Business of Luxury Summit has closed for another year but we'll be back again next year on 19 -21 May 2024. Thank you to all those who attended in-person and online, to our incredible line-up of speakers and sponsors who all greatly contributed to the success of the event.
Chaired by the FT's fashion editor Lauren Indvik, and now in its 19th year, FT’s Business of Luxury Summit travelled to Monte Carlo, the storied, glamorous principality on the French Riviera. Summit delegates were joined by leading executives from the industry as well as policymakers and entrepreneurs to debate the latest changes in luxury and what the future has in store. One and half days of thought provoking keynotes and lively debates are now available to watch on-demand.
What's happening in the luxury industry and what luxury brands are doing to stay one step ahead
And build relationships with some of the biggest luxury brands and innovators
The latest luxury trends shaping the sector to help you win new business
Summit Guest of Honour: His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco
Monaco’s Head of State welcomed our Business of Luxury Summit attendees from around the world to the beautiful and perfect location: Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco, for our annual gathering of luxury leaders and experts.
Key Themes Include
The Luxury Forecast
Global inflation, the war in Ukraine and ongoing lockdowns in China are changing who buys luxury and where. Panellists discuss the impact of current events on consumer confidence and spending, how consumption habits are changing, sourcing and supply chains, and what the rest of 2023 has in store
New Sustainability Rules
Proposed EU eco-design rules could soon govern how much recycled material a garment must be made of, and how long it needs to last. The US’s recently ratified Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and additional proposals for an EU “digital product passport” could have a significant impact on sourcing, design and supply chains. What might the new rules look like, and how will they impact fashion and luxury companies?
Where Investors are Placing their Bets
Deal-making is back on the agenda for luxury conglomerates, private equity investors and venture capitalists. A panel of experts look at where the next deals will be made, as well as what emerging businesses are poised to shake up the sector.
The New Face of Watches
A younger generation is taking the reins at storied watchmaking brands, and adapting them for a new cohort of collectors. Panelists will cover the new and emerging trends for watches.
The Great Beauty Rush
Brands including Valentino, Hermes and Balmain have expanded into the beauty category in the past two years, along with a host of influencers and celebrities. Meanwhile, established luxury brands are launching ever more exclusive products, particularly in the fast-growing fragrance category, to woo their top clients.
The New Shape of Luxury Travel
Flying taxis, private expeditions and “augmented-reality” vacations: how concepts of luxury are evolving in the travel industry in response to the pandemic, the climate crisis and concerns about overtourism.
We are delighted to be holding the next 19th annual Business of Luxury Summit again in-person, this year in Monte Carlo, providing a unique opportunity to mix with your peers, at one of the most important luxury industry events.
Chaired by the FT's fashion editor Lauren Indvik, you will be joined by leading executives from the industry as well as policymakers and entrepreneurs to debate the latest changes in luxury and what the future has in store.
Delegates, speakers and sponsors will be able to attend networking breaks, lunches and drink receptions, as well as the Gala dinner. You will be part of the conversation with the industry’s leaders sharing insights, knowledge and plans for the crucial period ahead.
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