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Top-notch line-up announced for October's luxury business conference, including major prime resi players

An impressive line-up of speakers has been announced for the The Luxury Business Sphere conference, which takes place on 8th October at One Whitehall Place.

The invitation-only annual event (open to all PrimeResi Members) has been set up by the team at influential interiors firm Taylor Howes, and marks an evolution of last year’s Business of Design Summit. It promises a full day agenda of insights, discussions and debates from across the luxury business sector, as well as plenty of “interdisciplinary networking”.

Personable FT columnist and “Wine Chap” Tom Harrow will be compering the day, introducing a realm of panels and presentations inspired by the event’s theme: “Talking About a Revolution – The New Languages of Luxury & Design”. Taylor Howes chief Karen Howes will be making an opening address alongside media and fashion maven Meribeth Parker.

Other confirmed highlights include:

  • The Times’ Property Editor Anne Ashworth, chairing a panel of four prime property bigwigs – including Cain International’s Jonathan Goldstein and Lodha’s Charlie Walsh – in an exploration of “The Future of Global Luxury Real Estate and Interior Design”;
  • Kate Reardon and Meribeth Parker of event partner Times LUXX “sharing the pulse of the industry”;
  • Winston Chesterfield of Barton Consultants giving insights from Wealth X into “new codes of wealth”;
  • trend forecasters Stylus, exploring the changing rules of luxury and latest trends shaping purchasing decisions among today’s luxury consumers;
  • a conversation with Adam Brown, Creative Director Orlebar Brown, about the creation and growth of the swimwear brand, from launch in 2007 to be being bought out by Chanel in 2018;
  • a session from award-winning business coach Shweta Jhajharia, on “Disruptive Growth Strategies”.

Luxury Business Sphere’s mission is “to bring together interdisciplinary expertise from the worlds of design and luxury with the aim of advancing knowledge, to connect, collaborate and shape industry agendas.” Expect to see some head honchoes from both big name and boutique luxury businesses at the Summit…

Speakers and panellists include:
  • Adam Brown, Orlebar Brown
  • Anne Ashworth, The Times
  • Charlie Walsh, Lodha
  • Dewi Pinatih, Stylus
  • Gary Leboff, performance psychologist
  • Guy Newton, Clive Christian Furniture
  • Jonathan Goldstein, Cain International
  • Karen Howes, Taylor Howes
  • Kate Reardon, The Times LUXX
  • Meribeth Parker, The Times LUXX
  • Shweta Jhajharia, business coach
  • Tom Harrow, WineChap
  • William Asprey, William & Son
  • Winston Chesterfield, Barton Consulting

Summit partners include The Times Luxx, London Projects, and PrimeResi:
Luxury Business Sphere Summit 2019: Event Details
  • Date: 8th October 2019
  • Time: 0830h – 1800h followed by a Laurent Perrier champagne reception (1800h – 2100h)
  • Venue: The Gladstone Library, One Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2EJ
  • Tickets: £550
  • Contact: Sian Haley ([email protected])
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