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“The Edutainment Show” – India’s Largest Exhibition & Summit of Media, Communication & Design is back with 2nd edition

Mumbai: The second edition of India’s largest educational exhibition and summit ‘The Edutainment Show’ is back to woo the students with exciting career opportunities and is happy to announce its dates and speakers. The exhibition will take place at the J W Marriott on 26th and 27th April, 2014, showcasing the numerous opportunities in the media, communication & design industry. In addition to panel discussions on academics, there will be celebrities who have accomplished the nuances of the media, design and communication industry such as DJ Akbar Sami, Terrence Lewis, Aditya Bhatt, Roshan Abbas, Neeta Lulla, Subhash Ghai, Jafar Rais, Mansukhbhai Prajapati, Kanchan Kaur, and other experts, who will give students a broadened outlook towards career possibilities in media, communication and design.

What to Expect at the Exhibition: The Edutainment Show 2014 will bring together veterans and field experts to share real life examples about the growing relevance and potential of each sector creating a one-stop platform of fun and an educational experience of a lifetime.

This year The Edutainment Show will feature an academic panel with reputed Deans of institutes like MICA- Dr.Nagesh Rao, SIMC- Chandan Chatterjee and NID- Pradyumna Vyas, which is aimed at introducing the student community to the specialized fields, develop and expand their knowledge in the chosen industry through interaction with the speakers.

It will also hold an industry panel discussion lead by Josy Paul – Chairman BBDO, Jaideep Singh-Viacom 18, Meghna Ghai Puri- President, Whistling Woods International and R Swaminathan – Eventfaqs to help students get clarity on the on-field scenario.

The platform is a must visit for students who wish to pursue careers in media, communications and design industry (under graduates, graduates& post graduates). The two day event by Event Capital will see the top schools and institutes across verticals like Events, Fashion, PR, Advertising, Radio, Television, Jewellery, Graphic design, Animation design showcasing their courses through an intensive platform that reaches out to the students exclusively. The exhibitors include Ecole Intuit.Lab, Whistling Woods International , Neeta Lulla School of Fashion, ISDI Parsons, Laureate Design, BD Somani, Annapurna- ISFM, Mod’ Art International, Pearl Academy, Istituto Marangoni, Raffles Design International, The One School GOA, DY Patil DC & DYP WWI, Flame Pune, Sinhagad, FAD, Reliance AIMS to name a few.

India’s media & entertainment industry is bracing itself for exciting times ahead as the sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14percent to reach US$ 28.1 billion by 2015. The relevance of hands-on experience has taken over the era of bookish knowledge, so students who will shape the future need to look at specialised courses, training to be able to become thought leaders of tomorrow. Currently, India churns out only 1000 design graduates; hence there are only two designers for one million citizens.

Deepak Choudhary, Director & CEO, Event Capital says “We are excited to bring back season II post the success of season I, where we saw around 3500 +students benefitting and choosing a career of their choice. The idea behind ‘The Edutainment Show 2014’ is to showcase the changing paradigms of in the field of media, design and communication to enhance the knowledge of the students. The thought is to bring awareness about availability of specialised curriculum to students wanting to foray into unconventional professions.”

Milestones of last year

The Edutainment Show 2013 was graced by speakers like Ali Hussain (Head YouTube Enterprenuership , South Asia), Anant Rangswami- (Editor Storyboard CNBC TV18 & Sr Editor Firstpost.com), Owen Roncon (Director Fountain head Promotions & Events), Saurabh Shukla, Vikram Aditya Motwani. The exhibiting institutes saw instant enrolments by students in 2013 for courses suited to their passion and skill set garnering positive reviews by media for the Summit. A crowd of 3500 people visited the summit to explore viable creative careers.