Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Daja Marie


New York Times International Luxury Conference Announces Final Participants, Full Program of Events

The New York Times announces the final speakers joining Vanessa Friedman and award-winning NYT journalists at The New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles on April 5-6, rounding out its program of events.

The invitation-only event will explore the dramatic ways the luxury industry is changing in its quest for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world. The following experts have recently been added to the lineup:

Luca Guadagnino, director, screenwriter, producer and artistic entrepreneur
Jean-Michel Othoniel, artist
Kevin Rolland, professional skier
Mikael Schiller, chairman and co-owner, Acne Studios
Tom Kartsotis, founder, Shinola
Laurent Potdevin, CEO, lululemon athletica, Inc.
Dasha Zhukova, founder, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Riccardo Maria Monti, president, Italian Trade Agency – ICE Agenzia

They are the latest additions to a stellar group of participants that already includes:

Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO, Gucci
Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO of WME | IMG
Maureen Chiquet, former global CEO, Chanel
Nouriel Roubini, co-founder and chairman, Roubini Global Economics
Brunello Cucinelli, chairman and CEO, Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.
Andrew Keith, president, Lane Crawford & Joyce
Matt Jacobson, head of market development, Facebook and Instagram
Richard Mille, CEO, Richard Mille
Oscar Farinetti, founder, Eataly
Gianluca Flore, CEO, Brioni
Liam Casey, founder and CEO, PCH
Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of exhibitions & programmes, and director of international projects, Serpentine Galleries
Bernard Kouchner, former French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and founder, Médecins Sans Frontières
Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, president and executive creative director, Nancy Gonzalez and Santiago Gonzalez Accessories
Maureen Mullen, co-founder and head of research, L2 Inc.
Cyrill Gutsch, founder, Parley for the Oceans
Eric Liedtke, executive board member, global brands, Adidas Group
Maurice Lévy, chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe
John Demsey, executive group president, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Michael Kowalski, chairman, Tiffany & Co.
Claudia D’Arpizio, partner, Bain’s luxury goods vertical
Catherine Tsekensis, director, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
Benjamin Millepied, director of dance, The Paris Opera
Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder and co-CEO, Macro Advisory Partners

Full program details about The New York Times International Luxury Conference, including all confirmed speakers, can be found on the conference website.

The New York Times International Luxury Conference is supported by principal sponsors Chopard, the global luxury watch, jewellery and accessories company, and Michel Dyens & Co., the independent investment banking firm. Supporting sponsors include Agility Research & Strategy, Almax, Charles Heidsieck, Efficio, ESSEC, Getty Images, Mall of Qatar, McArthurGlen Group, Primum Familiae Vini, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Waldorf Astoria and ZenithOptimedia.

Principal technology sponsor HP will on Tuesday, April 5, announce details of its latest premium devices as well as its new design partnership to create one-of-a-kind luxury limited editions.



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