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, Aerocity New Delhi.
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.
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 Celebrations Jury at the 12th Edition of WOW Awards Asia 2020.
Experiential Celebrations known as Group B includes various aspects of weddings, celebratory and social events. It is all about the full series of functions, celebrations, and ceremonies as part of a wedding, a milestone or any social event including all aspects of Entertainment, Décor, F&B, etc.
The esteemed Jury of Experiential Celebrations Group are:
Alma Au Yeung
Group Director of Lifestyle Events, Sponsorship, and Partnership
Emaar Hospitality Group
Alma Au Yeung is the Group Director of Lifestyle Events, Sponsorship, and Partnership at Emaar Hospitality Group. She develops strategic plans to drive incremental business growth prior to and during the much-anticipated global event by selling rooms, events, and food and beverage.
Devangi Parekh is the director of Aza Fashion, a company that opened its doors in 2005, offering a one-stop-shopping solution for brides and their families and a line-up of top Indian-based designers.
Founder & CEO
Ginny Kohli is the Founder & CEO at WedWise, a company that offers consultancy & portfolio management services for various wedding professionals & service providers seeking well-curated offline & social media presence to reach their defined target audience. By means of a YouTube Channel (WedWise TV) and other social media handles, WedWise envisions to tell help brands to tell their stories in the most effective way.
Chief Operating Officer
Blue Square Consultants
The travel & tourism industry is more than just about a destination. It is about the journey we embark on in terms of research, strategic planning, creative ideas & translating these ideas into action. Her foray into the travel industry began after she tried her hand at merchandising & fashion designing. She has always been curious about the unknown and this passion to learn & discover led her to do a Travel & Tourism course which became the yellow brick road for her journey into the travel world.
A seasoned professional with 10+ years’ experience and leading the representation vertical of Nijhawan Group since last 10 years-strong relationships to leverage key Channels, Core competence is to understand, lead and direct teams to ensure efficiency in accomplishment of all business goals. The Group successfully represents tourism boards, renowned luxury hotel chains and theme parks across the globe. Immediate past Chairperson of CII-Indian Women Network-Delhi Chapter and is dedicatedly working toward policy changes for women.
Sheetal Munshaw - Director Atout France in India is passionate about travel and lifestyle. She started her career in the travel industry as a journalist with the Indian Express. Her job included travel writing for trade tabloids and business publications as well as managing India's first business travel magazine. After developing a penchant for the travel industry she got into mainstream tourism establishing her career in international destination marketing. In her capacity as Manager Marketing Western Region, she represented Canada and then moved onto the erstwhile Maison de la France office as Promotions Manager and later as Deputy Director.
The Ritz Carlton, Bengaluru
With over 25 years of experience in business and hospitality, Amitabh is a seasoned professional, having worked in multiple hotel properties in India. He started his career in 1993 as an Assistant Manager Front Office and within a span of 10 years, became the General Manager at The Oberoi Grand due to his driving passion for hospitality and people.
Regional Vice President Sales & Marketing, India
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Arif Patel recently joined Hyatt Hotels Corporation as the Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing, India. Earlier he was the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, India and South Asia at Accor. He has over two decades of experience in hotels of repute, with a proven track record of streamlining operations in-room divisions and strategic sales and marketing.
Regional Director - Marketing - MEASA & APAC
Shaf Butt is currently Regional Director of Marketing for Dubai & MEASA for Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts. Shaf, a British national, has been with the Jumeirah Group since October 2007. Shaf has led the central function for all our Dubai Hotels and has a proven track record in setting up and managing high performing marketing teams with the aim of delivering successful ROI campaigns for Jumeirah Hotels.
Marriott Hotels & Resorts Mumbai
Sharad Puri is the new General Manager of Marriott International’s flagship hotel in India. Sharad took over of this plush hotel in the Maximum City on October 23, 2017, and brings with him a rich experience of working with luxury hotels for 23 years. Sharad began his career as an Assistant Manager with Oberoi Towers and The Oberoi Mumbai in 1995 and later moved to work at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata in 2000. In 2004, Sharad returned to Mumbai as Hotel Manager at Hilton Towers.
Head - Marketing
House of Anita Dongre
Vaibhav is a dynamic and motivated marketing professional who has covered varied segments in the fashion and lifestyle space. He currently Heads the Marketing Function for AND and Global Desi at House Of Anita Dongre, contributing to growth drivers through a consumer-centric approach. He was earlier spearheading the brand Grassroot and was responsible for the setup of the Flagship Anita Dongre and Grassroot store in New York.