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5 Talks You Shouldn't Miss At The International Luxury Conference 2018

5 Talks You Shouldn't Miss At The International Luxury Conference 2018
By Erica Fong
By Erica Fong
November 02, 2018

Fifteen years after it debuted in Hong Kong, the New York Times International Luxury Conference is back this November 12 and 13 at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

Featuring an incredible lineup of luxury industry moguls including Tatler 500 listers Adrian Cheng, Sabrina Fung-Lam and Dee Poon, the conference is packed with panel discussions, presentations and roundtables to learn and share insights in the ever-changing luxury industry. 

Besides the welcome address on November 12 held by the Honourable Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, we highlight five talks that you shouldn't miss at the conference:

1/5The East-West Luxury Superhighway


When: 12:20pm on Monday, November 12

Join Thierry Andretta, CEO of Mulberry, Dennis Chan, Founder and Creative Director of Qeelin and Joann Cheng, Chairman of Fosun Fashion Group and Lanvin for a dynamic discussion about the new face of luxury.

Moderated by Elizabeth Paton, European Styles Correspondent at The New York Times, the panel will explore the relationship between old and new luxury markets in Asia and the West.

2/5The Price of Experience


When: 4:35pm on Monday, November 12

We all know that luxury is no longer just about the price tag, but the experience itself. But how does this affect the luxury market as a whole?

Adrian Cheng, Founder of K11 and Executive Vice Chairman of New World Development is joined by Scott Malkin, Founder and Chairman of Value Retail P.L.C. and Federica Marchionni, International C.E.O. and Group C.S.O. of Secoo to discuss the changing face of luxury.

See also: 5 Ways Adrian Cheng Is Changing The Game

3/5The Asian Millennial, Social Media and Influence


When: 10am, Tuesday, November 13

Arnaud Roy, Chief Strategy Officer at Launchmetrics, will be presenting research findings on the Asian millennial—with a focus on "What You Don't Know." If you've always wanted to know what goes on in the mind of today's millennials, don't miss this talk.

See also: 5 Ways Millennials Invest Differently

4/5From Artisanship to A.I.


When: 2:40pm on Tuesday, November 13

With artisanship being a huge component of luxury products, how does the advent of artificial intelligence change this?

Three former Hong Kong Tatler cover stars—Cindy Chao, jewellery designer, Sabrina Fung-Lam, Group Managing Director of Fung Retailing Group and Dee Poon, Managing Director, Brands and Distribution at Esquel Group—will be discussing this fascinating topic.

See also: How Dee Poon Is Building A Greener Future

5/5Time’s Up for the Status Quo


When: 3:50pm on Tuesday, November 13

More and more, luxury brands are expected to take a stance on politics and/or other hefty topics. Find out what this means for corporate communications and human resources in particular in a discussion panel featuring Cédric Charbit, CEO of Balenciaga, Steve Hasker, CEO of Creative Artists Agency Global and Andrew Keith, President of Lane Crawford & Joyce, The Lane Crawford Joyce Group.

How to attend

Interested in attending the International Luxury Conference 2018? Hong Kong Tatler readers can enjoy a 20 percent discount with the code "LUXTLR20". Register for tickets here

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