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French Chamber Hong Kong to mount Luxury Symposium 2024

The highly anticipated eighth edition of the Luxury Symposium is set to take place on March 11, 2024, at the Rosewood Hong Kong, supported by Retail in Asia as media sponsor.

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The exclusive event will bring together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to explore the evolving landscape of the luxury sector and uncover strategies for success in this new paradigm.

With Asia-Pacific (APAC) emerging as a key market for luxury brands, the symposium aims to shed light on the region’s growing influence and discuss the latest trends and topics impacting the industry. Renowned speakers from around the world will share their insights and expertise during engaging sessions throughout the day.

One of the key themes to be explored is brand identity and the customer journey. In an era where consumers seek authentic and meaningful experiences, understanding how to create a strong brand identity and deliver a seamless customer journey is crucial for luxury brands to thrive.

Another topic of focus will be talent engagement. With the luxury industry becoming increasingly competitive, attracting and retaining top talent has become a priority. 

Sustainability will also take centre stage, as luxury brands grapple with the imperative to integrate sustainable practices into their business strategies. The symposium will delve into the challenges and opportunities in adopting sustainable initiatives, exploring ways to align environmental and social responsibility with luxury brand values.

Furthermore, the event will shine a spotlight on Hong Kong’s transformation from a transactional hub to an experiential destination. As the city evolves, luxury brands are reimagining their retail concepts and customer experiences to cater to the discerning tastes of Hong Kong’s sophisticated consumers.

Among the speakers are: 

  • Julie Clody Medina, Managing Director Hong Kong & Macau, Van Cleef & Arpels
  • David Smaniotto, Managing Director Hong Kong & Macau, Hermès
  • Ariel Gentzbourger, Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Parfums Christian Dior will be discussing her unique vision of luxury alongside Damien Vernet, President Fashion Group Asia, LVMH
  • Angelica Cheung, Venture Partner of HongShan Capital (formerly as Sequoia China), Founding Editor-in-Chief at Vogue China will explore the Luxury New Paradigm 
  • Filippo Gori, President APAC, Stella McCartney will participate in a panel discussion on the luxury industry’s role in shaping a better future, alongside esteemed speakers such as Ronna Chao, Chairperson of Novetex Textiles Limited, Creator of The Billie Upcycling, and Chief Executive Officer of both Investment Partners Ltd and Bai Xian Asia Institute
  • Ward Niou, Regional People Experience Director, Richemont Asia Pacific Limited will be engaging on a panel on Talent engagement, offering valuable insights into this critical aspect of the luxury industry

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Following the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network and forge connections during a cocktail reception from 6pm to 8pm at the Rosewood Hong Kong. The iconic venue, located at Victoria Dockside on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, offers a polished setting to continue the conversations sparked throughout the day.

In-person tickets for the symposium are priced at HKD990 for members and HKD1,350 for non-members. Further details and registration information can be found on the event’s official website.