Whistling Woods International's 'The Event Education Festival' from 29th to 31st July

Business Events | July 27, 2020 | News

Whistling Woods International The Event Education Festival

Whistling Woods International (WWI), one of Asia's premier film, communication, and creative arts institutes, has announced the launch of ‘The Event Education Festival’ from 29th to 31st July 2020. 

Over 45 experts from different streams of event management and experiential marketing besides the corporate world, from India and globally, will address the audience at the virtual festival. 

The festival is a celebration of knowledge, innovations, and expertise that the event industry brings to the media, entertainment, brand engagement, and communications. 

Speakers will present ideas, strategies, and developments to help young minds choose their career paths in event management and experiential marketing. The sessions are designed to allow them the opportunity to interact with industry experts.

EVENTFAQS Media is the media partner for the Event Education Festival. The event will be streamed live on Whistling Woods International’s Facebook page as well as EVENTFAQS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The full list of sessions at the three-day festival is as follows.

Day 1


Session Topic


3.20 PM

Opening Address

Meghna Ghai Puri, President, Whistling Woods International

3.45 PM

Onwards, Upwards, Forward – The Future of Event Management in India

Shaju Ignatius, Founder & Director, The Ignite Enterprise (Moderator)

Mohamed Morani, Director, Cineyug Group of Companies

4.45 PM

The World of Virtual and Hybrid Events

Siddharth Ganeriwala, Director & CEO, Aura Integrated Solutions (Moderator)

Navneeth Mohan, Director & CEO, Laqshya Live Experiences

Atul Nath, Founder, Quivr

Ranjit Raina, CEO, Geometry Encompass

5.45 PM

The Women in the Event House

Sumit Chandhoke, Founder, SCxp (Moderator)

Nazneen Karimi, President- Percept One Experiential, Percept ICE

Tabasuum Modi, Founder & Director, Victor Tango Entertainment

Niyati Vora, Vice President - Western Region Brand Activation, Wizcarft International Entertainment

6.45 PM

Technicals and the Power to Play GOD

Jateen Rajput, Head of Department, WWI - School of Event Management (Moderator)

Warren Desouza, Managing Director, SOUND.COM

Manish Mavani, Director, Sound & Light Professionals

Shailesh Gopalan, Director, Show Genesis India


Employee Engagement Evolution - The Classic Corporate Case Study

Mike Murli, Director Marketing & Chief Fun Officer, Capgemini India

Saurabh Khurana, Senior Vice President – National, Laqshya Live Experiences

Day 2


Session Topic


4.00 PM

Phy-gital Experiences -  A Convergence Between Digital & Physical Worlds

Nemish Sanghvi, Founder, WE Hospitality (Moderator)


4.45 PM

Careers in Wedding Management

Birju Gariba, CEO & Executive Director, Platinum World Group (Moderator)

Chetan Vohra, MD, Weddingline

Aditya Motwane, Director, Motwane Entertainment & Weddings

Aarti Manocha, Founder, Milestones to Memories Pvt Ltd

5.45 PM

Event Production – The New Paradigms of Executing Events

Dayrl Sheldon, Director, Seventy Seven Entertainment (Moderator)

Vincent Samuel, General Manager- Production, BookMyShow

Abhishek Mehta, CEO, Scoop Brand Holdings

Vikas Menon, Founder, Production Crew Entertainment

Rodney Barnes, Founder, Bad Boy Productions

6.45 PM

Festivals & Intellectual Properties

Janak Vohra, CEO, Event Capital (Moderator)

Karan Singh, COO, Percept Live

Owen Roncon, Co-Founder, Fountainhead MKTG

Gunjan Arya, CEO, OML Entertainment

Subramanian Iyer, CEO, Believe Entertainment


International Business Opportunities in Event Management – The Global Perspective

Jateen Rajput, Head of Department, WWI – School of Event Management (Moderator)

Nowshir Engineer, CEO, SM Productions & Events

Day 3


Session Topic


4.00 PM

Entrepreneurship in Event Management

Jateen Rajput, HOD, WWI School of Event Management

Sameer Tobaccowala, CEO, Shobiz Experiential Communications

4.45 PM

Brand Marketing and Events

Shyam Chhabria, COO, Event Capital (Moderator)

Akul Narula, Central Head of Events, DLF India

Rahul Bharadwaj, Sr. Marketing Manager, ŠKODA AUTO India

Debal Dutt, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Intellect Design Arena

Vinit Karnik, Business Head - Entertainment, Sports & Live Events, Group M

5.45 PM

How Agencies can Become Assets to Government in Times of COVID-19?

Mandeep Singh, CEO & MD, CPM India Sales & Marketing (Moderator)

Rahul Gomes, Managing Director, OMCPL

Deepak Pawar, Managing Director, Midas Next Media

Oum Pradutt, Founder & Managing Director, Phase1 Events & Entertainment

6.45 PM

The Importance of Event Education

Jimmy Choudhary, Business Head, WWI - School of Event Management (Moderator)

Vidya Alva, Executive VP & Business Head, Percept ICE

Rahi S, Director, BOI Media & Entertainment

Prapti Malhotra, Director, CabEdge Ventures


Closing Address

Deepak Choudhary, Founder, Event Capital & Chief Mentor, WWI - School of Event Management


Register now and be a part of the festival.

Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5h9Ua79_TCucvEu5AEbsaA

Over 45 experts from different streams of events and experiential marketing besides the corporate world, from India and the Middle East, will address the audience at the virtual festival.

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