A New Think Tank to Drive the Future of Luxury

26 October 2017

On Wednesday, November 1, HEC Paris professor Anne Michaut will take part to the London Luxury Think Tank, co-hosted by The French Chamber of Great Britain and Walpole. A first of its kind, the think tank is designed for luxury leaders to explore the latest innovations that will drive the future of luxury.

London Luxury Think Tank

It will assemble pioneers and disruptors from across the fields of luxury, fashion, technology, innovation and sustainability to share ideas, expertise and insights. This one day event will feature visionary talks by high profile speakers, four in-depth panels and inspirational personal stories from pioneers.

Anne Michaut will moderate the first panel discussion on Innovation & Sustainability, tackling the way the next generation of consumers think about sustainability, and how it is redefining the way businesses look to create long term value. Innovation strategies to drive growth and how they impact society as a whole will be discussed, from sourcing to supporting local communities to how they communicate their progress.

Pr. Anne Michaut

Anne Michaut - HEC

Prior to joining HEC Paris, Pr. Anne Michaut worked on innovation process methods and new product adoption processes at Unilever, which funded her PhD research. Her current research interests are in the field of luxury, focusing on the perception of luxury, sustainable development, entrepreneurship and client experience. Her work has been published in Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Brand Management, or Journal of Brand Strategy.

At HEC Paris, Anne Michaut teaches in the Grande Ecole, MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Education programs. Her teaching covers varied topics about Luxury Management as well as Innovation Marketing. She has collaborated with multiple companies in her teaching, such as L’Oréal, McKinsey&Company, Orange, Michelin, AT Kearney, Kering and LVMH. She was the academic director of the Advanced Management Program in Fashion and Luxury, jointly developed with IFM and Tsinghua SEM in China (2008-2015). She is now the Director of the LVMH Academic Chair; she works on developing HEC Paris’ excellence in teaching in the field of Luxury.

The London Luxury Think Tank

Join luxury’s most successful pioneers, including Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director at JW Anderson; Bruno-Roland Bernard, Group Communications Director at Yoox-Net-a-Porter; Sir Paul Smith CBE; and Tom Meggle, Managing Director at Louis Vuitton, at the inaugural, first-of-its-kind London Luxury Think Tank.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
9.30AM – 5PM
Havas Lux Hub, The Hkx Building, Pancras Square, Kings Cross
London N1C 4AG

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