London Luxury Think Tank | 1st November

How are disruptors driving the future of luxury?

‘Innovation’. According to Walpole’s recent study with WGSN, this is the key to future proofing luxury businesses. But with customer expectations evolving and new, disruptive brands changing the playing field, what is really driving future luxury growth, and what are the biggest threats to its longevity?

Join luxury’s most successful pioneers, including Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director at JW Anderson; Bruno-Roland Bernard, Group Communications Director at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP; Sir Paul Smith CBE; and Tom Meggle, Managing Director at Louis Vuitton, at the inaugural, first-of-its-kind London Luxury Think Tank.

WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2017
9.30AM – 5PM
HAVAS LUX HUB, THE HKX BUILDING, PANCRAS SQUARE, KINGS CROSS, LONDON N1C 4AG

This hugely informative one-day event, hosted by Walpole and the French Chamber of Commerce, features visionary talks, in-depth panels and inspirational personal stories to provide real, actionable insights into ensuring the future success of your brand.

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NEARLY SOLD OUT AND ARE PRICED AT £550 + VAT. TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT CAMILLE GORIN, QUOTING WALPOLE.

For further information please visit www.londonluxurythinktank.co.uk.

Confirmed speakers:​
Tom Beagent, Director Sustainability & Climate Change – PwC
Bruno-Roland Bernard, Group Communications Director – YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Martijn Bertisen, Sales Director – Google
Wolfgang Blau, President & Chief Digital Officer – Condé Nast International
Jonathan Chippindale, CEO – Holition UK
Ceanne Fernandes-Wong, VP EMEA – Vestiaire Collective
Sylvie Freund-Pickavance, Group Strategy and Business Development Director – Value Retail Management
Nathalie Gaveau, Founder & CEO – Shopcade
Jessica Graves, Founder & Data Scientist – Sefleuria
Jane Han, Creative Strategist for Luxury – Facebook & Instagram
Trevor Hardy, CEO – The Future Laboratory
Megan Higgins, Luxury sector and digital/analytics specialist – PwC
Dax Lovegrove, Global Vice President Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility and Corporate Branding and Communications – Swarovski
Nina Marenzi, Founder & CEO – The Sustainable Angle
Tom Meggle, Managing Director – Louis Vuitton UK, Ireland & South Africa
Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer – L’Oréal
Luca Solca, Managing Director, Global Luxury Goods – Exane BNP Paribas
Sir Paul Smith CBE, Chairman and Designer – Paul Smith
Tammy Smulders, Global Managing Director – Havas LuxHub
Jace Tyrrell, CEO – New West End Company
Diana Verde Nieto, Co-Founder & CEO – Positive Luxury
Michael Ward, Chairman – Walpole; Managing Director – Harrods
Sasha Wilkins, Founder, LLG & Co

Moderators:
Prof. Anne Michaut
Director of the LVMH Academic Chair – HEC
Charlotte Keesing
Director of Public Affairs & International – Walpole
Sue Rissbrook
Partner and Retail Specialist – PwC
Josh Spero
Deputy Editor, Special Reports & Consulting Editor, Events – Financial Times