The Luxury League, a non-profit global foundation, is engaged in branding India globally, backed by diverse international members serving as a standard bearer to promote Indian styles and its values. The Luxury Symposium 2017, held in New Delhi, pledged to promote India as a global producer of luxury and not just as an outsourcing facility. The Luxury League represents a diverse group of global luxury brands and talented craftsmen being a global ambassador for Indian culture and identity, symbolising world acclaimed Indian art forms of fine living.
The Luxury League is led and run by the founder and global chairperson Ritu Beri, supported by office bearers comprising of global vice-chairs, country chairs representing their various countries, national chairs, chapter chairs of cities both urban and exotic and global chairs for specific segment commissions in the various dimensions of luxury be it fashion, wellness, luxury estates, automobiles, fitness, spirituality and lifestyle.
The motto of The Luxury League is to promote creativity, innovation, ethical practices, use of technology in the Luxury segment while preserving the diversity of India’s ancient heritage and cultural arts. The main goal of The Luxury League is to promote dynamism, creativity and innovation in the luxury industry. It aims at creating a consortium internationally by targeting decision makers, luxury brands, designers and the consumers.
All the arts and crafts that are represented by The Luxury League have a fine balance between historic legacy and modernity, thus creating the perfect representation of luxury. One of the missions of The Luxury League is to make the world aware of the wealth of knowledge contained within the workshops of companies as well as create career opportunities for the youth of India, besides supporting and promoting creation.
After the enormous success of their previous event, The Global Design and Innovation Forum 2016 as a part of the Honorable Prime Minister’s initiative of MAKE IN INDIA WEEK in Mumbai, The Luxury Symposium 2017 was held on 7th April at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.
The event was organised with the support of Department of the Industrial Policy and Promotions, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Kadhi India, Ministry of Medium, Small & Medium Enterprises, Indian Council for Cultural Relations and with support from NDTV, Yes Bank and Digiqom. The country partner this year was France and the symposium was inaugurated by The Hon. Commerce Minister of India Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman.
Under the encompassing spectrum of ‘Luxury’s Newest Frontiers’, The Luxury League has gathered a very distinguished set of panelists who over the course of the day fostered an open and ongoing exchange of ideas. The event was attended by the global luminaries, decision makers, public intellectuals, pioneers of business excellence, key members of the Indian parliament and prominent media people. To name a few, the Hon. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, HM Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur, Pavan K. Varma, Catherine Baba’s, Karan Ahluwalia, Paloma Castro Martinez, Serge Carreira, Shoba De, Vir Sanghvi and James Collard. Amongst these global delegates attending was A Reverie, the only Goan culinary member on this prestigious platform.
Aakritee Sinh, Chef de Cuisine and co-owner of A Reverie and winner of the first ‘Chef of the Year – Goa’ Times Food Awards 2017 – told us “It was a prestige to be a part of the Luxury League and Symposium and we are also delighted to be able to represent Goa on this global platform of luxury.”
Since its inception in 2000, A Reverie, has won several acclamations for consecutive years including The Times Food Awards for World Cuisine. This one of a kind restaurant has continued to evolve with every season, nurtured by love from Chef de Cuisine Aakritee and Virendra Sinh’s passion for food and beverage and everything related to it.
This power couple designed a menu inspired by their journey around the world, but ensured that it kept in touch with their regional roots. Together with their combined arsenal of around half a century of food and beverage experience, Chef de Cuisine Aakritee and Virendra have turned A Reverie into a nest for talented young chefs, sommeliers and food and beverage enthusiasts to promote Goa and India globally.