Agenda 2019

WORKING AGENDA – 2nd April

08.30am: Registration

09.00am: Chair’s welcome


The innovation imperative: how AI and big data will change luxury retail for good


Driving the future for luxury sector profitability with disruptive technology
Marie Myers, Chief Financial Officer, UiPath


How blockchain can secure a more transparent future for the luxury supply and distribution chain


GC Panel: AI, Blockchain and the luxury legal department of the future
Our panel of GCs discuss the impact that new technology is having on how legal teams deliver value to their organisations


10.45am: Refreshments


Emerging opportunities and challenges for luxury brands

Louise Singlehurst, Managing Director, European Equity Research, Goldman Sachs Reseach


The Vintage Revolution

  • The growth in the vintage, or resale, market and the implications for the luxury industry
  • Breaking down silos and connecting luxury brands with the secondary market
  • How brands can work to limit counterfeiting in the resale industry.

Stephanie Crespin, Founder and CEO, Style Tribute


Breakout Sessions

Changing trade policies and their impact on the Luxury & Fashion industry
Hosted by Baker McKenzie

Influencers: risk or reward?
Hosted by Bryan Cave

Workshop Three
Hosted by Van Bael& Bellis

Workshop Four
Hosted by Wiggin/INCOPRO


Workshop Reports
Our workshop leaders present a 3-minute summary of the key take-aways from each session


13.00pm: Lunch


Securing Luxury: How to avoid a cyber-crisis
Alex Urbelis, Partner, Blackstone Law Group


Breakout Sessions


15.15pm: Refreshments


Workshop Reports
Our workshop leaders present a 3-minute summary of the key take-aways from each session


Protecting your brand reputation online in the social media jungle


Panel: Protecting the essence of luxury in the new world
Our panel of GCs discuss the challenges created by new distribution channels, and the solutions that are working for them

  • Ensuring the luxury experience
  • Protecting brand equity

Clare Cornell, Partner, Finnegan Europe LLP
Aaron Parker, Partner, Finnegan LLP
Kenneth Anand, Head of Business Development & General Counsel, Yeezy Apparel LLC


Closing keynote / fireside chat
Redefining luxury for a new generation


Summing Up


17.30pm: Networking Drinks