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The Nature of Luxury – Conde Nast
aprilie 10, 2019 - aprilie 11, 2019
WELCOME TO THE CNI LUXURY CONFERENCE. THE PREMIER GLOBAL EVENT FOR LUXURY BUSINESS AND CREATIVE LEADERS
The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference will examine the promise and value of the African market for the global luxury and fashion industry, and the power of the continent as a creative, manufacturing and retail hub.
The programme will look at the true meaning of luxury, and how brands can build market share. In a series of panel sessions, keynotes and interviews, speakers will also discuss sustainable business and conscious consumerism, the importance of Afrocentric luxury, strategies for retail success and the ongoing influence of technology.
The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is the premier event for luxury business and creative leaders.
Curated and hosted by Suzy Menkes – Editor, Vogue International – the conference draws on Suzy’s expertise, experience and network, as well as the collective influence of Condé Nast International’s publications, including Vogue, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, AD and WIRED.
The world of luxury brought to life
Taking place over two days, the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is the premier learning and networking event for luxury business and creative leaders. The programme for the event is curated by Suzy Menkes, Editor, Vogue International, and organised by Condé Nast International. The world’s best-known working fashion journalist, Suzy Menkes has an online reach to over 74 million readers in 17 languages on the websites of 23 international editions of Vogue from Italy to China, Poland to Japan, France to Australia, and the Czech Republic to the Middle East.
Suzy Menkes invented the luxury business conference concept in Paris in 2001 and since then has hosted an annual conference for the luxury industry in cities across the world.
As an interviewer, Suzy Menkes has a unique ability to identify and extract from speakers the most vital and business- critical pieces of information. This provides attendees with a valuable and worthwhile experience over and above that of any other luxury industry conference.
A meeting of decision-makers and influencers
The conference programme includes a mixture of keynote speeches, panel sessions, in-depth interviews, and disruptive moments to ensure stimulating and vibrant discussions. As well as learning and inspiration on stage, the programme for the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference also includes beautiful and stylish social events to help attendees make the most of their time out of the office, and to connect with international luxury and fashion leaders.
“Speaking of Africa and luxury in the same breath would have seemed unimaginable even at the new millennium.
But in the last two decades, both the continent itself and the world’s perception of high-end goods have changed dramatically. The two apparently opposite worlds have grown closer – completely naturally.
Nature is the essence of luxury today, which is why we have named the fifth CNI Luxury Conference, “The Nature of Luxury.” I have often talked about the power of human hands, and sewing, dyeing, and embroidery. What the West celebrates as essential skills for the highest levels of couture have been part of daily life for centuries across the countries of Africa.
The most dramatic change in Africa is the sheer size of its population, 60 per cent of which is under age 30. In Nigeria alone, there are more weddings each year than there are in the whole of Europe – with each guest buying multiple outfits for the many ceremonies involved.
“The Nature of Luxury” is a bold attempt to dream the not-so-impossible dream: To make clothes, accessories, and jewellery that promote the protection of our planet; to meld age-old traditional talent with a digital future. And, above all, for the luxury industry to continue to grow in a changing world – with a focus on contemporary values and a belief that invention is essential.
Do come and join us in Cape Town on the 10th and 11th of April 2019, when a panel of speakers from the international fashion and tech industries, together with African experts and entrepreneurs will share their insights on luxury in our ever-changing world.”
Suzy Menkes, Editor, Vogue International
Check CNILuxury.com or contact us for more details.
Tuesday 9 April 2019
18.30 Welcome reception for all attendees
Wednesday 10 April 2019
08.00 Registration and morning refreshments
09.00 Conference Day One starts 10.30 Mid-morning refreshments 11.00 Conference continues
14.30 Conference continues
15.30 Mid-afternoon refreshments 16.00 Conference continues
17.30 Close of Conference Day One 19.30 Party
Please note timings are subject to change.
Thursday 11 April 2019
08.30 Morning refreshments
09.30 Conference DayTwo starts
11.00 Mid-morning refreshments
11.30 Conference continues 13.30 Lunch
15.00 Conference continues
17.00 Close of Day Two and end of Conference