O n 29 March, Sotheby’s and Jing Daily will host an exclusive conference in Hong Kong. “The Future of Luxury: Ecommerce in Asia" will bring together global thought leaders in the luxury industry and create a meaningful conversation about ecommerce in Asia. Contemporary artist Daniel Arsham and Alexandre Arnault, CEO of RIMOWA, will also lead a special keynote session on the collaboration between luxury marketers and cultural content providers.
The half-day event coincides with Sotheby’s bi-annual Hong Kong sales series as well as Art Basel Hong Kong. Both events will take place simultaneously at the Hong Kong Convention Center.
Panel topics will include:
1. How to win, serve and retain digitally savvy luxury consumers
2. China’s soaring cross-border ecommerce market
3. Why having an online presence is no longer enough
4. Challenges Artificial Intelligence will raise for luxury brands
Daniel Arsham is a New York-based artist whose work explores the fields of fine art, architecture, performance, design and film. Raised in Miami, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003. Soon thereafter Arsham toured worldwide with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the company’s stage designer. In 2008, Arsham co-founded Snarkitecture with architect Alex Mustonen. The studio's work includes installations, architectural environments and objects for a diverse range of clients such as Beats by Dre, Calvin Klein, COS, Design Miami, Gufram, Kith, New Museum, and Valextra. Arsham’s work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami and The Athens Bienniale in Athens, Greece, among other institutions.
Alexandre Arnault is the CEO of RIMOWA, the leading German high-end luggage manufacturer. The brand was founded in 1898 and is since January 2017 part of the LVMH Group. Alexandre has sourced the acquisition and worked on its completion. Prior to that, he was involved with the Group through investment activities at Groupe Arnault, mostly in technology companies. Outside the Group, he has worked at McKinsey & Co and KKR in New York. Alexandre studied computer science at Telecom ParisTech and Ecole Polytechnique.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall 5, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
9:30am–1:30pm: Luxury Conference
For enquiries, RSVPHK@sothebys.com
Stay tuned as more details about the conference are announced in the coming weeks.