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Luxury Connect and SDA Bocconi come together in India for Luxury Business Management Programs

Italian business school SDA Bocconi school of management, in association with Luxury Connect of New Delhi, will commence delivering  executive education programs in India with a special focus on the luxury business. These programs, based on the global experience of SDA Bocconi, are further guided by a special survey conducted by Luxury Connect across the Indian luxury segment on a pan-India basis.


The school of management has in fact tied up with Luxury Connect and will work on developing this sector of education. The schedule foresees  a 5 day executive learning program which will target people already working in the luxury industry, but not necessarily qualified in the same. With the opening up of FDI in India, it is expected that more brands coming into the country will seek experienced and qualified professionals for a better management system of their operations.

Upon successful completion of this first phase, the programs are proposed to be then followed with a longer program of around 3 months for executives with lesser experience. Luxury Connect also envisages that the market will be ready, in the next two years or so, for a fully fledged luxury business program.

“We decided to start this programme in India because Bocconi already has links and exchanges with many Indian universities and many of our top performing students are Indians who come from these exchange programmes. Furthermore, SDA Bocconi has this year launched the Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi (MISB Bocconi), a new school in Mumbai born from the partnership between Università Bocconi and a group of Indian entrepreneurs, devoted to offering high-quality postgraduate and executive education. Keeping the demands of international luxury students in mind, we have chosen India as a destination,”  says Stefano Caselli, SDA Bocconi professor and MISB Bocconi project manager.
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Abhay Gupta announces Launch of new initiative Luxury Connect in collaboration with Bocconi and Sacha Orloff Consulting Group

New Delhi 29 February 2012 – Mr Abhay Gupta, Founder and CEO of Luxury Connect held a Press Conference for the launch of his new Company Luxury Connect, as well as for an educational program in collaboration with the prestigious SDA Bocconi.

Luxury Connect and Sacha Orloff Consulting Group are proud to announce their collaboration. The partnership between Luxury Connect and Sacha Orloff Consulting Group has been initiated to bring continuous added-value to the current and future activities of Luxury Connect, from partnership development and the creation of a high-value talent-pool, through to the organization of specialist summits and publications that will raise the profile of this highly valuable industry sector and enable India to sustain its position as a major force in the market.

Ms. Alexandra de Kerros Boudkov Orloff is also part of the Advisory Board of Luxury Connect with other prestigious members

Press Release and Presentation download:

Presentation – LUXURY CONNECT media launch 29 02 12

Retail Icon Abhay Gupta’s years of experience in luxury, carves a new model ‘Luxury Connect’

Abhay Gupta, recent recipient of the Retail Icon title by Asia Retail Congress, announced the launch of his new initiative ‘LUXURY CONNECT’ (LC).

Mr. Abhay Gupta, Founder, promoter and CEO of Luxury Connect, is the former Executive Director of Blues Clothing Company Ltd. A pioneer and veteran of luxury in India, he helped not only bring in but establish  luxury brands like Versace, Versace Home, Versace Collection, Corneliani, John Smedley, Tween Damat ADV, Arredo Classic etc in  India. Having helped Blues grow from single location to over 30 locations on a pan India basis, he announced his exit from BCC and the formation of Luxury Connect.

Luxury Connect is a service based organization with a clear focus on luxury, aiming at 4 verticals:

1.    Luxury  Training and Education
2.   Consulting
3.   Luxury e-Commerce
4.   Sourcing

Mr. Gupta is supported in this endeavor by Mr. Rajat Bhattacharya, Co-founder & Chief Sourcing Officer and Mr. Love Ranga, Co founder & Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Bhattacharya comes with a experience of over 35 years  in the sourcing and education business with  a vast international exposure of joint ventures tie up’s. He was instrumental in setting-up and operating for 5 yrs of Pearl Academy of Fashion’s Bangladesh Campus. Mr. Love Ranga, a NIFT graduate, brings in the required youthful incisive mind and energy, as a specialist in the fields of Planning, Luxury Buying & Merchandising, E-Commerce and Sourcing.

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