Conference Program - Day 1

  08.00 – 09.00 Registration
  09.00 – 10.30 Opening Addresses
  • Prof. Carolyn DICKIE, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University, Australia
  • Prof. William WANG, Associate Dean, emlyon business school, France
  • Prof. Ian PHAU, Professor of Marketing, Curtin Business School, Australia
  • Prof. Michel PHAN, Director of Lifestyle & Consumption Cluster, emlyon business school, France

Keynote Speeches: Luxury Trends in China

  • Michel LY, General Manger China, Qeelin
  • Julien LAPKA, Co-CEO, Flamingo
  • Leo LIU, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotel Group, Greater China

 

  10.30 – 11.00 Networking Coffee Break

 

Session 1 – Chinese Luxury Brands: Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship in China

With the growth of Chinese Consumers’ Appetite for luxury goods, Chinese luxury brands started to emerge. What should Chinese entrepreneurs or large corporations do to create     their own luxury brands? How can Chinese luxury brand differentiate themselves from their Western counterparts? How can they be creative?

 

  11.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion
  • Michel LY, General Manger China, Qeelin
  • Julien LAPKA, Co- CEO, Flamingo
  • Feng GAO, CEO, Little Star
  • Edward LU , CEO, Organic+

Moderators:

  • Mr. Richard FRANCIS, Director, Asia Business Centre, Curtin University
  • Prof. Michel PHAN, emlyon business school
  12.30 – 13.30 Lunch & Networking

 

 

Session 2 – Luxury Fashion, Watch and Jewelry Brands:
Identifying Chinese Consumer Insights

In recent years, many western fashion, watch and jewelry brands were struggling to appeal to Chinese consumers and some even had to withdraw from the Chinese market. What are the key success factors to remain attractive in Chinese consumers’ mind? How can Western brands continue to make Chinese consumers dream and regain their preferences?

 

  13.30 – 15.15 Panel Discussion:
  • Javier CALVAR, COO, Albatross Global Solutions
  • Chuen KOK, COO, Attos Group
  • Changhong MI, Founder & Creative Director, Longio watches
  • Max MYERS, Co-Founder, Connoisseur Group / ACC
  • Tiffany Patterson, the brand’s Founder & Artistic Director
  • Maggie WANG, Brand General Manager, Gaggenau China
  • Chonxian YANG, General Manager of Delta Tau Diamond
  • Dr. Jerry Bin SHEN, Donghua University, Shanghai

Moderators:

  • Prof. Ian PHAU, Curtin Business School
  • Prof. Klaus HEINE, emlyon business school
  15.15 – 15.45 Networking Coffee Break

 

 

Session 3 – Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Brands:
Leveraging on Customer Relationship Management

With a growing middle-class in China, the demand for luxury hospitality and lifestyle services are also increasing, especially in terms of travel services. What could services and hospitality brands do to take full advantage of this booming market? What are the pitfalls to be aware of? How to build stronger relationships with customers?

 

  15.45 – 17.15 Panel discussion:
  • Gino ANDREETTA, CEO ClubMed Greater China
  • Kevin GUO, General Manager Marketing Communication, C-Trip China
  • Leo LIU, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotel Group, Greater China
  • Fong SIT, Managing Director China, John PAUL (Luxury Concierge Services)
  • Dr. Aken YU, Chairman of Big Data Business Strategy Alliance

Moderators:

  • Prof. Vanessa QUINTAL, Curtin University
  • Prof. Michel PHAN, emlyon business school
  17.15 – 17.30 Closing remarks: Prof. William WANG, Associate Dean, emlyon business school
  18.30 – 21.30 “Paris of the East Charity Gala Dinner”– VIP Hall (5th Floor)

 

 

 

Sunday, 24 Apr 2016