2019 Agenda

Wednesday, November 13th 2018 – New York

08:15              Morning Refreshments & Registration

08:50              Welcome & chair’s opening remarks

Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Fashion Law and Director, Cardozo’s FAME (Fashion Arts Media and Entertainment) Program

09:00              Luxury Futures: From tech to trade

Despite disruption on a global scale, business opportunities have never been better for the luxury industry. We will explore how luxury brands are emboldened to re-engineer in a world of change.

09:30              Disruptive Luxury: An inside track

Technology is playing a major role in putting luxury disruptors ahead of the game. Tim Hirsch talks rental, technology and why Silicon Valley is helping shape luxury for the better.

Tim Hirsch: General Counsel, CaaStle

10:00              GC Talk: Luxury Brand Insights

Our first panel looks at how 2019 is shaping up for general counsel in the sector, what is disrupting their businesses and how they are dealing with business and legal issues on their desks. These include:

  • What are the common challenges and what solutions are being identified?
  • How are the changes which are driving the luxury sector – digitisation, diversification and collaboration?
  • How millennials are driving business and reshaping the industry

Chair: Barbara Kolsun, Professor of Fashion Law and Director, Cardozo’s FAME (Fashion Arts Media and Entertainment) Program

10:30              Refreshments and networking

11:00              TechTalk: Interacting With Luxury Tech

Chair: Roxanne Elings, Partner, DWT

11:30              TradeTalk– A Global Perspective

12:00              The CEO Interview

Adam Orlebar, Founder, Orlebar Brown

12:30              Counterfeiting Matters: How to protect your business in Canada and the US
  • Recent developments in US and Canadian law impacting the ability to limit the flow of counterfeit products and grey goods in the luxury goods space.
  • Best practices in the US and Canada to prevent the influx of counterfeit luxury goods
  • Recent trademark and copyright cases of interest in each country which will impact the luxury goods area.

Louis Ederer, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Michelle Nelles, Counsel, Torys

13:00              Lunch and networking

14:00              Luxpreneurs: Creating, growing and selling a luxury business

14:15              Antitrust & Competition Law Strategies: Protecting Your Brand

More than ever before, luxury brands are facing competitive threats. What can you do to mitigate?

14:45              Global Paths

15.00              Refreshments

15.20              Luxury in China

Jason Drangel, Partner, Epstein Drangel
Ashly Sands, Partner, Epstein Drangel

15.50              Sustainable Luxury

16.10              Fashion Talk

16.30              Aviation Elite: Luxury travel

16.50              TechTalk: Humanising Technology

How can technology learn from art to become emotionally intelligent? What implications does this have for the luxury marketplace?
Domhnaill Hernon is an award-winning technology, innovation and creativity executive who has previously led research organizations and developed and executed strategies to overcome the “innovation valley of death”. He is overseeing a new initiative to fuse art and engineering/science to develop solutions that humanize technology. Domhnaill’ s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, Times Square, SXSW, MWC and Inspirefest to name just a few.
Domhnaill Hernon, VP position at Nokia Bell Labs as Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T)

17.05              Fireside Chat

17.25              Chair’s summing up

17.30              Close of conference and networking drinks