Virat Kohli Reclaims Top Spot in Kroll’s Celebrity Brand Valuation Report with Brand Value of Nearly USD 228 Million

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Kroll, the leading independent global risk and financial advisory solutions firm, announced today the launch of the ninth edition of its Celebrity Brand Valuation Study titled, “Brands, Business, Bollywood”. The study provides a ranking of India’s most powerful celebrity brands based on brand values derived from their brand endorsement portfolios and relative social media presence.

The overall brand value of the top 25 Indian celebrities included in the latest study is estimated at $1.9 billion in 2023, an 18% jump from the previous year.

Key findings of the report include:

● Virat Kohli reclaimed the number one spot with a brand value of $227.9 million, nudging Ranveer Singh to second place at $203.1 million.

● Shah Rukh Khan secures third position with a brand value of $120.7 million on the back of three blockbuster hits in 2023, marking his incredible return into India’s top five celebrity endorsers since 2020.

● Akshay Kumar dropped a rank this year to the fourth position with a brand value of $111.7 million while Alia Bhatt moves to fifth with a brand value of $101.1 million.

● Other notable movements include the meteoric rise in brand value of Kiara Advani moving from rank 16 to rank 12, and Katrina Kaif returned to the list of India’s most valued celebrity brands after five years.

Aviral Jain, Managing Director, Valuation Advisory Services at Kroll said, “Our report recognizes the expansion of celebrity-owned startups across various industries and the spectacular rise of Indian celebrities as global ambassadors of reputed global brands. The year 2023 also witnessed Bollywood’s powerful comeback to the film industry, with blockbusters breaking records to cross the $100 million mark—re-establishing Bollywood’s dominance in the film industry. The synergy between celebrity entrepreneurship, global star advocacy and the resurgence of Bollywood is set to redefine the dynamics of the entertainment and business industries.”

About Kroll

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Snakes & Ladders of Life Through Mokshapatta Offers Path to Enlightenment Through Ancient Vedic Wisdom

Renowned life coach and spiritual advisor Swetta Agarwal on Sunday announced the release of her book, “Snakes & Ladders of Life Through Mokshapatta: Discover Karma, Dharma & The Path to Nirvana.”

This insightful work invites readers on an enlightening journey through the depths of ancient Vedic teachings, using the spiritual tool Mokshapatta to navigate life’s complexities and chart a path toward spiritual awakening.

“As we journey through the complex maze of life, ‘Snakes & Ladders of Life Through Mokshapatta’ offers a unique blend of ancient wisdom and practical guidance, helping us understand the intricate dance between karma and dharma,” says author Swetta. “This book is a beacon for those seeking not just spiritual enlightenment but a balanced life where material success complements spiritual growth. It is my hope that readers will find inspiration and clarity, embracing the path to nirvana while fulfilling their worldly responsibilities.”

Also present at the event were Harsh Malhotra, minister of state for Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Road Transport and Highway; Vijay Sampla, former chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Caste; Ram Vilas Das Vedanti Ji, executive chairman Shriram Janam Bhoomi Nyay Samiti; Shilpa Puri, CEO of Summit India, among other dignitaries.

The book delves into the seventy-two levels of awareness and being, providing a comprehensive approach that meets both material and spiritual needs. It emphasizes that true enlightenment does not necessitate renouncing worldly responsibilities but instead integrates them with spiritual growth.

“Snakes & Ladders of Life Through Mokshapatta” is an essential read for anyone fascinated by Vedic wisdom and those seeking practical spiritual guidance. By combining age-old knowledge with contemporary applications, the book ensures readers can achieve both spiritual and material prosperity, leading to a well-rounded and fulfilling life.

2nd NIGF 2024 by CMAI Concludes with Overwhelming Success, Signalling a Promising Festive Season for the Garment Industry

24th June 2024 New Delhi, Delhi, India The 2nd North India Garment Fair (NIGF 2024), organized by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), concluded on a high note at the Yashobhoomi Convention Centre (IICC) in Dwarka, New Delhi. The fair held from June 11-13, 2024, saw an impressive turnout of more than 200 exhibitors and over 5450 trade visitors, indicating strong positive sentiments for the upcoming festive season.

Second NIGF

Second NIGF 2024 by CMAI Concludes with Overwhelming Success

NIGF is an effective platform for manufacturers from across the country to connect with retailers, distributors and agents from Northern India, while retailers can benefit from discovering new suppliers and brands from across India under one roof.

During the fair, a business networking session on the second day was very well received, with more than 65 exhibitors availed the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with 22 leading agents and distributors who were invited from across India. Exhibitors were able to present their collections to potential agents and distributors from different regions.

Reflecting on the success of the event, Rajesh Masand, President of CMAI, stated, “The overwhelming response to NIGF 2024 is a testament to the strength and potential of the Indian garment industry. The fair not only provided a platform for manufacturers and North region buyers to connect but also highlighted the industry’s readiness for the upcoming festive season. We are confident that this event will help to stabilize the business and pave the way for a remarkable growth in the current year.”

Santosh Katariya, Chairman of NIGF, added, “Apart from the buyer-seller meetings, the key highlight of NIGF was the business networking session which offered an invaluable opportunity for exhibitors to connect with top agents and distributors from across India. The session significantly enhanced and widened the reach of the retail industry to get introduced to new suppliers, discover the latest brands, and refresh their merchandise. NIGF 2024 witnessed a significant turnout from leading retailers and distributors from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal amongst others.”

NIGF 2024 showcased exhibitors from Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Surat, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, Noida besides other cities. Few key exhibitors included names like J.D. Enterprise (Ahmedabad) – Naughty Boy / Ellgon, Lekhus Collections, (New Delhi), Maa Garments (Mumbai) – Aisha, Manjot Trading Co (Ludhiana) – Boyce, Pocket Money Fashion (Indore) – Pocket Money, Junior Rocks, Little Ducks, Bafna Clothing Company (Bengaluru) – Cool Colors, Menzstyl Creation (New Delhi) – Club Merino, N M Fashion Designs (Mumbai) – Kora, NRB Alliance (Surat), Sparrow Classic Trends (New Delhi) – Classic / Kid Classic, Swayam Industries (Ludhiana) – Pro Riders, Zonac Knitting Machines (Noida) -Bonjour, Aman Lifestyle (Mumbai) – Scakhi, Artview Merchants (Kolkata) – Minu, Bodycare Creations (Noida), Cheer Sagar (Jaipur), Devi Designs (Kolkata), G T Fashion (New Delhi) – Meenavati, Knit Tech India (Ludhiana) – Knit Studio, Maam Arts (Jaipur) – Aadews, Multi Brand Exports (New Delhi) – Arunvarun The Fashion Studio, Europe One (Surat) – Rewaa, Sagar Design Fab (Jaipur) and Sky Fashion (Mumbai) amongst many others.

Some of the large retailers who visited the fair included Aristocrat Garments (Ludhiana, Punjab), Paul Garments (New Delhi), Bindals Group (New Delhi & UP), Bachoomal Collection (UP), Stanmax (New Delhi), Suvidha Stores (Karnal, Haryana), Yougal Sons (Jammu & Punjab) and many others.

Exhibitor at NIGF 2024, Arun Sharma, 2nd Generation of Multi Brand Exports – Arunvarun, New Delhi said, “We have been members of CMAI for more than five years and are delighted to have participated in NIGF 2024 as it’s a great platform to meet the buyers. The footfall has been amazing and we have been able to connect with many new buyers. In such trade shows, buyers come to directly discover brands. The success here has encouraged us to participate in other CMAI shows like the upcoming NGF in Mumbai and the Brands of India Show in Dubai.”

Exhibitor at NIGF 2024, Arshdeep Singh Dua, Knit Tech India, Ludhiana, expressed, “The footfalls at NIGF 2024 have been better as compared to the previous year. We are positive about the upcoming season as buyers are looking for creativity in styling.”

NIGF 2024 was inaugurated by notable retailers and featured a diverse range of menswear, womenswear, and kidswear, providing exhibitors with extensive networking opportunities to foster connections with buyers from across India and top-tier industry leaders. Key dignitaries from CMAI present at the inaugural ceremony included Rajesh Masand (President), Rohit Munjal (Vice President), Santosh Katariya (Chairman of NIGF), Rahul Mehta (Chief Mentor), and Pankaj Jain (Hon. Secretary – North), amongst other office bearers.

The success of NIGF 2024 highlights the importance of trade shows in gauging industry sentiments and expectations. As the industry looks forward to a prosperous festive season, events like NIGF serve as crucial indicators of market trends and business opportunities.

Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru Debuts

24th June 2024 Chicago, Illinois, United States Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H): announced the grand opening of Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru, marking the eighth Hyatt Centric hotel in India and underscoring Hyatt’s ambitious growth strategy for its brands in the country. Located in the heart of the lively entertainment hub of Bengaluru and near the airport, this 152-room hotel brings a modern yet playful twist to the city’s cultural charm for savvy leisure and business travelers alike.

Hyatt Centric Located on Bellary Road near Aster CMI, Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru is close to major business parks and the Mall of Asia

Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru stands as an ideal gateway for adventurous guests who wish to explore the city’s rich cultural hotspots, diverse dining scene, and vibrant nightlife. With prominent business hubs such as the Kirloskar Business Park, and Manyata Tech Park, and renowned attractions like the Mall of Asia within easy reach, alongside an array of acclaimed bars and pubs awaiting discovery, guests are poised for an unforgettable journey through Bengaluru’s dynamic offerings.

Hyatt Centric

Enjoy spacious, comfortable rooms with modern amenities and breathtaking views of Hebbal Lake and the cityscape, all while staying at the center of the action in Hebbal, Bengaluru

The hotel’s contemporary design, coupled with eclectic touches, reflects the cosmopolitan vibe of Bengaluru. Its 152 guest rooms, including eight suites, seven long-stay rooms and one presidential suite with terrace gardens overlooking the azure pool, have been tastefully curated, layered with touches of local culture and charm, and enriched with modern amenities. Offering stunning views of Hebbal Lake, the spacious rooms provide a tranquil retreat for guests.

Guests can enjoy a selection of culinary delights at two distinct dining venues, Craft and Cosmo. Whether they are craving coffee and light fare at Craft or global cuisine with a modern twist at Cosmo, there’s something to satisfy every palate. The hotel’s wide variety of ever-evolving menus featuring bites and beverages offers much to the savvy leisure traveler, inviting them to experience the essence of the destination through locally inspired flavors.

Socially connected guests seeking shareable moments will find that Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru is the perfect setting for group gatherings and special occasions, truly embodying a one-space-fits-all approach to meetings and events. The hotel boasts eight customizable event spaces, including a ballroom. Guests can also look forward to continuing their routines away from home with access to gym, pool, and spa facilities.

“Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru offers more than just a place to stay – it’s an ideal gateway for travelers seeking the perfect blend of convenience and immersion in the city’s vibrant culture,” expressed Manuj Sawhney, general manager, Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru. “We’re thrilled to curate unforgettable experiences tailored especially for young millennial travelers and city dwellers eager for an adventure. Whether you’re here for business or leisure, our vibrant yet contemporary ambience ensures a memorable journey, where you can effortlessly discover the city while enjoying the convenience of our central location.”

“The opening of Hyatt Centric Hebbal Bengaluru is an important addition to the fast-growing Hyatt Centric footprint in India, marking the eighth Hyatt Centric hotel in the country. Hebbal has demonstrated significant economic growth in recent years, and we are delighted by this foray into this significant destination for our guests,” said Dhruva Rathore, vice president, development, India & South West Asia, Hyatt.

Blackberrys and Randeep Hooda Join Hands to Celebrate Dads who Inspire to KeepRising

24th June 2024 New Delhi, Delhi, India Strong, confident, and encouraging fathers will always be the ‘enablers’ of the success of their children inspiring and pushing them to achieve their true potential through life’s ups and downs. Celebrating this breed of fathers, Blackberrys, a leading contemporary Indian menswear brand known for its commitment to quality and innovation for over three decades, has unveiled a touching Father’s Day campaign featuring actor-par-excellence Randeep Hooda and his father Ranbir Hooda.

Randeep Hooda collaborates with Blackberrys for Father's Day

Randeep Hooda collaborates with Blackberrys for Father’s Day

The campaign film celebrates the powerful bond the actor shares with his father and highlights the pivotal role that Mr. Hooda played, coming from a non-filmy background, in enabling the success of Randeep in the acting world. Dressed in Blackberrys attires that fit to perfection, the duo is seen striking up a conversation that sees Randeep appreciating that the freedom he was given and the confidence his father had in him, helped shape his career and his life.

“My father has always been my pillar of strength, encouraging me to chase my dreams and to rise above every challenge. I am delighted to be associated with a brand like Blackberrys that celebrates the unwavering spirit in men. To share this experience with my dad who has always encouraged me to #KeepRising, has been nothing short of extraordinary. Kudos to all the super Dads out there who’ve raised a generation of fabulous men. Happy Father’s Day to you all!” said Randeep Hooda.

India’s ‘fit expert’ Blackberrys offers impeccable suits and blazers, stylish and breathable casual wear, contemporary shirts in all crafted by Blackberrys from the finest fabrics, that children can buy for their fathers at a Blackberrys store near them or online. The brand also has a curation of chic accessories that include ties, cufflinks, pocket squares and leather shoes that will add a touch of sophistication to all your dad’s outfits.

“This Father’s Day, we celebrate the power of Dads to encourage their children to fly high and #KeepRising despite all odds. As a brand, Blackberrys lauds that spirit of fearlessness, determination and grit to succeed, in a man and a father who inspires a child to reach for the stars should be celebrated and revered. That is the message we want to share through this film with the super talented Randeep Hooda and his equally impressive Dad,” says Nitin Mohan, Co-founder, of Blackberrys.

Ananda Yogathon: Get a 360-degree, Practical View of Yoga on 21st June

24th June 2024 Pune, Maharashtra, India This International Yoga Day (21st June), Ananda Yoga School of India (a part of Ananda Sangha) is offering a sunrise-to-sunset experience of Yoga. This would appeal to first-timers as well as long-term practitioners of Yoga. Structured into short sessions, the event provides an opportunity to sample a range of subjects and routines and develop a wider and deeper appreciation of the yogic lifestyle.

Ananda Yoga for Body, Mind and Soul

The event will be online over Zoom and is offered free of cost, but prior registration is required. Apart from the regional language (Hindi / Marathi / Tamil) session at 11 am, all other sessions will be in English.

Rooted in the teachings of Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda and designed by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda, Ananda Yoga is a deep yet gentle spiritual yoga practice that integrates body, mind, and soul. It spans asana, pranayam, meditation and affirmations, to achieve radiant health, prosperity, peace, and spiritual awakening.

According to Latha Emmatty Gupta, Director- Ananda Yoga School of India, “Ananda Yoga is much more than a physical practice. It is how you adapt and apply this ancient wisdom in daily life to find more peace and enhance all-round well-being. In that sense, Ananda Yoga is a work-in, rather than a work-out.”

Highlights of Ananda Yogathon (6:00 AM to 7:00 PM):

Surya Namaskar: Learn this immensely powerful technique, and combined with affirmation offer your salutations to the Sun.

Chanting: Open and expand the heart chakra with devotional chanting of mantras.

Asanas for Stress Relief and Heart Health: Guided by experienced teachers, these are customized Ananda Yoga routines to meet the demands of daily life.

Advanced Asanas: These energizing asana routines will take one into a deeper understanding and integration of body, mind and soul.

Restorative Yoga: This form of yoga is very relaxing and renews one both physically and mentally. Using props such as cushions and blocks enables holding poses much longer which calms the mind.

Kriya Yoga: Get introduced to the path of Kriya Yoga, an ancient technique of self-realization that Paramhansa Yogananda described as ‘the airplane route to God’.

Pranayam: It can be both a calming and energizing practice that clears the mind and helps you operate with focus and energy. Pranayam is a doorway to meditation and higher consciousness.

Guided Meditation: Meditate together with hundreds of other online participants, guided by the Kriyacharya and Spiritual Director of Ananda Sangha.

Yoga Sutras: Expand understanding of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and their application in daily life.

Neuroscience of Yoga: Dive into the neuroscience behind Yoga as well as catch up on the latest scientific research on benefits of yoga.

Ayurveda and Yoga: Develop an appreciation of Ayurveda, as a companion science of Yoga. Gain tips on how people can adapt their lifestyle based on body constitution.

Tools for Awakening Inner Power: The application of Yoga is where transformation can happen. Learn tools and techniques to apply yoga in everyday life.

A Holistic Yoga Classroom

A Holistic Yoga Classroom

Register now for this celebration of International Yoga Day and enjoy a taste of the multi-faceted nature of Yoga.

iSON Xperiences Announces Leadership Transition with Appointment of Vitul Kwatra as Global Chief Executive Officer

24th June 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates iSON Xperiences, a global leader in Customer Experience Management (CXM) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) announced the appointment of Vitul Kwatra as its incoming Global Chief Executive Officer, effective this month. Vitul Kwatra succeeds Pravin Kumar, who has served as Global CEO since the company’s founding in 2011.

A Legacy of Excellence and a Vision for the Future

“After many years of dedicated service and unwavering commitment to our company’s growth and success since its inception, Pravin Kumar will be stepping down from the role of Global Chief Executive Officer to take on a new role as Vice-Chairman of the Board,” said Vivek Gupta, Chairman of the iSON Xperiences Board. “Having an industry thought leader of his calibre on our side will be invaluable.”

Gupta continued, “Pravin’s tenure has been marked by substantial growth and successful entry into new markets. We are immensely grateful for his leadership, vision, and tireless efforts in steering the company through many challenges. His legacy will continue to inspire us as we embark on the next chapter of our journey.”

Welcoming a New Era of Growth and Opportunity

“We are thrilled to welcome Vitul Kwatra as our new Global CEO,” Gupta continued. “He brings more than 25 years of experience in both strategic leadership and hands-on management within leading organizations, including almost a decade with iSON Xperiences. During this time, he has played a pivotal role in driving the company’s growth and expansion across multiple geographies and service lines. His deep understanding of our business, coupled with his exceptional leadership skills, makes him the ideal candidate to lead iSON Xperiences into the next phase of its evolution.”

iSON Xperiences is steadfast in its confidence that under Vitul’s leadership, clients, business partners, and employees can expect the same level of passion, commitment, and support.

How Yoga & Walnuts May Enhance Heart Health

California Walnuts and Yoga

24th June 2024 Delhi, India A healthy, nutritious, and active lifestyle can go a long way in maintaining sound mental and physical health, and recent years have made us realize just how important it is to make health an utmost priority in our lives. So, this brings us to an important question: What does one do to stay fit and healthy in 2024? Integrative health coach Neha Ranglani has the answer: “A nutrition-rich diet, containing omega-3 ALA-rich walnuts, may help improve your cardiovascular health. Pair it up with yoga, which helps reduce stress, improve blood circulation, and control blood pressure levels, and you have a powerful combination for maintaining a healthy heart.”

California Walnuts and Yoga

And we couldn’t agree more! California walnuts, paired with the ancient practice of yoga offer complementary effects that can help not only our heart health but also our overall well-being.

Scroll down to read how yoga and walnuts benefit your heart:

1. Reduced stress

Yoga, an ancient Indian practice, involves a combination of body poses, breathwork, and meditation. This trio is known to be beneficial for our mind and body. Meanwhile, walnuts may help improve mood.1 These wonder nuts may be associated with lower depression symptoms, greater interest in activities, higher energy levels, better concentration, and greater optimism.2

2. Promote weight management

Obesity is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, and hence, weight management is key to protecting one’s self. Yoga and walnuts both promote weight management. A handful of walnuts contains 2.5g plant-based omega-3 ALA, 4g protein, 2g fiber, and several other essential nutrients.

Walnuts may have the potential to influence appetite hormones, suppressing hunger and making you feel satiated for longer. And if you feel full for longer, you avoid unnecessary and untimely cravings.3

3. Promote healthy gut

Studies suggest that walnuts enhance the growth of beneficial bacteria to ensure a healthy gut.4 And a healthy gut may be linked to a variety of health benefits, including digestion, metabolism, and the immune system.5 Meanwhile, yoga, through specific poses like Pavanamuktasana and Paschimottanasana, can help deal with symptoms of digestive disorders and improve overall gut health.

4. Improve cholesterol levels

Did you know: that eating walnuts may help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL) in our body?6 And while walnuts do that, yoga also supports good cholesterol levels with its healthy lifestyle and weight management properties.

Now that you have read about a few of the many benefits of yoga and walnuts for heart health, how about starting your day with a handful of California walnuts and 10-15 minutes of yoga (to begin with)? Your body and mind will thank you for this holistic approach towards a healthier, happier you!

References:

1Pribis P. Effects of Walnut Consumption on Mood in Young Adults-A Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2016;8(11):668. doi:10.3390/nu81106682

2Arab L, Guo R, Elashoff D. Lower Depression Scores among Walnut Consumers in NHANES. Nutrients. 2019;11(2):275. doi:10.3390/nu11020275

3Stevenson JL, Paton CM, Cooper JA. Hunger and satiety responses to high-fat meals after high polyunsaturated fat diet: a randomized trial. Nutrition. 2017;41:14–23. doi:10.1016/j.nut.2017.03.008

4Baer/USDA/Gut Health/Jun 01 2018, Parhofer/Univ Munich/Gut Health/Feb 22 2018, Lamendella/Penn State/Gut Health/Dec 18 2021 (citations noted below in Health Research section)

5Wallace TC, Guarner F, Madsen K, et al. Human gut microbiota and its relationship to health and disease. Nutr Rev. 2011;69(7):392-403. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00402

6Guasch-Ferré M, Li J, Hu FB, et al. Effects of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors: an updated meta-analysis and systematic review of controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018;108(1):174-187. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy091.

FTCCI to Host the First Ever Experiential Tourism MICE Conclave in Hyderabad

24th June 2024 New Delhi, Delhi, India  Conclave organized to boost sustainable inbound and outbound tourism in Telangana

Participation from Telangana government officials, 20 International and State Tourism Boards, 100 + exhibitors and 500+ participants alongside 20+ knowledge sessions with leading experts in various fields and experiential Pop-Up shows.

The Federation of Telangana Chamber of Commerce and Industry – FTCCI under the aegis of the Government of Telangana and the Telangana Tourism Board is all set to host the FTCCI Experiential Tourism MICE Conclave managed by iCONEX in Hyderabad on Monday July 29th and Tuesday 30th, 2024, at HICC. This four-day event Starting from 2 Day experiential FAM trips on Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th July 2024 followed by the conclave on Monday July 29th and Tuesday 30th, 2024 aims to boost sustainable inbound and outbound tourism in Telangana and attract a global influx of tourists including six specially-curated familiarization trips, allowing participants to experience the state’s vibrancy and to showcase Hyderabad’s culture in all its beauty.

The conclave is expected to feature a diverse array of speakers right from Government Officials to industry titans from the Aviation Industry, Designation Management Companies – DMCs, International Buyers and more who will converse on rising trends and opportunities in various facets of the travel and tourism landscape.

Witnessing participation from 100 + exhibitors and 500+ participating companies from varied industry verticals like tour operators, guides, food packaging, leisure tourism, airlines, heritage properties, medical tourism leaders, adventure tourism, film tourism, sports tourism, hospitality industry, event management & wedding planners, it will like feature a repertoire of speakers like Birad Rajaram Yajnik and more.

Expressing excitement at the upcoming conclave, Mr. Meela Jayadev, President FTCCI said, “With the FTCCI Experiential Tourism MICE Conclave 2024, we aim to empower and enhance the state of World and Telangana’s travel and tourism sector by creating an immersive platform fostering meaningful connections, creativity, and transformative thinking within the experiential tourism industry globally.”

Ms. Rakhi Kankaria, Chairperson

Ms. Rakhi Kankaria, Chairperson of FTCCI Tourism Committee added, “The FTCCI ETM Conclave 2024 showcases the unique aspects like ‘Salar Jung by Night’ which will be an experientially enriching highlight on the canvas of Telangana Tourism. Our FAM trips will promise an unforgettable journey through India’s most cherished treasures, offering firsthand experiences that will deepen your appreciation for our diverse tourism opportunities. Additionally, our experiential pop-up shows will captivate and inspire.”

“The Conclave aims to leave a lasting impact on participants, energizing the industry towards positive change through a series of dynamic and insightful sessions, hands-on experiences, and cultural exchanges, not to mention the collaborations fostered during the Conclave,” said Mr. Abhimanyu Singh, Director iCONEX.

In order to showcase the diverse tapestry and versatility of Hyderabad, six familiarization trips – FAM Trips Will be conducted on Saturday July 27th and Sunday 28th, 2024 covering industries and sectors like religious tourism, sports heritage, the city of Hyderabad, handloom and handicrafts, hospitality, hotels and conventions, as well as medical facilities.

FTCCI’s inaugural ETM Conclave 24’ in India is a groundbreaking event set to transform businesses across 40 dynamic tourism sectors, revolutionizing the industry and setting new benchmarks for the future.

Ms. Rakhi Kankaria, Chairperson of FTCCI Tourism Committee

CHEMAXE: Jay TechnoChem’s Cutting-Edge Solution for the Fragmented Chemical Trading Market

24th June 2024 New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaJay TechnoChem, a pioneering technology startup dedicated to advancing the chemical industry through innovative solutions, has announced the launch of its chemical trading platform CHEMAXE in August 2024. This state-of-the-art platform is set to transform the chemical trading industry by addressing its longstanding inefficiencies and challenges.

CHEMAXE: Trade Live, Trade smart

Founded with a mission to integrate cutting-edge technology into chemical trading, Jay TechnoChem develops platforms, applications, and services designed to be the go-to resources for all information related to chemical trading and the broader industry. It has a vision to lead the way in technological innovation within the chemical sector, fostering a more efficient, accessible, and advanced industry for all stakeholders.

CHEMAXE exemplifies their commitment to revolutionizing the chemical trading landscape. Unlike conventional digital platforms, CHEMAXE will offer a comprehensive, live trading experience. It will use advanced algorithms to match buyers and sellers based on specific product requirements, ensuring efficient transactions and real-time price updates. This platform will address significant challenges faced by the chemical trading industry, which is often fragmented and unorganized. Traditional methods require excessive time for inquiries, negotiations, and networking, which is both stressful and inefficient. CHEMAXE is designed to enhance trust through transparent pricing and secure transactions, allowing buyers, sellers, and traders to develop better strategies and maximize deal value.

The initial concept for CHEMAXE emerged from the extensive experience of the Co-founder and Director of Jay TechnoChem, Mr. Ashok Lakhani, who has spent over 25 years navigating the complexities of the chemical trading industry. Driven by his ambition to create a better future for the next generation of traders, Mr. Lakhani dedicated over a decade to develop a solution that would provide accurate insights into chemical prices and improve the trading experience. His son, Mr. Jay Lakhani, joined the venture, bringing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. Together, they began conceptualizing the platform in early 2023, and after approximately seven months of refining the blueprint, the development of CHEMAXE commenced in September 2023.

What sets CHEMAXE apart is its innovative use of advanced algorithms and real-time updates. The platform’s unique LTP (Last Traded Price) model guarantees that market prices remain tamper-proof, updating solely through organic trading activity. This mechanism enhances pricing fairness and significantly diminishes the impact of third-party influences. Additionally, CHEMAXE offers real-time trading and management tools, empowering users to respond swiftly to market conditions and refine their trading strategies. These distinctive features are poised to propel market growth and drive overall industry advancement.

As the launch approaches in the coming months, Mr. Ashok Lakhani, Co-Founder and Director of Jay TechnoChem, shared his thoughts on the CHEMAXE project, “Throughout my decades in the chemical trading industry, I have seen the market’s potential hindered by outdated methods and inefficiencies. CHEMAXE is our answer to these longstanding issues. By providing real-time trading, transparent pricing, and in-depth market information, we aim to empower traders and set a new standard for the industry. Our mission is to transform chemical trading into a seamless and efficient experience for everyone involved.”

While their current focus is on the successful market introduction and launch of CHEMAXE, Jay TechnoChem is committed to continuous upgrades and improvements in user experience. Future plans include expanding their services to international markets and implementing alternate trading methodologies, establishing CHEMAXE as the centralized hub for all chemical trading activities worldwide.

In addition to CHEMAXE, Jay TechnoChem has an array of upcoming models in development, each aimed at addressing various segments of the chemical industry. These future projects will be unveiled in stages, further cementing Jay TechnoChem’s commitment to lead technological advancement within the chemical sector.

After presenting a preview of CHEMAXE to their advisory panel, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Many industry leaders hailed the platform as the future of chemical trading. There is no doubt that CHEMAXE will revolutionize the sector. It’s only a matter of time before it becomes synonymous with all things chemical.