Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Posted by: at 8/04/2016 03:56:00 am

 India 04 August 2016: 
~ 'STAGED!' launched in a unique way amongst 200 Media students followed by a Masterclass on event management~ Mumbai, Wednesday, 03 August, 2016: Stalwarts from the events industry came together at Whistling Woods International (WWI) to launch a unique book titled, STAGED!, co-authored by Deepak Choudhary and Sapna Gupta Navneeth. The evening witnessed the presence of event gurus like Sabbas Joseph, President - EEMA and Director - Wizcraft International Entertainment; Manish Gandhi, COO & Executive Director - Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd.; Martin Da Costa, CEO - Seventy Event Media Group; MohomedMorani, Director - Cineyug Group of Companies, Vinit Karnik, Business Head - ESP Properties and Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International. The book not just offers exciting stories live from backstage but also important insights on the size of the industry and the scope of its engagement from these event gurus who have shaped the business of live events in India, from its inception to the current form, over the two decades.

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

Whistling Woods International launches first book on ‘live events’ amongst stalwarts of the events industry

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 Image 1: Unveiling of STAGED! first ever book on 'live events' with Mr. Subhash Ghai- Founder & Chairman, Whistling Woods International, Mr. Deepak Choudhary - Co-founder and Director Events Capital and Co-author of STAGED!; Ms. Sapna Gupta Navneeth-Co- author STAGED!; Mr. Ajay Mago- Publisher Om Books International; Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri- President, Whistling Woods International; Mr. Sabaas Joseph- President EEMA and Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment; Manish Gandhi, COO & Executive Director - Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd.; Martin Da Costa, CEO - Seventy Event Media Group; Mohomed Morani, Director - Cineyug Group of Companies and Vinit Karnik, Business Head - ESP Properties

 Image 2:(L-R)Mr. Rahul Puri- Head of Academics, Whistling Woods International; Vinit Karnik, Business Head - ESP Properties;Ms. Sapna Gupta Navneeth-Co- author STAGED!; Mr. Deepak Choudhary - Co-founder and Director Events Capital and Co-author of STAGED!; Mr. Subhash Ghai- Founder & Chairman, Whistling Woods International; Mr. Sabaas Joseph- President EEMA and Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment;Mohomed Morani, Director - Cineyug Group of Companies; Martin Da Costa, CEO - Seventy Event Media Group; Manish Gandhi, COO & Executive Director - Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd.; Mr. Ajay Mago- Publisher Om Books International and Ms. Meghna Ghai Puri- President, Whistling Woods International

 Image 3: Launch of STAGED!

 Image 4: Manish Gandhi, COO & Executive Director - Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd. at an events masterclass held at Whistling Woods International

 Image 5: Martin Da Costa, CEO - Seventy Event Media Group at an events masterclass held at Whistling Woods International

 Image 6: Mr. Sabaas Joseph- President EEMA and Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment at an events masterclass held at Whistling Woods International

 Image 7: Panel discussion on events management and events industry moderated by Mr. Rahul Puri- Head of Academics, WWI (L-R) Mr. Rahul Puri- Head of Academics, WWI; Mr. Ajay Mago- Publisher Om Books International; Vinit Karnik, Business Head - ESP Properties; Mohomed Morani, Director - Cineyug Group of Companies; Mr. Sabaas Joseph- President EEMA and Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment;  Martin Da Costa, CEO - Seventy Event Media Group and Manish Gandhi, COO & Executive Director - Asian Business Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd.

 The book launch was followed by a masterclass on event management at WWI, which saw an action packed venue with students of School of Media &Communication, moderated by Rahul Puri–Headof Academics, WWI.For the first time ever leadingevent gurus came together to share knowledge about event management and its fast-paced industry in the digital world. The panel discussion focused on trends of the events industry, event management as a growing career option and its endless possibilities with respect to scale and the need for events in every aspect of life.

 Rahul Puri, Head of Academics, Whistling Woods International, said: “The masterclass on event management held today at WWI has given the students an insights and overview of the events industry and benefits of a professional career in this field. We at WWI, encourage learning of students in different off-beat careers as a part of their curriculum, which gives them a better exposure when they step in the industry as professionals. Event management is now well-recognised as a career option and there has been an incredible growth in the number of students opting for this career path. We are glad, that through WWI we give our students enough exposure, which ensures them a successful career.”

 The panel discussion was kicked-off with the launch of the book, STAGED!With a foreword written by the original showman of live events, Subhash Ghai, and an introduction by Sabbas Joseph, EEMA Presidentand Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment,the book features top 17 industry leaders who have been instrumental increating an ‘events’ industry in India, where there was none.

 Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, Whistling Woods International, said:  “I am glad we could provide a platform to the students to learn and gain practical knowledge from today’s masterclass on events, where all the industry stalwarts have come together to share their knowledge with the WWI students. Also, what makes STAGED! special is that it captures incidents, stories and  defining moments in the journey of live events, therefore capturing the ‘reality’ of the industry.But since then the industry has come a long way!With this panel discussion WWI students now have a wider perspective and clearer insights about the events industry.”

 About Whistling Woods International
 Whistling Woods International is India’s premier Film, Communication and Media Arts institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, Whistling Woods International (WWI) is one of Asia’s largest Media Arts institutes. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world in 2014, 2013 & 2010. WWI offers courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 3 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Music, Producing, Screenwriting, Sound, Visual Effects, Media Management and Fashion and Design

 About the Book
 Published by Om Books International and co-authored by Deepak Choudhary and Sapna Gupta Navneeth, ‘Staged!’ captures at a glance, the live events industry of today and offers a practical view. It is the first ‘real’ picture of what goes on behind the scenes. While it covers where the industry stands in size, gamut and scope, the focus of the book is very much on the people and personalities that have shaped the industry over the last two decades.

 Through the eyes of the top industry leaders, the book covers the journey of the business of live events in India from its inception to the current form. There are chapters dedicated to corporate events, the event IP (Intellectual Property) business, new technologies, MICE, the future of the industry and some more, all through the back stories of the people who have shaped events over.


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