Apple’s Jony Ive and Marc Newson to open first Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in April

Leading design visionaries Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson will be appearing at the debut Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence in April 2015, it was announced today.

Suzy Menkes, International Vogue Editor and curator of the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, in partnership with Swarovski and Place Vendôme Qatar, will be in conversation with Sir Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple Inc and designer Marc Newson. They will be discussing the new 21st century definition of luxury and their collaborative work to date.

Suzy Menkes remarked in a statement, “Apple is now a powerful part of the luxury industry. The iPhone, iPad, and the upcoming Apple Watch are in direct competition with handbags, timepieces and high end accessories. I want Jony Ive to tell the conference delegates where 21st century luxury is headed.”

The first Condé Nast International Luxury Conference will debut in Florence in April 2015.

Conference Topics:
• The battle for the share of the luxury consumer’s wallet
• Modern and hard-edged design
• Connecting with the younger luxury consumer
• The role of social media in luxury
• How technology is reshaping the way the luxury and fashion industry operates
• Sustainability

The Condé Nast International Luxury Conference offers the opportunity to network with senior business and creative leaders from the global luxury industry, stimulating as much debate off-stage as on, setting the agenda and providing a unique platform from which to engage with the future of luxury.

Standard ticket includes entry to the conference, a welcome reception on April 21, a party on April 22, and all documentation and costs £2,750.00 (plus £605.00 VAT).

Source: Condé Nast International Luxury Conference


  1. Ive and Newson do not have to do that. Apple Watch Edition will be by far the biggest selling luxury watch on its own already this year.

    Just like other two types of Apple Watch will be the biggest seller among watches overall.

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