, comedian, impressionist known for his work in several Bollywood films and Indian television shows. His father is the famous comedian Jagdeep. Jaaved Jaaferi is known for donning various hats with flamboyance: actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, VJ, Emcee, ad filmmaker among others.
Ashwini Ponnappa,Indian badminton player
international badminton circuit in both the women's and mixed doubles disciplines. She has a successful partnership with Jwala Gutta as the pair has won many medals in international events including a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games historic bronze at World Championships. The pair has also been consistently ranked among the top 20 in the rankings. She partners Tarun Kona in mixed doubles category but has recently paired up with Russian Vladimir Ivanov. In 2001, Ashwini Ponnappa won the Indian junior championships. She won the gold medal at the South Asian Games held in 2006.In the 2010 Commonwealth .
Mr.Sudhakar Rao, Branding Head ICFAI Group
Mr. Sudhakar Rao is currently associated with ICFAI group, heading Branding department for the entire Group that includes 11 ICFAI Universities, 9 ICFAI Business Schools and a huge Distance Learning Program. He is also the official spokesperson for the ICFAI Group. In a career spanning over 17 yrs, played multiple roles of Branding, Marketing, P & L responsibilities, Team Building, Corporate Relations, International Operations, PR etc.
Mr.Jayant K Rastogi,Ex Country Manager and Area Director
Mr. Jayant Rastogi has over 25 years experience with a mix of both large Indian and MNC enterprises . He has strong experience and background having worked directly and managed the following : Enterprise Mobility, IT and Telecom Distribution, Solution selling and Product sales.? In his last role, Jayant led Motorola Solutions Enterprise business in South Asia. He ?was ?responsible for the business operations which includes, strategic planning, business development and driving overall sales across the region.
Mr. Dheeraj Dogra, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Shristi-Infrastructure Development
Mr. Dogra is a retail and Mall veteran with over 23 years of experience in managing successful retail chains and Malls. He is currently associated with Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. Prior to this he was working with BNP PARIBAS Real Estate as their National Director Retail and Shopping centre Advisory Services for India
Mr. Prajakt Raut Co-founder at Applyifi and founder The Hub for Startups
Mr. Prajakt Raut is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist. Prajakt’s personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs. Prajakt helps startups understand the dynamics of business, and assists them in developing meaningful business plans. He mentors startups on strategy, business model & monetization, fundraising and on preparing the company for growth. Between 2004 to 2007, Prajakt had taken a 3-year sabbatical to be the Asia Director for TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs),
Mr. Abhishek Ramesh,Executive Director,Kairali Ayurvedic Group
Mr. Ramesh graduated as an engineer in New York before taking the role of Director. With his brother he forms Kairali's other international face, as Director of the Products division. His energy and business acumen have led to a highly successful online products and distribution enterprise, as well as a successful international franchise scheme. With plans to expand the group's pharmaceutical brands and continue working towards strengthening Kairali's core businesses.
Mr. Manish Raj, VP Business Corporate Travel
Mr. Manish? Raj? has 17 years of experience in operations, Business development, Marketing and Sales in Hospitality industry. Experience in building new product vertical from scratch as well as growing fledgling businesses. Proficient in managing teams, building strong client relationships and driving revenues and bottom lines. Exposure of developing new key accounts to generate revenue for the organisation.
Mr. Santosh Kumar,Digital Marketing at Digital Quotient An HT Media Company
Mr. Kumar is a digital marketing professional and entrepreneur with ambition to create value not only for company, team, client & stakeholders but to end user as well. He started Webitude - India's leading digital marketing agency in Jan? 2010 with vision of creating best digital, social and mobile experiences for brands. Aligned vision with growth strategy and execution, ensured multi-fold growth and profitability and successfully sold to HT media Ltd in May, 2013.