November 21, 2019 | New York City

The Year Ahead: Luxury

The global luxury goods industry is poised to have the best growth year in more than half a decade, but how do brands extend that growth? And how do they continue it in a conscious way? That’s what CEOs and consumers alike want to know.

Bloomberg’s second The Year Ahead: Luxury summit will focus on sustainability in every sense of the word—from ecological consciousness, to lasting scalability, to equality in hiring and leadership. Top decision-makers from the fields of fashion, travel, automotive, retail, the arts, real estate, food, and more will gather to share crucial knowledge on exactly how to plan for 2019 and beyond. Their insights will be paired with Bloomberg’s proprietary data and expert analysis in a learning experience that can’t be found anywhere else.


November 21 - Thursday

11:30 am

Special Lunch: Social Programs for Sustainable Growth

Proudly sponsored by Diamond Producers Association. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.
Community development isn’t just good for communities, it’s good for companies too. This lunch will feature high-level leadership sharing specific success stories from the social programs at their brands. Bloomberg will encourage executives from global luxury, whose practices have consciously built up families, towns, and work traditions around their supply chains, to share useful lessons that other luxury leaders in the audience can take away from the event.


  • Oliver Bonke

    Regional Chief Executive Officer – MEIA, Shangri-La Group

  • Jean-Marc Lieberherr

    Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Producers Association

  • Amandine Robin

    SVP, Corporate Communications and Sustainability & Responsibility, Pernod Ricard North America


12:30 pm

Registration and Networking for The Year Ahead: Luxury

1:15 pm

Welcome Remarks


1:20 pm

Legacy Luxury Greets the Future



  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

1:45 pm

Achieving Meaningful Sustainability in Luxury



2:10 pm

Bloomberg Data Break-in: Luxury Autos


2:20 pm

Growing Luxury Travel Consciously Into 2020 and Beyond



2:45 pm

Fashion and Community


3:10 pm

Networking Break

3:40 pm

Developing the New Luxury Living Experience



4:05 pm

From Site to Store: Moving From Digital to Brick and Mortar



4:30 pm

Bloomberg Data Break-In: Retail


4:40 pm

How Will We Choose to Drive in the Future?


  • Klaus Zellmer

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Porsche Cars North America


5:05 pm

The Next Generation of Restaurants



5:30 pm

Closing Remarks and Networking Reception


Alessandro Bogliolo

Chief Executive Officer Tiffany & Co

Oliver Bonke

Regional Chief Executive Officer – MEIA Shangri-La Group

Massimo Caronna

USA President Brunello Cucinelli

Albert Herrera

Senior Vice President Global Product Partnerships Virtuoso

Jennifer Hyman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Rent the Runway

Simon Kim

Owner Cote

Harsha Chanrai L'Acqua

Founder & Chief Executive Officer Saira Hospitality

Jean-Marc Lieberherr

Chief Executive Officer Diamond Producers Association

David Munczinski

President of Marketplace Platform b8ta

Denise Naguib

Vice President Sustainability & Supplier Diversity Marriott International, Inc.

Amandine Robin

SVP, Corporate Communications and Sustainability & Responsibility Pernod Ricard North America

Matt Scanlan

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Naadam

Cara Smyth

Founder Fair Fashion Center

Stephen Starr

Owner & Founder STARR Restaurants

Robert A.M. Stern

Architect & Founding Partner Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Amish Tolia

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer Leap

Christina Tosi

Chef & Founder Milk Bar

Daniella Yacobovsky-Fiala

Co-Founder BaubleBar

Arthur W. Zeckendorf

Co-Chairman Zeckendorf Development

Klaus Zellmer

President & Chief Executive Officer Porsche Cars North America

Chris Rovzar

Editorial Director Bloomberg Pursuits

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Television and Radio

Emily Chasan

Sustainable Finance Editor Bloomberg News

Kevin Tynan

Senior Analyst Bloomberg Intelligence

Nikki Ekstein

Travel Editor Bloomberg Pursuits

James Tarmy

Arts Columnist Bloomberg Pursuits

Jordyn Holman

Reporter Bloomberg News

Poonam Goyal

Senior Retail Analyst Bloomberg Intelligence

Hannah Elliott

Car Columnist Bloomberg Pursuits

Kate Krader

Food Editor Bloomberg Pursuits


Supporting Sponsor

The Diamond Producers Association is an international alliance of the world’s leading diamond mining companies who are united in their commitment to best-in-class ethical and sustainable operations and transparent business practices. Together, DPA members represent the majority of the world’s diamond production. The DPA mission is to protect and promote the integrity and reputation of diamonds, and of the diamond industry.

Participating Sponsor

Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at more than 40 of the finest addresses around the world. Beginning with the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City by John Jacob Astor IV at the dawn of the twentieth century, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by the signature St. Regis Butler Service. St. Regis continues to grow its portfolio in iconic and emerging destinations around the world, recently debuting properties in Hong Kong, Venice and Amman. Looking forward, the brand expects to open hotels in Cairo, Riviera Maya and Dubai, among other engaging locales. St. Regis is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio, which also includes The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari.