The third edition of Mint Hindustan Times Luxury Conference gets underway in the Capital on March 28. Kamal Nath, Minister for Commerce and Industry, would inaugurate the Conference and his inaugural address would cover ‘Promoting Luxury Makes for Sound Economics’.
The two-day Conference is expected to attract an impressive list of speakers and an international audience of 400 delegates. The Summit would address issues like Mystique of Luxury Brands, what the industry needs from the Government, countering fakes, legal issues, the art of luxury retail, India’s luxury sweepstakes, positioning luxury in India, the role of luxury, luxury living, building a dream home, the role of accessories, toys for boys, etc.
The areas of luxury being addressed at the Conference would span fashion, hospitality, interiors, yachts, jets, gourmet cuisine and intellectual property rights issues.
Some of the prominent personalities from the world of luxury who would address the gathering include are Mark Lee, CEO, Gucci; Andrea Perrone, CEO, Brioni; Vittorio Missoni, Chairman of Missoni; Armando Branchini, Managing Director, Altagamma (association of Italian luxury goods); Joseph Wan, CEO, Harvey Nichols; and Andrea Illy, Chairman of Illy Café. Well-known New York-based French corporate lawyer Alain Coblence and Pravin Anand would look at issues pertaining to IPR in the luxury goods sector.