Partners

Official Partners For The Luxury Festival 2016

The country's most fashion-focused, sophisticated magazine, Harper's Bazaar is home to beautiful visuals, intelligent writing, groundbreaking art direction and world-class photography. The beauty and travel pages are as authoritative as they are luxurious.

The Harper's Bazaar reader is a discerning, style-conscious, intelligent 30+ woman who is cultured, well-travelled and independent. She knows her own mind, yet also appreciates Bazaar's curated edit, helpful advice, and knowledgeable point of view.

Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through 158 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in more than 700 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

Children, their families and the community become the target group for Smile Foundation's activities as child education cannot be done in isolation and nothing else but education for children can bring long lasting change in the society.

H2O partner - Himalayan

Bottled at the source,
with a plant at the foothills of the Himalayas,
the purity of Himalayan natural mineral water
gives it a unique taste!

Himalayan is the only natural mineral water brand to enjoy accreditations from renowned institutes across the world including Institut De Fresinius, US FDA and the Health Ministries of Japan & France.

The Himalayan consumer is one with a discerning taste and desire to imbibe nature's goodness in his body daily with every sip of water consumed.

Himalayan is bottled in Dhaula Kuan, Himachal Pradesh, and available in 200 ml, 500 ml, 750 ml, 1 litre and 1.5 litre bottles.

The Advisory Board

The Luxury Festival Advisory Board comprises of prominent members from the field of luxury from within and outside India. The members will share their valuable insights and experiences to make this a truly world class experience for the exhibiting brands as well as the attendees. Our esteemed members are:

Chandrajit Banerjee, Director-General CII

Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Mr Banerjee has been with the CII for over 28 years and has been the Director General, CII since May 2008.

Mr Banerjee is a Post-Graduate (MS) in Economics with specialisation on Economics of Planning and Econometrics from the University of Calcutta. Earlier, he did his Graduation from St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) in Economics (Hons).

As Director General, he is responsible for overall operations of CII.

Prior to his appointment as Director General, he held several senior positions in CII.

Mr Banerjee has been responsible for important areas of work including the Sectoral Verticals - Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences Sectors and the SMEs. He has led key policy work of CII in the areas of Economic Policy, Financial Services and Corporate Governance (he was also the First Executive Director of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance -NFCG, an organization set up by the Ministry of Company Affairs, Government of India). He continues to be in the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of NFCG as a Member.

Earlier Mr Banerjee has served as Head of CII's regional operations in the Northern, Southern and Western Regions.

Over the years Mr. Banerjee has worked out of the CII-Headquarters in New Delhi for several years and has also been based at Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. He was also in Bangalore to initiate the Centre of Excellence of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA), which is a state-of-the-art centre for training, conventions and trade fairs.

Mr Banerjee is in various advisory committees of the Government of India. He is the Co-Chairman of the Governing Council, Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a not for profit public private initiative of Government of India and CII, established in 2007. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on India. Mr Banerjee is a Member of the Chief Minister's Advisory Council, Madhya Pradesh and also a Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi. He is an advisory board member of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC).

Mr Banerjee has been honored with the China-India Friendship Award by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for his contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between India and China. Mr Banerjee has also been conferred with the decoration of Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella by His Majesty the King of Spain in recognition of his most meritorious achievements and exceptional contributions towards promoting relations between India and Spain.

Mr Banerjee is also the Secretariat for several bilateral CEOs Forums. These include Forums with Australia, France, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa among others.

With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.

Ranjan Kapur, Country Manager India - WPP

Ranjan Kapur is currently Country Manager - India of WPP, the world's largest communications group and the holding company that owns among others, JWT, Ogilvy, Grey, Y&R and Bates, some of the largest advertising agencies worldwide and in India.

He is a veteran of the advertising business having spent 38 years with Ogilvy and eleven years with WPP. He retired as Chairman of Ogilvy in December 2003 and took up his current assignment. He was honoured in 2008 with the Industry's Lifetime Achievement Award from AAAI.

He is an ex-Citibanker. Ranjan has worked in several countries with Ogilvy, including New York and in his last assignment prior to becoming Chairman of the Indian company he held a regional assignment managing Ogilvy's worldwide clients in Asia Pacific. He was based in Singapore.

Ranjan is currently on the Boards of Pidilite Industries, Abbott India Limited among others. He is also involved in his personal capacity in the development of technology based on-line and mobile services companies.

Ranjan is Vice Chairman of the Indian Cancer Society and in his spare time also runs a wine club and dabbles in cartooning, painting & sculpting.

Ranjan was born in Lahore on 25 November, 1942 and holds a Masters in English from Delhi University.

Tikka Shatrujit Singh, Advisor LVMH

Mr. Tikka Raja Shatrujit Singh has been representing, Louis Vuitton the worlds leading luxury company in India since 1995 and is now "The Advisor to The Chairman" of Louis Vuitton.

He was instrumental pioneering the development of the "Luxury" business in India. With his 17 years experience in the luxury business he is considered the "Guru" of Luxury in India.

Tikka Raja Sahib is intensely involved in preservation and restoration projects in his home town of "Kapurthala". He is also promoting local "Shabad Kirtans" and hosts an annual music function in honour of his ancestor "Guru Ka Lal" Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia. He is widely travelled and has been awarded "The Order of Muhammed" by His Majesty The King of Morocco Tikka Raja Sahib has also been invited as a guest speaker by some of the worlds leading universities such as Harvard Business School and the Wharton Business School.

"A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success."

ANDREAS DANNENBERG - FOUNDER & CEO, AD-COMM GROUP

Born in Munich and educated in Germany and the United States, Dannenberg moved to Japan in 1984 and served as a communications consultant to advertising giant Dentsu. Following his tenure, he launched Ad-comm Group,his own communication services consultancy with offices in Japan and China to accommodate the increasing number of Japan/Asia-based multinational companies.

With an unparalleled network of senior CEO level relationships within the best known global brands worldwide, over the past decades Dannenberg has also developed relationships ranging from ministries and industry associations,politicians and government advisories in Japan and Asia.

Fluent in Japanese, Dannenberg was also the first non-Japanese committee chairman in the Keizai Doyukai (leading Industry Association in Japan), and continues to act as vice chairman of the nationwide organization's continuing effort on Branding Japan as well as being currently a member of the "Tokyo Branding" strategy committee of the Tokyo Government.

In addition to the above, Dannenberg holds he following position;

*Member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and World Presidents' Organization (WPO)

*Visiting lecturer at Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo) and Tsukuba University(Tokyo)!

*Founding Publisher of "Whitebook" (luxury cross marketing platform) that ad-comm group has been publishing quarterly in Japan since 2003, China since 2010, Middle East since 2012, and Southeast Asia since 2013.!

*Founder and co-chairman of "Luxury Forum Japan", the luxury industry association which provides a platform for executives of luxury brands to network, share information and exchange insights. !

Pam Danziger, President- Unity Marketing

Pamela N. Danziger is an internationally recognized expert specializing in consumer insights for marketers targeting the affluent consumer segment.She is president of Unity Marketing, a boutique marketing consulting firm which specializes in providing business insights into the mind of the affluent consumer

Pam received the Global Luxury Award for top luxury industry achievers presented at the Global Luxury Forum in 2007 by Harper's Bazaar. She was named to Luxury Daily's Luxury Women to Watch in 2013. She is a member of Jim Blasingame: The Small Business Advocate's Brain Trust and a contributing columnist to The Robin Report.

A highly-sought after keynote speaker, Danziger has addressed several large conference audiences including Global Shop, National Retail Federation, The Conference Board, American Nursery and Landscape Association, Casual Furniture Market, The Luxury Show by JCK etc.

She holds a B.A. Degree in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland.

Sanjay Kapoor, MD - Genesis Luxury

Founder and Managing Director of Genesis Colors and Genesis Luxury, India's first luxury retail conglomerate, Sanjay Kapoor oversees the operations of several Indian brands as well as holds exclusive distribution rights for international labels such as Jimmy Choo, Bottega Venata and Armani besides having Joint ventures with others such as Burberry, Canali and Villeroy & Boch. A co-founder of premium Indian sari brand Satya Paul, Kapoor established Genesis Colors in 2001 to administer the brand's retail strategies,quickly adding to his portfolio with popular labels such as Bwitch and Tie Rack London in the premium space.

Kapoor founded Genesis Luxury in 2008 as the international arm of Genesis Colors, becoming the first to introduce marketing and distribution opportunities for luxury brands within the Indian market.

Aakif Habib - M.D., Atelier Habib

Driven by a passion for interior design, in 1996, Aakif Habib opened the doors of his own architecture and interior design practice, Atelier Habib.   

His distinctive personal style brands every project he undertakes. As an art enthusiast, Aakif gravitates towards incorporating art into luxury lifestyle projects and personally follows commissions undertaken by Atelier Habib, that include palaces, luxury residences, signature villas, boutique hotels and super yachts. Having a presence globally with a clientele throughout the Indian Subcontinent, Europe and the Middle East.

In addition to being the Managing Director at Atelier Habib and Habib Group, Aakif Habib is a member of the prestigious Design Club, London and chairs the Advisory Board for Art Investment, at Emerging Capital Group, Singapore.

A nomination to the Luxury Lifestyle Awards Academy [Middle East & Asia] as an Honorary Jury Member is a testimony to his expertise and excellence.

With an impressive career spanning over twenty years and design studios in Mumbai, Dubai, Istanbul & London, Aakif has become one of the most prolific talents in the international luxury interior design industry. Aakif was born and raised in Bombay- India and has studied at The Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.

Shalini Kochhar

Ms Shalini Kochhar, part of the Advisory board invites you to the Luxury Festival. Ms. Kochhar shares the platform with Mr Shatrujit Tikka, Mr. Ranjan Kapur, CII president, KPMG India Head and other eminent personalities.

Armed with an arsenal of skill-sets as well as her rich experiences Shalini has been involved with the launch of commercial setups,organizing large scale fund-raisers and hosting soirees for large global brands.

Now Shalini brings you The Luxury Festival which will have the finest boutique & luxury brands in Automobile, Luxury Living, Gadgets, Life Style & Bespoke Travel with an array of experiences under one platform.

SEETU KOHLI - MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACE MAISON

Since 1989 Fendi Casa has been creating furniture and prestigious design objects that bring the unique Fendi flavour in to homes all over the world. Seetu Kohli is an Architect with a passion to create epicurean spaces and also the Managing Director of Ace Maison, a platform for luxury lifestyle, which exclusively represents Fendi Casa Pan India, and some other unparalleled brands like Bentley Home, Heritage and has showrooms pan India for the same.

Ace Maison is a luxury furniture and lifestyle company which represents Fendi Casa pan India along with some other exceptional brands like Bentley Home, Heritage and others. The tagline of our flagship company goes "The joy of Luxury, the happiness of success". It is our endeavour to help the clients experience the pleasure in owning the masterpieces.

Ace Maison is on its way to create a luxury platform to develop the lifestyle luxury market in India!!! Fendi's fashion design philosophy, it's materials and colours, signature stitches and iconic embroidery are what inspire the Fendi Home Collection. The production is 90% handcrafted by Italian artisans using traditional techniques in Italy.

Hospitality Package will include:

  • Special Accommodation rates
  • Early Bird Discounts
  • Discounts on Spa and F&B
  • Enrollment into Marriott Rewards Loyalty Program
  • Tata Teleservices
  • Uninor
  • Vodafone
  • YOU Broadband

They would assist the Exhibitors with the following services:

  • Stall designing & fabrication
  • End to end management of the stall - Manpower at stall/security at
  • stall/procurement of gifts etc.
  • Production of POS - brochures/leaflets/cards etc.
  • Transportation facilities for exhibitors.
  • Production of AV's/ any audio visual content.
  • Digital Solutions

They would assist the Exhibitors with the following services:

  • Consultation and Planning of your cargo for timely delivery
  • Packing and transportation within your country
  • Transshipment by sea or air to India
  • Documentation and custom clearance
  • Temporary storage prior to exhibition
  • Delivery to exhibition site
  • On site handling services at exhibition site including:
    • Unloading from vehicles
    • Movement to individual stand
    • Assistance in unpacking
    • Assistance & providing equipment for assembly or dismantling
    • Pick up and Storage of empty cases during the show
    • Re delivery of empty cases after the closing of the show / last day of the show
    • Assistance in repacking
    • Pick up and loading on truck.
  • Transportation back to its warehouse
  • Above services from 1 to 5 in reverse order

They would assist the Exhibitors with the following services:

  • International Models /Indian Models for fashion walk - both Male & Female
  • Choreographer
  • Stylist, Hair & Make up Artist
  • Equipment, accessories and Stage Set up for the event