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5th Mint Luxury Conference to explore future of luxury industry

Speakers include legendary designers Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Louboutin; Indian designer Manish Malhotra; Michael Ward of Harrods; Michael Perschke of Audi India; and Anoop Prakash of Harley-Davidson

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 22, 2012

In view of India’s growing importance in the global luxury industry, Mint, the business daily from HT Media, has initiated a conference to bring together stakeholders to a common platform.  The theme of the 5th edition of the Mint Luxury Conference, to be held in Mumbai on March 23 and 24, 2012, is ‘Luxury in India: At the Tipping Point’.

Over the last few years, India’s luxury industry has witnessed significant transformation. The ever growing Indian market has drawn a lot of attention from across the globe in recent years. India has been a production outsourcing destination for a long time, but now due to a steadily growing economy and globalised businesses environment, India has rapidly transformed into a large market for luxury goods. The Mint Luxury Conference is the largest event of its kind in this sector. Industry experts, designers, marketers and owners of prestigious international luxury brands will come together for multiple sessions spread over the two days of the conference.

Among the speakers this year are legendary designers Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Louboutin; Indian design star Manish Malhotra; luxury retail expert Michael Ward, MD of Harrods; Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India; and Anoop Prakash, MD of Harley-Davidson India.

A much anticipated session on the ‘The Impact of 100% FDI on Luxury’ will see Ajay Dua, former Secretary, DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Peter Beckingham, Deputy British High Commissioner to India, and Armando Branchini, Executive Director, Fondazione Altagamma, butting their heads on the issue of FDI.

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