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Agenda: Understanding the UHNW Consumer, London 2014


Luxury Society is pleased to welcome C-Suite speakers from Shangri La, Fabergé, Greubel Forsey, The Macallan & more for our LS Keynote event in London

Based on the success of our 2013 conferences in London and New York City, Luxury Society is thrilled to confirm our second series of events in partnership with Bloomberg, focused on Understanding the Ultra High Net Worth Consumer of Luxury.

On Wednesday May 28th at Bloomberg’s City Gate House we will explore the habits and desires of UHNW individuals over an afternoon, through a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and break-out workshops.

Below you will find our finalised agenda and confirmed speakers. Or use this link to view our full event brochure with speaker biographies and content overviews for each session.

We have just a handful of seats remaining. Please note that attendance is by invitation only, restricted to luxury brand executives. Please email as soon as possible to request registration.

We look forward to connecting with our members in London.

The Luxury Society Team

 78% of luxury executives are confident that revenue from UHNW individuals will rise in 2014 


1.00pm Welcome Address
Pierre-Yves Poulain, President, Luxury Society

1.05pm How is the Luxury Market Performing?
Michael Byrne, Director, Wealth X

1.30pm What Products and Services Are the Most Inspiring to UHNWI’s?

Jonathan Beckett, CEO, Burgess Yachts
Giles English, Co Founder, Bremont
Katharina Flohr, Managing & Creative Director, Fabergé
Ken Grier, Director, The Macallan

2.20pm Refreshments Break

2.30pm Print & Digital: Decoding The Multimedia Maelstrom
Christophe Balaresque, Luxury Brands Director, Arjo Wiggins

2.50pm How Are Luxury Brands Working With Digital To Reach UHNWI’s?

Victoria Christian, Brand Ambassador, Clive Christian
Stephen Forsey, Co-Founder, Greubel Forsey
Paul James, Global Brand Leader, Starwood Luxury Hotels

3.40pm Refreshments Break

3.50pm What are Some Strategies for Attraction & Retention?

Reaching the UHNW Consumer in Private Jet Terminals
Yossi Goldsmith, Global Business Strategy, ADLUX

Training Sales Staff to Manage UHNWI Expectations
Hervé de Gouvion de Saint-Cyr, Director, Luxury Attitude

Engaging the UHNW Consumer Online
Rony Zeidan, Founder, RO New York

4.50pm Refreshments Break

5.00pm Where Are Luxury Consumers Traveling & What Do They Buy?
Manelik Sfez, Head of Marketing, Global Blue

5.20pm How Are Luxury Brands Working to Serve UHNWI’s?

Alex Berry, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Chapman Freeborn
Darren Gearing, EVP Europe, Shangri La Hotels
Laurent Perignon, COO, Camper & Nicholsons

6.10pm What Do I Know About the UHNW Consumer?
Sara Cosgrove, Principal, Sara Cosgrove Interiors

6.30pm Cocktail Reception


LS Keynote: Understanding the Ultra High Net Worth Consumer
Wednesday May 28th 2014

Registration from 12pm
Keynote session from 1pm – 6.30pm
Closing cocktail from 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Bloomberg City Gate House
39-45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ

Twitter Coverage
@LuxurySociety using the #UHNW hashtag

To learn more about our event concept and distinguished speakers please see the following articles:

- Attracting, Serving & Retaining the UHNW Luxury Consumer
- Rethinking Rarity In Haute Horlogerie: Greubel Forsey
- In Conversation With Paul James, Global Brand Leader, Starwood Luxury Hotels


Attendance is strictly limited to luxury brand executives. Please email to request registration.

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