July heralded the annual Luxury Business Sphere Summer cocktail party, attended by over 100 members. The event was in celebration of high summer with an evening of cocktails, canapes and raconteurs. Henrietta Thompson, editor-at-large of Wallpaper· hosted a talk on ‘The Art of Curating Spaces’ interviewing Vicky Broakes, author and senior curator at the V&A and Geoffrey Marsh, the V&A’s Director of Theatre and Performance. Expertly blended cocktails were be served by the award-winning Lakes Distillery. Karen Howes, CEO and founder of Luxury Business Sphere shared important information on this years summit.
Deeply anchored in design and luxury sectors, the annual Luxury Business Sphere Summit is a dedicated platform to combine business learnings, debate and discussion with influential figures, trend and though leadership panels with interdisciplinary networking. This years summit will be on the 8th of October 2019 at the Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place.
The world of luxury is always perplexing and some would argue we’re moving into a time of sophisticated austerity, where the modern world is now fatigued by its own luxuries. No matter what word is familiar to you – wealth, for those in finance, super-prime, for those who talk property and luxury, for those who think brand first – we are in uncertain times. How do you engage and communicate with the new wealth archetype. In response to this, the theme for this years summit is to be “Talking a Revolution, the new languages of luxury and design”.
Debates, thought leadership learning and trend panels at this year’s Summit will focus on how the UK luxury and global design sectors are evolving to meet the consumer’s new definition of luxury. Times LUXX will be sharing the pulse of the industry, according to their insights and data; speakers from their editorial team include Kate Reardon and Anne Ashworth. Trend forecasters, Stylus, will chart the changing rules of luxury and panel discussions with world-leading brands, will cover topics from ‘Gateway Cities driving the Future of Global Luxury Real Estate’ to ‘Re-Examining the Value of Heritage’.
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