The third Condé Nast International Luxury Conference will retrace the passage of the Silk Routes and also look beyond the immediate region to the wider, international luxury world. The programme will explore how new wealth and untapped markets are the next great source of growth for the luxury industry in the 21st Century. Speakers will include international business and creative leaders, as well as luxury observers and disruptors.
Join Suzy Menkes and luxury business and creative leaders as they explore commercial opportunities, the evolution of consumer relationships with luxury, the power of trade, and much more.
Launched in 2015 in Florence, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is a unique event from the most exciting and influential multimedia company in the world. The conference draws on the collective influence of Condé Nast International’s publications, and the vision and knowledge of the world’s most renowned fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor.
The conference includes a formal on-stage programme of talks, keynotes and interviews with creative and business speakers, as well as social events of the highest calibre, enabling attendees to make the most of their time.
The event attracts 500 top-level attendees from 30+ countries. This is the most significant conference for the luxury and fashion industries, and brings together decision-makers, influencers and innovators from both the business and the creative sides. Attendees can expect two days of story-telling, experience-sharing, and contact and network-building that only a premium live event can provide.
Business roles of attendees
- Managing Director
- Chief Operating Officer
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Chief Creative Officer
- Artistic Director
- Chief Commercial Officer
- Major luxury and fashion brands
- Independent designers
- Financiers and investors
- Management consultants
- Trade advisors and facilitators
- Marketing, branding and communications consultants
- Licensing and distribution partners
- Manufacturing partners and suppliers
- Luxury component suppliers
- Property developers and investors
- Packaging designers and suppliers
- Executive search firms
- Law firms
Companies which have attended past editions include
- Aeffe Group
- Anya Hindmarch
- Chalhoub Group
- Chow Tai Fook
- The Estée Lauder Companies
- Giorgio Armani
- Hongkong Land
- ImagineX Group
- Korn Ferry
- Lane Crawford Joyce Group
- Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët
- Maybourne Hotel Group
- McKinsey & Company
- Pernod Ricard
- Place Vendôme Qatar
- Ralph Lauren
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Tory Burch
- Value Retail
- Van Cleef & Arpels
- YG Entertainment
Suzy Menkes writes for all 20 international Vogue websites, reaching 38.2 million unique users in 13 languages across the globe. She is also active on social media, with over 270,000 followers on Instagram.
Frank, fearless and free from editorial constraints, she has built a reputation for having a strong and independent point of view. Suzy brings to her worldwide audience a deep knowledge, experience and love of fashion.
Suzy Menkes invented the luxury conference concept in 2001, and has successfully hosted forums featuring speakers including creative directors and business leaders such as Karl Lagerfeld, Olivier Rousteing, Antoine Arnault and Jony Ive.
Very compelling, good variety of topics covered, extremely competent speakers, seamlessly organised
Excellent programme, excellent location, excellent social programme
“We go to a lot of conferences, but this one is THE luxury conference, THE fashion conference. It's a great mix of people.”
Lane Crawford Joyce Group
“Condé Nast’s unique expertise about luxury is real. The ability to network with talented designers, businesspeople and entrepreneurs is a major plus.”
Tiffany & Co.
“Very good conference; professional organisation and very good attendance from key decision makers and creatives. Great mix and balance!”
McKinsey & Company
The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference will host a diverse range of speakers, including business and creative leaders from the international luxury and fashion world, as well as industry observers and disruptors. Please check back for regular updates on 2017 speakers, or contact us for the latest details.
- • New markets for the luxury industry
- • The evolution of global trade routes
- • Luxury for the “post-luxury” consumer
- • The power of the Middle East
- • The business of perfume, jewellery and accessories
TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017
18.30: Welcome reception for all attendees, Al Husn Courtyard, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa
WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 2017
06.30: Optional Yoga and Meditation Class - Al Bandar Beachfront
08.00: Registration and Morning Refreshments - Ballroom, Al Bandar
08.45: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Welcome Remarks Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive, Condé Nast International
Welcome to Oman HE Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sultanate of Oman
Welcome Remarks Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor, Condé Nast International
Elie Saab in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Mindful Luxury and the Future Sophie Hackford, Future Thinker
Alber Elbaz and Frédéric Malle, Perfume Publisher, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
10.40: MORNING REFRESHMENTS
11.10: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Welcome to Vogue Arabia Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, Editor in Chief, Vogue Arabia
Ingie Chalhoub, President and Managing Director, Etoile Group, and Creative Director, INGIE Paris, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Guram Gvasalia, Chief Executive Officer, Vetements, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Interpreting Signals Philippa Malmgren, Author / Session co-moderated by Sophie Hackford and Suzy Menkes
Crafting Modernity Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna
Giambattista Valli in conversation with Suzy Menkes
14.15: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
A New Vision for Eyewear Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer, Kering Eyewear
MAPPING THE NEW SILK ROUTE
Fashion, Luxury and Gandhi Bandana Tewari, Editor at Large, Vogue India
Goga Ashkenazi, Chairwoman and Creative Director, Vionnet, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Luxury a la Turca Cem Boyner, Chief Executive Officer, Boyner Group
Amal Al Raisi, Founder and Creative Director, Amal Al Raisi, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Manish Arora in conversation with Suzy Menkes
16.10: AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS
16.40: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY: EXPERIENCE AS LUXURY
The Rise of Non-Material Luxury Rhea Saran, Editor in Chief, Condé Nast Traveller Middle East
The Mindful Chinese Consumer Angelica Cheung, Editorial Director, Vogue China
From Oman to the World David Crickmore, Chief Executive Officer, Amouage
The DNA of Reinvention James Lima, Film Director
18.25: CLOSE OF DAY ONE
19.30 onwards: Condé Nast International and Place Vendôme Qatar Party - Turtle Beach
THURSDAY 6 APRIL 2017
06.30: Optional Yoga and Meditation Class - Al Bandar Beachfront
08.30: MORNING REFRESHMENTS - Ballroom, Al Bandar
09.00: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Day Two Welcome Remarks Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor, Condé Nast International
THE POWER OF ACCESSORIES
New Heights for Jimmy Choo Pierre Denis, Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Choo
Paul Andrew, Creative Director, Women's Footwear, Salvatore Ferragamo, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
The World's Largest Shoe Store Rania Masri, General Manager, Level Shoes
Handbags as Financial and Emotional Investments Matthew Rubinger, Senior Vice President, Christie's
Edgardo Osorio, Founder and Creative Director, Aquazzura, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
10.55: MORNING REFRESHMENTS
11.30: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Authentic Radicalism Stefan Siegel, Founder and CEO, Not Just A Label
Online: A Road of its Own - José Neves, Founder and CEO, Farfetch - Yasmin Sewell, Fashion Director, Style.com / Session co-moderated by Stefan Siegel and Sophie Hackford
Generation Bambini: The Big Business of Small Clothes Raffaello Napoleone, CEO, Pitti Immagine; Chairman, YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group
Creative Italia Lapo Elkann, Chairman and Founder, Italia Independent and Garage Italia Customs, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
14.00: CONFERENCE SESSIONS
JEWELLERY: FACETS OF CHANGE
Jewellery for Four Generations Pascal Mouawad, Co-Guardian, Retail Division, Mouawad
From Jaipur to the World Tarang Arora, Creative Director and CEO, Amrapali Jewels
Caterina Occhio, Founder and CEO, SeeMe, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Matteo Marzotto, Vice President, Italian Exhibition Group, in conversation with Suzy Menkes
Jewellery Panel - Solange Azagury-Partridge, Founder, Solange - Dalia Daou, Designer, Daou Jewellery - Noor Fares, Founder, Noor Fares / Session co-moderated by Matteo Marzotto and Suzy Menkes
Closing Conversation - Sophie Hackford, Future Thinker - Stefan Siegel, Founder and CEO, Not Just A Label
Closing Remarks Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor, Condé Nast International
Closing Remarks Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive, Condé Nast International
17.00: CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
20.00: Mind Release Closing Party organised and hosted by Muscat Bay at Muscat Bay Experience Centre & Beach, with special guests and DJs.
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ALBER ELBAZ TO BE A KEY SPEAKER AT THE CONDÉ NAST INTERNATIONAL LUXURY CONFERENCE 2017Read More
2nd December 2016
Alber Elbaz will speak alongside Frédéric Malle at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Oman in 2017, it was announced today.
The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference held in partnership with Place Vendôme Qatar and Oman Air, will feature Elbaz and Malle in conversation with Suzy Menkes. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April at the Al Bandar & Al Husn Hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman.
ELIE SAAB TO BE A KEY SPEAKER AT THE CONDÉ NAST INTERNATIONAL LUXURY CONFERENCE 2017Read More
10th November 2017
Elie Saab will express his inspirational forward thinking at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Oman in 2017.
The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference held in partnership with Place Vendôme Qatar and Oman Air, will feature Saab in conversation with Suzy Menkes. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April at the Al Bandar & Al Husn Hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman.
First Speakers Unveiled for the Condé Nast International “Mindful Luxury” 2017 ConferenceRead More
6th October 2016
Condé Nast International today announced the first roster of leading figures from the worlds of fashion and luxury to appear at the 2017 Condé Nast International Luxury Conference entitled ‘Mindful Luxury’, held in partnership with Place Vendôme Qatar and Oman Air. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April at the Al Bandar & Al Husn Hotels at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman.
Next stop Oman for the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2017Read More
24th February 2016
Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman is the next destination for the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, it was announced today by Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor and curator of the Conference.
After an exceptional inaugural event in Florence in 2015 and the upcoming 2016 Conference in Seoul, Korea in April, next year’s Conference will take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April 2017.