17th Fashion and Luxury Goods Industry Meeting



Thursday, May 11, 2017

8:30-9:00Welcome and Registration
 Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, Academic Director of the Meeting, IESE Business School
9:15-10:30A Global Perspective on the State of the Industry

This panel, made up of analysts, investors and corporate leaders, will discuss the current state of the industry from a financial, economic and market perspective, and reflect on how to tackle the key challenges it faces.

• Massimiliano Caraffa, Director - Europe Buyout, The Carlyle Group

• Paolo Mascaretti, Partner and Head of Private Equity Group (Italy), KPMG Deal Advisory

• Luca Solca, Managing Director, Global Luxury Goods, Exane BNP Paribas

Moderator: Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
10: 30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:45Talent: The Heart and Soul of the Industry

Keynote Speaker: Patrizio Di Marco, Board Member, Dolce & Gabbana

How has the role of talent changed in the industry? What are companies doing to attract and nurture it? What can be done to ensure that FLG companies are the best companies to work for? This discussion will involve HR executives from global fashion and luxury goods companies.

• Amanda Dargan, Customer Success Manager, BoF Careers

• Henri Devos, WW Talent Management Director, Gucci

• Sian Keane, VP of Talent & People, Farfetch

• Prof. Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford University

Moderator: Prof. Barbara Slavich, IÉSEG School of Management
14:15-15:30Back to “Métiers” in digital, creativity, craftsmanship, and retail?

The industry is experience an accelerating digital disruption and firms are facing the challenge of developing their digital capabilities, and engage a new eco-system of digital-first players. At the same time, companies complain about the loss of talent in traditional activities in the value chain as “traditional” skills like craftsmanship, creativity, and retail remains crucial. How can we continue to nurture them while investing in the new requirements? How can this done on a global scale?

• Andrea Baldo, CEO, Coccinelle

• Lucas Carné, Co-founder, Privalia

• Sébastien Gautier, General Manager, Sisley Cosmetics

• Alessandro Varisco, CEO, TWINSET Simona Barbieri

Moderator: Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, IESE Business School
15:45-16:45Younger Talent: Millennials, Generation Z and Beyond

Fashion companies thrive on their ability to lead the evolution of tastes through design and quickly interpret and respond to changing trends. How can they recapture their connection to younger generations? What are the best ways to engage them as customers, employees and influencers?

• Gonzalo Cebrián, Founder and CEO, Le Guide Noir

• Alina Franco, Founder, Vudoir

• Giorgio Presca, CEO, Golden Goose

Moderator: Prof. Teresa Sádaba, Dean, ISEM Fashion Business School

Prof. Fabrizio Ferraro, Academic Director of the Meeting, IESE Business School

Prof. Pedro Nueno, Founding Chair of the Meeting, IESE Business School
17:00-18:00Closing cocktail