The €1.3tn luxury industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented flux and uncertainty as the world battles a global pandemic, with the sector expected to contract significantly this year. For the 2020 edition of the Business of Luxury conference - our first to be held entirely online - we’ll speak to executives, creatives and analysts from across the globe about how they’re navigating this unprecedented period, planning for future growth and where they see investment and acquisition opportunities.
Changing winds: After a brief lull, deal-making is back on the agenda for luxury conglomerates, private equity investors and venture capitalists. Our expert speakers look at where the next deals will be made.
The Global Economic Outlook: The FT’s Chief Economics Commentator, in conversation with a leading economist, looks at how the pandemic and trade wars have affected the global economy and luxury sector.
A new frontier of virtual fashion: How are fashion collections and brands creating, and selling, products designed exclusively for the online ecosystem?
Sustainability and supply chains: With more and more consumers becoming vocal about the importance of sustainability, how will fashion companies manage sustainability targets alongside the bottom line?
Shopping abroad: FT travel editor Tom Robbins talks to a panel of experts about what comes next for travel, how brands can accelerate the recovery, and whether 2020 will cause a major pivot in how and where people travel.
“The FT Luxury Summit is an annual, must go-to-event for any CEO or senior leader in the luxury industry. Topics and delegates come from a very wide area of backgrounds and expertise. Truly inspiring.”