Agenda: Understanding the UHNW Consumer, New York 2014


Sophie Doran | May 16, 2014

Luxury Society welcomes C-Suite speakers from Buccellati, Bentley Motors, Christie's Real Estate, Four Seasons & more for our LS Keynote event in New York City

Luxury Society welcomes C-Suite speakers from Buccellati, Bentley Motors, Christie’s Real Estate, Four Seasons & more for our LS Keynote event in New York City

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 June 25th at Bloomberg Tower 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.

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

We look forward to connecting with our members in New York City

The Luxury Society Team

“ Since 2009 the total wealth of billionaires has increased from US$3.1 trillion to US$6.5 trillion ”


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

1.05pm How is the Luxury Market Performing?
David Friedman, President, Wealth X

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

Martin de Dreuille, VP Prestige, Pernod Ricard
Alberto Milani, CEO Americas, Buccellati
James Pillar, Director of Marketing, Bentley Motors
Campion Platt, Founder, Campion Platt

Moderated by Ted Moncreiff, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg Pursuits

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?

Nima Abbasi, Founder, Crest & Co
Alex Berry, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Chapman Freeborn
Thierry Dumoulin, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Artnet

Moderated by Sophie Doran, Editor in Chief, Luxury Society

3.40pm Refreshments Break

3.50pm What are Some Strategies for Attraction & Retention?

PR Strategies for Reaching the UHNW Consumer
Shamin Abas, President, Shamin Abas Public Relations & Special Events

Engaging the UHNW Consumer Online
David Sadigh, CEO, Digital Luxury Group

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

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?

Dan Conn, COO, Christie’s Real Estate
Susan Helstab, EVP Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Monica Juniel Byers, Managing Director USA, Quintessentially
Royce Pinkwater, Founder, Pinkwater Select

Moderated by Matt Miller, Reporter, Bloomberg Television

6.10pm What Do I Know About the UHNW Consumer?

6.30pm Cocktail Reception


LS Keynote: Understanding the Ultra High Net Worth Consumer
Wednesday June 25th 2014

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

Venue: Bloomberg Tower
731 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

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
- UHNW Population Reaches All-Time High in 2013