NewZNew (Chandigarh) : The Indian Luxury Expo, India’s leading platform bringing luxury products and services under one roof, announced its participants at the sneak preview organized for the press at Elante Mall Chandigarh. Among the present at the occasion were Ficci Luxury and Lifestyle, Gitanjali, Ethos, Audi, Mercedes, Big Boy Toys, Andraab Carpets, Vogue (Condenast), Life on the table, Wow App, Grandeur, Thesaurus, Shagun Jewellers, Bally, Porsche Design, Manav Gangwani, Roberto Cavali, Versace, Uber, YOUWECAN Ngo, My FM, Glimpse, Cavali Cafe, Pucci, Major Brands (Bebe), Segway, Polaris, MBJ Jewellers, Bacardi, Patiala. Muse art gallery , Standard charted , Citi Bank , Nik Bakers , Golecha jewelers, Versace Décor to name a few. The press conference provided a quick glimpse to the 5th edition of the expo which promises to be high-octane luxury extravaganza celebrating opulence and magnificence at its best.
The participating brands showcased the exclusive offerings and previewed indigenous designs to the audience at the press conference.
Uber, a real time mobile phone app facilitated ride sharing service and announced the free tri city ride to the visitors during the 3 days of the Expo, scheduled to happen at The Grandeur, Zirakpur on 14th-15th and 16th November.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Karan Bhangay, The founder director of The Indian Luxury Expo and the Vice Chair for FICCI Luxury and lifestyle said, “The Indian Luxury Expo is a novel platform to bring the leading brands under one single roof and enable companies to interact with the potential customers. He added further “We are thrilled to enter Punjab with our Chandigarh edition after making successful debuts at Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune. We are aiming to assist the luxury brands to increase their reach to the exponentially growing tier-2 regions of Punjab & other north Indian market through the Chandigarh expo”.
The Indian Luxury Expo, covering across 20 lifestyle segments like Art & Collectibles, Cars, Luxury Homes, Apparel & Accessories, Banking, Fragrances, Footwear, Travel, is an ideal platform for both homegrown and international brands to interact with luxury buyers and carve a niche for themselves in the Indian Luxury market. With top luxury brands partaking in the previous editions of The Luxury Indian Expo, the 5th edition at Chandigarh will also witness participation from the primary luxury brands.
Project Head, The Indian Luxury Expo Shriya Singh Baath further added. “To explore the market potential to the maximum extent possible we have paid personal attention to every aspect of the expo including the carefully tailored guest list, invitees, profile of the participants etc. The expo at Chandigarh will showcase some exclusive offerings from the leading brands especially crafted keeping the luxury buyers of Punjab in mind”.
Project Head, The Indian Luxury Expo Divya Malhotra further added. “Considering this region to have one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, there is a pool of untapped potential in consumption and retention. With this expo, we hope to make a mark and become an epitome of a versatile segment that showcases and promotes luxury in Punjab”.
The Expo will be followed with a magnificent evening including all lavish elements of luxury to give a perfect experience to patrons of luxury. The guest list consists of the who’s who of the city invited personally and selected carefully by the members of The Indian Luxury Expo’s advisory board and partners.
Future plans for The Indian Luxury Expo are to stage this magnificent property to other potential markets with a 7 city tour in 2015 including Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Chandigarh, to enable the elite to experience the grandeur of the expo as well as the exclusive creations from the hi-end brands.
THE INDIAN LUXURY EXPO – Chandigarh 2014
The Indian Luxury Expo started its journey in Hyderabad and is now all set to make its debut in Chandigarh with an extensive range of offerings.
Venue: The Granduer, Zirakpur
Date: 14th, 15th & 16th November 2014 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Luxury evenings: 9pm to 11pm (by invite only) on Friday and Saturday.
-Venue: Fbar Chandigarh.
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TILE is at the forefront of booming luxury market, bringing brands and their audience together in an ideal mood of opulence, awe, fun and shopping. With an intelligently curated multi-city tour of India and abroad, many of the clients don’t look beyond The Luxury Indian Expo to meet their marketing goals. The organisation is all set to establish new benchmark for the luxury industry market in India.
– Youwecan by Yuvraj Singh
YouWeCan is a foundation established by Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh meant to fight Cancer by spreading awareness about the fatal disease. Yuvraj Singh himself was diagnosed with Cancer and defeated the disease after a long treatment in the United States of America. In September 2012 YouWeCan’ app initially for the Windows Phone was launched by Microsoft. When a user buys the app, he contributes one part of the price 565 (US$9.20) as a donation to the foundation. In September 2012, a Television show Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai, inspired by Yuvraj’s story of fighting cancer has been announced which will be made in a collaboration between Colors and YouWeCan.
– The Grandeur
Grandeur is for those who appreciate nothing the finer things in life. Guests are in for a grand experience the moment you step in. It is a unique venue for marriages, social and corporate events.
The experience one desires, Grandeur offers facilities second to none Superb ambience combined with gorgeous panoramic views, 2.5 acre lawn, 20,000 sqft banquet, 2.5 acer parking, luxury bridal rooms makes this a venue a tranquil oasis
(Augmented Reality Partner)
WOWSOME is an Augmented Reality Mobile App that adds digital content to print media and the surrounding environment. WOWSOME has two main features, which are WOWSOME Objects and Motion Print.
WOWSOME Objects are 2D and 3D animated objects that users can choose from a catalogue provided and updated by the app, and take pictures with.
WOWSOME Motion Print,Scan the traditional prints containing a digital layer with the app that contains extra content, like videos, images, interactive links, 360 degree views and 3D objects.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our app, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 48 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies. FICCI has contributed to this historical process by encouraging debate, articulating the private sector’s views and influencing policy.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry.
FICCI draws its membership from the corporate sector, both private and public, including SMEs and MNCs; FICCI enjoys an indirect membership of over 2,50,000 companies from various regional chambers of commerce.
– Brand Republix
Est. in 2012, Brand Republix is a leading specialized Consulting & Marketing Firm working primarily in the Luxury/Premium lifestyle Sector. Catering to specific requirements, we offer unique consulting & marketing strategies as our expertise lies in offering 360 degree solutions for luxury/premium brands. Brand Republix specialises in accessing Pan India HNI landscape.
Brand Republix employ service experience for over 20 years to our client’s requirements by being the brains behind the client’s brand positioning within Indian luxury consumers, developing marketing and promotional plans by creating tailored elite customer engagements, activations and liaison opportunities.
The organisation indulge in finding retail partners / liaisons/ investors and contextualizing the consumer opportunity and work on Investor Relations & search for facilitating internal workshops. We search and engage in business development across Luxury market & Trade quarters.
The Muse Art Gallery was started by Kaali Sudheer and Marriott as not-for-profit art gallery promoting art and charity in Hyderabad, India. It is located on the connecting sky bridge between Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad. Muse art Gallery is the biggest private art gallery in Hyderabad and was launched by the Telugu actor Chiranjeevi and the US Consul General of Hyderabad on 22 October 2010. The gallery has a partner, curator Kaali Sudheer.
The art gallery is intended to display contemporary art of various artists in support of a cause or charity. The expenditure incurred is underwritten by Marriott.
– JUKEBOX ENTERTAINMENT
Jukebox Entertainment is a full service 360’ Indian registered, creative consultancy offering the very best in branding, content, advertising, marketing, custom publishing, talent management, graphic design, print design, web design, photography, visual communications, search engine optimization (seo), search engine marketing (sem), social media marketing (smm) and strategic consulting solutions for clients worldwide. A next generation creative boutique, we have been providing the best-offbeat designs and marketing services for companies of all sizes from established corporate, high street brands to ambitious one-person start-ups from around India since 2009. The strength of our innovative work and superior execution rests on the knowledge, experience and creativity of the team.
The Indian Luxury Expo by Jukebox Entertainment is designed to showcase the finest luxury brands across various verticals under a single roof which in turn will facilitate traders and consumers with the opportunity of choosing the best amongst the best in the luxury market. In a country where luxury brands are still wondering how to reach their core consumer among this vast Indian population, The Indian Luxury Expo promises to make that task easier for all.
Jukebox Entertainment also otherwise has a few startups apart from WOWSOME and TILE which are The Luxury Box, Visionary the Book, Super7Cricket and LunchWithVip.
– Mr. Karan Bhangay
(Founder The Indian Luxury Expo/ Jukebox Entertainment) (Co Founder WoWsome Application) (Co Chair Ficci, Luxury Lifestyle Wing)
Karan Bhangay, can be best described as a social impact serial entrepreneur and brains behind more than half a dozen start-ups and burgeoning ventures. His ambition, vision and prowess has been instrumental in crafting many success stories starting with establishing Jukebox Media – leading entertainment and lifestyle firm in South India, reigning Founder and CEO at The Indian Luxury Expo –Premier platform for luxe offerings under one roof, Co-Founder of WOWSOME, India’s finest feature rich augmented reality app and, recently his substantial efforts were acknowledged by being honored as the Co-Chairperson for FICCI Luxury in India.The Indian Luxury Expo, LunchWithVip, Luxury Box, WOWSOME, The Visionary, Onlineluxuryexpo and 500 Expressions are amongst Karan’s others ventures that are in pipeline.
Originally a software engineer by qualification, Karan realized his true passion for entrepreneurship early in his career. He started from scratch by working for like Indian Cricket Team , Indian Hockey Team , like Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bentley, Polaris, Lodha, Geetanjali Airtel, Water Today, Jwala Gutta, Musings, Da Milano, Malabar Gold, Prestige Group, Jet Airways, Dilip Chabbria, Canali, Bulgarian Consulate, Bharthi Cement, Sethi Group, Cache Furniture and many many others. Then at the tender age of 16 years, with no godfather in the industry, he became one of the youngest publishers of a national lifestyle magazine “AvantGardeLife” under ALR Media. Karan headed the magazine on the national front for over three consecutive years till 2011 giving him all the experience of handling design, public relations, content, distribution and marketing.
Bhangay is simultaneously working on supporting PETA , Youwecan , Teach for India , United way , Indo American Cancer Hospitals , global vision cancer care and also has represented as Vice Chair for Human rights association India.
- Vishal Reddy, Investor & Strategic Director
An outrageous serial entrepreneur, Vishal often pushes himself do more than it’s humanely possible, however he always remembers in time that anything is possible, no one has just done it yet (maybe because they value things like sleep and sanity too much).
Vishal is an intensely analytical businessman with a hand on the pulse of how the world is changing. He also accomplished Electronics & Comm Engineering as well as Business Management between his early jobs with the big five and entrepreneurial adventures.
Vishal’s passion for marketing led him looking for a next generation advertising medium, when he discovered Augmented Reality. Realizing the disruptive potential of AR, he assembled a team, built WOWSOME – an AR mobile app – containing features that no one had ever seen before, and got the first clients all in under a year. Vishal also became a strategic investor in The Indian Luxury Expo – a spectacular venture to unearth and represent the most exquisite of luxury brands.
Vishal believes in the power of giving to the universe. Since its inception, Vishal has personally raised funds for CURE Foundation to provide quality cancer treatment to underprivileged patients. He also created Cancer Crusaders Invitation Cup (CCIC) – now the most revered cancer awareness fund raiser golf tournament. His charity work does not end there – every year Vishal donates to Green Peace and Plan India.
- Ms Shweta Kholi
(Founder The Indian Luxury Expo/ Jukebox Entertainment)
Shweta S Kohli is the founder member of consulting firm Brand Republix which was started after witnessing a market gap in relevant, localised and bespoke strategic business development & marketing services for luxury & premium brands. A NIFT FD graduate with B.tech from IAM & certified Social media, she brings 15 years of unique global corporate, finance & luxury experience spanning USA, UK and Spain. Starting her executive career with Naomi Campbell’s luxury firm NC Connect, Rocca Wear, Rocafella in US, Select City Walk, and PVR in India, she continues to service several turnkey consultancy programs. In the past she has held position as Executive Board with Gild international Business Club, Zurich & Spain as well GIACC – Georgia Indo American Chambers of Commerce. She was honoured as one of the most Influential Women in Delhi, according to Delhi Primes, an endeavour by Lakhsyam, a Delhi based nonprofit organization. She is an avid writer, painter and a traveller.
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