Mr. Anoop Hoon has worked at Top Management levels for more than 3 decades in Asian Paints, Gramaphone Co. of India (HMV), Fortis Healthcare, British Oxygen, CenturyPly and others. He is known for having started the "Asian Paints Sharad Samman" – one of the most respected independent awards for creativity & excellence at Durga Puja Kolkata. Mr. Hoon is presently on the Board of Directors of Berger Paints India, heads the Marketing & Brand Committee of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, besides being an advisor to various corporates houses in India.
Allindia Technologies (AIT), partner in Festival Experentia, is one of India's earliest Internet technology companies. With services spanning web development, e-commerce enablement, digital marketing, cloud infrastructure management and brand consulting, AIT provides services to a diverse client set including names like Tata, ITC, Emami, Exide and GSK amongst others. Founded in 1996 as a JV with IIT Kharagpur, AIT has several internet firsts to its credit. Festival Experentia's 1st offering – MahaUtsav Online shall serve to become another feather in its cap.
Mr. Sidhartha Roy, is visiting faculty to St Xavier's College Autonomous Kolkata, St Xavier's University Kolkata, Calcutta Media Institute and Cambridge Marketing College. He is a Member Board of Studies at Calcutta University's Post Graduate Diploma in Media Management.
BCom Honours St Xavier's College, Calcutta and AIMA or Cost and Works Accountant, Mr. Sidhartha Roy began as a Management Trainee with GKW, and went on to work as a Finance and Administration Executive with Duncan's Agro Industries. He is now CEO Response India having handled 75+ brands.
He has been the President of Advertising Club Calcutta, President of Calcutta Management Association (CMA) pioneering the Calcutta Management Summit which was flagged off by former President of India Late Dr. APJ Kalam. He was the Chairperson, Brand and Marketing Committee of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Abhijit Dasgupta, presently the Dean of Electronic & Digital Media at Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI) has been associated with news since the early 60's and with television from the early 70's.
An alumnus of FTII, Pune, he was also trained at The BBC London, AIBD Malaysia, NDR Germany & ABC Australia. He was Station Director of Doordarshan, Bureau Chief of WTN (Worldwide Television News) and Production-in-charge of ESPN apart from being the production head of NDTV & Aajtak for their Election telecasts. To his credit are the LIVE telecasts of three Asian Games (Delhi, Beijing, Hiroshima), NAM Summit, Reliance World Cup Cricket, First space bridge, travels to many countries with the Prime Minister of India including LIVE telecasts from the White House, Washington and Eiffel tower, Paris. He was the youngest war correspondent to cover the Bangladesh Freedom war. His articles & photographs were published in more than 25 magazines around the world including TIME, Asahi Shimbun, Times of India etc.
Abhijit Dasgupta is the National coordinator for India and a past Board Member of INPUT (International Public Television) - the largest TV organization of the world. He has received two National and twenty-eight International Awards for Best Documentary films. Abhijit was invited by UNESCO to give a lecture in Sao Paulo on visual communications. Abhijit is also the Secretary of the Kolkata Sukriti Foundation, a registered no profit NGO that uses TV as a tool to reach its target with socially purposeful issues.