FACC-NY: Future Luxe: In Conversation with Erwan Rambourg
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
As part of our Luxury, Fashion and Beauty series, we are pleased to kick off 2021 with guest speaker Erwan Rambourg, author of Future Luxe, luxury analyst and lecturer. This series is brought to you by the FACC Luxury, Fashion and Beauty Committee.
After a cataclysmic year, luxury brands are anxiously hedging predictions for a comeback. Online sales, which topped 49 billion USD worldwide in 2020, were at the same time a saving grace and an indicator of what’s to come for the sector, one that is grappling with evolving customer demographics and patterns of consumption. In the midst of a global recession, ripe with external shocks, we will explore the opportunities for the future of luxury businesses in the global marketplace.
– Shifting Consumer Demographics
– Brick and Mortar vs E-Commerce
– Consolidation, Strength of Luxury Groups
– “Premiumization”- the Threat of Alternate Spending Patterns
– Post-COVID-19 Market Insights
Erwan Rambourg has been a top-ranked analyst covering the luxury and sporting goods sectors for fifteen years. After eight years as a Marketing Manager in the luxury industry, notably for LVMH and Richemont, he is now a Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer & Retail equity research. He regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC and Bloomberg, and has guest lectured at top universities in the US, Europe and Asia. He is the author of The Bling Dynasty: Why The Reign of Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Just Begun (Sept 2014) and is finishing his second book Future Luxe: What’s Ahead for the Business of Luxury (Sept 2020), in which he identifies the major forces and emerging trends that are set to reshape luxury over the next decade after a period of virus-related turbulence. After six years in Asia, Rambourg now lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
The conversation will be moderated by FACC-NY President Elsa Berry, Founder and Managing Partner of Vendôme Global Partners. Elsa serves as Managing Director as well as President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce NYC. Vendôme Global Partners LLC, a strategic financial advisory services firm focused on the Luxury, Beauty and Premium Branded Consumer industries on a global basis.