Walpole US Trade Delegation and Showcase 2018
23rd October - 25th October
The largest market for luxury worldwide at $85 billion, the US is a key priority for 75% of Walpole’s member brands, and the location of Walpole’s second-annual US Trade Delegation and British Luxury Showcase from 23rd to 25th October 2018.
The three-day Trade Delegation will include the following elements:
Insights morning – Tuesday 23rd October
A full morning insight into local market knowledge and the political and economic outlook; the market for luxury in the US; the retail and media landscapes; and a trends briefing session. Participating Walpole brands will hear from businesses including La Force, JP Morgan, WGSN, Bloomberg and MM Luxe Consultancy.
Member drinks reception – Tuesday 23rd October
A private drinks reception for participating Walpole brands and their US colleagues to meet and network at the start of the trade trip.
Commercial Meetings – Wednesday 24th October
A day to schedule meetings and appointments with commercial partners and buyers.
Influencer dinner – Wednesday 24th October
A dinner to promote British luxury and participating Walpole brands to key opinion formers and influencers in New York.
The guest list includes Editors (consumers and business), department store CEOs, financiers, influencers and senior Walpole members.
British luxury showcase – Thursday 25th October
The culmination of the Delegation is a full day, carefully curated Luxury Press Showcase staged at The Glass Houses, which will be attended by key media.