2014 financial times business of luxury summit, mexico city 2014 financial times business of luxury summit, mexico city
apr 29, 2014

2014 financial times business of luxury summit, mexico city




the 2014 financial times business of luxury summit will take place in mexico city on 11-13 may 2014 at the st. regis hotel. chaired by financial times editor lionel barber, the premier event will bring together senior executives, decision makers and financiers from the global luxury sector to discuss the crucial markets and value systems that will shape the industry in the decade to come.


since its launch in shanghai in 2005, the summit has attracted the world’s most influential people in the luxury industry to debate the global financial crisis, innovation in technology and the rapidly changing habits of the luxury consumer.


the americas has returned this year as luxury’s largest growth market and emerging markets are providing a new wave of opportunity. in mexico – one of the most exciting and vibrant of the mint economies – speakers and delegates will look closer at the next 15 emerging economies for the luxury industry, as well as emotional connectors from art to communications that will drive growth.



2014 financial times business of luxury summit in mexico city
clockwise: christian louboutin, vanessa friedman, jean cassegrain, stella mccartney




speakers include:

christian louboutin, founder, christian louboutin
stella mccartney, OBE, designer
yi zhou, multimedia artist; art director, tudou.com; sina & weibo ambassador
• marco bizzarri, president & chief executive officer, bottega veneta
• caroline brown, president, carolina herrera
• willem h buiter, global chief economist, citigroup
• jean cassegrain, CEO, longchamp
rob pruitt, artist
• gillian de bono, editor, how to spend it
• vanessa friedman, fashion editor, financial times
• ira kalish, global chief economist, deloitte
• andrew keith, president, lane crawford and joyce
• william p lauder, executive chairman, the estée lauder companies
• guillermo ortiz, chairman, grupo financiero banorte-IXE, former governor, banco de méxico
• alejandro ramirez, CEO, cinepolis
• joseph sitt, president and CEO, thor equities
• roberto stern, CEO & creative director, h.stern
• john studzinski, CBE, senior managing director, the blackstone group
• luis videgaray caso, secretary of finance and public credit of méxico
• martin wolf, CBE, chief economics commentator, financial times



2014 financial times business of luxury summit in mexico city
clockwise: marco bizzarri, yi zhou, rob pruitt, caroline brown




the FT business of luxury summit attracts senior executives from global luxury brands, luxury consultants, brand experts, fund managers, M&A specialists and securities and retail analysts.


previous summits have been held in vienna, marrakech, lausanne, los angeles, las vegas, shanghai, venice, tokyo and monte carlo.


for more information about the 2014 FT business of luxury summit and a full list of speakers, visit www.ftbusinessofluxury.com. further news about the summit will be available on twitter via @ftlive and #FTLuxury.



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