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Looking Forward to Luxury in 2018 (Part Two)

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A special conversation moderated by Jonathan Moffly, President, Moffly Media

Alberto Milani
Alberto Milani leads the Luxury Division of Richline Group a Berkshire Hathaway Company. He is the President of the Italy America Chamber of Commerce in New York and coordinator of the all Chambers of Commerce in the NAFTA area. His visionary approach has been recognized by world-wide publications and market leaders with the recently launched jewelry and lifestyle luxury brand, Alberto Milani, " A Love Affair with Italy".

Before joining Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, he held executive positions with Procter & Gamble, Sector Sport Watches, Bulgari and Buccellati recently sold to the Chinese conglomerate Gangtai Group.

Alberto is a worldwide frequent speaker at industry, branding and educational venues. His definition of mission and corporate positioning by taking an innovative approach to all facets of the marketing mix are a true benchmark for the next generation of managers.


Robert P. Minnick
Robert Minnick has more than 35 years of auto industry experience in both entrepreneurial capacities and directly advising new businesses. Includes launches, investments and exit sales across multiple automotive / enthusiast industry related companies after years of corporate experience at Chrysler Corporation. He holds a history of multiple CEO roles across B2C & B2B startup firms serving auto-related industries, including: RPM Group Limited (Auto / Enthusiast Industry Advisory Firm), RxSpeed / Car Guy Nation (Automotive E-Commerce & Technology), WPI Dealer Services (Enthusiast Credit Card Programs), H&M Management (Insurance & Credit for Clubs), and TransAudio Ltd. (Auto Accessories). From 2009 to present, Robert serves as Founder & CEO of RPM Group Ltd., an advisory firm counting startups, middle market and established brands within the auto/enthusiast industry as clients.


Bob Shullman
Bob Shullman is Founder and CEO of the Shullman Research Center. Bob has years of experience in C-suite roles in consulting, marketing and media insights, brand strategy and equity, and CRM. He has successfully conducted thousands of consulting and insights projects, primarily in three sectors: the luxury and affluent markets, media and advertising, and financial and wealth-related services.

Prior to launching The Shullman Research Center in 2012, Bob held C-suite positions with several leading marketing insights and consulting firms including Ipsos Mendelsohn, where he was its CEO and transformed The Mendelsohn Affluent Survey into the leading source for insights about this key consumer segment, Willard & Shullman, and SRI International (formerly known as the Stanford Research Institute). Bob also devoted almost 10 years to the American Express Company in its travel-related businesses in NYC and its investment management and insurance subsidiaries in San Francisco.

Bob speaks and writes extensively about business, marketing, and insights topics in the U.S. and abroad. He has been featured on CNBC, focusing on the American affluent marketplace and also appeared on Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio, and In addition, Bob has authored or co-authored columns and articles for Ad Age, MediaPost, Barron’s and other business publications.

Bob holds a BA from Georgetown University in American history and an MBA in marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he also completed most of the coursework for a PhD in finance. He currently is a member of the Advisory Board of the NC State University Global Luxury and Management Dual Master’s Degree Program and The Luxury Marketing Council of Connecticut-Hudson Valley.

Peter Trippi
Peter Trippi is Editor-in-Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational art. He is also President of Projects in 19th-Century Art, a firm he established to pursue research, writing, and curating opportunities.

Previously he served as Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art (New York) and Vice Director for Development at the Brooklyn Museum. In 2016, Peter co-curated an exhibition about the Dutch-born, London-based painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, who lived from 1836 to 1912. That project opened at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Holland, then traveled to Vienna’s Belvedere Museum and London’s Leighton House Museum. In 2008-10, Trippi co-curated the international touring exhibition J.W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite.