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Pitch CMO Summit South edition on June 19 & 22

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In these changing times markets and consumers are evolving at a ferocious pace and so is the role of communication and marketing. Thus, we, at Pitch decided to take a close look at the changing dynamics. And so the theme for Pitch CMO Summit- South edition is ‘Communication to commerce’. The summit will be held in two cities: Hyderabad (19th June 2012) and Chennai (22nd June 2012).

CEOs, CMOs & Marketing heads of the best of the brands will share detailed case-study presentations at the summit. Some of the key speakers who will be speaking at the summit across the two cities include: Bijou Kurien, President & CE, Lifestyle, Reliance Retail (Keynote speaker Hyderabad); Nitin Seth, Executive Director, Ashok Leyland (Keynote speaker Chennai); R.L.Ravichandran, Executive Director, Eicher Motors (Valedictory speaker); K. Ravinder Reddy, CMD- Janapriya Engineers Syndicate (Valedictory speaker); Len Curran, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Renault India; Manisha Lath Gupta, CMO, Axis Bank; Shubhranshu Singh, Marketing Director, India & South Asia, Visa; Murugavel Janakiraman, Founder & CEO, Consim Info; Satya Prabhakar, CEO, Sulekha.com; Kedar Apshankar, COO, Peter England; besides others.

Bijou Kurien from Reliance will set the tone of the Pitch CMO Summit’s first South edition on 19th June 2012 in Hyderabad. Kurian will be talking about how modern retail is reshaping consumer behavior in India. With modern retail expanding in every nook and cranny of India, consumer behavior by large is changing too and consumer trends like: falling brand loyalty; impulse purchase; Spoilt for choice; etc are getting more prominent because of these new formats. Kurien who has a huge experience in the retail industry will share his thoughts on how Indian consumer and his buying behavior is evolving thanks to the modern retail formats.

Nitin Seth from Ashok Leyland will set the tone in Chennai with his Keynote address. Seth will be talking about marketing challenges in the B2B automotive space and how Ashok Leyland is outshadowing those challenges.

Apart from the above mentioned marketers other speakers to be part of the Media and marketers panels across the two cities include: Arun Anant, CEO, The Hindu; Clifford Perriera, Director, TV9 Network; I Venkat, Director, Eenadu Group; Syed Musharaff, Adage Outdoor; Suresh Reddy, Chairman & CEO, Ybrandt Digital; Charath Narsimhan, CEO, Indian terrain; B.A.Srinivasa, Director, Viveks; G.R.Anand, Director, GRT; Venugopal Iyengar, CMO, Sun DTH; Shankar Bala, CEO, Fourth Dimension Media Solutions. The moderators for the panel discussion include Srinivasan Swamy, CMD, RKSwamy BBDO; R. Sridhar, CEO, Brandcomm and Sriram Gopalakrishnan, Director Marketing and Communications, ISB.

Catch all this and much more on 19th June and 22nd June in Hyderabad and Chennai respectively, only at Pitch CMO Summit south edition.

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