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, 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 livestreams 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.