2 April, Ham Yard Hotel, London
08.30 am Registration
09.00 am Chair’s welcome
09.10 am Disruptive Luxury: How Silicon Valley is redefining the luxury marketplace
- New ways of advertising that are changing customers’ user experience
- Artificial Intelligence and its impact on luxury
- Augmented reality and its possible usage in brick and mortar experiences, as well as online
- Start-ups stepping into the luxury space and technology disrupting luxury
Jenny Wolfram, CEO & Founder, BrandBastion
09.30 am Technology meets Luxury meets China: a fireside chat with Alibaba
Michael Evans, President, Alibaba, in conversation with Frederick Mostert, Chair, Professor of Practice, Digital Communications Centre, Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College, London
10.00 am Inside Coty: The challenges of running a 21st century luxury law department
Legal developments inside one of the world’s leading luxury brands
New markets, new technologies, new challenges
An exploration of the emerging issues in the luxury sector and how Coty’s luxury division responds
Greerson McMullen, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, Coty
10.25 am New Luxury: Tracking Golden Goose SpA
Silvio Campara, CEO, Golden Goose
10.40 am Refreshments
11.10 am Workshops, choose one from the following:
Influencers: risk or reward?
- What is a photo worth? Are influencers the way forward for luxury brands?
- The consumer protection challenge
- Entrusting your brand image to a third party
Hosted by Bryan Cave
- Nick Steward, Founder, GALLIVANT
- Melanie Nardo, General Counsel, Coty Luxury Division
- Joby Davis, Partner, Bryan Cave
- Jeremy Bark, Associate Director, Bryan Cave
- Carol Osborne, Partner, Bryan Cave
Changing trade policies and their impact on the Luxury & Fashion industry
- Current development and disruption in international trade practice and policies is having an impact on the framework on which luxury & fashion companies and investors have historically relied on to develop their global supply chains and businesses more generally.
- How is the sector responding to these challenges and how should luxury & fashion companies be managing the resulting commercial uncertainty and adapting their overall business strategy and supply chain management?
This workshop will look at the various implications of these changing trade dynamics for the industry, in particular in light of the changes in US trade policy and the latest Brexit developments.
Hosted by Baker McKenzie
- Alyssa Auberger, Global Chair of Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Group, Baker McKenzie
- Jessica Mutton, Associate, Baker McKenzie
- Rod Hunter, Partner, Baker McKenzie
- Jon Cowley, Partner, Baker McKenzie
- Rafael Puente, Senior Manager, Global Trade & Customs Compliance at Tapestry
Safeguarding your brand online
- How to mitigate the risks of operating in an online sphere
- From counterfeiting to look-a-likes and the legal perspective
- Learn best-practice from a series of luxury case studies
Hosted by Wiggin/Incopro
- Rachel Alexander, Partner, Wiggin
- Helen Saunders, Chief Product and Customer Solutions Officer, Incopro
Luxury & Blockchain – Buzzword or Beneficial?
According to the OECD, the retail value of imported fake goods is in the region of $461 billion per year (2013). Luxury companies are rightly seeking to maintain and protect the provenance and quality of their goods, while at the same time, consumers are increasingly conscious of the collective responsibility to ensure their purchases are sustainably and responsibly sourced, and ever more engaged with technology.
Blockchain technology has been alleged to be a solution looking for a problem, but can it be used by luxury companies to meet existing and new challenges? Can Blockchain technology be utilised to address the existing challenges of provenance and combating counterfeiting, enable brands to monitor, enforce and record the significant efforts put in by them to meet the increasing need for supply chain sustainability and responsibility, while simultaneously improving the user experience?
Hosted by Fladgate
- Eddie Powell, Partner, Fladgate
- David Lee, Associate, Fladgate
- Alex Batlin, Founder & CEO, Trustology
- Joel Smalley, CEO, SuperMoney
- Lilly Pencheva, Senior Consultant, Blockchain technology & Digital Risk, Deloitte
12.00 pm Workshop Reports
Our conference chair will present a quick summary of the key takeaways from each session.
12.10 pm Panel: Protecting the essence of luxury in the new world
Our panel discuss the challenges created by new distribution channels, and the solutions that protect luxury brands.
- Ensuring the luxury experience
- Protecting brand equity
- Clare Cornell, Partner, Finnegan Europe LLP
- Aaron Parker, Partner, Finnegan LLP
12.30 pm Luxury 2020 – How geopolitical tends are impacting the sector
An exclusive insight into Deloitte’s 2019 report ‘Shaping the future of Luxury’
- Sundeep Khanna, Luxury Head, UK, Deloitte
- Giovanni Faccioli, Consulting Partner, Italy, Deloitte
12:55 pm Lunch
14.00 pm Data and luxury: How to avoid a cyber-crisis.
Alex Urbelis, Blackstone Law Group
Top rated speaker from Luxury Law New York Summit 2018
14.20 pm Robots and automation: A challenge or an opportunity for luxury?
Marie Myers, Chief Finance Officer, UiPath
14.45 pm Workshops, choose one from the following:
Trust in data, no longer a luxury? – Privacy, security, and consumer trust for 21st century Luxury
Privacy laws are changing, analytics and targeting are becoming business imperatives, and your customers are demanding enhanced connectivity and personalization. Join us as we explore some of the challenges of succeeding in a data-driven market that is undergoing global regulatory upheavals.
Hosted by Hogan Lovells
- Nicola Fulford, Partner, Hogan Lovells
- James Denvil, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
Online sales, risk and competition enforcement in a fast-changing retail environment: protecting your brand
Luxury brands are under threat as powerful ecommerce platforms create added risk alongside aggressive competition regulators. From resale pricing to online sales, this panel will look at the changing nature of brand protection in Europe in light of recent landmark cases, and how to balance meeting business objectives with achieving compliance. Importantly, this panel will also consider the potential impact of the European Commission’s recently launched review of the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (VABER), which will thoroughly re-evaluate how competition law is applied to distribution practices. Brand owners, distributors and retailers, as well as ecommerce platforms, will need to pay close attention to the review as its outcome will have a critical impact on how luxury goods and services are distributed for years to come.
This panel will explore:
- What is luxury and why does this matter?
- How does your market position impact your risk exposure?
- How do you manage and incentivise retail partners effectively?
- Can you control pricing, and what if your brand also sells online direct to consumers?
- Can you control sales or advertising on online platforms?
- What are the potential outcomes of the European Commission’s VABER review and how can luxury brands protect themselves?
Hosted by Van Bael & Bellis,
- Edzard Offers, Nike Legal Counsel EMEA
- Åsa Ericson Hedström, Vice President Legal, Fiskars Group
- Andrzej Kmiecik, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis
- Andreas Reindl, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis
Al Tech and Fashion
- The emerging roles of artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) in fashion and retail and how it is reshaping the consumer experience (e.g., “smart” mirrors, “data dresses”, etc.).
- The intellectual property and privacy issues raised by these trends, including: IP protection for wearable technology; data privacy concerns under regulatory schemes such as the GDPR, HIPAA, and the California Consumer Privacy Act; and the use of verification technologies to identify and combat counterfeits.
- How brands can comply with evolving legal requirements to keep pace with (or stay ahead of) the technology trends in fashion and luxury retail.
Hosted by GT Law
- Danielle Garno, Shareholder, GT Law
- Steve Wadyka, Shareholder, GT Law
Nurturing Innovation at Farfetch
- Studying innovation
- Working within innovation
- Mentoring Innovation
Hosted by Farfetch
- Olivia Ferdi, Senior Legal Counsel, Farfetech
- Bianca Stewart, Senior Legal Counsel, Farfetch
15.30 pm Refreshments
15.55 pm Workshop Reports
Our conference chair will present a quick summary of the key take-aways from each session
16.00 pm Modernising luxury distribution: new opportunities for growth and value creation
- New consumers, new markets and reaching the digital generation
- Introducing E-Concessions – a new channel to modernise channel mix and challenge tradition
- Enhancing distribution control online
Louise Singlehurst, Managing Director, European Equity Research, Goldman Sachs Research
16.15 pm Luxury Travel – Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Risk and Compliance
- Panel Chair: Michael Ellis, Group General Counsel, Abercrombie & Kent
- Abbi Hunt, Vice President, Legal, Belmond
- Toby Edwards, Managing Director, Fly Victor
16.40pm 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
16.55pm Fashion, Tech and the Rise of New Luxury
- What is new luxury?
- Blending new and old
- The challenges and opportunities for new luxury
- Adding technology to creativity
Kenneth Anand, Head of Business Development & General Counsel, Yeezy Apparel
Anne Gundelfinger, former head of Global IP, Swarovski
Margaret Byrne, Managing Director & General Counsel, EStars
17.20pm The Luxury Law Awards presentation
18.20pm Drinks & Canapes