The First Academy of Trade Fair & Convention Management opens its door

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Academy of Convention, Trade Fair, Event Research & Management (ACTERM), the first institute in India to impart professional education in the domain of Trade Fair and Convention Management was inaugurated by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Hon’ble Union Minister of Textile and Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India on 16th April 2018 at India Expo Centre. In her inaugural speech she had applauded the management of ACTERM for a unique approach undertaken in enhancing new skillsets. With the progressive economy in place, the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events) industry in India is growing annually at a steady pace. India is now a regular host to the largest exhibitions, events, conferences and global conventions. With the government being so active at the international front and with increasing bilateral ties with various countries this phenomenon of hosting global events will be on the rise. As a result, India is witnessing a lot of new convention centres coming up and more and more MNCs are setting up their office in India. With such a huge growing market, the industry is in ardent need of well-trained manpower to push the industry a step further. The management of India Exposition Mart Ltd felt that it is the need of the hour to create an education system that can fulfil the requirement of thorough professionals having sound theoretical and practical knowledge of fine integrities.

​India Expo Centre, being a leading exhibition and convention centre and with tremendous experience, knowhow, knowledge, expertise and proficiency can offer the best curriculum in this discipline. The diploma and the post graduate diploma courses has been designed with giving equal importance in theoretical, practical and experiential learning. The centre itself hosts a huge number of international events and all the students will have the opportunity to work there right from the conception to completion of such events as a part of their practical training. The courses offered by ACTERM are very methodically designed keeping in mind the need of trained professionals from the bottom to the top of the hierarchy. The management’s regular participation in the global industry conferences such as UFI Congress, ICCA Congress, IMEX, IEIA Open Seminar, ICPB Conclave, EEMAZINE will help in continuously upgrade the standard of the curriculum.

​Speaking on launch of the institute attended by approximately 500 students, 50 faculties of the educational institutes around and the Board of Directors of IEML on 17th April 2018, Mr. Rakesh Kumar, who is also the Executive Director, EPCH and the Past President of India Exhibition Industry Association said, “With such a huge growing market, the industry is in ardent need of well-trained manpower to push the industry a step further. The management of India Exposition Mart Ltd felt that it is the need of the hour to create an education system that can fulfil the requirement of thorough professionals having sound theoretical and practical knowledge of fine integrities.” He added, “Our vision is to create an academy par excellence, for imparting quality management education and sharing knowledge and experience.  We ensure that the students receive global experience right at the time when they are still engaged in studies and they join the industry with the knowledge and experience, which will keep them way ahead of their peer group.” Mr. Sunil Sethi, connoisseur of Fashion, Luxury & Lifestyle products, President of FDCI is associated with the academy as the President (Academics). In his key note address he said, “I’m delighted to be associated with this initiative which will serve as a beacon for GenNext. Being an integral part of this trade body, which has taken this bold step forward to train greenhorns, we hope to rope in the most illuminated minds, as our faculty and be the fulcrum of related activities in the future.

​We are fully committed to develop our campus as the most impressive education destination of the MICE and related industry. I would like to thank the Management and Board of India Exposition Mart Ltd. for coming up with ideas that will not just enable, but also equip a legion of youth, while creating lucrative job opportunities.”Explaining about the course and curriculum, the Dean of the academy Mr. Pinakie Kansabanik said, “The academy has curated a unique learning experience that focuses on all round student development through practical sessions, classroom teaching, industrial tours and live projects while imparting discerning education. The diploma and the post graduate diploma courses has been designed with giving equal importance in theoretical, practical and experiential learning with specialization in Trade Fair, Convention and Event Management. The centre itself hosts a huge number of international events and all the students will have the opportunity to work there right from the conception to completion of such events as a part of their practical training.”

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