New York | November 29, 2018

The Year Ahead in Luxury

The Global Luxury Goods industry is poised to have the best growth year of the past 5 years, attributed to expanding audience affluence and product accessibility. Brands have a tremendous opportunity to capture this growth, but face mounting complexities as technology disrupts consumer behavior in profound ways.

Leveraging proprietary data and intelligence as only Bloomberg can, we present The Year Ahead in Luxury – a premium new chapter to the already-successful franchise designed to uncover what’s really ahead in luxury.

November 29 - Thursday

12:30 pm

Registration and Networking

Light refreshments will be served.


731 Lexington Avenue, Seventh Floor
1:15 pm

Welcome Remarks


1:20 pm

The Future of Luxury - Talk and Q&A


1:50 pm

Innovating in Luxury Travel in 2019



2:15 pm

Bloomberg Data Break-In: Retail

2:25 pm

The 360-Degree Brand: Surrounding the Millennial Consumer



2:50 pm

Fashion Tech Forum Presents: Looking Past the Past - Taking Heritage Brands Into the Future


  • Karen Harvey

    Founder, Fashion Tech Forum. CEO, Karen Harvey Consulting.


3:20 pm


3:50 pm

The Next Level of Performance


Fireside Chat

4:05 pm

Bloomberg Data Break-In: Autos

4:15 pm

Collecting and the Luxury Lifestyle



4:40 pm

Everything Is For Sale, Nothing Is For Sale: The Future of Luxury Retail



5:05 pm

The 50-Course Meal: Pushing the Limits of Fine Dining



5:30 pm

Closing Cocktails

Proudly sponsored by the Monaco Government Tourist Office


Robert Chavez

Hermès of Paris, Inc. President and CEO

Elise Loehnen Fissmer

goop Chief Content Officer

Gillian Morris

Hitlist Founder & CEO

Ian Schrager

Ian Schrager Company Founder & Chairman

Harvey Spevak

Equinox Holdings, Inc. Executive Chairman and Managing Partner

Tom Lewand

Shinola CEO

Andy Katz-Mayfield

Harry's Inc. Co-Founder and CEO

Mercedes Abramo

Cartier North America President and CEO

Gabriela Baiter

Whereabout Founder and Creative Director

Nick Kokonas

The Alinea Group; Tock, Inc. Co-owner and co-founder

Dominique Lévy

Lévy Gorvy Owner

Peter Marino

Peter Marino Architect Principal

Rasmus Munk

Alchemist 2.0 Chef

Hannah Elliott

Bloomberg Pursuits Car Columnist

Kate Krader

Bloomberg Pursuits Food Editor

James Tarmy

Bloomberg Pursuits Arts Columnist

Chris Rovzar

Bloomberg Pursuits Editorial Director

Manish Vora

Museum of Ice Cream President and Co-Founder

Maria Font Trabocchi

Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants Owner

Nikki Ekstein

Bloomberg Pursuits Travel Editor

Kim Bhasin

Bloomberg News Luxury Reporter

Rebecca Greenfield

Bloomberg Reporter

Suzanne Cohen

Marriott International Vice President, Luxury Brands, Americas

Tom Marchant

The Black Tomato Group Owner & Co-Founder

Karen Harvey

Founder, Fashion Tech Forum. CEO, Karen Harvey Consulting.

Maurizio Reggiani

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Chief Technical Officer


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Fashion Tech Forum was founded by renowned Fashion, Retail, Luxury and Innovation consultant, Karen Harvey, whose advisory services firm, Karen Harvey Consulting, is most recognized for building brands through talent and bringing CEO’s and Chief Creative Officers to companies like, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Everlane, Tapestry and Burberry. The company is based in New York with offices in London, and they recently celebrated the official launch of INDX, a digital marketplace and platform between top brands and emerging creative talent.