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Described as “The next generation of marketing for luxury brands” by the British media, The Luxury Network is the world’s leading luxury affinity marketing group. The Luxury Network is a private membership club, established in luxury capitals or countries around the world, within which premium companies work closely together at senior director level for mutual business and client development.

The Luxury Network’s objective is simple: To facilitate co-operation and exciting new business development activities between top-end companies. New business partnerships are created via strategic alignment, joint collaborations, product placements, endorsements, media sharing, B2B and B2C networking, sales and luxury showcase events and numerous other afďŹ nity marketing activities.

“2017 has proven to be yet another record year for The Luxury Network International® brand.” -Fares Ghattas, Global CEO The Luxury Network International 4

The Luxury Network International Achievements For 2017 The Luxury Network International

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and territories worldwide. Before the The Luxury Network has made a difyear 2017 ended, the elite network ference to a vast number of luxury launched in Egypt and Lebanon.

international brands. Today, each of us at The Luxury Network are

“2017 has proven to be yet another looking for new ways to exceed our record year for The Luxury Network members expectations by creating International ®



Fares new affairs and maximum exposure

Ghattas, Global Chief Executive Of- through consistent new projects.


HIGHLIGHTS MAR - APR TLN Achievements for 2017


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Romer Gallery

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TLN Germany New Year's Get-together


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Glamorous Diplomatic Council Gala

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TLN UK Winter Seminar

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POMMERY CUVÉE LOUISE – A TREASURE ALSO SANS DOSAGE Already in 1858 Madame Pommery very aptly noted that a glass of cooled champagne is the highlight of any given moment. La qualité d‘abord! 160 years later we are still working on her idea of quality and taste and continue with the Pommery way of indulgence and innovation. To clear our way towards refinement and perfection, Pommery has appointed a new chef de cave for the champagne house from Reims who has already overseen the maison’s 2017 harvest. Clément Pierlot is the maison’s 10th winemaker and takes over from Thierry Gasco, who now directs Pommery’s sparkling winemaking in California, England and the South of France. Pierlot has been a vineyard director at the Vranken-Pommery Monopole since 2004, joining the company at the age of 24. Due to Clément’s daily involvement with wine development and his proven environmental commitment, it was certain for Paul-François Vranken that he was a natural choice to become the 10th cellar director for Champagne Pommery.


Indeed, 2004 was a decisive year for Pommery – regarding our future development and our development in taste. So Pommery has taken the unusual step to also create a brut nature version of the Cuvée Louise 2004. The second Cuvée Louise to be released from that year, this version of the house’s prestige line has no sugar added at all rather than the usual low dosage. It has been singled out as one of the best vintages of the decade and, according to winemaker Thierry Gasco, having no sugar dosage accentuates the linear freshness and chalky intensity of the wine which makes it a natural partner for the iodine saltiness of Belon oysters or razor clams.

Clément Pierlot, Chef de Cave de Pommery



In the tradition of Pommery Nature 1874, Cuvée Louise is the only cuvée with so little sugar or no sugar at all, respectively. Thus the wine embodies exceptional purity. Behind this apparent simplicity, however, there are unique processes tended to at each stage of the wine’s elaboration that ensure that Cuvée Louise is the quintessence of the inhouse style. It is an elegant, mature wine, featuring flavours of roasted almonds as well as fruit. Full of minerals, thanks to their high concentration in chardonnay, this ripe wine is very ready to drink. So Madame Pommery has set the stage for a unique idea of champagne. By means of this new Cuvée Louise Pommery has added the choice of sans dosage to the mix to take the tasting experience of all champagne lovers even further.

Pommery‘s prestigious champagne Cuvée Louise is named after Madame Pommery, who took over the company when her husband, Alexandre Pommery, died. The Cuvée Louise was first created in 1979 and, just as Madame Pommery would have demanded, is a product of the very best plots in the Pommery vineyards that are reserved specifically for this prestigious cuvée. “We source the grapes from three Grand Cru vineyards in Champagne, with citrusy freshness and intensity of chardonnay from Avize and Cramant, and the power and structure of pinot noir from Aÿ,” explains Clément Pierlot, Pommery’s wine maker.



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zon. The lower the sun, the more dramatic the outcome” he says. The depth and expanse of the final result, even in some cases when he only had 30 seconds of light leaves many asking “is that a painting or a real photo?” “You push your luck a lot” Romer says admitting sometime sit works, sometime it doesn’t. His personal work released catalogues big intense skies and extraordinary sights produced by Mother Nature that most people only dream about seeing. Many of his shoot locations are true wild territories. Like the Mt Aspiring area, home to interconnecting glaciers in New Zealand’s Southern Lakes doesn’t even have a hiking track or single road.

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SMSANZ Alumni Networking Event in Partnership With The Luxury Network Singapore


n partnership with The Luxury Network Singapore, SMSANZ (Singapore Medical Society of Australia and New Zealand) recently kicked off the new year with the SMSANZ Alumni Networking Event on the 10th of January 2018. The event was held at a cozy and posh venue provided by De Dietrich in one of their humble showrooms in Ubi. The attendees were graced with the presence of their guest speaker, Dr. Chia Shi Lu, who holds the position of Deputy Head and Senior Consultant at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital. He is also one of the Members of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC. Dr. Chia provided a number


of insights into the healthcare system and advice for the young doctors-to-become. Opportunities to interact with such an influential yet amiable person were seized by many of the attendees, alongside a night of mouth-watering tapas courtesy of Chef Iskandar and the team from Coriander Leaf. The guests have experienced the art of cooking

anew with Chef Iskander. Chef Iskander and his team whipped up delectable canapÊs on the spot for the guests, including a live cooking demo for a green mango and grilled chicken salad with the help of some members. The drinks served were from Peroni Nastro Azzurro. To top it off, there was an amazing lucky draw prize consisting of a one-night weekend staycation at The St. Regis Singapore for two, valued at SGD$1200, courtesy of The Luxury Network. The Luxury Network thanks their wonderful sponsors for the 2018 SMSANZ networking event, without them, the event would not have been possible: De Dietrich, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Coriander Leaf, and Ms. Irene Ho.

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The Luxury Network Australia Hosts Members Networking Event With Nanda Hobbs


he Luxury Network members and guests enjoyed an evening of networking at the new Nanda\Hobbs Gallery in Chippendale. Guests enjoyed a fine cheese and charcuterie display from Simon Johnson whist exploring the latest exhibition of works from renowned artist Adam Nudelman titled “A Sea of Discontent”. The Luxury Network member networking functions are a great way for members to catch up on a regular basis and form new business partnerships and alliances. Nanda\Hobbs is a corporate art advisory business featuring some of Australia’s finest artists.


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The Luxury Network Germany B2B New Year‘s Get-together


fter the festive season The Luxury Network Germany members community came together for their traditional New Year Kick-off Event, enjoying some inspirational highlights. The hospitable Kameha Suite Frankfurt acted as a co-host and greeted all fellow network partners for the third time in their palatial villa. This TLN member always offers with its unique venue and prestigious environment the perfect set-up for a successful meeting. On this year’s prelude of the agenda the reputable keynote speaker Bert Ohnemüller gave inspiring insight views to his long-standing findings and experiences of the technical term “Neuromerchandis62

ing“. The author of LEAD – SPEAK – INSPIRE, Coach, Consultant of several enterprises and Lecturer at various universities in Germany and abroad fully captured his audience by showing new perspectives of the topic “Emotion – How to deal with other humans and your own self”. During the subsequent workshop all creative thoughts and ideas had been amalgamated into concrete new affinity projects. This secures a solid professional tool for all members to pursue their exciting win-win situations, which will be continuously realized by The Luxury Network in 2018. The top clients of TLN members may already look forward to some outstanding experiences!

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The Luxury Network Australia Showcase True North Adventure Cruises


n Friday, the 12th of January, True North Adventure Cruises invited guests and members of The Luxury Network South Australia on-board their True North cruise boat. Bird in Hand, Kanga Corporate Charters, Mike Annese Photography and 2KW’s The Pontoon supported the stylish event.


Guests arrived at The Pontoon bar along the River Torrens then transferred by Kanga’s Signature Series Supercoach to True North in the Flinders Harbour at Port Adelaide. Once on-board the finest wine, food and hospitality were on offer and guests taken on a virtual tour. As the sun set, guests were transported back to 2KW Bar and Restaurant to enjoy the night views atop Adelaide’s iconic rooftop bar. Thank you for the images Mike Annese!


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2KW and The Luxury Network Australia host The SuperFoiler Grand Prix


n February 2nd, 2KW Restaurant & Bar presented the exciting new SuperFoiler Grand Prix event with The Luxury Network South Australia members and guests with supporting brands Bird in Hand, Kanga Corporate Charters and Mike Annese Photography. Guests were transferred from the iconic Adelaide rooftop to the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron onboard Kanga’s Signature Series Supercoach, equipped with a Bird in Hand wine bar. Mike Annese Photography was on board to capture the international sailing experience. Viewing the race from the elite ‘Strictly Business’ yacht, guests were greeted with an impressive array food and beverages while enjoying the high-speed catamaran racing. When the racing concluded the guests were transported back to 2KW’s rooftop in style.


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The Luxury Network UK Winter Seminar 2018


he first seminar of the year was hosted by 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair’s latest premier Business Membership Club, and one our latest UK members. Hosting the seminar enabled 12 Hay Hill to showcase their club, and provided a discount for The Luxury Network members when joining. The seminar brought Luxury brand members together to meet and discuss future potential partnership projects and collaborations. Guests were presented to from both new and existing members including; Sunseeker London, Berkeley Homes, Home Move

Consultants, Holiday Luxury, Eight Ray Music, ITC Luxury Travel, 3 St James’s Square and Red Eye Events. The Luxury Network holds quarterly B2B seminars at differing locations, for decision-making representatives from member brands to build relationships and plan unique partnerships, as part of their annual membership. The seminars are proven to be really important part of the membership benefit as it enables members to meet face-to-face and discuss partnerships that will roll out in the upcoming months.


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The Luxury Network Australia Welcomes in the New Year With Aspen Snowmass


he Luxury Network Australia partnered with VOGUE Australia, Aspen Snowmass along with socialites Barbara Coombes and Wallis Graeme to welcome in the new year with an Aussie Après at The Little Nell’s Chair 9 Bar. The evening was very


well attended with our Australian guests taking over Chair 9. This exclusive event which is now in its third year has become the must attend event in Aspen in January and we will be partnering with Bistro Moncur Mosman to host an Australian Winter version on May 18th 2018.



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Glamorous Diplomatic Council Gala 2018


nternational dignitaries from diplomacy, business and society got together in the time-honored halls of the prestigious Frankfurt Grandhotel Hessischer Hof for the glamorous Diplomatic Council Gala 2018. This year`s gala served as the global meeting point, not only for the European, but also for the valued members traveling from the USA and Asia. The Grandhotel Hessischer Hof itself joined the Diplomatic Council four years ago as a member and has ever since hosted the DC gala providing the ideal setting for a fabulous and magnificent celebration.

this year`s gala, he gave a short and sweet speech thanking the Diplomatic Council and its members for the warm welcome to the organization. As a thank you, Sascha`s company TwentyFourSeven Cosmetics sponsored a farewell bag with exclusive cosmetics for all participants.

The solemn inauguration of DC Business Consul, Mme Claude Piel, marked another highlight. In her speech, Claude Piel talked about her experiences as an international journalist. Her work has led her to many horrible places in the world where she has witnessed poverty, misery, abuse and crimes For the first time, the Diplomatic Council is de- so she has decided to dedicate her time, her relighted to welcome a German Ambassador, namely sources and all her energy to promote peace and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Heinrich Kreft, to the Diplomatic Council Board of Presidents. The newly appointed president delivered a speech on how diplomacy and business interact for the benefit of the community and society. He was much applauded for his belief that the world needs economic diplomacy and praised the Diplomatic Council for doing exactly this. On the occasion of his inauguration at the prestigious Vienna reception back in September 2017, DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger delivered a comprehensive speech on free and fair trade. At 72


diplomacy in joint forces with DC Business Ambassador Jamal Qaiser. Moreover, Claude Piel will focus on expanding the Diplomatic Council to her home country France with the support of Founding President Ambassador Buddhi Athauda who now resides in Paris as the official Ambassador to France and UNESCO.

the renowned violinist Emily Greitzer. These two gifted and exceptional artists enchanted the guests and transported the audience to another world.

While strolling down the halls of the grand hotel, guests would obtain further details about the first book of the Diplomatic Council („Thinking 4.0“), the upcoming DC delegation trip to Sri Lanka and The Diplomatic Council`s Educational Sponsor- the DC VIP travel services - all organized and ofship program initiated by Secretary General Hang fered by DC members. Nguyen reflects the spirit of the Diplomatic Council that everyone can make a contribution to better “It was an inspiring evening full of stimulating ideas the world. The program is driven by the conviction and unique people in a marvelous setting, one of that the weakest and most helpless members of the participants stated. “I really look forward to society - our children - need the highest attention. the DC Summer Celebration which will take place DC Business Ambassador Dr. Thomas Durchlaub in June.” and Annette Habermann have become the first godparents for a girl and a boy in Sri Lanka and will On parting, all guests received two gifts: their soufinance the studies of these two orphans. Mem- venir photos professionally taken in front of the bers who also wish to support vocational trainings photo wall with DC dignitaries and a farewell bag or studies of orphans are welcome to contact the with TwentyFourSeven Cosmetics sponsored by Secretariat General. DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger. This year’s DC Global Media Innovator (GMI) was awarded to the British-American company RTAd. The GMI recognizes the best media innovation of the year. RTAd`s CEO Simon Ingram proudly accepted the award from DC Chairman Dieter Brockmeyer. He further received an art piece especially created for the GMI winner by famous artist Ulrike Bolenz. The musical performance was delivered by the international star pianist Albert Frantz and 73


London Boat Show 2018: The Value of Collaboration Between Luxury Brands


he world-famous London Boat Show welcomed 347 exhibitors and boasted 65 boat and product launches in mid January. The Luxury Network Members, Sunseeker London, partnered with a fellow member, award winning Interior Design House Alexander James Interiors who ‘enriched their strong display of stunning Sunseeker boats with their luxurious touch.’ Christopher Head, Sales Director of Sunseeker London, went on to say ‘it is so important that we have these strong brand partnerships. Boat Shows are some of the most important dates in our calendar, and during that time we need to showcase everything we do to the nth degree. AJI’s design team are


fabulous at understanding what works on our boats. Their attention to detail and flare means they get it right every time.” Other luxury brands that participated in the collaboration with Sunseeker London to enhance the Sunseeker experience included; Jo Malone, Fleurs De Paris, Boodles, Chase Distillery,  and luxury French champagne house Laurent Perrier.  Sunseeker also opened up their event to Luxury Network members, as a way for members to have a further understanding of Sunseeker as a company and to further realise ways in which to collaborate. It proved to be a successful way that other members could also bring their clients too.

Iberostar Breakfast Briefing


ew member, Iberostar, hosted an interactive breakfast briefing for The Luxury Network UK members for the launch of their new 5-star property: Grand Portals Nous – Mallorca. Commercial Director, Geraldine Gomboshaw, presented the new property that is launching next month. Attendees were able to see and hear what the impressive hotel will have on offer. It provided an opportunity to discuss potential partnership opportunities with the Iberostar luxury group. It


proved to be a successful event as every member that attended was eager to work with Iberostar and found ways in which they could collaborate. The Luxury Network will host an event in summer at the Grand Portals Nous- Mallorca, in order to enable members to truly witness the experience that the hotel offers. The event was hosted at fellow member, 3 St. James’s Square’s, venue illustrating the multiple ways that members can work together. 75


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Featuring TLN Achievements for 2017, Swiss international, Romer Gallery and Yachtshare.

The luxury network magazine Issue 05  

Featuring TLN Achievements for 2017, Swiss international, Romer Gallery and Yachtshare.