Luxury Futures Forum 16/17 November 2016 London

Meet the new luxurians and find out what luxury will mean to them in 2017 and beyond.

*image credit : Bombay Electric Branding By Michael Thorsby, Mumbai


An obstacle for many businesses today is how to build teams that are armed with fast-changing consumer information and the tools to apply it strategically. The most compelling and entertaining way to bring this intelligence to life is through one of our highly subscribed live events.

Our Luxury Futures Forum will take an in-depth look at industry-specific trends, exploring everything new and next in the sector. Guest speakers will include industry leaders and innovators, and attendees will receive an extensive Luxury Futures Report, giving them further insights into the market and implications for their businesses.

*image credit: Acne, Potsdamer Strasse, Berlin 


Why Attend?

‘The very concept of luxury is under attack. In our uncertain economic, political and social times, the sector can appear elitist, navel-gazing and regressive. Obsessed with talking about heritage, many luxury brands have forgotten how to talk about legacy, and consumers are now demanding a more inspiring vision.’

Jonathan Openshaw, editor, LS:N Global

As well as receiving key consumer and industry insights, attendees will have direct access to our research and strategy teams, who will be on hand to answer questions on how best to apply and tailor these insights to their specific business needs. There will also be ample opportunities to network with your peers, industry influencers and the keynote speakers. 

*image credit: Acne, Maximiliansplatz, Munich



The event will begin with a detailed global market overview that highlights the key obstacles and opportunities in the luxury sector, such as the new emerging economies, continuing digital growing pains and the looming crisis in creative direction. We will then hone in on specific consumer trends that are changing the face of the sector, from serendipitous in-store retail to brands taking on the roles of educator and entertainer. 

For the remainder of the afternoon we will examine a selection of best-in-class case studies from around the world and reveal how their strategies can be applied to your own businesses. We will also present our new Luxury Index for 2016, which will explore the new luxurian mindset and situate brands in the sector. Complete your details on the following form to download the agenda for both event days and view the full line-up.

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16 November 2016

Mandeep Kaur and Hardeep Kaur, co-founders, PER/se

Clothing brand PER/se takes a #JustOne approach to fashion, where less is optimal and substance is paramount, producing just one piece of clothing every two months. The duo’s creative eye reaches across design, art, fashion, technology and architecture, and its core mission revolves around seeking better, not more.

Thierry Campet, global head of marketing and communications, UBS Wealth Management

Thierry has worked in a variety of marketing, communication and branding roles at companies including Zurich Insurance, Santander, American Express, Sony Pictures and Ogilvy. He was the driving force behind UNLIMITED, UBS’s new thought-leadership platform, which explores the future of luxury and wealth.

Cara David, managing partner, YouGov

Cara oversees the management and business development of YouGov’s wealth practice, which includes the Affluent Perspective Global Study and custom research for leading brands serving the global affluent market. For 10 years, she has directed the Survey of Affluence and Wealth. During her more than 30-year career, she has developed a deep understanding of the wants and needs of the affluent consumer. Prior to joining YouGov, Cara served as senior vice-president of corporate marketing and integrated media at American Express Publishing in New York.

17 November 2016

Keyvan Nilforoushan, deputy CEO, OneFineStay

Prior to joining Onefinestay, Keyvan was managing partner at NextStage, a leading French venture and growth capital fund, where he led numerous investments and assisted portfolio companies on a variety of issues such as operations, recruiting and finance. His activity led to NextStage being recognised in 2010 as the most active French venture capital firm. Kevyan previously worked at Axa in Hong Kong and holds an advanced MSc in Science and Engineering from École Polytechnique in Paris, and a Master of Science in Economics from ENSAE.

Sylvie Freund Pickavance Group strategy and business development director, Value Retail

Sylvie joined Value Retail in 2009 as the business director of Bicester and Kildare Village, and became group strategy and business development director in December 2011. She worked at Cartier for 13 years, where she was responsible for marketing and retail in the Asia-Pacific and North American markets. Sylvie moved to London to work for the De Beers-LVMH joint venture, where she created a jewellery brand under the De Beers name and established the brand in seven countries.

Dr Helen Crowley, head of sustainable sourcing innovation, Kering

Helen joined Kering in November 2011. She was previously associate director at the Wildlife Conservation Society for 11 years. Helen has also worked as a consultant for several corporations, where she was responsible for helping them implement sustainability strategies.

Helen holds a PhD in Ecology from Australian National University. She is on the board of Textile Exchange Europe, the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the International Union for Conservation of Nature USA.


The Future Laboratory’s home at Elder Street has its own story to tell. The Grade II-listed property is built on the site of a Roman cemetery and in the precincts of the medieval Priory and Hospital of St Mary Spital.

Located between London’s creative capital of Shoreditch and the financial heart of the city, it’s a short walk from Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations.

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London E1 6BT

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