Martin da Costa arrived in India in 1995 from PMG London and established the Seventy Event Media Group - globally recognized as India's leading expert in luxury and special events planning, representing both Corporates and HNI’s from across the world. Martin is recognized as one of the pioneers of the Festival, Luxury Events and Destination Management industry in India. With offices in Mumbai and Delhi; today, Seventy EMG has well-established individual business units - Seven Steps Wedding Management Services, The SET Design Services as well as its Intellectual Properties division.
Seventy EMG has established international standards of event design, hospitality management and event logistics management, and has played a pivotal role in establishing India as a global destination for high-level special event and destination management expertise. Seventy EMG was a founder member of the Events & Entertainment Management Association of India. The company is also a member of International Special Events Society, and the International Festivals and Events Society.
Martin, in his individual capacity, set up Olive Bar & Kitchen in 2000 along with business partners AD Singh, Henry Tham and wife Saagarika. He has since launched the Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art, India Bike Week & the Zambhala Festival of Yoga & Life Spirit in India.
Kainaz Sethna is one of Asia's best special events and wedding planners. She is responsible for creating an entire generation of luxury event and wedding planners and was one of the people who kick started the abundance of multi-crore wedding events now common across the country.
Immensely popular in office and with clients, Kai prides herself on being both seriously efficient and easy to work with. She has worked with some of the most discerning clients from across India and Europe - Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, Jay Mehta and Juhi Chawla, the Rosy Blue Group, Mahendra Brothers Family and the De Beer's Group, to name a few. She has flawlessly managed beautiful and spectacular weddings, private parties as well as special events for them globally. Events of note include the Times of India Film Awards, South Africa India Film & Television Awards, Remy Martin’s Global Launch Of Louis Xiii’s ‘Rare Cask’ and Cartier Travel with Style Councours d’Elegance.
A mother of twins, she dexterously handles home and the most spellbinding special events seen across India and Europe.
Thanush Joseph is one of the founder directors of Seventy EMG. He plays a pivotal role managing the Client Servicing, Sales and Seventy EMG’s Communications.
Thanush brings together creative and strategic event solutions to our roster of discerning clients. He has the ability to think through client problems from both a theoretical and practical perspective, all dispensed with an easy going and friendly charm. Thanush has been instrumental in securing many high-end accounts like Harley-Davidson, Skoda, Mercedes Benz and Diageo. He has also been responsible for setting up the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Haig Vintage Rally, The Skoda Prize and more recently the India Bike Week.
TJ – as he is affectionately known about the office – is passionate about automobiles and music.