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

12:30 pm

Registration & Networking Reception

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 global leadership sharing specific success stories from the social programs at their brands. DPA Global CEO Jean Marc Lieberherr will be joined by two executives from global luxury brands whose practices have consciously built up families, towns, and work traditions around their supply chains. Moderator Chris Rovzar will encourage the esteemed guests to share useful lessons that other luxury leaders in the audience can take away from the event.

1:15 pm

Conversations to Include:

Fashion and the Importance of Community

Brunello Cucinelli, Creative Director & Chief Executive Officer, Brunello Cucinelli

From Pixel to Lease: What Digital Disruptors and Brick and Mortar Powerhouses Can Learn From One Another
Vibhu Norby, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, b8ta
Amish Tolia, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Leap

Developing the New Luxury Lifestyle
Robert A. M. Stern, Architect & Founding Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Arthur Zeckendorf, Owner & Co-Chairman of Terra Holdings

How Can Luxury Travel Grow Responsibly and Sustainably Into 2020?
Harsha Chanrai L’Acqua, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Saira Hospitality
Albert Herrera, Senior Vice President Global Product Partnerships, Virtuoso

Achieving Meaningful Sustainability in Luxury
Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Rent the Runway
Cara Smyth, Founder, Fair Fashion Center and Vice President, Glasgow Caledonian New York College

Heritage Brands Adapting Ahead of the Future

Alessandro Bogliolo, Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany’s

The Future of Driving  

Conscious Art

Breaking New Spirt(ual) Ground


6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Networking Reception


Alessandro Bogliolo

Chief Executive Officer Tiffany & Co

Brunello Cucinelli

Creative Director & Chief Executive Officer 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

Cara Smyth

Founder Fair Fashion Center

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


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.