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

President and CEO Hermès of Paris, Inc.

Elise Loehnen Fissmer

Chief Content Officer goop

Gillian Morris

Founder & CEO Hitlist

Ian Schrager

Founder & Chairman Ian Schrager Company

Harvey Spevak

Executive Chairman and Managing Partner Equinox Holdings, Inc.

Tom Lewand

CEO Shinola

Andy Katz-Mayfield

Co-Founder and CEO Harry's Inc.

Mercedes Abramo

President and CEO Cartier North America

Gabriela Baiter

Founder and Creative Director Whereabout

Nick Kokonas

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

Dominique Lévy

Owner Lévy Gorvy

Peter Marino

Principal Peter Marino Architect

Rasmus Munk

Chef Alchemist 2.0

Hannah Elliott

Car Columnist Bloomberg Pursuits

Kate Krader

Food Editor Bloomberg Pursuits

James Tarmy

Arts Columnist Bloomberg Pursuits

Chris Rovzar

Editorial Director Bloomberg Pursuits

Manish Vora

President and Co-Founder Museum of Ice Cream

Maria Font Trabocchi

Owner Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants

Nikki Ekstein

Travel Editor Bloomberg Pursuits

Kim Bhasin

Luxury Reporter Bloomberg News

Rebecca Greenfield

Reporter Bloomberg

Suzanne Cohen

Vice President, Luxury Brands, Americas Marriott International

Tom Marchant

Owner & Co-Founder The Black Tomato Group

Karen Harvey

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

Maurizio Reggiani

Chief Technical Officer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.


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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.