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Photos from Financial Times’ Business of Luxury Summit Day 1

June 9, 2015

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MONTE-CARLO, Monaco – During the Financial Times’ Business of Luxury Summit June 7-9, brand delegates and attendees came together to discuss technology, legacy and the new consumer.

The Welcome Reception June 7 was held at the Monaco Yacht Club, a building inspired by the surrounding yachts in the city’s harbors, so much so that it resembles a ship with various decks and mastpoles. During the first day of the summit June 8, attendees heard from Johann Rupert, executive chairman of Richemont, fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, McKinsey & Company’s Nathalie Remy and an ending fireside chat with famed photographer, Mario Testino who discussed his career with Financial Times’ fashion editor, Jo Ellison.

Over the last decade, luxury brands and executives have gathered together for the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit to discuss the ailments and opportunities currently facing the industry as a whole. For the 2015 and eleventh edition, the Financial Times is holding its annual summit in Monte-Carlo, Monaco on the Côte d’Azur where “Technology, Legacy and the New Consumer” were be the main topics of discussion (see story) .

Below are images from the summit’s welcome reception and Day 1:


Monte-Carlo from the Old Town, near the palace


Monte-Carlo luxury shops featuring Chanel, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton, among others


Masterati models outside the Monaco Yacht Club, the automaker is a sponsor of the summit

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Upper deck of the Monaco Yacht Club


Attendees and brand delegates were greeted by a flute of Moet & Chandon Champagne


Summit guests enjoying the Welcome Reception


Outside Sporting Monte-Carlo, the summit venue


Maserati also displayed its models outside Sporting Monte-Carlo


Sporting Monte-Carlo ballroom where summit sessions have been held