EEMA’s Own Office: An Invaluable Asset for the Association
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | August 29, 2017 | News
EEMA Sabbas Joseph Rajeev Jain
The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), India’s apex body for the events and experiential ecosystem is gearing up for the launch of its new office space at E-330, Ground Floor, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi.
It is reported that the full office is currently being remade, entirely and features over 2,000 sq. ft. of space with 2 parking spots. The office will also incorporate a Thinking Room, Conference Room, Seating and Workstations for 12 people, a specific room for the EEMA NEC and NAC, in addition to common areas.
It is to be noted that a specific committee of 5 EEMA NEC members was appointed to approve all steps related to the putting together of funds and finally selecting and approving the purchase of the EEMA office. The committee comprised President Sabbas Joseph, National Advisory Council member Michael Menezes, General Secretary Mandeep Singh and senior member Vijay Arora. The committee reviewed close to 30 properties before signing off on this property.
Talking about it, Sabbas Joseph- President, EEMA remarked, “An office for EEMA as an association, brings a very valuable sense of 'formality' to the body. We have a sense of belonging now, where we can work in unison. The administration functions will be better coordinated when working in a dedicated environment. And now this gives us scope to bring on more working leadership, like a CEO to execute the vision of the NEC.”
The EEMA Office is currently under construction and all imagery showcased in the gallery below are approved design layouts of what the space will look like. The office is estimated to be completed in the next two months. The creatives and design are being developed under the guidance of NEC member Poonam Lal and the freshness of approach and a place for thinking and inspiration are the key thoughts that she is keen to pursue in the design.
Expressing his joy on the occasion, Vice President- Treasurer Rajeev Jain commented, “It has been our vision for EEMA to have an asset in a real estate property for several years. I am proud that we have achieved such an invaluable asset for EEMA as an association. It is very rare for an association to create an asset in real estate, and I'm proud we have jointly managed this. I'm grateful to Sabbas to help see this vision through during his presidency.”
Joseph further adds, “In the future when the association wants to build a full-fledged skills development centre or educational institute, EEMA would have a valuable asset in the office property that can be utilised for further growth. The office space is for every EEMA member. They can have their meetings when visiting the city, and there is also space being designed as a common working area. We plan to work out a model where members can hire out the space at a nominal fee, as well. Special thanks to Poonam and Rajeev for helping develop the interiors of the office.”
The 2000 sq. ft. space will feature a conference, thinking, NEC/NAX rooms in addition to 12 workstations and a co-working space.