Event Management Association Kerala (EMAK), the umbrella body of event management agencies in Kerala, announced its decision to launch an Event Management Institute in Kochi to create a talented pool of event management professionals with sound theoretical knowledge and hands on practical experience.
“This is great step to bring more competence into the industry, the proposed institute is being planned as a joint venture between the member organisations, and will be accredited with the AICTE;” explained Brian Tellis, President, Events & Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), the national body of the event management companies in India.
As an initiating move, EMAK has organized a Workshop on Emerging Opportunities in the Event Management Industry at School of Communication and Management Studies, Kalamassery, Kochi.
EMAK came into being in 2009 with the stated objective of representing the aspirations of all event management companies in Kerala. EMAK brings together various event management organizations in Kerala onto a single platform and thus become the sole representative body of the industry in Kerala. Its affiliated to the apex organization EEMA.
As a responsible industry organization contributing to the growth of the economy and the industry, EMAK aims to promote best management practices in the industry among its members and standardizing event solutions for client organizations thereby ensuring a level playing field to its practitioners.
As part of the objective of promoting best management practices, EMAK intends to organise tax workshops for its member organisations in association with the Service Tax and Income Tax depts. EMAK intends to undertake vendor development programs including safety measures for its work force. Association will also float a Welfare Fund for its direct as well as ancillary employees to support them on unexpected emergencies.