Agenda 2019


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