Republic Media Network’s Republic Fluid joined hands with’s India Web Fest as a strategic partner to empower one of the most impactful initiatives in the new economy web entertainment space.

Held on 21 August, at The Westin, Mumbai, the event was a trendsetting affair, with the who’s who of the media & entertainment business speaking their minds.

Some of the esteemed speakers in the second edition include Raj Nayak (Ex Viacom 18), Ashish Bhasin (Dentsu Aegis Network), TarunKatial (Zee5), Sameer Nair (Applause Entertainment), Satya Raghavan (YouTube India), Akash Banerji (VOOT), Allen Eric (Emami), Abhishek Joshi (MX Player), Sharan Saikumar (Arre),  Siddhartha Roy (Hungama), Anuj Gandhi (Indiacast), Samar Kagalwalla (Yes Bank), Gauahar Khan (Actor), Shefali Shah (Actor), Dia Mirza (Actor), Prajakta Koli (Influencer), Ram Kamal Mukherjee (Author, Filmmaker), Priyanka Sinha Jha (Network18), Amol Parashar (Actor), Sayani Gupta (Actor), Nirmika Singh (Rolling Stone), Ashish Chanchlani (Influencer), Jonita Gandhi (Singer), Palash Sen (Singer), Atit Mehta (BYJU’s), Anil Pallala (Sillymonks), Rahul Bhatia (BOL), Roxanne Chinoy (Facebook), Anand Pathak (NetMeds), Sujit Patil (Godrej), Gurpreet Singh (One Digital), Samir Bangara (Qyuki Digital), Manav Sethi (Eros Intl), Pinakin Thakkar (Nirvana Digital), Ashok Cherian (Applause Entertainment), Sudeep Lahiri (One Digital), Sagar Gokhale (Qyuki), Divya Dixit (ALTBalaji), Nirav Shah (Syska), Vineet Kanabar (Wavemaker), Anirudh Pandita (Pocket Aces), Sameer Saxena (TVF), among many others.

India Web Fest brought together the best of creative and business minds from the web entertainment ecosystem, who debated, discussed and deliberated to make the space more vibrant and impactful.

From CEOs, CMOs, COOs, and digital content bosses, to innovative content creators, marketers and media professionals, the best in the web entertainment business came under one roof.

Says Ashish Banka, Founder and Business Head, IWMBuzz, “India Web Fest season 2 was overwhelming in response in terms of brand support. Impressive speaker line-up and ground execution with a strong marketing plan has made a maximum online and offline impact. I am grateful and glad that Republic Fluid powered us to ensure bigger amplification and reach.”

Says Rachit Tiwary, National Director, Republic Fluid, “The focus of Republic Fluid is to collaborate with brands and create new age content initiatives for the new age world. We’re always looking to partner and collaborate on innovative content. IWM Buzz is bold enough to execute ideas in a differentiated format, something that aligns with Republic’s Philosophy, which is why Republic Fluid partnered with them. With our reach and their content, it was naturally a good fit. At the India Web Fest, both the speakers and the content were a complete stand-out. It was a fruitful partnership between two content creators, and we look forward to such collaboration in the future.”

Adds Siddhartha Laik, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “I am thankful to every esteemed speaker who made the event grand and successful. The topics, session discussions and audience engagement were paramount. India Web Fest has left the web entertainment space more enriched in terms of quality take-aways. Republic, as a network, is one of the most powerful forces in the news space and with Fluid, the fit was organic as they weave some of the finest branded content pieces in the new storytelling space.”

India Web Fest was anchored by Ssumier Pasricha (actor and Pammi Aunty fame).

Key Partners:

Title Partner: MX Player

Co-powered by: Voot, Applause, SonyLIV

Platinum Partner: Qyuki Digital

Gold Partner: Idiotic Media

Knowledge Partner: One Digital Entertainment

Silver Partners: Nirvana Digital, Business of Languages, Landmark

Session Partner: Yes Bank

Strategic Partner: Republic Fluid

Telecast Partner: Republic TV

Media Partners: Radiocity, MediaNews4u, Bright, 24 Frames

PR Partner: Kasso Media

Event Managed by: IPC

India Web Fest will air on Republic TV on 14 September, Saturday at 3:30pm and 15 September, Sunday at 2:30pm onwards. Do watch.