With an Eye on the Eastern Markets
By : | May 22, 2013

If ever there was any evidence required for the growing clout of Asia and Middle East in the hallowed world of luxury, the Walpole Luxury Summit 2013 offers you ample. The highly anticipated summit, which was held in London yesterday, looked at the emerging markets through debates and discussions that revolve around its theme – Eastern Growth: A focus on China, Asia & the Middle East. It focuses on the main developments of the last 12 months, and investigates the prospects for 2013-14.

Walpole British Luxury Association, which is considered the voice of British luxury, boasts several large brands as its members, amongst them, Mulberry, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren and Smythson. The Walpole Luxury Summit focused on international growth markets, like Greater China, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Discussing the subcontinent and the Middle East are a panel of eminent CEOs, professionals and practitioners, many from China and the Asia Pacific region. Through the summit, they are likely to share case histories from these countries, which will hopefully “enlighten, provoke, inspire and, above all, provide actionable insights”.

Among the guests and delegates are McKinsey & Co’s Yuval Atsmon, KPMG’s Nick Debnam and British Polo Day’s Ed Olver. The varied topics under discussion go from East of Suez: The economic & political outlook for Greater China, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, to Home-Grown Luxury: Chinese & Middle Eastern Luxury – the latest developments, and Ecommerce & Social: What’s new in 2013.

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