'The Power of Luxury Redefined'
Registration Desk Opens (Ground Floor of QEII)
Welcome Coffee/Tea in the foyer of QEII (3rd Floor)
Opening & Welcome Address
Mr Paolo De Cesare, CEO & Chairman of Printemps, France & IGDS President
Mr Paul Kelly, Managing Director of Selfridges Group, UK
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
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
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
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
Closing Day 1
Official Dinner & Awards Ceremony at V&A Museum
'The Power of Luxury Redefined'
Store Visit to Selfridges Oxford Street
Departure by bus from Selfridges to QEII Center
Opening Remarks / QEII Centre
'Macroeconomics - Retail in Context'
- Ms Louise Singlehurst, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, UK
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
Session 6: 'Immersion Workshops'
Stream Whittle: 'The World of Beauty - What's Next?'
Ms Sali Hughes, Journalist & Beauty Editor on The Guardian, UK
Ms Deborah Joseph, Editor-in-Chief & Chief Content Officer of Glamour, UK
Ms Maria Kilgore, Founder & CEO of Beauty Pie, 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 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
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
Closing Remark / Announcement of next IGDS event
Drinks & Snacks