Who will be EEMA’s Next President?

Industry Watch | January 9, 2018 | News

EEMA Sabbas Joseph EEMAGINE

It was at the last EEMAgine convention held between September 7 to 10, 2017 at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity New Delhi when Sabbas Joseph, President, Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) had shared that he would no longer continue as President of the Association after the completion of his on-going tenure.

While as a process, the new President and working committees are nominated/elected at the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held the day before EEMAgine, it is being reported that the Presidents election would this time take place in advance, within the month of January 2018 itself.

It is also believed that the newly elected President will work alongside Joseph and the current committee, in the lead up to EEMAgine. The forthcoming weeks will see members being nominated and seconded to stand for the position of President of EEMA, but for the first time in the decade of the association, there has been no chatter or insight as to who the potential candidates are?

While greeting members for the New Year, Sabbas Joseph also shared some important updates about the EEMA Leadership Team. The president announced that Sushma Gaikwad - VP, EEMA (West), will take over the role of General Secretary of the association.

“Sushma has worked tirelessly over the past few years as Regional Vice President for EEMA West and has demonstrated leadership in the areas of Education, Member engagement, and Government engagement among others. The EEMA Leadership Team would hereafter comprise: Sabbas Joseph (President), Mandeep Singh (Executive Vice President), Sushma Gaikwad (General Secretary), Vijay Nair (Sr. Vice President) and Ankur Kalra (Treasurer)”- he said.

In his address to the members of the association, Joseph also divulged some exciting news about the next EEMAgine convention. He shared, “The next EEMAgine is confirmed to be held in May in Jaipur. This would be the 10th EEMAgine and will mark the culmination of EEMA’s 10-year celebrations. Siddharth Chaturvedi will be the Convener of the event and will share more details of the convention soon.”

It is understood the convention will take place either at the Fairmont or the recently launch JW Marriott in Jaipur. More updates are expected on the convention and whether EEMAX Awards will be held along with the convention this year.

While we speculate and gather industry insights on who will be EEMA’s next president, we also wonder whether the next President will be allowed similar privileges as Joseph had during his tenure in selecting his own committee to work alongside.

Sabbas Joseph informs of new president’s election ahead of EEMAgine which will take place in May 2018.

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