International exhibition body keen to set up base in AP

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 11, 2015

The International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) on Monday expressed its interest to set up an academy in Andhra Pradesh and facilitate in skill upgradation in exhibition management.

A delegation headed by David DuBois, President and CEO, International Association for Exhibitions & Events (IAEE) met with State Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and expressed keenness to setting up an academy to train people in exhibition and event management.

DuBois said, “IAEE will also provide certification for skill upgradation including courses like exhibition management.”

“This could be a third party certification through IAEE in Hospitality in Tourism University that is going to come up in the State,” the Chief Minister said.

Such courses are expected to not only provide employment but also address the needs of the tourism and hospitality sectors.

“We want to begin by addressing the gap in this sector in Andhra Pradesh and emerge as an Academy that caters to the entire Asia-Pacific region. This will be the first-of-its-kind academy in the world,” DuBois added.

The Chief Minister said the proposed capital Amaravati will have a Mega Convention Centre. “As part of the tourism sector, IAEE can train people for Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions (MICE),” Neerab Prasad, Secretary-Tourism & Culture, said.

Published on May 11, 2015
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