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British Luxury Summit
See the speakers and programme for the British Luxury Summit 2022
As the event approaches, we reveal the speakers and programme for the Walpole British Luxury Summit 2022 taking place on Monday 23rd May. Read everything you need to know below.
21st May 2022
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The Walpole British Luxury Summit 2022 takes place on Monday 23rd May and we are pleased to reveal the confirmed speakers and all-important programme for the event. Read on for a preview of the experts who will be helping us navigate an ever-changing luxury industry at The Londoner next week.
You can download the Walpole British Luxury Summit 2022 Agenda at the bottom of this page.
The Walpole British Luxury Summit 2022 will bring together over 300 luxury professionals and expert speakers sharing their unique insights, exclusive analysis and cutting-edge research. Throughout the day we will take a detailed look at what’s next for British luxury, including discussions around what's shaping consumer thought in China and the Gulf region, the importance of experiential luxury, Britain as the prime destination for the affluent global tourist, how to translate your brand into the metaverse and much, much more.
We're delighted to confirm that Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability & Instituational Affairs Officer of Kering (pictured above, centre) will be speaking with British Vogue Contributing European Sustainability Editor Dana Thomas about the business of uniting people, planet and profie. Furthermore, we will host a conversation with Brian Duffy, CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group (pictured above, left), about the booming watch market and the longevity of the luxury customer.
Misan Harriman (pictured above, right) will be speaking about Britain as a global cultural hub in his role as Chair of the Southbank Centre. A photographer, entrepreneur and social activist, Harriman is one of the most widely-shared photographers of the Black Lives Matter movement and is also the first black person in the 104 year history of British Vogue to shoot the cover of its September issue. His commissions include royal, private and high profile portraiture as well as reportage documenting and covering behind the scenes at major awards, music festivals and film sets.
We have assembled a stellar line-up for our panel discussion on brand building in the Metaverse, including Leanne Elliott-Young, Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute of Digital Fashion, Sam Falic, Co-Founder and President of BlockBar, and Tom Grogan, Chief Executive Officer of MDRxTECH LLP, moderated by Sarah Shannon, Editorial Director of Vogue Business.
Beyond these events, we have a series of presentations by industry experts dedicated to the major factors affecting the luxury industry for the coming year. These will include: Filippo Prete, Associate Partner at management consultants Bain & Company; Adam Knight, Co-Founder and CEO of cross-cultural digital marketing firm TONG; and Kev Chesters, Strategy Partner of communications consultants Harbour Collective.
China’s centrality to the future of luxury is undeniable, yet it remains a highly complex, but highly rewarding market to get right. Here, Adam Knight, Co-founder of cross-cultural consultancy TONG, teases the talking points he'll be covering in his appearance at the upcoming Walpole British Luxury Summit on Monday 23 May at The Londoner.
Before the Walpole British Luxury Summit 2022 takes place on 23rd May at The Londoner hotel, we would like to introduce you to some of the speakers, panelists and moderators who will be appearing at the event. Today, we're talking to Sam Falic, co-founder and President of BlockBar, the world's first DTC NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits.
Want to get the inside track on the ten principles of modern luxury marketing? Kevin Chesters, Behavioural Psychologist and Founder/Strategy Partner at independent communications collective Harbour, teases the topics he'll be covering in his talk at the upcoming Walpole British Luxury Summit on Monday 23 May at The Londoner.