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The First Italian Luxury and Design Summit

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Future-Proofing Brands: How Heritage, Culture and Customer Experience Make Brands Stay Relevant in an Ever Changing, Hyper Competitive Environment

Registration & Breakfast 8 am

Presentations 9 am - 930 am
“Introductory Remarks on the Future of Retail and the Role of “County of Origin” Branding”:
David Sable, Global CEO at Y&R​
Anna Blender, BAV Consulting

First Panel at 930 am – 11 am
Panel One: The state of the Luxury Market today

(Moderated by Greg Furman - Founder and Chairman of the Luxury Marketing Council)

  • Mauro Porcini, CDO of PepsiCo
  • Cristian Notari, CEO of MaxMara
  • Alfredo De Falco, Head of CIB of Americas Unicredit
  • Maurizio Forte, Italian Trade Commissioner ITA
  • Claudia Cividino, CEO of Americas Bally 
  • Richard Seligman, President of Retail Advisors Inc.

Coffee break 11 am - 11.30 am

Second Panel 11.30 am – 1 pm
Panel Two: Looking ahead…how luxury brands are planning to make the 2017 holiday season and 2018 profitable

(Moderated by Bob Shullman- Founder and CEO of Shullman Center)

  • Biagio Calabrese, General Manager of Intesa San Paolo
  • Gaetano Sciuto, CEO of Fendi NA
  • Francesco Farina, CEO of Scavolini
  • Mark Hanna, CMO of Richline Group 
  • Jack Mitchell, Chairman of Mitchell Stores

Lunch 1 pm – 2.30 pm


Tickets are now on Sale. $95 for Members, $150 for non-members
Event Organized in Collaboration With:
BAV Consulting
Italy-America Chamber of Commerce
The Luxury Marketing Council
Sponsored By:
Zibetto Espresso Bar