Event industry to convene at e4m BW Applause Conclave & Awards 2017, full program revealed

BW Applause is inching closer to the exciting launch of the e4m BW Applause Awards 2017 on 6 October 2017 at Hotel Lalit, Mumbai. Mounted to be a powerful and enriching annual congregation of the event and entertainment industry, the event will feature a thought leadership summit followed by a gala awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate the best work in event and experiential marketing.


An initiative of Everything Experiential, exchange4media BW Applause Conclave & Awards 2017 is the coming together of leading brand-side marketers, event management agencies, brand activation companies, MICE and wedding planners, sports management companies, entertainment professionals and artist management companies on the same platform. It will engage close to 500 prominent leaders from across the events & entertainment, marketing, media and advertising, hospitality and corporate world. 

Experiential agencies and independent event planners will be awarded across 35 categories. 

The Jury for the awards held on 27 September comprised of some of India's most distinguished leaders from the field of media and advertising. Jurors included Abhishek Joshi, Marketing Analytics & Content Syndication, Digital Business, Sony Pictures Network, Anirudh Pandita, Founder, Pocket Aces, Blaise J Fernandes, President & CEO, The Indian Music Industry, Kartik Kalla, EP & National Head, Programming Marketing & AudaCITY, Radio City, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network 18 Digital, Manav Dhanda, CEO, SAB Group, Piyush Sharma, Former CEO, New Initiatives, India & APAC, Zee Entertainment, Runa Barua, CEO, Creativeland Asia Group, Lydia Buthello, EVP Executive Vice President and Head Brand Experience and Events, Star India; Shantanu Gangane, Head Marketing, Viu India, Vikramjit Roy, Head Film Facilitation, NFDC, Manu Seth, Former Sr. Director, HTC South Asia and Ishita Mookherjee, Director Corporate Communications GroupM. The jury was chaired by Karan Bajaj, SVP & GM, South Asia, Discovery Communications India.

The event is being organized in collaboration with exchange4media, a company with a 17-year legacy of shaping the country's approach towards media, advertising and marketing. 

Speakers at the event include pro wrestling champion The Great Khali; who will share his equally endearing and inspiring life-journey; Shoven Shah, founder, Enchanted Valley Carnival; Shubra Bhardwaj, founder, Ferriswheel; Anirban Das Blah, founder, CAA Kwan; Bhavik Vora, founder, Black, White and Orange- Event merchandising and licensing company; Indranil Blah, CEO, Mumbai City FC, ISL

Registration for the event is currently open. Sign up to attend here:

The full program:

e4m BW Applause Conclave & Awards| 6 Oct ’17 | Hotel Lalit, Mumbai

3:00 Welcome Address

3:15 Keynote Address

Mr. Sabbas Joseph, Founder, Wizcraft

3:30- 4:15 Romancing with Risk!

Dr. P Velumani, Chairman, Thyrocare

4:15- 4:45 How to Kick start and Fuel an Event IP

Mr. Shoven Shah, Founder, Enchanted Valley Carnival

Ms. Shubra Bhardwaj, Founder, Ferriswheel

Mr. Vijay Nair, Founder, OML 

Mr. Oum Pradutt, Founder, Phase 1

Moderator- Mr. Manish Porwal, Managing Director at Alchemist Marketing & Talent Solutions

4:45- 5:10 Making Offline Events Matter in an Online World

Mr. Anirban Das Blah, Founder, Kwan

5:10 to 5:40 Event Merchandising and Licensing: An Easy Opportunity

Mr. Bhavik Vora, Founder, Black, White and Orange

Mr. Indranil Blah, CEO, Mumbai City FC, ISL

Moderator- Ms. Kanika Sethi Babbar, Bespoke ensemble Events 

5:40 to 6:15 LG's Guide to Customer Engagement that Drives Sales

Mr. Amit Gujral, CMO, LG Electronics

6:15- 6:30- Tea & Coffee Break

6:30- 7:00: Advancing Your Event Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood

Ms. Sushma Gaikwad, Founder, Ice Global

Ms. Tabassum Modi, Director, Victor Tango

Moderator- Ms. Poonam Lal, Founder, Innobuzz Marketing Solutions 

7:00- 7:30: Inspirational Session

In conversation with Pro Wrestling Champion The Great Khali

7:30- 8:00 Keynote Address

Mr Shripal Morakhia (tentative)

8:00- 9:00 Cocktail Hour

9:00 Awards Ceremony begins

Entertainment by Vipin Aneja, Zia Nath and Realms of Dance, Musical ‘Balle Balle’

Tags assigned to this article:
e4m BW Applause Awards

Around The World

Our Publications