Frédéric Arnault and Jean-Claude Biver from LVMH and François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet, will be the star speakers at a series of presentations at this year’s Baselworld.
They are taking part at a new event within the exhibition called the Forum at Baselworld that has more than 50 confirmed speakers including Aurel Bacs from the Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo auction house, Tim Stracke, co-CEO of Chrono24 and Patrick Hoffmann, Switzerland-based executive vice-president of Watchbox.
“Baselworld is building the industry’s largest global community platform. Meeting, doing business, but also exchanging, reflecting and informing each other, the exhibition is a particularly favourable place for a Forum, open to all, whose conferences are accessible not only to the general public on site, but also to the greatest number via the live streams on digital platforms,” says Michel Loris-Melikoff, managing director of Baselworld.
Topics expected to be discussed at the non-commercial presentations include Switzerland’s position and its ability to innovate in the luxury industry, the pre-owned market, digital transformation, tomorrow’s retail, the Chinese market, the evolution of social networks, connected watches, the blockchain at the service of our industries, responsible supply-chains, artificial intelligence and tomorrow’s luxury experience.
The Forum will take place in Hall 1, with space for 250 people to attend. It is open to trade professionals and the public.