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IAA Future Leaders Awards announced



To recognize & honour under 30 professionals in Marketing, Advertising & Media

Mumbai: The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has announced its new Future Leaders initiative. The IAA Future Leaders Awards. Three future leaders below the age of 30 will be identified and honored. They will represent the finest talent in advertising, marketing and media, the three broad areas that the IAA is focused on.

Mr. Srinivasan K Swamy President IAA and Chairman R K SWAMY BBDO said “this is a young industry and we owe it to ourselves to recognize our future leaders, nurture them, encourage them and celebrate them. I am particularly glad we are launching this meaningful initiative in our Silver Jubilee year. It reinforces our commitment to all that is good in this industry”.

Carefully designed nomination forms will be going out shortly to key stakeholders in the marketing and communication space. Nominations would be short-listed and placed before an eminent jury of acknowledged leaders in their own field. The winners would be honored before an elite audience at the prestigious IAA Silver Jubilee Summit which will be held at Kochi on the 4th and 5th September 2015.

Monica Tata, Chairperson of the Future leaders Committee adds “apart from the obvious prestige of being recognized and honored before such a distinguished audience, the three winners would be sent on an all-expenses-paid trip to the AdAsia 2015 being held in Taipei this November. This would be a great learning experience for these young leaders”.

About IAA

The International Advertising Association is the world’s only globally-focused integrated advertising trade association with membership representing Advertising agencies and the Media. The IAA comprises Corporate Members, Organizational Members, Educational Affiliates, as well as 56 Chapters with individual members and young professionals from 76 countries including the top 10 economies in the world. lAA is over 75 years’ old and is Headquartered in New York.

Membership to the Indian Chapter of IAA is by invitation only and IAA has very senior marketing, advertising and media professionals as it members.  IAA in India is seen as the most active chapter by IAA Global. India was the recipient of the Best Chapter Award the last two occasions this was given out, in 2010 and 2014. IAA India is well recognized for some of its marque events like the IAA Olive Crown Awards, IAA Leadership Awards, IAA Debates, IAA Conversations, IAA-KyooriousDigiYatra, IAA Young Turks Forum and an array of IAA Knowledge Seminars, Webinars, Workshops, Conclaves etc. IAA India was privileged to host Mr Narendra Modi at IAA Platinum Jubilee Global Marketing Summit as the Chief Guest when he was the Prime Ministerial Candidate in September 2013 when he unveiled his vision of Brand India.

IAA India has entered its Silver Jubilee year and you can expect this chapter to scale new heights this year. For more information please visit or email