The Indian event industry’s apex body, the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), has unveiled a list of eminent dignitaries from across the globe to grace the International Jury of Experts panel of the first edition of EEMAX GLOBAL Awards 2015. Established to recognize excellence and honor the best events and experiential marketing projects from India and around the world, the prestigious conclave and awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on the 19th and 20th September, 2015 at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

The International Jury has been carefully curated by EEMA, bringing on board leaders from around the globe from the world of brands, media, cinema, advertising, marketing and events. Crossing boundaries, the carefully chosen jury members will adjudicate on a unified platform and choose the best and most deserved talent and performances in the event industry.

Speaking about the prestigious global event, Sabbas Joseph, President, EEMA said, “This is the inaugural edition of EEMAX GLOBAL and we are delighted with the high level of participation from event companies in the competitive section of the EEMAX GLOBAL Awards. The jury that has been assembled is a testimony to the support and respect that is being accorded to the events and experiential industry by Indian and global experts”.

Comprising influential personalities from the international events and experiential marketing scene, jury members at EEMAX GLOBAL include the likes of Adam Proto (Principal & Course Director, Terbell Event Management Training), Alan Ridgeway (President International & Emerging Markets, Live Nation Entertainment), Chris Purnell (Director, Edinburgh Mela), David Zolkwer (SVP & Director Public Events, Jack Morton Worldwide), Keith O’Loughlin (Founder & Group CEO, TRO), Min Chang (President Asia Pacific, President Asia Pacific, Diversified Agency Services), Patrick Roubroeks (Creative Director, Xsaga), Rogier Van Der Heide (Artistic Director – Amsterdam Light Festival), William Burdett-Coutts (Artistic Director, Riverside Studio).

Key players from the Indian events, marketing and brands industry namely Prasoon Joshi (Chairman, McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific), Arvind Vohra (Country CEO & Managing Director, Gionee India), Gurdeep Singh (President, President & CEO, Consumer Business, Reliance Communications Ltd), Josy Paul (Chairman, BBDO), Kaushik Roy (President Brand Communications – Reliance Industries), Madhukar Kamath (Chairman, Mudra Foundation), Monica Tata (Media Professional and till recently CEO of HBO), NP Singh (CEO, Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd), Raj Nayak (CEO, Colors TV 18), Sunil Tandon (CMO, Videocon), Sam Balsara (CMD, Madison World), Venky Mysore (CEO, Red Chillies) and Vijay Subramaniam (MD India & South East Asia, Bacardi India) would be gracing the International Jury panel at EEMAX GLOBAL.

Along with Poonam Mahajan, MP and Milind Deora, eminent Indian celebrities from the film and fashion industry joining the jury are Dia Mirza (Film Actor), Masaba Gupta (Fashion Designer), Neha Dhupia (Film Actor), Ramesh Sippy (Film Director), Vikas Bahl (Film Maker), Vivek Oberoi (Film Actor) are slated to join the International jury at EEMAX GLOBAL.

The EEMAX GLOBAL Awards will have a three-level selection process that involves taking the award entries through a screening jury and an international jury followed by peer voting to choose the winners in 30 categories that span entertainment events, social events, sporting events, weddings, exhibitions, digital activation, government events, CSR and education.

EEMA is the first and only body of its kind, which brings together the country’s leading event management companies, entertainment professionals, artist management companies and international counterparts on the same platform. EEMA works with the Union government and the state governments to create a policy and licensing framework that ensures ease of doing business and at the same time could help the country build an events calendar to enhance tourism.

About EEMA:

The Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) is an autonomous and non-profit registered body of companies, institutions and professionals operating within the Events and Experiential Marketing industry of India. The Industry has grown exponentially over the last two decades with over 1000 entities operating in this space, in various segments and levels across 100+ cities in India. EEMA is the first and only body of its kind, which seeks to bring together the country’s leading Event Management, Sports Management and Brand Activation companies, MICE and Wedding Planners, Experiential Marketers, Entertainment Professionals, Technicians and Technical rental companies, Artist Management Companies and International counterparts on the same platform. EEMA today is the only national association with a unified voice that leads dialogue within its members and with government, Statutory Bodies, Taxation Authorities, Private and Municipal Licensing Bodies, Corporate Industry, Vendors and Artists. EEMA is setting Industry Standards that guide its members and has prescribed a Code of Conduct for its members and their employees. Over the years, EEMA has also been instrumental in organizing the coming together of industry stakeholders at its annual convention EEMAGINE and has instituted EEMAX Global, the industry’s premier Award Ceremony to recognize excellence in the event and experiential marketing space. Since its incorporation in 2008, EEMA has rapidly grown in membership to include all significant organized players across the length and breadth of the country, and it is estimated that close to 80% of the organized revenue in this space, is represented through EEMA members.