World Luxury Expo Abu Dhabi 2013 hosted at palatial Emirates Palace
The third edition of the World Luxury Expo series of events will be hosted at the magnificent Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi from 27-29 September 2013
By: Gaetano Adinolfi WLG
The World Luxury Expo series has been gaining momentum and traction amongst many of the world’s leading luxury brands. World Luxury Group has recently concluded two successful World Luxury Expos, the inaugural event was held at Burj Al Arab, Dubai in January and the second in February at the palatial Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh earlier this year.
World Luxury Expo showcases a selection of the world's leading luxury brands to an invitation-only three-day event to high-net worth private clientele from across the GCC region.
Abu Dhabi is fast becoming a city which is positioning itself as one of the luxury retail capitals of the world, and the luxury market in Abu Dhabi is one of the most strategically important, and indeed lucrative. Most of the premium brand retailers are planning rapid expansion into Abu Dhabi, and this trend is set to continue with a multitude of luxury retail developments in the pipe-line and developments underway in the city.
According to Knight Frank's Wealth Report 2013, the number of high net worth individuals (HNWI) in the UAE, having a fortune of US$ 30 million (AED 110 million), is set rise by 53 per cent over the next decade.
World Luxury Expo will feature a broad selection of carefully selected categories including fine art, high-end jewellery and fashion, hand-crafted time pieces, designer furniture and exquisite table settings, automobiles, fine dining, private aviation, and luxury travel. All participating exhibitors are leaders in their respective fields, executing superior design qualities and constantly striving for the ultimate in quality and perfection.
Darren Abel, Head of Sales and Marketing at Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, comments: “Porsche values and philosophies permeate through everything we do to ensure that we always remain true to our principles. The World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi presents the perfect opportunity for us to showcase Porsche’s first ever Panamera Executive model, with their 15 cm longer wheelbase. Available for the Panamera 4S and Turbo only, the new Executive models offer not only more rear seating space but also comprehensive features ensuring maximum comfort, convenience and privacy.”
Moiseikin Jewellery is renowned for creating one of a kind jewellery pieces and objets d'art and will be presenting a collection at World Luxury Expo Abu Dhabi entitled the "Imperial Collection."
Says Michael Klapfer, Sales Manager of Faustig Chandeliers, “For over fifty years, Faustig has been creating the most unique selection of world-class crystal chandeliers in Italy. As holders of several Guinness world records for the most complex and largest chandeliers, we are excited to return to Abu Dhabi to reveal several creations that have never yet been seen in the region before.”
Gold & Co. London is showcasing a 24-carat, gold-plated bronze, pure bred Arabian Stallion created by Don Alberto Carlos, which stands at 2.85m tall. This artwork is from a limited edition of only nine pieces and each piece is valued at US$ 163,354 (AED 600,000). Gold & Co, London will also present a selection of exclusively designed mobile phones made from precious metals and studded with diamonds.
B5 Art of Living LLC is presenting an innovation from human biophysical medicine, the Human Regenerator. This unique technology in rejuvenation, health and well-being is valued at over US$ 544,000 (AED 2 million) and stems from the principle that everything, including matter, consists of physical stem cell information according to quantum physics. The development of the Human Regenerator is a masterly high-end performance with regards to realisation of progressive and new technologies.
A selection of other luxury goods and services that invited guests can look forward to viewing at World Luxury Expo, Abu Dhabi include bespoke fragrances by haute perfumerie, House of Sillage, the finest Swiss-made Rebellion time pieces, Cornelio Cappellini, Giorgio Collection, Mariner furniture (presented by Interiors Furniture), Italian jeweler, Giarletta Rosmundo, will be presenting the famed Al-Noor Jewel, fine artwork by Marie Josée Primeau, and Dubai-based luxury Al Barari Luxury Villas will be on show. Döttling will be presenting bespoke German superior safes, and there will also be collectors pieces by Italian Gold Line, a presentation of The Royal Collection by Sony and one of the world’s most expensive headscarves by Kashperia.
Following the Abu Dhabi edition, World Luxury Expo will continue to Doha from 14-16 November 2013. Then the Expo travels to Kuwait in December and returns to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2014, creating an annual signature series of events in the GCC region.
by Kirsty Parry marketing manager World Luxury Group Ltd.
World Luxury Expo 2013/14
Middle East Series
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 27-29 September 2013•
St. Regis, Doha, 17-19 November 2013•
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait, 10-12 December 2013•
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, 28-30 January 2014•
The Hilton Hotel, Jeddah, 9-11 February 2014
And We are gradually expanding the World Luxury Expo concept into other major luxury markets outside the Middle East region.
Initially this will be in Seoul, South Korea and Lagos, Nigeria as follows:
W & Sheraton Hotel, Seoul, 16-18 April 2014
Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, 20-22 June 2014
These will all be permanent fixtures on the global luxury calendar.
Official Agent for World Luxury Group Ltd
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org