Smriti Irani visits Academy of Convention @ India Expo Centre
The India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida has added one more feather in its cap of success and excellence. Adding to its sprawling exhibition venue, India Expo Centre has opened its new ‘Academy of Convention, Trade, Fair, Event Research & Management (ACTERM)” at Greater Noida set up on a 58 acre campus.
After visiting the new Academy today, Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, congratulated and complemented India Expo Centre management for setting up the ACTERM which she said would provide skill sets required by youth in the area of trade fair management.
The Academy is set to offer: Diploma in Trade Fair, Event & Convention Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Trade Fair, Event & Convention Management.
ACTERM is the first institute in India to impart professional education in the area of trade fair and convention management. It will meet the growing needs of not just event management, but also forge effective ties within the space of trade fairs and international conferences.
”The global MICE industry today stands at $752 billion as reported by allied market research and it poses to grow to $1245 billion by 2023. However, Education, Training and Research are going through a phase of total metamorphism. Hence we felt the need to set up an academy to impart education in the MICE industry. So, our concerned thought translated into an action and we set up Academy of Convention, Trade, Fair, Event Research & Management (ACTERM) is India’s first educational institute to impart professional education on MICE and allied industry,” said Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, India Exposition Mart Ltd in his message.
In his message, Sunil Sethi President (Academics), ACTERM, said: “Our vision is to create an academy par excellence, for imparting quality management education and sharing knowledge and experience in the domain of international trade fair, global conventions and universal events. Our strength lies in imparting knowledge and experience to the students through practical training by making them work on the ground zero during the international events. We will 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. We believe that our highly committed and experienced faculty, extremely competent supporting professional staff, aims to provide an excellent platform for enhancing their knowledge base, skills and personality to accept the challenges and changes in the professional world.”
ACTERM 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. And the India Expo Centre management have expressed their commitment to develop ACTERM’s campus as the most impressive education destination of the MICE and related industry. It is hoped that the Academy will not just enable, but also equip a breed of youth, while creating lucrative job opportunities.
The Diploma is structured to enable students get familiar with the hospitality industry especially in Meeting Incentive Convention and Exhibition (MICE) and Events Management from the very beginning of the program. A student from any discipline can join this Diploma. On the other hand, for the Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Trade Fair, Event & Convention Management, students from any discipline can join the programme.
ACTERM Academic programme would comprise:
- Theoretical Lectures
- Case Studies
- Practical Classes
- Learning Walls
- Management Games
- Industrial Visits
The greatest advantage for the learners is that ACTERM is set-up by none other than an integrated Trade Fair and Convention Centre, India Expo Centre which is India’s biggest expos conventions and events venue. Thus the Academy can derive maximum benefit out of the scores of events and exhibitions being held throughout the year. ACTERM also plans to rope in maximum support from Industry Leaders as Guest Faculty. Thus the students can get best experiential Training from the Industry and gain wealthy knowledge.