New speakers announced for Leaders of Luxury 2021

Celebrity Cruises’ chief executive and president Jo Rzymowska and Forbes Travel Guide chief executive Filip Boyen have been confirmed as speakers at Aspire’s Leaders of Luxury conference.

The pair will be joined by Piers Schmidt, founder of Luxury Branding, whose clients include Dorchester Collection, Lux* Resorts & Hotels, Quintessentially and Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces; and Claire Moore, managing director of travel agency Peakes Travel Elite, for a panel discussion entitled The New Luxury. 

Uwern Jong, founder of OutThere magazine, and Kyp Charalambous, vice president of sales at Atlantis, The Palm have also joined the list of speakers.

The full-day, in-person event is set to take place on November 16 at Andaz London Liverpool Street.

Previously announced speakers include Mike Gatting, former England cricket captain; Lydia Slater, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar; Kerry Golds, managing director of Abercrombie & Kent; Helen Brocklebank, chief executive of Walpole and Jo Causon, chief executive of the Institute of Customer Service.

They will be joined by Michala Chatel, managing partner of Ultima Collection; Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato; Alex Cheatle, founder of Ten Lifestyle Group and Stuart McNeill, founder of Knightsbridge Circle. 

Launched in 2017, Leaders of Luxury addresses the key influences shaping high-end travel and brings together more than 250 of the most senior people in the industry.

Sessions at this year's event, in partnership with Air Charter Service, will focus on market trends and post-pandemic recovery, rebuilding loyalty among high-net-worth individuals, marketing to niche luxury sectors and the latest issues surrounding sustainability. 

The Leaders of Luxury audience will once again be handpicked and by invitation only. If you would like to register your interest, please click here. More speakers will be announced next week.

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