The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference hosted by British journalist, fashion critic and Editor of Vogue International Suzy Menkes, OBE is set to hold in Cape Town on the 10th & 11th of April 2019. The conference tagged The Nature of Luxury will examine the promise and value of the African market for the global luxury and fashion industry, and the power of the continent as a creative, manufacturing and retail hub.

As the industry evolves, the programme will look at the true meaning of luxury. In a series of panel sessions, keynotes and interviews, speakers will also discuss sustainable business and conscious consumerism, the importance of Afrocentric luxury, strategies for retail success and the ongoing influence of technology.

Speakers include business and creative leaders from international luxury and fashion brands, disrupters and innovators, industry observers, investors, and visionaries. Among the speakers, Nigerian Designer, Founder and Creative Director of Tiffany AmberFolake Coker, Founder of Style House Files and Lagos Fashion WeekOmoyemi Akerele, Ghanaian Co-Founder of Studio 189 – Abrima EriwiahFounder and South African Designer of Maxhosa By Laduma –  Laduma Ngxokolo will take center stage with Suzy Menkes at the biggest luxury conference in the world.

See the full list of speakers below:

Suzy Menkes
– Editor, Vogue InternationalCondé Nast International

Abrima Eriwah
– Co-FounderStudio 189

Andrew Hunt
– Co-FounderAduna

Christopher Raeburn
– Creative DirectorChristopher RÆBURN

Folake Coker
– Founder and Creative Director Tiffany Amber

Greg Williams
– Editor WIRED UK

Hanneli Rupert
– Founder Okapi & Merchants On Long
Jean Paul Gaultier

Jochen Zeitz
– Co-Founder, The B Team Founder, Zeitz Foundation

Jonathan Newhouse
– Chairman and Chief Executive Condé Nast International

Justine Schaffer
– Creative Director Cape Cobra Leathercraft

Laduma Ngxokolo
– Founder and Designer MAXHOSA BY LADUMA

Lupo Lanzara
– Deputy Chairman Accademia Costume Moda

Marco Bizzari
– President and Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas Bos
– President and CEOVan Cleef & Arpels

Omoyemi Akerele
– Founder and Executive Director Lagos Fashion Week

Precious Moloi-Motsepe
– Founder & Executive ChairpersonAfrican Fashion International

Rosario Dawson
– Co-FounderStudio 189
Rosario Perez
– Member of the Board of Directors Kering Foundation

Simone Cipriani
– Head and FounderEthical Fashion Initiative at the International Trade Centre

Sylvie Bénard
– Environment DirectorLVMH

Thomas Heatherwick
– Founder and Design DirectorHeatherwick Studio

Uche Pézard
– Founder and Chief Curator, Luxury Connect Africa. CEO, Luxe Corp. Group

Wendy Yu
– Founder and CEO

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