5 Talks You Shouldn't Miss At The International Luxury Conference 2018
November 2, 2018 | BY Erica Fong
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:
The 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.
The 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
The 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
From 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.
Time’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.
Find out more at nytluxury.com/luxury2018
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