Category: Event

Luxury Symposium, Hong Kong Nov 5: Greater Bay, a New Playground for Luxury Brands?

The Luxury Conversation is a partner of the French Chamber of Hong Kong’s Luxury Symposium, which will be on Monday November the 5th, 2018.

Join us at the recently opened K11 Atelier at Victoria Dockside for a half day conference + cocktail event, with key players from the luxury industry in Hong Kong.

The theme this time round is Greater Bay Area: a new playground for luxury brands? and will focus on the following main topics:

  • The Greater Bay Area project: What’s in store for Hong Kong?
  • Chinese travellers: How to engage them and retain them
  • New retail: Is tech the new black?
  • Sustainability: Transparency, traceability and the new consumer mindset

Speakers include:

  • Event MC, Chloe Reuter
  • Alexis Bonhomme, Farfetch
  • Rob Koepp, The Economist Corporate Network:
  • Cissy Chan, Hong Kong International Airport
  • Meili Lee, China Duty Free Group
  • Karlyn Adams, BSR
  • Charlotte Judet, Kering
  • Myriam Djela, Ipsos

Register on their website to attend.

SHFW: Fashion Trailblazers – Stories from the Frontline of Chinese Design

By Susan Owens

In Paris, Milan and London fashion designers are typically seen – but not heard. Their first priority is to sell clothes.

But in a new initiative during Shanghai Fashion Week (SHFW) three of China’s most successful designers shared their individual fashion journeys in a public forum, Fashion Trailblazers: Stories from the Frontline of Chinese Design.

The trio, Grace Chen (Grace Chen Couture); Hai Lin (Particle Fever) and Jianxia Yin (UOOYAA) all had one thing in common – commercial success. But that’s where their stories had ended. Continue reading “SHFW: Fashion Trailblazers – Stories from the Frontline of Chinese Design”

China Luxury Summit Shanghai – Nov. 30 – Insights on Innovation & Headline Speakers

The next edition of the China Luxury Summit – hosted by the China Luxury Committee – is to be held in Shanghai, on November the 30th.

A very impressive speaker list matched with thought-provoking topics makes this a must-see event. Topics include luxury and sustainability, digital retail innovation, the new face of beauty in China, the balance of brand heritage and innovation – and many more. Continue reading “China Luxury Summit Shanghai – Nov. 30 – Insights on Innovation & Headline Speakers”

The New York Times International Luxury Conference, Nov 12-13, Hong Kong

The New York Times International Luxury Conference takes place this November 12-13 in Hong Kong.

Hosted by Vanessa Friedman, the event convenes top CEOs, influential policy makers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to explore the critical challenges and lucrative opportunities facing the luxury industry.

The Luxury Conversation has partnered with the NYT so that our readers can benefit from an exclusive 20% discount: Continue reading “The New York Times International Luxury Conference, Nov 12-13, Hong Kong”

5 Questions with: Sporty Bitch at Wellness Uncovered, M on the Bund Shanghai

At the recent M Talk, hosted at M Glam on the Bund, the theme Wellness Uncovered saw entrepreneur and KOL speakers discuss the booming wellness and vegan industries in China.

One of the speakers was ‘Sporty Bitch’, the fitness and lifestyle blogger who has grown a loyal, avid readership of her brutally honest and highly informative perspectives on everything to do with getting fit and living well.

We took a moment to speak with Sporty Bitch about her success and where she sees the industries heading.

Continue reading “5 Questions with: Sporty Bitch at Wellness Uncovered, M on the Bund Shanghai”

Wellness Uncovered – M Talk, Shanghai – August 29th

The next edition of M Talk is on the 29th of August at M on the Bund, Shanghai.

Fitness and wellness in China are booming in popularity and the same can be said for veganism. Yet, as with any new food or fitness trend, there is now an overload of information and mixed messages; is veganism really good for your health? Can you sustain an active lifestyle of exercise and fitness with a solely vegan diet? Is veganism ‘used’ by some to promote their own healthy lifestyle? Is veganism really better for the planet? Continue reading “Wellness Uncovered – M Talk, Shanghai – August 29th”

WeChat’s Next-Gen: ‘WeLife’ Previewed at China Connect, Shanghai 2018

The Luxury Conversation attended China Connect’s Shanghai 2018 edition, which featured expert speakers talking about what’s currently at the tip of the spear of engagement with China’s consumers. A wide-ranging and insightful event, attended by over 300 people, China Connect was held at The Explorium on Yishan Road.

Among the engaging talks was that by Sophia Ong, GM of Strategic Partner & Key Account at Tencent, in which Sophia spoke about the well-known (let’s go ahead and call it God-like) power of WeChat and the Tencent eco-system.

Sophia’s presentation clarified that luxury brands need to quickly maximise their WeChat adoption and adaptation in order to keep up with the expectations of the Chinese consumer. Here are the key takeaways from the talk – with a thrilling preview into the next generation of WeChat commerce capabilities: WeLife. Continue reading “WeChat’s Next-Gen: ‘WeLife’ Previewed at China Connect, Shanghai 2018”

Confessions of a KOL: The Luxury Conversation x M Talk in Shanghai

The Luxury Conversation held an event in collaboration with M Talk, a regular series of insightful and inspiring talks held at M Glam, on the Bund in Shanghai.

100 guests attended  in order to hear straight from the KOL’s mouth about the reality of life under the social media spotlight. When worked with properly, Key Opinion Leaders are now a must-have aspect of any brands communications strategy in China.

Speaking at the event was Michelle Ye and Tera Feng. Michelle was one of the very first KOLs, shooting to fame in 2010 by sharing her unique perspective on life to her fans, reaching 1 million views in just 10 months. Michelle later launched her own highly successful fashion brand in 2015.

Previously an editor, Tera has now become a fashion buyer and KOL, working with brands such as YSL, Dolce & Gabbana, MARNI, Swarovski, SECOO and more, on her incredibly successful Weibo account. Continue reading “Confessions of a KOL: The Luxury Conversation x M Talk in Shanghai”

Expert Insight on the Future of Luxury E-tail in China; the China Luxury Committee in Shanghai

The China Luxury Committee event took place on the 18th of May in Shanghai. With expert speakers, the event was attended by an invitation-only guest list, including top-level executives from brands such as Chow Tai Fook, Focus Media, Tmall, Tencent, Gucci, Lane Crawford, Lululemon, Moet Hennessy Diageo, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and many more.

The event was highlighted by keynote speeches and a panel discussion, moderated by Chloé Reuter, Founder and CEO of Reuter Communications.

CEO of Secoo – the leading luxury online platform – Eric Chan gave many insights as to their success. The key aspect to Secoo’s success has been embracing the strength of offline experiences – even as an e-commerce platform, as well as not being afraid of diversification: Continue reading “Expert Insight on the Future of Luxury E-tail in China; the China Luxury Committee in Shanghai”

Confessions of a KOL: M Talk x The Luxury Conversation, May 30, Shanghai

M Talk and The Luxury Conversation bring together leading Chinese fashion and lifestyle KOLs for a frank discussion about the real life of being a KOL.

With fanatical fans and aspirational brands wanting to know about their everyday lives, what does it now mean to be a KOL? How did they become one, what are the challenges and where do they see the future going for KOLs? Continue reading “Confessions of a KOL: M Talk x The Luxury Conversation, May 30, Shanghai”