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FT Business of Luxury Summit 2020

Athens |  - 

Overview

Celebrating its 16th year, the 2020 Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit will be held for the first time in Athens, the capital of a country enjoying an economic resurgence and therein an inflection point in its luxury market. The Greek economy is currently outpacing the Eurozone by 2 per cent and forecast to grow to 2.2 per cent in 2020. Luxury spending from tourism is booming and locals are increasingly spending on a growing number of local designers with an international reputation.

The Summit takes place during a time of economic instability across Europe with a slowdown in the core of the Eurozone, trade friction among global superpowers both East and West, yet despite this, the growth of the luxury market persists. How can the industry react to evolving spending patterns and a new generation of consumers? Is the rise of e-commerce sustainable? How can luxury players harness consumer data to make smarter decisions? Where are the new markets for growth and what are the latest investment opportunities?

Chaired by the FT's editor, Lionel Barber and How To Spend It editor, Jo Ellison and the FT's new fashion editor, Lauren Indvik, you will be joined by leading executives from the industry as well as innovators and financiers to debate the latest changes in the luxury narrative and what lies ahead.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 05/17/2020 00:00:0005/19/2020 00:00:00trueFT Business of Luxury Summit 2020Celebrating its 16th year, the 2020 Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit will be held for the first time in Athens, the capital of a country enjoying an economic resurgence and therein an inflection point in its luxury market. The Greek economy is currently outpacing the Eurozone by 2 per cent and forecast to grow to 2.2 per cent in 2020. Luxury spending from tourism is booming and locals are increasingly spending on a growing number of local designers with an international reputation.The Summit takes place during a time of economic instability across Europe with a slowdown in the core of the Eurozone, trade friction among global superpowers both East and West, yet despite this, the growth of the luxury market persists. How can the industry react to evolving spending patterns and a new generation of consumers? Is the rise of e-commerce sustainable? How can luxury players harness consumer data to make smarter decisions? Where are the new markets for growth and what are the latest investment opportunities?Chaired by the FT's editor, Lionel Barber and How To Spend It editor, Jo Ellison and the FT's new fashion editor, Lauren Indvik, you will be joined by leading executives from the industry as well as innovators and financiers to debate the latest changes in the luxury narrative and what lies ahead.FT-Business-of-Luxury-Summit-202086f35f00f30b86a0104bad030d67e286MM/DD/YYYY

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“Still one of the best conferences on luxury with most impressive gathering of delegates and strong analysis of the sector. A must attend.”

Director, Rolex

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Presented By

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

 www.ft.com

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Venue

Grand Resort Lagonissi
40th km Athens-Sounion
Athens 190 10 Attica

Greece

Tel: +30 22910 76000
Email: grandresort@grandresort.gr

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CONTACT US

Amy Brazewell
Head of Marketing - Core events
Financial Times
Craig Bethell
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times

In association with (1)

Michel Dyens & Co. is a leading independent investment banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions in luxury, beauty, spirits and premium branded consumer goods. With headquarters in New York and Paris, Michel Dyens & Co. has closed numerous landmark deals in luxury and premium brands. Michel Dyens & Co. acted as exclusive financial advisor in such luxury goods deals as the ultra-premium Grey Goose vodka brand in the sale to Bacardi, the iconic American high jewelry brand Harry Winston in the sale to Aber Diamond Corporation, Boucheron to Kering and the haute horlogerie watch brand Hublot to LVMH.

Among other transactions, Michel Dyens & Co. has recently closed the deal in whichthe ultra-luxury fragrance brand By Kilian was sold to Estée Lauder; an interest in the Korean skincare brand Dr. Jart+ was bought by Estée Lauder; the largest independent hair color and hair care company in Brazil, Niely Cosmeticos, sold to L’Oréal; and the luxury furniture and interior architecture brand Liaigre was sold to Symphony International, a London-listed, investment company.

Other transactions include the sale of John Frieda Professional Hair Care and Molton Brown, the luxury bath and body products maker, when each was acquired by Kao Corporation of Japan, and the ultra-premium luxury liqueur St. Germain in the sale of the brand to Bacardi.

Breakfast sponsor (1)

YouGov is a global research analysis and data provider with 7 million panelists in 43 markets. Our data consistently outperforms others on accuracy, as concluded by Pew Research. Our Affluent Perspective team maintains these high standards to provide clients with custom solutions to challenges and opportunities among the hard-to-reach global affluent community.