THE FRENCH-AMERICAN 
LUXURY EXCHANGE
THE CROSSROADS OF INNOVATION

2018 THEME : THE VOICES OF LUXURY

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

THE STANLEY H. KAPLAN PENTHOUSE
70 LINCOLN CENTER PLAZA
165 WEST 65th STREET, 10th FLOOR
NEW YORK CITY


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ABOUT

Join us on  Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Lincoln Center – New York City’s cultural epicenter and former home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – for the French-American Luxury Exchange: The Crossroads of Innovation. 

Building on its transatlantic success with prior events in 2016 and 2017, this Luxury Exchange represents the Third Annual French-American Luxury event organized by the French-American Chamber of Commerce – NY.

The 2018 theme is “The Voices of Luxury” : Through a powerful line-up of speakers, we are giving a voice to the Creators, the Consumers, and the Disruptors – the New Luxury Start-Ups. Indeed, this year’s event – a true Exchange and conversation – will not only encourage but fuel dialogue and debate: What lies ahead for the complex and fascinating luxury narrative? How – and why – are innovators changing the luxury landscape? What is next for this ever-evolving industry?

Join us – and 200 attendees from the French and American luxury ecosystem – to find out.


For more information, please contact the FACC at luxury@faccnyc.org

SPEAKERS

Our Speakers and Moderators are industry leaders on the cutting edge of their fields in the Luxury sector. Simply click on the photos to view their biographies.

PROGRAM

1.45 PM

Registration

2.00 PM

Welcome Remarks:

Elsa Berry, Founder, Vendôme Global Partners &
President, French-American Chamber of Commerce

Opening Keynote:

Steve Shiffman, Chief Executive Officer, Calvin Klein, Inc.

3.00 PM

The Voice of the Creators:
How to Combine Heritage & Modernity, Stay Relevant, and Appeal to Millennials?

Moderator:
Miles Socha, Editor-in-Chief, WWD

Panelists:
Alain Bernard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Van Cleef & Arpels Americas
Laurent Claquin, Head, Kering Americas
Lazaro Hernandez, Co-Founder, Proenza Schouler
Jack McCollough, Co-Founder, Proenza Schouler

4.00 PM

Coffee Break & Networking

4.15 PM

The Direct Voice of the Consumer: Have Influencers Overpowered Brands?

Moderator:
Gretchen Saegh-Fleming, Chief Marketing Officer, L’Oréal USA

Panelists:
Conor Begley, Co-Founder & President, Tribe Dynamics
Maryam Maquillage, Beauty Blogger & Vlogger
Tara Liggins, Director of Social & Influencer Marketing, Lancôme USA
Scott Sassa, Chairman, MILK Makeup

5.15 PM

The Voice of the New Luxury Business Models: Who Will Be the Winners?

Moderator:
Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic, The New York Times

Panelists:
Maureen Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Rent the Runway
Olivier Reza, Chief Executive Officer, Eleven James
Julie Wainwright, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The RealReal
Gary Wassner, CEO, Hilldun Corporation & Chairman, Interluxe Holdings LLC

 

6.15 PM

Closing Keynote:

Naomi Campbell, Model, Cultural Innovateur & Entrepreneur 


The French-American Luxury Exchange will conclude with a Networking Reception.

SPONSORS

The 2018 French-American Luxury Exchange is made possible by the generous support of our Sponsors. For more information on Sponsorship and brand-building opportunities, please contact the FACC-NY at (212) 867-0123 or email mbischoff@faccnyc.org.

We thank Vendôme Global Partners for providing strategic direction to
the French-American Luxury Exchange.

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FACC Members: $400
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COMMITTEE

The French-American Chamber of Commerce Luxury, Fashion & Beauty Committee

Jean-Marc Bellaiche, Formerly Head of Luxury, BCG & Senior Vice President, Tiffany & Co. 

Elsa Berry, Founder, Vendôme Global Partners &
President, French-American Chamber of Commerce

François Chateau, Partner, Dentons

Mathieu Chevrollier, Finance Manager, L’Oréal USA

Laurent Claquin, Head, Kering Americas

Gael Duchemin, Chief Financial Officer, Hermès

Thais Roda, Chief Executive Officer, LIAIGRE

Olivier Stip, General Manager – Fine Jewelry & Watches, Chanel

Xavier Vey, President & Chief Operating Officer, L’Oréal Luxe USA