23 September 2023 00:45


Aroon Purie to deliver AAAI Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture on October 7

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) and the Subhas Ghosal Foundation (SGF) are delighted to announce that the Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture will return this year with Mr. Aroon Purie, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief, India Today Group, as the esteemed speaker.

The event will be held on Friday, October 07, 2022 at 7:00 pm at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai.

While talking about his personal and professional experiences, Mr. Aroon Purie will share many valuable insights which he has gained during his lifetime.

As a memorial to one of the most influential figures in the history of advertising, Mr. Subhas Ghosal, the Subhas Ghosal Foundation was established by a group of senior communication professionals. who lived during his era. One of the primary objectives of the foundation is to promote the professional values, Mr. Ghosal embodied throughout his lifetime. With the support of Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI), the Foundation has been hosting its 'AAAI Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture' series, for several years, now where luminaries like Rajan Anandan, Uday Shankar, Ronnie Screwvalla have delivered motivational and informative talks.

On behalf of SGF, Sam Balsara says, “We live in an age where media and advertising are shaping and also rapidly changing society. It will be interesting to hear Aroon speak about his journey, how he built a media empire, as well as his views on life today and how the media has changed over the years. I believe this lecture will be helpful and enlightening for both immigrants and natives of the advertising and media”.

Ahead of the lecture, Anupriya Acharya, President, AAAI says, “Aroon Purie has been at the forefront of change and innovation in the news business as it transitioned from print to electronic media and then to digital and social media. A recipient of the Padma Bhushan award, his contribution to Indian journalism is exemplary. I am sure that Aroon’s life experiences will be fascinating for the audiences and we look forward to his perspectives at the Subhas Ghosal Memorial Lecture.”

All members of Advertising, Marketing, Media and Digital community are welcome. However entry is only by invitation. Please send an email to Mr. Chetan Salian at AAAI on his email id This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an invitation.

The lecture is made possible by ABP NEWS’s gracious support, which the organizers are deeply grateful for.

The Subhas Ghosal Foundation was set up decades ago, soon after the passing away of Subhas, by a band of senior professionals, who knew Subhas and admired him as a man and as a professional. The Foundation was very active in the early years and has published many books like “The Making of Advertising”, “Dominance of Advertising”, “Creative Judgement” and “Brands Under Fire”.

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