Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens
Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens, 40th km Athens Sounion, Lagonissi Attica Athens 190 10, Greece

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Event Date Wed May 18 EEST - Fri May 20 EEST (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue May 17 5:00pm - Thu May 19 5:00pm
Location Grand Resort Lagonissi Athens
40th km Athens Sounion, Lagonissi Attica Athens 190 10, Greece
Region EMEA

Reconnect with your peers for VIP in-person networking in Athens or connect digitally #FTLuxury

Celebrating its 18th year, the 2022 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?


2022 Speakers

Antoine Arnault
Chief Executive Officer, Berluti

Francesca Bellettini
Chief Executive Officer, Yves Saint Laurent

Peter Saville
Art Director

Rachid Mohamed Rachid
Chairman, Valentino

Sarah Willersdorf
Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Ermenegildo Zegna
Chairman and CEO, Ermenegildo Zegna Group

Edward Enninful
Editor-in-Chief and European Editorial Director, British Vogue, Vogue

Geoffrey Perez
Global Head of Luxury, Snap

Alidad .
Interior Designer

Federica Marchionni
Chief Executive Officer, Global Fashion Agenda

Lucrezia Reichlin
Professor of Economics, London Business School

Chinazo Ufodiama
Brand and Communications Consultant

George Fleck
Vice President & Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Thomas Chauvet
Managing Director, Citi

Eoin Whelan
Chief Financial Officer, The Fabricant

Laura Jackson
Founder, Glassette

Rachel Arthur
Sustainability Consultant

Neil Shearing
Group Chief Economist, Capital Economics

Jocelyn Wilkinson
Director of Responsibility Programme, Burberry

Steve Tzikakis
Chief Executive Officer, Sitecore

Matthew Scullin
CEO & Board Director, MycoWorks Inc

Matthew Navin
Founder, Pictorum Capitis

Emma Burns
Design Director, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

Pippa Small
Jeweller, Pippa Small

Berta de Pablos-Barbier
President & CEO, Moët & Chandon

Massimiliano Caraffa
Managing Director - European Buyout, Carlyle Group

Josh Pullan
Head of Global Luxury Division, Sotheby's

Brendan Riley
Partner, Brunswick Group

Veronique Yang
Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group


Jo Ellison
Editor, How to Spend It, Financial Times

Roula Khalaf
Editor, Financial Times

Lauren Indvik
Fashion Editor, Financial Times

Martin Wolf
Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

Nathan Brooker
Editor, House & Home, Financial Times

Brooke Masters
US Investment and Industry Editor, Financial Times

Cristina Criddle
Technology Reporter, Financial Times

Leila Abboud
Paris Correspondent, Financial Times

Angela Mackay
Managing Director and Publisher, Asia Pacific, Financial Times

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Sitecore

• Boston Consulting Group

• Pictorum Capitis
• Moët & Chandon
• Snap Inc.
• eBay Inc.
• Agility Research & Strategy
• Hylinkeurope

• UK Department for International Trade

• Sotheby’s

• W
• Comite Colbert
• Circulo Fortuny
• Altgamma
• ISEG Executive Education
• Global Fashion