The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2017 will explore the vast reach of 21st-Century luxury. Oman stands at the nexus of this global trade, offering a unique perspective that encompasses India to the Far East, Europe to Arabia.
Suzy Menkes International Vogue Editor

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.

The Conference

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

  • CEO
  • President/Chairman/Director
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Artistic Director
  • Chief Commercial Officer

Company types

  • Major luxury and fashion brands
  • Independent designers
  • Retailers
  • 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
  • Apple
  • Balmain
  • Berluti
  • Brioni
  • Burberry
  • Bulgari
  • Cartier
  • Caruso
  • Chalhoub Group
  • Chanel
  • Chloé
  • Chow Tai Fook
  • The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Etro
  • Facebook
  • Farfetch
  • Fendi
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Gucci
  • Hermès
  • Hongkong Land
  • ImagineX Group
  • Kering
  • Korn Ferry
  • Lane Crawford Joyce Group
  • Lanvin
  • LG
  • Lindberg
  • Loewe
  • Luxottica
  • LVMH
  • Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët
  • Maybourne Hotel Group
  • McKinsey & Company
  • MCM
  • Missoni
  • Moncler
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Place Vendôme Qatar
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Richemont
  • Rolex
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Shiseido
  • Swarovski
  • Tod’s
  • Tory Burch
  • Unilever
  • Valentino
  • Value Retail
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • YG Entertainment

Suzy Menkes

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.

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  • Very compelling, good variety of topics covered, extremely competent speakers, seamlessly organised

    Armani

  • Excellent programme, excellent location, excellent social programme

    Lindberg

  • “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

Speakers

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.

See 2017 Speakers

Schedule

Please click on the individual days below to see the programme for the conference. Topics will include (among others):
  • • 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

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

Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna, in conversation with Suzy Menkes

Giambattista Valli in conversation with Suzy Menkes

12.55: LUNCH

14.00: 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

15.55: AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS

16.25: 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

18.10: 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

High Growth for High Heels 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

12.55: LUNCH

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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Partners

The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is the ideal platform for companies wishing to connect with the luxury industry’s business and creative leaders. A limited number of opportunities are available for sponsors and partners. Partnership packages offer exposure and benefits in the run-up, during and after the conference, helping you to make the most of your investment. If you would like to discuss how your organisation can have a presence at the world’s premier event for the global luxury industry, please contact: Clare Casey, Head of Partnerships: clare.casey@condenastint.com / +44 (0)20 7152 3289 / +44 (0)7778 647511

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Contact

Programme and General Enquiries

ADRIAN TING

+44 (0)20 7152 3472

Press & PR Enquiries

NOELLE NIKKHAH

+44 (0)20 7851 1961

General Enquiries

CHARLOTTE BAMSEY

+44 (0)20 7851 1961

STEPHANIE HALFMANN

+44 (0)20 7152 3994

Sponsorship Partnerships

CLARE CASEY

+44 (0)20 7152 3289 / +44 (0)7778 647511

Press

For press enquiries, please contact Nicky Eaton or Noelle Nikkhah.

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