Event Management Federation (EMF) of Gujarat Announces Jury Members for its Maiden ACE 2014


The Jury meet for the Awards, Convention & Exhibition (ACE) 2014 will be held on the 9th of September, 2014, at 'The Pride Hotel', Judges Bungalow Road, off S.G. road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The Jury is chaired by Raj Nayak, CEO of Colors - Viacom 18, and the panel will have about 10 eminent personalities from various industries including entertainment, event, fashion, and technology. The meet will also witness the prince of Mewar, Lakshyaraj Singh as a jury member.

The meet will see jury members convening to vote on the best work executed by agencies and partners across 11 categories. Once the jury meet concludes, the award ceremony will be held during the ACE event, to be held on 12th and 13th September in Ahmedabad.

Jury Members

Raj Nayak - Jury Chair / Chief Executive Officer at Colors - Viacom 18

Raj Nayak is a media veteran with close to 25 years of experience in the media industry. He has handled some of the biggest brands in India like NDTV, STAR TV Network, ESPN STAR Sports, and many more.

Lakshyaraj Singh - Prince of Mewar, Executive Director of HRH Group of Hotels

Hailing from the Royal family of Mewar, Lakshyaraj Singh of Udaipur is the youngest child of Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur and Smt. Vijayraj Kumari Mewar of Udaipur. He is also the President of the Udaipur District Cricket Association and an Advisor to The President of Rajasthan Cricket Association.

Parthip Thyagarajan - Co-founder of

Parthip Thyagarajan is the co-founder & editor of Mumbai based (India) Private Limited. is a popular online wedding magazine for Indians around the globe and features comprehensive content on bridal fashion, wedding planning, destination weddings and honeymoon travel.

Manish Porwal - Managing Director at Alchemist Marketing & Talent Solutions

He is the MD of Alchemist. Prior to Alchemist, Manish has worked with Percept Talent Management (PTM) as CEO. After his MBA at NMIMS, he started his career with FCB Ulka and has worked with Everest , BBC World and Vijay TV. Additionally, he also held the position as CEO of Bollywood Corporation at PTM briefly. He created CelebTrackTM that measures celeb power across genres.

Pardeep Dwivedi - Chief Corporate Sales & Marketing Officer at Dainik Bhaskar

Mr. Dwivedi has more than 19 years of management experience in B2B and B2C domain across many functions and industries. He is known for his expertise in leading sales & marketing, service delivery, risk operations and business development teams.

He has worked with major brand names in India including American Express Bank, Tata Teleservices Ltd., GE Capital and Eicher Motors Ltd. and Standard Chartered Bank. He serves as the CCSMO for the group publications, Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Divya Marathi (Marathi) and Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati).

Manu Seth - Marketing Head, HTC India

Manu Seth has over 15 years of experience working with telecom manufacturers such as Tata Indicom, BlackBerry Research in Motion and Idea Cellular. His key focus has been on marketing communications, marketing, brand management, strategic marketing alliances, media planning and budgeting and promotions.

Vijay Singh - Chairman & Managing Director of Fashion One International and Founder of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week

Vijay Singh serves as the Chairman and Managing Director of Fashion One International. He is well-known and influential in the Indian fashion industry. He founded the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week, a bridal luxury couture exposition.

Samit Garg - Director at E-Factor

The 40 year old is the Director of the wedding management company E-Factor, based out of Delhi NCR. Samit Garg began his Event Management career after realizing what made him really happy.  This happened during his student life in Lucknow, during which, he would organize events that his fellow students and friends would enjoy.

Hariharan - Playback Singer

Hariharan is a respected and revered Indian playback singer who has been bestowed with numerous awards including the prestigious civilian award - ‘Padmashree’. He has sung in many regional languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bhojpuri and Telugu. He also had a talent for ghazal singing and is among the pioneers of Indian fusion music.

Speaking on the jury meet, Dr. Jaydeep Mehta said: "Gujarat has always garnered the respect and love of eminent personalities of this nation. Delegates and jury with national credibility are gracing this occasion and ACE looks forward to hosting them. It's a matter of pride for us to have a great line up in the conceiving year of the event itself."

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The ACE is one of its kind format where it goes a step further from the usual awards and convention, and extends the format to include exhibition, where industry partners can also exhibit their best product to gain visibility and recognition

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