Programme

THURSDAY, 24 May 2018

'The Power of Luxury Redefined'

08.30 :

Registration Desk Opens (Ground Floor of QEII)
Welcome Coffee/Tea in the foyer of QEII (3rd Floor)

10.00 :

Opening & Welcome Address
Mr Paolo De Cesare, CEO & Chairman of Printemps, France & IGDS President
Mr Paul Kelly, Managing Director of Selfridges Group, UK

10.15 :

Session 1: 'Luxury at All Levels'

  • Ms Ella Berthoud, Bibliotherapist at The School of Life, UK
  • Ms Tammy Smulders, President of Vice Fashion & Luxury Group, UK
11.00 :

Session 2: 'Communication Today'

  • Mr Winston Cheng, President International of JD.com, China
  • Lady Nicola Mendelsohn, CBE, Vice President for EMEA at Facebook, UK
  • Mr Steve Woodward, President & Chief Merchant of Crate&Barrel, USA
    Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by John Mahony, Group CEO of ReputationInc, UK
12.40 :

Buffet Lunch

13.40 :

Session 3: 'CEO Roundtables'

  • Stream Whittle: 'One Channel'
    Mr Gustaf Öhrn, CEO of Ahlens, Sweden
    Dr Stephan Fanderl, CEO of Karstadt, Germany
    Mr Govind Shrikhande, CCA & Managing Director of Shoppers Stop, India
    Roundtable moderated by Ms Erika Andreetta, Partner at PwC, Italy
     
  • Stream Fleming: 'Partnership Models in the Digital Age'
    Mr Thierry Cheval, L'Oréal Luxe, Global Retail & Digital Director, France
    Mr Bienvenido Tantoco, President of Rustan Commercial Corp., The Philippines
    Mr Bülent Basaran, CEO of Boyner, Turkey
    Roundtable moderated by Mr Christoph Schwarzl and Mr Tobias Humpert, Managing Partners at h+p, Germany
14.40 :

Session 4: 'The Luxury of Choice and Vice-Versa'

  • Mr Raymond Cloosterman, CEO of Rituals, The Netherlands
  • Mr Neil Clifford, CEO of Kurt Geiger, UK
  • Mr Michele Scannavini, President of ICE Italian Trade Agency, Italy
  • Ms Anne Pitcher, Managing Director of Selfridges & Co, UK
    Q&A session moderated by John Mahony
17.00 :

Closing Day 1

19.00 :

Official Dinner & Awards Ceremony at V&A Museum

FRIDAY, 25 May 2018

'The Power of Luxury Redefined'

07.30 :

Store Visit to Selfridges Oxford Street

09.00 :

Departure by bus from Selfridges to QEII Center

09.30 :

Opening Remarks / QEII Centre

09.35 :

'Macroeconomics - Retail in Context'

  • Ms Louise Singlehurst, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, UK
09.55 :

Session 5: 'Mobility & Space'

  • Mr Tony Chi, Founder of tonychi, USA
  • Sir Terry Morgan, OBE, Chairman of Crossrail, UK
    Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Ms Tania Bryer, Executive Producer at CNBC, UK
11.10 :

Refreshment Break

11.40 :

Session 6: 'Immersion Workshops'

  • Stream Whittle: 'The World of Beauty - What's Next?'
    Ms Sali Hughes, Beauty Columnist at The Guardian, UK
    Ms Deborah Joseph, Editor-in-Chief & Chief Content Officer of Glamour, UK
    Ms Maria Kilgore, Founder & CEO of Beauty Pie, UK
    Ms Inge Theron, Founder of Face Gym, UK
    Workshop moderated by Ms Tania Bryer
     
  • Stream Fleming: 'Unparalleled Service & Innovation - Learning from Other Sectors'
    Mr Toby Astor, Global Marketing Strategist at Jaguar Land Rover, UK
    Mr Adam Bryant, Executive Chairman of the London Block Exchange, UK
    Mr Paul Fletcher, Member of the Executive Committee & Head of Marketing at Coutts, UK
    Ms Kelly Hoppen, MBE, Designer & Founder of Kelly Hoppen Interiors, UK
    Mr Thomas Kochs, Managing Director of Corinthia Hotel, UK
    Workshop moderated by Mr John Mahony
12.40 :

Session 7: 'Championing Mindful Consumption'

  • Lord Stuart Rose, Chairman of Ocado Group, UK
  • Ms Alannah Weston, Deputy Chairman of Selfridges Group, UK
    Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Ms Tania Bryer
13.50 :

Closing Remark / Announcement of next IGDS event

14.00 :

Drinks & Snacks