An essential round-up of must know events for luxury professionals, including the Luxuria 2011, Bangalore & The IHT’s Hot Luxury Conference, São Paulo
This month we recommend Luxuria’s debut event in Bangalore, where the finest luxury lifestyle manufacturers will exhibit their finest wares, complimented by a comprehensive entertainment program and on-the-spot private sales. In London, Walpole will hold its sixth annual Luxury eBusiness Forum in association with Barclays Wealth, where luxury executives will discuss the global affluent consumer online, as well as issues of footfall, conversion, retention and fulfilment.
Over in New York, The Luxury Review will provide brands an opportunity to showcase their latest products and services, to carefully selected members of the press and VIP clientele. Luxe Pack returns to Monte Carlo, Monaco, following the success of Luxe Pack New York and Shanghai, to bring together the talent, passion and expertise of the best packaging and material manufacturers from all over the world.
Finally, we are pleased to announce our partnership with one of the most significant events in the luxury calendar – the International Herald Tribune Luxury Conference. This year’s event, entitled Hot Luxury, will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, and feature Sarah Burton, creative director, Alexander McQueen, Lew Frankfort, chairman and CEO, Coach Inc, Jeremy Langmead, editor in chief, Mr Porter, with a keynote address by photographer Mario Testino.
September 30 – October 2 | Bangalore
Designed for those that love an exceptional way of life, Luxuria has been designed to provide an intimate encounter between tailor-made luxury and contemporary art. The event will debut in Bangalore, showcasing the most exclusive luxury lifestyle products and providing exhibitors the opportunity to conduct private sales, in a suitably exclusive environment. Exhibitors will include the finest yacht, supercar and timepiece manufacturers, complimented by a comprehensive hospitality and entertainment program.
LS Event Page: Luxuria 2011
October 11 | London
For the sixth year in a row, Walpole brings together experts, practitioners and investors from both the Luxury and Online worlds for its annual Luxury eBusiness Forum, in association with Barclays Wealth. The aim is to review the most up to date e-Commerce best practice from professionals and provide practical actionable insights that boost revenues, improve ROI and which integrate and enhance the rest of the business.
This years discussion points include the global affluent consumer online, benchmarking the store, footfall, conversion, retention, fulfilment, social commerce, online reputation and digital boundaries.
LS Event Page: The Walpole Luxury eBusiness Forum
October 12 | New York City
The Luxury Review, a trade event organised by RandLuxury, allows brands to showcase their latest products and services, to carefully selected members of the press and VIP clientele, effectively conducting month’s worth of public relations in just one evening. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to promote their brand strategically in time for holiday-season editorials & features, by connecting with over 200 specialised members of the press, TV and movie producers, product placement specialists, analysts, affluent clientele, personal shoppers and corporate buyers.
This year there will also be an eco-luxe pavilion showcasing environmentally friendly products and services and representation from major magazines, newspapers, websites, television and radio. Past exhibitors have included: Marquis Jet, Cirrus, NetJets, Flexjet, Chopard, Harry Winston, Piaget, Judith Ripka, Panerai, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCouture, Ciel Spa, IWC, Canyon Ranch, The St. Regis, Abercrombie & Kent, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin & Maserati.
LS Event Page: The Luxury Review
October 19-21 | Monte Carlo
Following the success of Luxe Pack New York and Shanghai, the event returns to Monte Carlo, Monaco, to bring together the talent, passion and expertise of the best packaging and material manufacturers from all over the world.
The event is a mix of tradeshow, conference and forums, where attendees can discover new products and technologies, benefit from the wisdom of prominent industry figures and discuss the future of packaging and design. Leading international groups at the very forefront of their field will stand alongside companies with highly specialised, sometimes ancestral knowledge.
LS Event Page: Luxe Pack Monaco
November 10-11 | São Paulo
Since its inception in 2001, the International Herald Tribune’s annual Luxury business conference has become the essential forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas for the fashion and luxury industry. This year’s conference takes place in Brazil, “with it’s steaming economy and opulent upper class,” which host and IHT fashion editor, Suzy Menkes, believes “creates an enthusiasm for luxury goods rarely seen in the western world.”
Speakers include: Sarah Burton, creative director, Alexander McQueen; Francisco Costa, designer, Calvin Klein; Lapo Elkann, founder, Italia Independent; Lew Frankfort, chairman and CEO, Coach Inc.; Diane von Furstenberg, designer; Carolina Herrera, designer; Carlos Jereissati, president and CEO, Iguatemi; Jeremy Langmead, editor in chief, Mr Porter; Christian Louboutin, designer; Carlos Miele, designer; Marc Puig, Chairman and CEO, Puig; Roberto Stern, president & creative director, H.Stern and photographer Mario Testino.
LS Event Page: IHT Hot Luxury Conference