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.

Read Suzy's Articles Here
  • 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.

See 2017 Speakers


The agenda and programme for the conference is in development. Please check back regularly, or register to receive updates. 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


18.30: Welcome reception for all attendees, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa


09.00-17.30: Conference Day One, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

19.30 onwards: Conference Party, Venue TBA


09.00-17.30: Conference Day Two, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

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

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