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- Seoul will host Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016 on April with more than 500 participants from the luxury industry of 30 countries
- It is a gathering of world-class CEOs and directors from both the creative and business sides of the luxury industry making it an outstanding fashion event
- As Seoul is now regarded as a fashion hub in Asia, the event will be an opportunity for Korean fashion designers and luxury brands to enter foreign market
SEOUL, Apr. 28, 2015 – Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016, an outstanding international fashion event which gathers world-class CEOs of luxury brands and creative directors of the luxury industry, will be held in Seoul.
Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on April 24th (Fri) that Seoul has been pointed as a next venue of Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in 2016. This good news came from the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2015 held at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy from April 22 to 23, 2015.
Condé Nast International Luxury Conference is a groundbreaking new fashion event hosted by Condé Nast International, a media group publishing 143 magazines including world-class magazines such as Vogue, GQ and Allure with more than 5,400 subscribers and an International Vogue Editor, Suzy Menkes, the best-known fashion journalist in the world is taking her role as a curator of the Conference.
CEOs and Creative Directors of luxury brands including Karl Lagerfeld and Tory Burch participated in the Conference this year to discuss the topics including the new opportunity and possibility in luxury industry; how technology is reshaping the way the luxury and fashion industry operates and sustainability.
Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016 will be held on April 2016 bringing together 500 attendees from over 30 countries to talk about fashion.
By hosting the Conference, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is trying to leap forward to be an international fashion city and enhance its national prestige. Seoul is also building a platform for Korean fashion industry to develop so that it can achieve its goal of becoming a fashion city. Seoul also seeks its way to imprint the image of Korea as an Asian fashion hub to CEOs, Creative Directors and influential figures of international luxury brands.
Hong Kong, an emerging fashion city, also has hosted a conference under the theme The Lure of Asia in 2004. Thanks to the event, the fashion industry of the world started to pay attention to Hong Kong, the gateway to the Chinese market. At the same time, it has brought both development in fashion industry and increase in the number of tourists to Hong Kong.
Seoul is not only planning to just host the event but also will provide actual business opportunity to Korean fashion designers and Korean fashion companies to build a network to enter foreign market by arranging meetings with CEOS of international fashion brands and providing an opportunity to share strategies to nurture Korean brands to an international brand.
This year, the best-known fashion journalist in the world, Suzy Menkes will visit Seoul to meet the Mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon and the two will discuss the future of fashion industry of Seoul and successful hosting of Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016. Seoul also will plan a meeting for Korean designers and Suzy Menkes as well.
Park Dae woo, the head of Department of Cultural and Economic Convergence, Seoul Metropolitan Government, said “We expect that Seoul could become an international fashion city by successfully hosting Condé Nast International Luxury Conference 2016”.
About Condé Nast International Luxury Conference
The first Condé Nast International Luxury Conference made its first debut in Florence in April 2015. The conference topics include the battle for the share of the luxury consumer’s wallet; modern and hard-edged design; connecting with the younger luxury consumer; the role of social media in luxury; how technology is reshaping the way the luxury and fashion industry operates and sustainability.