The Future of Luxury in the US
Breakfast with Anish Melwani, Chairman & CEO of LVMH Inc
In Conversation with Author Erwan Rambourg
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
In Person and Livestreamed
Followed by a Q&A and Networking Session
Meet Anish Melwani, Chairman & CEO of LVMH Inc at an exclusive breakfast and networking event in the FIAF Skyroom.
In a thought-provoking conversation with author Erwan Rambourg (Future Luxe: What’s Ahead for the Business of Luxury, 2020), Anish Melwani will discuss the ever-increasing demand for iconic luxury goods in the United States. The US has recently emerged as a leader in global luxury sales after having historically been considered a developing market in this sector. Their conversation will examine the impact of this structural shift within the luxury industry on LVMH, particularly in terms of the conglomerate’s role in sustainability and consumer identity.
Talk: 45 minutes
Q&A and Networking Session: 30 minutes
Coffee and croissants will be served during the event
Anish Melwani is the Chairman and CEO of LVMH for North America.
In this role, Mr. Melwani oversees and coordinates the activities of the LVMH Group across 75+ Maisons. He sits on the board of directors for Fresh, Marc Jacobs, Colgin Cellars, Starboard Cruise Services and Tiffany & Co. Prior to joining LVMH in 2015, he was a Senior Partner in the New York Office of McKinsey and Company where he co-led the Global Strategy & Corporate Finance practice and supported clients across industries. At McKinsey since 1999, he counseled senior executives of leading global companies on issues related to corporate strategy, M&A, alliances, portfolio management and organization. He worked in McKinsey’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices and was then relocated to the New York office, where he advised leaders of public sector institutions in New York City. Mr. Melwani is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of the United Way of New York City where he serves on the Marketing Committee, and the National Retail Federation’s Board of Directors. He holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University.
Erwan Rambourg is the author of Future Luxe: What’s Ahead for the Business of Luxury (2020).
Erwan Rambourg has been a top-ranked analyst covering the luxury and sporting goods sectors for fifteen years. After eight years as a Marketing Manager in the luxury industry, notably for LVMH and Richemont, he is now a Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer & Retail equity research. He regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC, and Bloomberg, and has guest lectured at top universities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is the author of The Bling Dynasty: Why the Reign of Chinese Luxury Shoppers Has Only Just Begun (2014) and of Future Luxe: What’s Ahead for the Business of Luxury (2020). Rambourg lives in New York City with his wife and three children.