TREND REPORT A splendid gathering of the brightest and the best

meets at the first ever LINK Jewelry Summit

On April 23-24, 2013, when the doors to the baroque Aula der Wissenschaften (Hall of Sciences) in downtown Vienna open to welcome delegates to the first ever LINK Jewelry Summit, they are in for a surprise.

Organized by the International Herald Tribune and hosted by Swarovski, this exclusive two-day international conference will, for the first time, draw together the global jewelry sector’s most dazzling business leaders, dynamic creative thinkers, senior media representatives, and key influencers. ‘LINK’ stands for Learn, Imagine, Network, Know: at the summit, delegates will Learn about the critical factors that are shaping and driving the global fashion jewelry market; Imagine the possibilities and explore the opportunities; Network with the best commercial and creative brains in the jewelry sector, opening any untapped lines of communication; and Know how to plan for the future of the industry.

A line-up of influential and charismatic speakers has been invited to share their expertise and to address participants over the two days. Drawn from among the top personalities in jewelry retail, as well as the fashion, media, and consumer sectors, they will be chaired by Katharina Flohr, Managing & Creative Director, Fabergé, and include: Sanjay Kapoor, Managing Director, Genesis Luxury; Deborah Lloyd, President & Chief Creative Officer, kate spade new york; Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy Group; Kent Wong Siu Kee, Managing Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group; Joseph Wan, Group Chief Executive, Harvey Nichols; Iris Apfel, Businesswoman, style icon and tastemaker; Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Founder, Delfina Delettrez; Chris Bangle, Car Designer, Chris Bangle Associates; Andrea Morante, CEO, Pomellato; Massimo Carraro, Founder & CEO, Morellato S.p.A.; and Lise Aagaard, owner and Creative Director, Trollbeads.

We’re looking forward to two days of shared knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment!

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