WOW Awards 2020 Open for Entries | Meet The Experiential Marketing Jury

Business Events | January 14, 2020 | News

WOW Awards Asia 2020 WOW Awards and Convention Asia

The 12th edition of WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2020, the region’s largest business & recognition platform for the Experiential Marketing, MICE, Live Entertainment & Wedding Industry is scheduled from June 25th - 27th, 2020 at Pullman Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity.

The WOW Awards Asia 2020 is now open for entries in 65 categories across 3 groups. The three groups of categories are Experiential Marketing, Experiential Celebrations and Experiential Management.

With a two-phased judging process by jury members, audited and validated by KPMG, awards will be announced during the glittering ceremony. Each Jury member is selected from complementing backgrounds with extensive experience in the industry to ensure complete transparency in the judging process. Jury members are particularly very knowledgeable and thus have an upper hand in deciding the most deserving winner.

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While you enter your best work in the event & experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the Experiential Marketing Group at the 12th Edition of WOW Awards Asia 2020.

Experiential Marketing known as Group A is all about Campaigns, Events, Activities, Initiatives of brands, corporations, associations, government bodies, etc. for the purpose of promotion, communication, and marketing. Experiential Marketing Awards have 33 categories which will be judged by a panel of expert jury members.

The esteemed Jury of Experiential Marketing Group are:


Head – Strategy, and Branding

JK Cement

Nitish Chopra, 35, is a strategic marketing professional with rich experience in business & marketing strategy, brand management, new product development, and consumer research. In his career spanning over a decade, he has driven strategic initiatives for the business and has led various projects that have augmented the revenue pool of the Organisation. He is responsible for having developed brands from their inception to a position of market leadership today. Nitish has also conceptualized and executed some of the best in the industry MICE, channel and employee engagement experiences in India and across the globe.


Head Marketing

Videocon d2h

With hands-on marketing experience across several service categories backed by solid direct sales experience and having worked in 2 start-up operations, Sugato brings cross-industry learning of service marketing for organizations looking for a rich experience with performance. When you add 8 years of working with the top ad agencies in the country, Sugato combines go to market scaling up skills with a thorough experience of brand building.


Lead Marketing 


Avinash Oza is the Lead Marketing for ICICI HFC. Earlier, he worked as the Zonal Marketing Manager for Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. In 2016, he was conferred with the “Best Marketing Support” award in Mahindra Tractors Annual Sales & Marketing conference and a President’s Excellerator Award for the launch of “Mahindra Yuvo” tractors. Prior to Mahindra & Mahindra, he had successful stints with BTL agency, Ogilvy Action & DDB Mudra. At Ogilvy, he bagged the coveted title of “Young Tiger” in 2006 and in DDB MudraMax his campaign “Birla SunLife -Agent on Track” was shortlisted for Cannes lions 2015.


Experiential Marketing Lead


A marketing expert with over 10 years for experience working on multiple brands like Yahoo!, Vodafone, Samsung, LG, Suzuki, Nestle, Aircel, Cairn Energy, and many others. He is currently working on creating brand love for Google India as an Experiential Marketing lead through both B2B n B2C campaigns.


Head - Channel Recognition, Reward & Communication

Reliance General Insurance Company Limited

Pankaj is a marketing professional with almost 2 decades of varied experience in FMCG & BFSI. He is popularly known as stalwarts of Rewards & Recognition in the Industry. Having worked with Iconic brands like Reliance General Insurance, ICICI Lombard and Pidilite Industries ltd he has developed strong knowledge and expertise in Marketing Communication, Branding, Events, BTL & MICE. Starting his professional journey from a humble sales background, today he has transformed himself into a dynamic and well established professional in the Industry.



Category Manager - CVO, Grease, Gear Oils and Specialities

Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd

 A marketing professional with experience of over 12 years & expertise in product management. Besides holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration & Degree in Engineering, he is an effective communicator & demonstrates strong business focus, customer orientation, data interpretation ability with strong analytical & problem-solving skills. His strength includes brand planning, marketing strategy, product management, communication & advertising.


 Head Of Trade Marketing

Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd.

A 2007 batch Masters in Marketing Management, currently working as Head Of Trade Marketing with Kansai Nerolac paints limited, earlier working as Sales manager –B2B sales, handling sales through OEM workshops and Independent workshops and prospecting new clients for driving business, with focus on gross margins.


Head Of Marketing

Somany Ceramics Ltd.

Charu Malhotra is a dynamic Marketing professional with 16 years of success in conceiving, conceptualizing & implementing a brand strategy to fuel market presence & drive revenue. She is highly recommended for her innovation in marketing strategies, the ability to understand what's right for the company and take appropriate decisions to take the brand to the next level. Charu has also worked as General Manager Marketing at Stemtech International and Brand Manager at Amway and Citi.


 Lead - Event, IP's & Sponsorship


Rahul Jain, Lead Events & Activation – Gaana – India’s leading music app, is an experienced Sales and Marketing professional, with wide-ranging expertise in corporate and special events and is best known for his all-inclusive management of any project or large format event.

Over the last 14 years, Rahul has worked with multiple large-scale brands. He has experience working across both client and agency side with multi-level event conceptualization, planning and execution, and understanding of sponsorship.


Brand Marketing Manager-JACK&JONES


Driven by passion with an experience of over 7 years in Retail, Fashion & Lifestyle, Stanton Ambrose expertise in Branding. His ability to place the customer at the center of every marketing strategy decision differentiates him from other marketers. He is also one of the most detail-oriented and hard-working professional with the ability to work under pressure and remain unfazed under stress or tight timelines.


Head Experiential Marketing & Brand Alliances

The Lodha Group

Having kicked off his career with 4 years in the banking industry, he has since had over a decade of growth as brand activation and experiential marketing leader at some of India’s largest media houses. Key roles included West Head Alternate Revenue at Radio City, Regional Head Branded Content at NDTV, and South and West head IP’s at BCCL, prior to his current role at Lodha Developers. Several customer experience platforms and IPs co-created and curated by him at Lodha and previous roles such as ET Citi Grandmasters, HSBC Financial Inclusion Summit, NDTV Principal MF Financial Summit, FBB Got Style Get Famous, Vodafone Dekho Visarjan Asmaan se, Palava Tarang, Belmondo Weekends have been widely recognized across industries most respected awards.


Head Marketing - India & SAARC

Autodesk Inc.

Proven business strategist and leader, Balaji Kesavaraj has a long and distinguished track record delivering on all fronts - high customer satisfaction, revenue growth, operational efficiency, innovative marketing, and enhanced competitive advantage. A highly motivated, creative and versatile global leader with 20 years of experience in marketing, brand management & communication. Especially skilled at building effective, productive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Committed to the highest levels of professional and personal excellence and ability to lead from the front. Guinness World Record holder for the largest app development marathon of Microsoft India.


Global Head

Zomato Live

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in Event Management, Financial Accounting, Marketing, Marketing Strategy, and Digital Marketing. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Sciences degree focused in Economics from The University of Warwick.


Executive Vice President, Head - Marketing, Corporate Communications & Luxury Residential Sales Oberoi Realty

Reema leads the Marketing and Corporate Communication initiatives for the entire Oberoi Realty Ltd. where her mandate consists principally of developing and executing ROI focused brand and marketing strategies that are in sync with the business objectives of the organization.

She also heads Luxury Residential Sales for Oberoi Realty which comprises of iconic developments like ‘Three Sixty West’, that has The Ritz-Carlton, Mumbai and luxury residences managed by The Ritz-Carlton; along with Priviera, a boutique residential development by the company. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and has a Certificate in Global Business Leadership from Harvard Business School Publishing.


VP– Marketing & Communication, CSR & Admin

Magma Fincorp Ltd.

Kaushik Sinha has a successful career spanning 25 years in the fields of Marketing, Corporate Communications, CSR and Administration. He started his professional journey in 1994 as a journalist with a regional daily. In 1997, he joined the PR and Advertising field and handled several brands such as IBP, BOC, National Insurance, British Council, Bharat Petroleum etc.

Kaushik joined Magma in 2004 and since then held several leadership roles including Corporate Communications, Training & Employee Engagement, Corporate Social Responsibility, Brand Marketing, and Administration, etc. Under his supervision, the group has been recognized repeatedly for excellence in CSR and Corporate Communications.


Manager - Marketing Services (East Zone)

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd – Automotive Sector

A marketing professional, offering more than 13 years of experience in Brand Engagement Planning, MICE, Agency Management, Data Planning, Training and Team Management. Currently handling Marketing Services of East Zone (activation, press release, brand launch, outdoor, digital, event, conference, adventure drive, off-road experience & various media management in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh & North East) for Mahindra & Mahindra Automotive Division since April 2015, based out of Kolkata.


Vice President

Marketing Unacademy  

Karan Shroff is heading all marketing operations for Unacademy. Earlier he was heading the brand responsible for Advertising, Atl campaigns, sponsorships, brand partnerships, media buying, consumer insights, creative marketing and overall brand positioning for Xiaomi India as head of brand marketing. 


Head, Marketing – Institutional Business

Edelweiss Securities Limited

Marketing and Communications professional with experience of planning and executing marketing programs to raise awareness and drive market development. Experience of multi-channel marketing strategies through leverage of core marketing, content development, press relations, analyst relations and the web. Strong ability to work in complex, challenging environments.

In her current role as Head - Head of Marketing, Institutional Business, Edelweiss Global Investment Advisors Edelweiss Securities Limited, she is responsible for planning and executing marketing programs to raise awareness and drive market development across diverse businesses including Institutional Equities, Investment Banking, and Prime Services.

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While you enter your best work in the event & experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the jury members of Experiential Marketing Group at WOW Awards.

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