Odisha

EMAO invites members with the launch of its website

Bhubaneswar: With an objective to bring together all stakeholders of the event management industry, give the industry a streamlined structure and work towards its overall development in a collaborative space, the Event Management Association of Odisha on Friday opened the registration process for members with the launch of its official website.
The association, which was formed about two months back amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, had organised an e-meeting, for the website launch, inviting stakeholders from different parts of the state. Terming it the ‘Beginning of Good Times’ during this uncertain period, the office-bearers of the association have called upon everyone associated with the event management sector to be a part of the association, be it event management organisations, artistes, sound and light professionals, infrastructure professionals, hotel industry members, stage management professionals, individual event professionals, audio video professionals and even floral decorators.
With the event industry in Odisha growing at a very fast pace, there is also a growing realisation about the continuous need to develop event management professionals who are able to create, organise and manage events professionally with the right attitude and technical know-how. With the industry badly affected due to the pandemic and work having come to a standstill, this is also the time to retrospect, rethink and correct past mistakes while looking forward to ideate and innovate for the new normal. The association aims to work towards all of this, while also becoming a structured force to reckon with in the state.
“Event management is one of the biggest industries today and all other sectors depend on this industry. If this sector grows in a professional and structured manner, the entire state would benefit out of it,” said Shiva Prasad Patnaik, EMAO Vice President and CEO of Cathexis.
Ptnaik requested all stakeholders to join hands and make the association stronger in the days to come, Saroj Kumar Mallia, Managing Partner, Enter Ten Events and Secretary, EMAO spoke about the different memberships available.
The e-meeting was coordinated by anchor Diksha Tiwari. The other office-bearers present for the e-meeting included Executive Members Sonu Nanda, Aditya Sharma, DibyaRanjanLenka, Chandan Nayak and Treasurer Asutosh Panda. Akshyendu Patnaik, Founder, Celebration Live and Joint Secretary, EMAO gave the vote of thanks.
The meeting also witnessed different stakeholders of the event management industry sharing their thoughts about the association and their expectations from EMAO.
EMAO has four categories of membership – Platinum, Gold, Associate Individual and Associate Partners. The criteria for membership, fees and benefits of the same have been listed out in the website (www.emao.in).
The association also has four advisory members including Padmashree recipient and internationally acclaimed Odissi dancer cum choreographer Aruna Mohanty, popular Odia actor, TV presenter and Chairman OFDC Kuna Tripathy and senior marketing media professional and DGM, The New Indian Express, Prasanna Panda.

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