TIBLS 2018: Meet the speakers

The countdown has already started! After the grand success of #TIBLS2017, Licensing Corner is all set to yet another one on December 5, 2018, at Grand Hyatt Mumbai.

Licensing corner established the event to bring together thought leaders and executives from all segments of brand licensing and retail to discuss the trends that will shape the future of our industry.

With an aim to sync with the growing market, Licensing Corner develops this high-level executive conference and networking event, in partnership with Rooh Entertainment.

Meet the speakers:

Rajiv Chilakalapudi — Founder & CEO | Green Gold Animation

Rajiv created Chhota Bheem, Green Gold’s iconic character which becomes the sparkling mascot of the Indian animation industry, treading an illustrious journey into the millions of hearts of kids worldwide.

Rajiv is often touted as India’s Walt Disney for his distinguished effort in the Indian animation industry. He is now the leader of 800 strong Green Gold family that produced a catalogue of over 10 shows, 650 episodes, 80 TV movies and 4 Feature films in last decade.

Safir Anand — Director | Anand and Anand Pvt Ltd

Safir Anand is recognized as one of India’s top intellectual property attorneys. In addition to advising leading companies on IP matters in the jurisdiction of India, he also advises some of them in the SAARC region and helps them helps to strategize, monetize and enforce their IP

Smita Maroo — Sr. VP – Animation, Kids Digital, Licensing & Merchandising | Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd

Smita Maroo is the Senior Vice President of Animation, Kids Digital, Licensing & Merchandising Division of our Company. She holds a master’s degree in Management Studies (Finance) from University of Mumbai and Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Nova South-Eastern University, U.S.A. Smita Maroo has approximately 15 years of experience in the Entertainment and Media industry.

Ajay Chablani — Head of Buying /Merchandising | Big Bazaar

Ajay has proven expertise in retail concept, strategic planning, profit center operations, buying and merchandising, pricing architecture, product and brand Management, effective sourcing, inventory systems, vendor relations, quality assurance, sustainable performance management with an aim to drive incremental business growth.

Piyush Morjaria — Strategic Marketing l Brand Communication l Business Management | Max Fashion India

Marketing professional with 17 years of diverse work experience in Retail marketing strategy, corporate communications, digital marketing, and marketing analytics.

Vishal Sinha

A self-driven result oriented professional with an entrepreneurial penchant in building and driving business verticals; at ease with emerging and multiple responsibilities in the multicultural and global environment having hands-on experience in building and growing brand solutions, retail, e-commerce, consumer product licensing business and others.

Krsna Mehta

Krishna Mehta, the creative director of the brand “Krishna Mehta” established since 1988, is one of the fastest growing designer brands in India with an international character and appeal with retail operations spread over 30 stores nationally.  He has a great interest in teaching and plans on working further with the school to educate the future of fashion.

Rajiv Merchant — Founder & CEO | Indian Home Variations & Distributions LLP

Rajiv Merchant, founder, and CEO of India Home Variations LLP is the driving force behind Tangerine, one of India’s fastest growing Indian bedding furnishing brands.

A quintessential marketer and brand builder with near to two decades of rich and varied experience in the Indian bed and bath category, Rajiv understands the innate needs of the Indian consumer, especially homemakers.

Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi — Director | Turban Tadka Hospitality Pvt Ltd

Television Food Anchor for the most popular cookery show in India Turban Tadka and other television programmes Sirf Tees Minute, Food Food Maha Challenge India Ka Super Chef.

Nitin Kalra — Director | Animation International

Animation international limited is one the most renowned and respected names in the content licensing and syndication industry across Asia. AIL is well known for its brands like Doraemon, shin chain, Garfield and many more.

Jaineel Aga — CEO | Planet Superheroes

Planet Superheroes is India’s only omnichannel consumer brand dedicated to licensed character merchandise such as Superheroes, Cartoons, and Comics.

……………and others.

The event will feature who’s who from the brand and retail space for a day full of insights and opportunity, exploring the driving factors and changing dynamics of the India brand licensing sector.

The event is conceptualized by Licensing Corner and executed by Rooh entertainment, CEO Editor-in-chief, Rutika Malaviya, who was also a former LIMA (The International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association) Official Representative in India.

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