Thursday, 18 April 2019
· Panel Discussion on ‘*Changing Trends in Men’s Lifestyle in Indi*a’
· Man of Substance’ Awards to honour illustrious men from different walks of life
· A glamorous show decoding latest fashion trends
The inaugural edition of “*India Men Show*”, a luxury evening dedicated to celebrate *men’s lifestyle choices* is slated to take place on April 18, 2019, at The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi. The evening encompasses a *panel discussion* on changing trends in men’s lifestyle industry, ‘*Man of Substance*’* Awards *to honour select iconic men from different walks of life and a curated *fashion presentation *by menswear labels.
“*India Men Show*” evolves from the fact that men are becoming increasingly style savvy and that they are making informed lifestyle choices more than ever before. Be it fashion, fitness, grooming, machines, travel, technology or personal space, they are investing smartly in factors that determine their way of life. The event finds its purpose in encouraging modern men to become significantly aware of their lifestyle decisions and their impact in the society.
“Our objective is to become an enabler in the men-specific industry where relevant participating brands meet with influential men and decision-makers to widen their networking, business and branding opportunities,” say *Karan Bhardwaj* and *Poonam Kumar*, the Founders of India Men Show. The guest list includes Delhi’s most influential people viz., industrialists, businessmen, restaurateurs, bureaucrats, influencers, politicians, diplomats, expats, socialites.
*Panel Discussion: *Men’s luxury fetishes are not a secret! But what is their latest fad? Former Indian cricketer *Anjum Chopra* will be in conversation with *Mr.* *Sunil Sethi* (President, FDCI), *Bobby John Varkey*, editor-in-charge, The Man Magazine, *Mr.* *Malvinder Singh Ricky* (Former COO, Taj Hotels), *Mr. Rajiv Makhni* (Tech Guru), *Mr. Sangram Singh* (wrestler). They will decode changing trends in men’s lifestyle.
*‘Man of Substance’ Awards*
‘*Man of Substance*’ felicitation is a celebration of select men’s lifestyle choices and their bold decisions. These movers and shakers have set remarkable examples in the society. They are a role model to the millennials of India.
An esteemed panel of *Jury* for ‘*Man of Substance*’ recognition includes *Ms.* *Ritu Beri* (Founder, The Luxury League), *Mr.* *Bobby John Varkey* (Editor-in-Chief, The Man), *Ms.* *Madhu Jain* (Textile Conservationist), *Ms.* *Divya Aggarwal* (Senior Editor, Indian Express), *Prof.* *Subha Rajan* (Philanthropist), *Ms. Neelam Pratap Rudy* (Golfer & Activist) and *Ms.* *Piya Bajwa* (Founder, ‘*Nobility for Ability*’ initiative).
Some of the well-known names to be honoured with “*Man of Substance*” award include *Mr. Amit Burman *(VP, Dabur India), *Mr.* *Raghava Rao *(Vice President, Finance & India CFO at Amazon India),* Mr. Raghav Verma* (Co-founder, Chaayos), *Sabbas Joseph* (Founder, Wizcraft), *Mr.* *Sunil Sethi* (President, FDCI), *Mr.* *Zorawar Kalra* (Founder, Massive Restaurants), *Mr.* *Navin Ansal* (Founder, Casa Pop), *Mr. Tarun Thakral* (Founder, Heritage Transport Museum), Mr*Sangram Singh* (Wrestler), *Mr. Sachin Atulkar *(IPS Officer, Online sensation), *Mr.* *Samir Suhag* (Polo Player), *Mr.* *Rajiv Makhni* (Tech Guru), *Mr.* *Jamal Shaikh* (Editor, HT Brunch) and *Mr. Martin Howard* (Social Activist).
*Special Recognition: Ms. Ritu Beri*
In a special gesture, the India Men Show will raise a toast to *Ms. Ritu Beri*, India’s globally-acclaimed designer who has played instrumental role in shaping modern luxury in India. She started The Luxury League, a Not-for-profit organisation that organises The Luxury Symposium every year to nurture homegrown brands in the field of art, culture and lifestyle.
*A dash of Fashion*
A stylishly curated fashion presentation to showcase BMW’s latest Summer lifestyle collection. From glares to watches, from duffle bags to trolleys, from polo shirts to motorsport jackets, BMW is all out to woo the stylish men. Also will be showcased the all new BMW X4 for men who love their wheels.
Study by Janak will present their classic looks for the suave, smart and stylish Men.
Powered by Born of Web and Priceless Possessions, India Men Show 2019 is supported by leading names - BMW as Lifestyle Partner, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa as Hospitality Partner, United Breweries and Fishing Cat as Beverage Partner, Wikka and BioAyurveda as Gifting partners, The Man and Exotica magazine as Media partners, Brand Stand Bespoke Communications as PR Partner, Red 93.5 Fm as Radio Partner and Crystal Hues as Digital Partner.
*About India Men Show*
*India Men Show *is the brainchild of two eminent media personalities, *Mr.* *Karan Bhardwaj*, Founder, www.bornofweb.com and *Ms.* *Poonam Kumar*, Founder, Priceless Possessions.
Karan Bhardwaj is a Delhi-based media proprietor, journalist, digital influencer and YouTuber. He is the Founder of www.bornofweb.com, a popular digital features magazine headquartered in New Delhi. As a journalist, he has worked with reputed broadsheets like The Statesman, The Pioneer and has contributed to leading print and online magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Man, Shubh Yatra, Rail Bandhu and Go Getter to name a few.
Poonam Kumar, a brand promoter for over two decades, has promoted some of the world’s most luxurious brands in India viz., Dior, Versace, La Prarie, Lazartigue, Rolf Benz, Hacker, Hulsta, & Magniflex etc. She is the Young President of Society of Business & Professional Women, New Delhi Chapter of The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International), the Young president of Federation of Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) and the State Chairperson - Lifestyle Entrepreneurs of All Ladies League (ALL).