• 13th February, 2018

    Taj Lands End, Mumbai

  • 13th February, 2018

    Taj Lands End, Mumbai

  • 13th February, 2018

    Taj Lands End, Mumbai

  • 13th February, 2018

    Taj Lands End, Mumbai

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
- Henry Van Dyke

Youth Marketing Forum 2018

Join us at The Global Youth Marketing Forum 2018, the largest rendezvous of Youth Experts, Marketing Professionals, Cool Hunters & Brand Specialist who will offer insights on.

- What keeps youth craving for the Brand?
- What Youth like?
- What Youth want?

How to capture the Youths attention in an increasingly intriguing and "Multi - Tasking" youth segment of today?
The Global Youth Marketing Forum 2018 is a platform for several youth obsessed brands coming from across the globe.

Fashion, Music, Technology, Sports Lifestyle brands will be present at this event - so be there if you want to get into the heads of today's increasingly and hyperactive complex youth and beat the competition in having your brand resonate with today's youth culture and psyche.

What Youth Like?
  • - Spirituality
  • - Rock Music
  • - Fast Cars/Speed
  • - Well Toned Bodies
  • - Position
  • - Ambition
What Youth Want?
  • - Sex
  • - Power
  • - Money
  • - Status
  • - Position
  • - Fame
  • - Aspiration

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The Global Youth Marketing Forum, the largest rendezvous of Youth Experts, Marketing Professionals, Cool Hunters & Brand Specialists who will offer insights on.
» What keeps youth craving for the Brand ?
» What Youth like ?
» What Youth want ?

How to capture the Youths attention in an increasingly intriguing and "Multi -Tasking" youth segment of today ?
The Global Youth Marketing Forum is a platform for several youth obsessed brands coming from across the globe.
Fashion, Music, Technology, Sports Lifestyle brands will be present at this event – so be there if you want to get into the heads of today's increasingly and hyperactive complex youth and beat the competition in having your brand resonate with today's youth culture and psyche.

    • ROI - Techniques & tools to measure and know if the media initiatives are working to offer the Maximum ROI
    • METRICS - Strategies to know if you're reaching out to the youths you want the right way & Metrics to know if you've done it right
    • INTERNET - Internet in your marketing mix for youth addiction.
    • STRATEGY - Crafting a marketing strategy to really get youths addicted to the brand for long time. CATCH Attention.



Clyde DeSuza

Clyde DeSuza

Speaker & Published Author
VR Filmmaker
Real Vision FZ LLC

Clyde DeSuza, Speaker & Published Author,VR Filmmaker, Real Vision FZ LLC

Clyde DeSouza is VR Filmmaker, Speaker and published author. Living in different parts of the world, he loves interacting with people of diverse backgrounds, believing that a borderless, tech driven world is the future. His book Think in 3D, was peer reviewed and recommended as essential reading by Directors of blockbuster 3D films in Hollywood. His debut hard scifi novel, Memories with Maya was published by PenguinRandomhouse in 2015.
Recent projects include the setup of Media & VR Labs for Government and Educational Institutions and VR masterclasses at Google MENA. He's trained Journalists and crew while setting up an Immersive Journalism initiative at the TimesTV Network, India.
His VR film "Dirrogate", based on the book Maya, has been licensed to Samsung's VR platform and became the first VR film distribution deal to be signed at Singapore's Asia TV Forum. Creative Technology Resource: http://www.realvision.ae/blog

Yamini Menon

Yamini Menon

Creative Director
Gozoop Middle East

Yamini Menon, Creative Director, Gozoop Middle East

From yielding a rifle at the National Day Parade in the capital to a mic on FM, to running her own multi media company very few have may have covered such a broad spectrum of vocations in a short span of time . She has always believed in walking the path less trodden and excelling in it. As a radio jockey she could be relied upon to make any time band her own with a voice of that 3 am friend who is there by your side through trying times. She may have a serious disposition but to her colleagues and fans on radio she is also known as the hilarious Baby Jorge an alter ego who has brought smiles on the faces of SRK and Anushka Sharma.

Currently Yamini has accepted a new challenge in the digital world and is Heading the Brand Solutions division in one of the leading digital firms. In a male dominated world she has been able to hold her own and garner enough and more clients who swear by her creative inputs and her ability to pull out a solution when the going gets really tough. Her emotional quotient has helped her galvanize a young team to put in their very best and execute some noteworthy ideas for brands across industries.

Ronen Aires

Ronen Aires

Founder & CEO
Student Village

Ronen Aires, Founder & CEO, Student Village

He's an entrepreneur, a youth specialist, global speaker and general lover of life. Ronen Aires is the founder and CEO of Student Village, the most successful youth marketing company in South Africa.
Ronen chairs and supports numerous entrepreneurial organisations globally and is a huge supporter of youth development.
Acknowledged as a passionate and capable leader, Ronen believes in recognising the significance of the youth today and developing them to lead us into the future. On every other day, he is also a father, an activist and a trail running junkie.

Bhaskar Ramesh

Bhaskar Ramesh

Head of YouTube Sales & Brand Advertising

Bhaskar Ramesh, Head of YouTube Sales & Brand Advertising, Google

Bhaskar heads YouTube revenue and runs the Brand business for India. He is also Brand Marketing Evangelist with Executive Summits team at Google, APAC. He is a passionate marketer & business leader with 15+ years experience across CPG, Media & Entertainment and Technology Industries in emerging markets.

Prior to the current role, he spearheaded the CPG vertical for Google India where he specialized in advising CXOs of large consumer companies to transform their brand strategy & organizations as they reimagine marketing in a digital world. He helped digitize 200+ brands in India CPG space over the last 5 years.

He earned his management degree from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. At Google, he built the CPG business from scratch and prior to this, he worked with leading companies including P&G, Marico, Godrej & Reliance Broadcast Network building brands & businesses. He is also an active mentor for start ups.

Sreekant Lanka

Sreekant Lanka

Head of Programmatic Account Strategy

Sreekant Lanka Head of Programmatic Account Strategy, Google

Topic: "Marketing to Millenials" - A Google Perspective

Sreekant is a seasoned executive and has held leadership roles in different functional areas with Fortune 500 companies. As a technology enthusiast and digital evangelist, Sreekant has a track record of leading and delivering on complex strategic programs in several geographies and dynamic environments. Sreekant has a true passion for developing and nurturing talent, marked by his teaching engagements in sales and marketing at leading business schools.

Sreekant currently heads the Programmatic Account Strategy for Google India, and leads the campaign management for emerging programmatic advertising. Sreekant holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and has previously worked in Singapore, London and United States. In his spare time, Sreekant advises startups, runs marathons and enjoys reading biographies. He currently resides in Hyderabad, India with his amazing wife and two beautiful kids.

Nima Kaushik

Nima Kaushik

Associate Vice President - Communications

Nima Kaushik Associate Vice President - Communications,EY

Nima is a marketing communications professional with a culturally diverse experience designing and implementing communication strategies, in both Europe and India.

After starting her career in broadcast media, she moved on to drive internal and external communications, and develop knowledge sharing web 2.0 portals. She has been a founding member of teams with successful campaign delivery; and has been invited as a guest speaker at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and University of Mumbai, India. She has also spoken at industry conferences on integrated communications and present trends.

After a short short academic break, studying political communications and international development; followed by a foray into the tech startup ecosystem in the UK; Nima now focuses on marketing communications integrating digital and traditional.

Aakash Shah

Aakash Shah

Social Media Head
All India Bakchod

Aakash Shah Social Media Head, All India Bakchod

Aakash Shah is the Head of Social Media at arguably India's biggest, Baddest & edgiest comedy collective, All India Bakchod. He also is the admin of Unofficial: Bombay High Court whose unabashed style of delivering judgements has become a part of pop culture in India.

Nidhi Hola

Nidhi Hola

Sr. Director - Marketing
GoDaddy India

Nidhi Hola, Sr. Director - Marketing, GoDaddy India

Nidhi Hola is the Sr. Director of Marketing at GoDaddy India, the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses. She leads the strategy development & execution of marketing campaigns for GoDaddy in India, helping position the company as the largest platform for Indian SMB's and entrepreneurs to get online and grow their businesses.
With over 17 years of experience in marketing & communications, Nidhi is proficient in the creation & execution of performance-driven, integrated B2B & B2C campaigns in corporate & agency environments.
In her current role, Nidhi is responsible for driving all aspects of marketing, advertising, branding, sponsorships, marketing alliances, research and channel marketing. She is also responsible for orchestrating the company's PR and social media campaigns.
Nidhi believes that execution is also a strategy and the two are inseparable.

Nidhi Hola

Kanika Mittal

Director - Brand Marketing & Communications
Reebok India

Kanika Mittal, Director - Brand Marketing & Communications, Reebok India

Kanika is the Director and Head of Marketing of Reebok. Under her leadership Reebok repositioned into a fitness brand in the premium space from a mass sports brand. She also disrupted the industy with a women's first approach and her campaigns - Fit to Fight and Girls Fight have left an indelible mark on women consumers. She is also responsible for the digital transformation of the brand and has delivered results across PR, Go To Market Strategy and Implementation, Communications, Social Media, Business Goals and other mandates. She features in the top 50 brand leaders of Asia and is passionate about public speaking on matters of her interest like digital marketing, influencers, CRM etc. An alumnus of MICA, she started her career in telecommunications and went on to lead a retail brand and turned around it's positioning, image and brand equity

Nidhi Hola

Ankita Sinha

Associate Account Director
Cheil Worldwide

Ankita Sinha, Associate Account Director, Cheil Worldwide

I'm Ankita Sinha, a social media marketing strategist specialising in content creation. I've developed brand and social media marketing strategies for two of India's most admired companies, including Housing.com and Samsung. CMO Asia's Youth Marketing Forum lists me as one of India's "Most Influential Social Media Professional", and I appear regularly in colleges to discuss social media, brand and content marketing strategy. I also write for publications like Social Samosa. Outside of work, I'm a painter and photographer and I'm halfway through producing my first short movie. I also organise various social events.

Vineet Kanabar

Marketing Director
The Viral Fever

Vineet Kanabar, Marketing Director, The Viral Fever

Since 1st February 2016, Vineet Kanabar, has been working with TVF as Marketing Director. In this role, Vineet leads the marketing efforts for TVF across all 4 channels and shows releases by TVF. Leading a team of 15, Vineet has helped grow TVF's network to over 20 million people. Driving key communication objectives, marketing partnerships and content research, Vineet's team has been instrumental in raising TVF's profile with brands and consumers as a cutting edge branded entertainment company.

Tushar Bansode

Tushar Bansode

Lead - Marketing Communication I Brand Experience I Influencer Marketing
Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

Tushar Bansode, Lead - Marketing Communication I Brand Experience I Influencer Marketing, Shell India Markets Pvt Ltd

Tushar is an alumnus of Sydenham Institute of Management with a PG in Marketing and Diploma in advertising & PR. With over 11 years of extensive experience in brand building, media, marketing and corporate communication, Tushar has a knack of advising innovative strategies for achieving phenomenal escalation in respect of service business turnover. Prior to Shell some of the best brands like Mahindra, Pidilite and Kansai Nerolac have been witness to his innovative brand and media communication strategies, which include customer value proposition with strong technology backbone. He has been instrumental in developing marketing programs which have not only impacted lives of communities associated with the core business like painters and service engineers but has also got external recognition for the brand through various rewards. Tushar's strong leadership, team spirit, analytical abilities along with organizational skills have helped him manage and collaborate with global teams across. Possessing excellent business acumen, Tushar works with a small yet highly efficient team to design and implement marketing strategies for augmenting business, identifying and penetrating new market segments to promote brand for business excellence.

Rajni Daswani

Rajni Daswani

Director, Brand Experience & Employee Engagement
SoCheers Infotech

Rajni Daswani, Director, Brand Experience & Employee Engagement, SoCheers Infotech

Rajni Daswani -a young and dynamic person is the only woman leader amongst the three partners at SoCheers. Her role involves everything from brand building to employee engagement to looking into ideation and bringing in new clients. Rajni has been proved to be a noticeable personality in shaping the company that SoCheers is today.

Being a Management graduate from MMK and an Mcom from Mumbai university, her career started off by working as a Financial Analyst specializing in macro-economic and commodities with Anand Rathi & Motilal Oswal – renowned brands in the financial broking industry. Working for 3 years in the finance industry, she took a leap of faith to step up in the entrepreneur world with her own clothing label Azraa - built on the idea that fashion comes at an expensive cost and good quality should be made at an affordable price tag. However, due to a lot of personal & professional issues, she chose to shut it down in two years.

Soon Rajni took her chances into a completely different domain of communication world by landing her first stint as a PR Executive at Perfect Relations (A PR firm in India), which gave her an exposure to Corporate & Finance brands like Credit Suisse, Union Bank of India, Papa John's, etc. While working in a PR industry, she realized the digital industry is booming and that's where she would love to make her mark, which led her to start a new journey in the digital marketing firm - SoCheers in the year 2014. Her role at SoCheers started with copywriting but her management skills drew her to a more Client Servicing role. Without realizing, in 2015, she was multi-tasking on multiple roles and was managing work for more than 50% of clients at SoCheers.

Right from having 2 people in the Client Servicing (Brand Experience) team to over 16 today, Rajni is now the Director and Head of Brand Experience and is known as the ''Anchor'' for her team. From dealing with the most difficult of clients to handling crisis situations, she's constantly working on ingraining the same in her team. Holding a diverse experience in different fields' right from fashion, finance, Marketing to PR makes her a strong & independent personality.

Rajni loves listening, understanding & helping brands to take their business to the next level. She breathes in online content & breathes out digital ideas & strategies. You'll usually find her solving problems, talking to multiple people at the same time and running the world in her favorite sneakers.

Pinak Mukherjee

Pinak Mukherjee

Sr. Account Manager

Pinak Mukherjee, Sr. Account Manager, Google

Marketing professional with an MBA in Marketing & Strategy from MDI-Gurgaon and academic background in computer engineering. My professional work experience of 7+ years in the domains of E-Commerce at Google and Snapdeal (Digital Solutions in Branding & Performance), Automotive at Mahindra Group (Corporate Branding & Digital Marketing), and Computer Assisted Surgery at Stryker Corp (Product Development) have enabled me to understand the importance of razor sharp customer focus, strategic planning, innovative storytelling and project management. Winner of the Economic Times Young Leader 2017.

I have engaged with Germany based R&D, U.S based marketing and with Indian Brands and SMBs in e-Commerce. In each of these endeavors, I have exceeded expectations by way of strong interpersonal skills, innovative approach to solving challenges and work ethics. My experience has helped me understand the unique challenges faced by technology based companies and the importance of collaborative efforts and how to get work done in cross functional teams. I also have extensive experience of working in cross cultural and geographically distributed teams across: Europe, USA and India.

Pinak Mukherjee

Tracy Dsouza

Channel Head

Tracy Dsouza, Channel Head, Girliyapa

Tracy Dsouza, head - Girliyapa (TVF 's Female programming vertical), Joined TVF in 2014 as a brand solutions head. She has successfully been able to build and pioneer Girliyapa to become India's largest female oriented entertainment online channel. Leading an all-female team to create content that not only is engaging but also thought provoking. Strategically devising means to change the narrative around women by bringing together the best writers, directors and influencers in the almost non-existent female creator universe. Creating opportunities, mentoring and encouraging a pool of female writing and creative talent to fill the gap of female driven stories. Building a strong network of Girliyapa presence amongst Bollywood actors, creators, influencers, technicians, inherent female fan community etc. With expertise in brand sales and solutions as well as film production, creating content that has effective brand communication, is audience friendly and engaging besides also being cost effective. Having a keen sense and understanding of content and the female audience, business awareness, & best practices on digital platform's and video creation, helps in innovating and experimenting with creative formats and processes. Her vision is to make Girliyapa the female TVF that tells all kinds of engaging stories and is a go to vertical on TVFplay for all women. Won the award for the best content creator at the Digital Women Awards 2016 held by She The People TV with Colours and in Association with Axis Bank. Nominated for the best viral video creation at WebTV asia Awards 2017. Was specially invited to inaugurate and share the stage with top dignitaries like Shaina NC , G M Rao, Bindu Rana Kapoor, Onir, Piyush Pandey, etc at Yes Banks 'Yes I am the change' Social Film festival. Speaker at various events and colleges like IIT Guwahati, Nitie, SNDT womens University, Yes Foundation, IIM Goa, etc Tracy has worked with the leading names in Digital, Advertising and Film to include advertising Guru's Prahlad Kakar, Uzer Khan, Vishal Punjabi, Hollywood DP/director Emmanuel Lubezki (Chivo) and many more. She has worked on successful branded content campaigns for leading brands like P & G, KingFisher, CommonBloor, TOI, CashKaro, Hike, Apple, Samsung, AC Black, Maggi, Horlicks, Rasna, Emami, Officers Choice and countless others.




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  • » Understand today's youth attitudes and how they have been influenced
  • » Evaluate the positive and negative impacts of marketing efforts on young audiences
  • » Match your marketing wavelengths with youngsters' way of thinking
  • » Leverage Social Media to successfully engage and build connection with youth
  • » Harness traditional and new media avenues to connect with the interactive generation
  • » Gain firsthand knowledge on how to speak their language, understand their tastes and preferences to create optimum marketing campaigns
  • » Learn how to effectively use youth ambassadorships and celebrity endorsements
  • » Ride on web 2.0 to successfully engage and build the new generation.
  • » Ride on youth's favourite platforms such as gaming and UGC to continuously engage them and effectively measure the ROI of your campaigns.
  • » Network with the best minds from the youth marketing industry for an insightful knowledge sharing experience

  • Target Audience :
    • » Agencies, Researchers, Youth Experts in the Age Group of 18-24 Years, Marketing & Brand Specialists.


  • » Youth Revolution: Youth trends and influences that shaped youth behaviour
  • » ROI Metrics: Tangible and intangible effects of your youth marketing campaigns
  • » Youth Loyalty: Empowering youth while remaining true to your brand DNA
  • » Social Networking: Challenges in connecting with the interactive generation
  • » Entertainment Marketing: Online youth engagement whilst maintaining viewing safety
  • » Experiential Marketing: Reinventing the youth connection experience
  • » Viral Marketing: Ethical implications of the different modes of communication
  • » Web 2.0: Influencing the facebook generation positively
  • » Gaming Platforms: Debate how virtual worlds shape and impact youth's worlds in reality




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