london luxury think tank

How are disruptors driving the future of luxury?

The French Chamber of Great Britain and Walpole are co-hosting a first of its kind think tank for luxury leaders to explore the latest INNOVATIONS that will drive the future of luxury.

Taking place in London, the think tank will assemble leaders, pioneers and disruptors from across the fields of luxury, fashion, technology, innovation and sustainability to share ideas, expertise and insights.

This one day event will feature visionary talks by high profile speakers, four in-depth panels and inspirational personal stories from pioneers.

tuesday 31 oct
Cocktail Reception from 19.00
(by invitation only)
wednesday 01 nov
Speakers confirmed so far:
Tom Beagent
Director Sustainability & Climate Change - PwC
Bruno-Roland Bernard
Group Communications Director - YOOX-NET-A-PORTER GROUP
Martijn Bertisen
Sales Director - Google
Wolfgang Blau
President & Chief Digital Officer - Condé Nast International
Jonathan Chippindale
CEO - Holition UK
Ceanne Fernandes-Wong
VP EMEA - Vestiaire Collective
Sylvie Freund-Pickavance
Group Strategy and Business Development Director - Value Retail Management
Nathalie Gaveau
Founder & CEO - Shopcade
Jessica Graves
Founder & Data Scientist - Sefleuria
Jane Han
Global Creative Strategist for Luxury - Facebook & Instagram
Trevor Hardy
CEO - The Future Laboratory
Alain Harfouche
Regional Managing Director UK, Ireland & Southern Europe - L'Occitane en Provence
Megan Higgins
Luxury sector and digital/analytics specialist - PwC
Chris Hirst
Chairman UK & CEO Europe - HAVAS
Dax Lovegrove
Global Vice President Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility and Corporate Branding and Communications - Swarovski
Nina Marenzi
Founder & Director - The Sustainable Angle
Tom Meggle
Managing Director - Louis Vuitton UK, Ireland & South Africa
Alexandra Palt
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer - L'Oréal
Luca Solca
Managing Director, Global Luxury Goods - Exane BNP Paribas
Sir Paul Smith CBE
Chairman and Designer - Paul Smith
Tammy Smulders
Global Managing Director - Havas LuxHub
Jace Tyrrell
CEO - New West End Company
Diana Verde Nieto
Co-Founder & CEO - Positive Luxury
Michael Ward
Chairman - Walpole; Managing Director - Harrods
Sasha Wilkins
Founder, LLG & Co
Prof. Anne Michaut
Director of the LVMH Academic Chair - HEC 
Charlotte Keesing
Director of Public Affairs & International - Walpole
Sue Rissbrook
Partner and Retail Specialist - PwC
Josh Spero
Deputy Editor, Special Reports & Consulting Editor, Events - Financial Times


General enquiries:
Wassime Haouari

Events Coordinator

French Chamber of Great Britain

Sponsorship & Partnership:
Anne-Claire Lo Bianco
Head of Events

French Chamber of Great Britain​

PR, Press & Content:

Charlotte Keesing

Director of Public Affairs & International


media partner
main sponsor
Host sponsor
Wine partners
champagne partner
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@2017 - The French Chamber of Great Britain

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