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Keynote addresses from Johann Rupert, John Elkann and Federico Marchetti
27 May 2015: The Financial Times hosts its 11th annual Business of Luxury Summit 7-9 June 2015 at Sporting Monte Carlo on the Côte d’Azur. Co-chaired by FT editor Lionel Barber and fashion editor Jo Ellison, the premier event will gather senior executives, industry leaders, corporate decision makers and financiers from the global luxury sector for discussions on the themes of technology, legacy and the new consumer.
Entering its second decade, the summit has attracted the world’s most influential people in the luxury industry to debate the global financial crisis, innovation in technology and the rapidly changing habits of the luxury consumer.
Now that geographical expansion isn’t necessarily the only route for growth, speakers and delegates will consider how the industry can best deal with the competing imperatives of promoting traditional workmanship and harnessing the speed and accessibility of new technologies.
Lionel Barber said: “All industries have had to adapt to the digital age, and the internet has now emerged as a major driver of growth in the luxury sector. At the FT Business of Luxury Summit, industry leaders will discuss the potential for the global luxury market online, and how legacy brands can embrace new technologies and engage new consumers.”
Jonathan Akeroyd, President & CEO, Alexander McQueen
Jamil Anderlini, Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Willem H. Buiter, Chief Economist, Citi
Gillian de Bono, Editor, How To Spend It
Frédéric de Narp, CEO, Bally
John Elkann, Chairman, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Gian Giacomo Ferraris, CEO, Gianni Versace SpA
Richard Geoffroy, Creator and Chef de Cave, Dom Perignon
Federico Marchetti, Founder & CEO, YOOX Group
Chris Morton, Founder & CEO, Lyst
José Neves, Founder and CEO, Farfetch
Johann Rupert, Executive Chairman, Compagnie Financière Richemont SA
Sir David Tang, KBE, Founder, Shanghai Tang
Mario Testino, Photographer
Martin Wolf, CBE, Associate Editor & Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Previous Summits have been held in Vienna, Marrakech, Lausanne, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Venice, Tokyo, Monte Carlo and Mexico City.
See the full 2015 FT Business of Luxury Summit agenda and list of speakers. Further news about the summit will be available via @FTLive and #FTLuxury.
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