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CII - ET Dialogue on Luxury

Making India a Source and Destination of Luxury
11 October 2011: Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi

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0930 - 1030 hrs: Inaugural Session



Welcome Address: Mr Sanjay Kapoor

Chairman, CII Luxury Goods Forum &

MD, Genesis Luxury Fashion Pvt. Ltd.

Special Address: The Economic Times
Address: Mr Armando Branchini

Executive Director, Altagamma



Release of Report




Address by Mr Anand Sharma *

Chief Guest: Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry

Government of India



Concluding Address: Mr Chandrajit Banerjee

Director General

Confederation of Indian Industry


1030 - 1045 hrs: Networking Tea/ Coffee


1045 - 1115 hrs: Managing a Creativity-led Business: New Connections and Responses in a Changing World



Conversation: Mr Sanjay Kapoor in conversation with Ms Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry

1115 - 1145 hrs:


Conversation: ET in conversation with Mr Michele Norsa, CEO, Salvatore Ferragamo



1145 - 1215 hrs: Importance of right Retail Infrastructure in Luxury



Conversation: Mr Vidur Bhardwaj*, Director, 3Cs in conversation with

Mr Joshua Schulman, CEO, Jimmy Choo


1215 - 1245 hrs: The India - China Growth Story



Conversation: Mr Ravi Thakran, Group President, LVMH Group in conversation with ……..


1245 – 1330 hrs: Luxury Heritage

The Craftsmanship/ Exquisite Indian skills need to be taken to the next level and shifted to the organised sector. Need of consistency, marketing and technology to create luxury with the skilled workforce. Also, deliberating on Investing in an Indian Brand and Indian Brands going abroad


Session Moderator: Mr Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Eminent designer
Panelists: Mr Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman & MD, HRH Group of Hotels

Ms Laudomia Pucci, CEO, Pucci

Mr Andrea Morante, CEO, Pomellato


1330 - 1430 hrs: Networking Lunch


1430 - 1515 hrs: Design as a Key Differentiator of Luxury Goods


Panelists: Mr Guido Damiani, CEO, Damiani

Mr Jeffrey Aronsson, CEO, Ungaro


Mr Fabio Leoncini, COO, Loro Piana

Mr Umesh Ganjam, Ganjam Jewellery

Ms Devaunshi Mehta, Mohit Diamonds


1515 – 1600 hrs: Skills in Luxury

The luxury players are facing a skills crisis, owing to a lack of skilled resources at the Retail level. There is an urgent need of training and education in the sector, as well as government incentives for the same. Needs man-management school with Joint programmes with the industry.


Session Moderator: Dr Concetta Lanciaux, President - Strategy, Luxury Advisors, Switzerland
Panelists: Mr Pascal O Ravessoud, Development Director, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

Mr Dilip Doshi, Mont Blanc

Mr Dilip Kapur*, Hi Design

1600 - 1615 hrs: Networking Tea/ Coffee


1615 – 1645 hrs: Presentation: Reaching Indian Consumers



Presentation: Mr Neelesh Hundekari, Principal, AT Kearney in conversation with

Mr Thomas Varghese*, Chairman, CII National Committee on Retail &

CEO, Aditya Birla Retail Ltd.




1645 – 1730 hrs: Sustainable Luxury: In times of Economic Instability


Panelists: Mr Andreas Kurz, President, Akari Enterprises LLC


Mr Stefano Agostini, CEO, San Pellegrino

Mr Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, The Bird Group

Ms Sonica Malhotra, Director, MBD Group

Mr Jeh Wadia*, MD, Bombay Dyeing

1730 – 1800 hrs: Bollywood and its influence on Luxury Consumption



Conversation: Mr Manish Malhotra, Designer in conversation with Ms Priyanka Chopra*, Actress


1800 hrs: Close of the Conference with Hi - Tea


* Yet to Confirm



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