16th Fashion and Luxury Goods Industry Meeting

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Program

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 

08:30 - 09:00  WELCOME AND REGISTRATION
09:00 - 09:15 OPENING
 • Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
• Cristina Fernández, Business Development Director, ISEM Fashion Business School
09:15 - 10:30TURBULENCE AND TAILWINDS: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HARBOR FOR THE INDUSTRY?
 2015 was one of the most difficult years for the industry in a decade, and the first few months of 2016 show little signs of change. We will discuss the key forces shaping the future outlook for the industry, ultimately identifying the principal managerial challenges across different categories, different firms, and regions. We will focus especially on the role that private equity and privately held groups play in the industry, and their role for the future. In this panel, we bring together investment professionals and the CEO of a privately held fashion group to discuss these trends.

• Julio Babecki, Managing Director, L Capital
• Massimiliano Caraffa, Director Europe Buyout, The Carlyle Group
• Stefano Rosso, CEO, OTB Group
• Luca Solca, Managing Director, Global Luxury Goods, Exane BNP Paribas

Moderator: Andrew Roberts, Retail & Luxury Goods Reporter, Bloomberg
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break 
11:00 - 12:00 CROUCHING TIGER: IS CHINA SET TO FALL HARD, SOFT OR REBOUND?
 

Even with muted growth, will China still be the country acting as the engine firing up the industry? How significant is the recent sales growth in Japan? And, what is fuelling it? What are the roles of other Asian countries such as Korea, Indonesia and India? We will discuss recent trends in Asia, alongside opportunities for fashion and luxury goods players in the region.

• Kelly Hu, Associate, Investments & Corporate, Lunar Capital
• Prof. Núria Mas, IESE Business School 
• Raul Verdicchi, CFO Japan and South Korea, Ermenegildo Zegna 

Moderator: Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
12:00 - 12:15 Break 
12:15 - 13:00 SUSTAINING GLAMOUR: TOO TALL AN ORDER?
 How is the luxury goods industry addressing rising concerns about sustainability? Is a responsible supply chain even possible in this industry? Can fashion brands carry sustainability in their DNA? And, if so, what are the challenges in managing them?

• Kristy Caylor, Co-Founder, Maiyet
• Allanna McAspurn, CEO, MADE-BY

Moderator: Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
13:00 - 14:00REIMAGINING THE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
 Distribution models vary widely across sectors in this industry. How can leaders develop effective partnerships with distributors?  In this panel, we will discuss two different models of winning partnerships in the automotive and wine sectors, generating debate on how to build a winning eco-system.

• Enrique Lorenzana, Area Manager Iberia, Maserati
• Miguel A. Torres, President, Bodegas Torres

Moderator: Prof. Pedro Nueno, IESE Business School 
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch 
15:30 - 16:30 THE NEW FASHION MEDIA ECOSYSTEM
 *Satellite Panel hosted via videoconference with our Campus in New York

How is the three-way relationship between traditional media, brands, and retailers changing in the world of social media? Can social media succeed in monetizing their assets through retail, as a solution to operating in a post-advertising digital era?

In New York:

• Prof. Tom Handley, Parsons The New School for Design
• Daniel Saynt, Founder & CEO, Socialyte Collective
• Eric Wilson, Fashion News Director, InStyle Magazine

In Barcelona:

• Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, President, Chloé

Moderator: Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
16:30 - 17:45 DIGITAL DISRUPTION: ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?
 Digital technologies are increasingly integrated into all the activities of the value chain. We will discuss novel business models enabled by digital technologies, and the leadership and competitive challenges they present for industry incumbents and startups alike.

• Andrea Ciccoli, Co-Founder and CEO, The Level Group
• Prof. Ryan Raffaelli, Harvard Business School
• Luis Teixeira, VP Operations & PT General Manager, Farfetch

Moderator: Andrea Baldo, CEO, Coccinelle
17:45 - 18:15 CONCLUSIONS
 • Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
• Cristina Fernández, Business Development Director, ISEM Fashion Business School
• Prof. Pedro Nueno, IESE Business School
18:15 Cocktail 

Contact 

M.Helena Andreu
IESE Industry Meetings

Date and Venue

March 15, 2016

IESE Barcelona
North Campus
C/Arnús i Garí, 3-7
08034 Barcelona
Spain

How to Get to IESE Barcelona

Language

The conference language is English. Simultaneous interpreting will be provided into Spanish.