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FT Business of Luxury 2017

Material World: Craftsmanship and Manufacture

Lisbon, Portugal |  - 
Speakers include:
Jo Ellison

Jo Ellison

Financial Times

Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber

Financial Times

Gillian de Bono

Gillian de Bono

Financial Times

Overview

Back in Europe, during a time of extraordinary change, we'll be looking at Portugal's renaissance as a centre of luxury manufacture as well as discussing the broader themes of production within industry today. How are artisan skills being protected and nurtured by the big brands? What initiatives are they taking to train new generations of artisans? How do you run a global business using so many interconnected but often disparate specialist factories?

We'll also be talking to leading creatives about where luxury is going - and what's exciting them today.

More details will be revealed over the coming weeks, to be the first to hear about our speaker line up and agenda, please register your interest.

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Agenda - 14th May

  • 6:30pm
    Welcome Reception

Agenda - 15th May

  • 8:30am
    Full day Summit
  • 8:00pm
    Gala Dinner

Agenda - 16th May

  • 8:30am
    Morning summit
  • 12:30pm
    Lunch and close

Who Attends?

The FT Business of Luxury Summit attracts senior luxury sector executives, corporate decision-makers and financiers from around the world including Chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CTOs, Presidents and Managing Directors from the following industries:

  • Fashion
  • Retail
  • Jewellery
  • Motor
  • Yacht Manufacturing
  • Watches
  • Technology Companies
  • Private Equity
  • Investment Banking
  • Private Banking
  • Investment / Asset Management
  • Architecture / Construction
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Luxury Residential Property
  • Auctioneering
  • Yacht Broking
  • Arts
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Film
  • Shopping Malls
  • Advertising / Marketing
  • Design Consultancies
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Why Sponsor?

Affiliate with the Financial Times and the premier business event in the calendar for senior executives in the global luxury sector, positioning your brand alongside it. The FT runs many ads (on average we tend to run 40+ ads each year), promoting the summit, all carrying sponsor branding, which also appears on all direct-mail campaigns and other marketing material. Advertisements for the event also appear on FT.com and in media partner publications which have included FT Deutschland, Nikkei, Women’s Wear Daily, Les Echos, Monocle and Vogue as well as many regional newspapers and business magazines.

A rare opportunity to meet, influence and network with an exclusive audience of 400+ C-level and other senior executives in the global luxury goods and services market, who, with access to millions of their own high net worth customers could be future marketing partners or collaborators for any company also targeting this elusive affluent group. For suppliers of products and services to the luxury sector, we offer you a highly targeted audience of business decision-makers.

All delegates are high net worth individuals themselves, who travel in luxury and buy luxury goods and services. They are also important opinion leaders on what’s new in luxury and are highly influential.

Have your own advertisement in the Business of Luxury special report, published worldwide on the first day of the summit, and influence the 1.5 million high net worth readers of the FT, including many of the luxury sector decision-makers who are not able to attend the summit*

* Silver – Diamond packages only

For more information, please contact:

Craig Bethell
Tel: +44 (0) 207 873 4110
Email: craig.bethell@ft.com

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Venue

Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 88
Lisbon 1099-039 Lisbon

Portugal

Tel: 351 (21) 381-1400

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FT CONTRIBUTORS (3)

Jo Ellison

Jo Ellison

Fashion Editor
Financial Times

Jo Ellison is fashion editor of the Financial Times and editorial coordinator of the FT’s annual Business of Luxury conference.

Ellison is the author of Vogue: The Gown, an overview of evening dresses in British Vogue over the last century. In 2013 she was named Features Writer of the Year by the Fashion Monitor Journalism Awards.

As features director at British Vogue between 2008 and 2014, Ellison wrote and commissioned the title’s main features and interviews for both the magazine and website, across topics including food, beauty, politics and health. She is a former features editor at the Independent and started her career at the Irish Examiner. She holds an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh.

Lionel Barber

Lionel Barber

Editor
Financial Times

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment in 2005, Mr Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During his tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards. He has co-written several books and has lectured widely on foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European security and monetary union in the US and Europe and appears regularly on TV and radio around the world. As editor, he has interviewed many of the world’s leaders in business and politics, including: US President Barack Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

Mr Barber has received several distinguished awards, including the St George Society medal of honour for his contribution to journalism in the transatlantic community. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Tate and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Gillian de Bono

Gillian de Bono

Editor, How To Spend It and Assistant Editor,
Financial Times

Gillian de Bono joined the Financial Times in 1994 to set up a magazine department following the success of a trial issue of How To Spend It for FT Weekend. Previously, she spent 13 years launching, relaunching and editing women’s glossy magazines.

Ms de Bono spent her formative journalist years at Consumers Association, publishers of Which? magazine where, as a writer, she won the first Rosemary Goodchild Award in 1986 for the year’s best article on women’s health.

She has received three British Society of Magazine Editors awards – as Launch Editor of the Year in 1986 for Essentials magazine and as Newspaper Magazine Editor of the Year in 1999 and 2004 for How To Spend It. How To Spend It was voted Colour Supplement of the Year at The 2015 Newspaper Awards, the fourteenth time the magazine has won this award. How To Spend It is also the only colour supplement to have won all three major industry awards in a single year: The British Press Awards 2004, the British Society of Magazine Editors 2004 and The 2004 Newspaper Awards.

Ms de Bono is also editor of howtospendit.com which was voted Best Lifestyle Website in the 2014 Lovie Awards and Best Lifestyle/Leisure News Site in The 2015 Drum Online Media Awards.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH (1)

Michel Dyens & Co. is a leading independent investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions. With headquarters in New York and Paris, Michel Dyens & Co. has closed numerous landmark deals in luxury and upscale brands. Michel Dyens & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor in such luxury goods deals as the ultra-premium Grey Goose vodka brand, Harry Winston, Boucheron, and many others.

DIAMOND SPONSOR (1)

Move Now Luxury Brokers & Advisors deliver custom made transaction services for luxury retail real estate on three continents.
Wir realisieren selbst für komplexeste Anforderungen bei Transaktionen von Miet- und Kaufverträgen in Retail-Luxuslagen passgenaue Ergebnisse auf drei Kontinenten.
Nous proposons un service personnalisé pour les transactions immobilières commerciales de luxe sur trois continents.
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Мы предоставляем персональные услуги по сделкам с элитной недвижимостью на трех континентах. 

Accommodation

Accommodation

Financial Times has arranged very special rates for Summit attendees at the host hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon:

EUR375 Run of house (Deluxe or Superior room) - single

EUR405 Run of house (Deluxe or Superior room) - double

Other room categories are available upon request. Rates are available for the nights of 14 and 15 May, and the shoulder nights of 12, 13 and 16 May (subject to availability).

Rates are inclusive of American buffet breakfast, internet and taxes (6%).

Rates are exclusive of a tourist city tax @ EUR 1 per guest per night.

Please book via our dedicated link

http://www.fourseasons.com/lisbon/financial-times-business-luxury-summit.html

If you prefer to make your reservation via phone, please ring our dedicated Conference Manager on Tel. +351 21 381 1494. Phone lines are open from 09:00 - 18:00 (UTC) Monday - Friday.

Please reference the group name Financial Times when making reservations.

Note that rates are only guaranteed for reservations made before Friday 5 May and rooms are subject to availability.

Accommodation queriesFor any accommodation queries, please contact:

Carla Fernandes

Conference Manager Tel. +351 21 381 1494 

carla.fernandes@fourseasons.com 

Carla's hours are Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 18:00 (UTC).

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Photos 2016

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