LUXURY | SUSTAINABILITY | TECHNOLOGY

June 7, Padova, Italy
July 7, Niagara Falls, Canada

The Challenge

Emerging Luxury Product Manufacturers & Retailers Seek to Grow or Develop their North American Presence

Luxury Manufacturers Seek to Gain a Competitive Advantage That Can Benefit from Technology Adoption, Sustainability & Circular Economy Driven Strategies

THE SOLUTION

A Market-Focused, Research-Driven Annual Conference to Bring Together ‘Made in Italy’ Producers, Luxury Brands, Academics and Researchers, Innovative Entrepreneurs, and Leaders to Foster Opportunities to Leverage Technology, Adopt Sustainability Strategies, and Create New Value.

JOIN US THIS JUNE IN PADOVA, ITALY

Gain New Industry & Market Insights While Enjoying Delicious Food & Wine

The Conference

To foster collaboration, innovation, circular economy strategies, and sustainability in the Luxury Industry

Three Industry/Market Intelligence Reports from our Research Team:

  1. Sustainability in Luxury
  2. The North American Luxury Market
  3. Technology’s Role, & The Future of Luxury

Management Consulting Expertise

Informative Talks by Our Experts:

  1. Opportunity Spotting
  2. Exporting to North America
  3. Block Chain in Luxury
  4. Sustainability in Luxury

Keynote Address by Special Guests

Donald Ziraldo of Inniskillin and Ziraldo Wines

Stay Tuned for Additional Guest Speakers!

Top 40 Under Forty

Celebrating the best in Italian Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Business Link Media Group.

The Winners of the Top 40 Under Forty Will be Presented Their Awards During Dinner!

A Luxury Experience

Stakeholders

WHO SHOULD ATTEND, CONTRIBUTE TO, & / OR SPONSOR THIS CONFERENCE?

Attendees

Manufacturers of Italian Luxury Products

Italian Retailers wishing to Enter North America

Sponsors & Collaborators

Industry & Government Professionals

Consultants & Advisors in Luxury Manufacturing / Retail

Distributors & Wholesalers of Luxury Products

Local Businesses

Collaborators

Italian Fashion Houses & Luxury Retailers

Local Restaurants, Local Wine & Cheese Producers

Luxury Retailers in North America

Colleges, Universities, & Their Students

Shipping, Distribution, Travel & Tourism Firms

Technology Solution Companies

Social & Traditional Media Influencers

Sponsors

Fashion Houses from Italy & North America

Luxury Retailers in North America

Financial Institutions & Universities

Digital Transformation Solution Companies

International Marketing Solution Companies

Shipping, Distribution, Travel & Tourism Firms

Technology Solution Companies

Students

College & University Students from:

Canada

Italy

United States of America

United Kingdom

France

The List of Schools is growing!

Reach out to participate today!


Why You Should Attend This Conference

Sales & Marketing

Meet & Greet fellow Industry & Market Experts, Manufacturers, Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, Media, & More!

Open New Doors of Opportunity

Awareness & Exposure

The Beautiful San Pio X Villa Offer Picturesque Views, & The Event Will Provide Opportunities to Create Memorable Content. Sponsors Will Be Supporting Sustainable Solutions.

Gain a Competitive Advantage

A Combination of Informative Talks from Consulting Professionals, Research Findings, & Case & Pitch Competition Solutions from Higher Education Students.

Circular Economy & Innovation

Hear From the Experts in Innovation Management & Sustainable Solutions (including Circular Economy Strategies).

Future-Proofing & Block Chain

Ms. Marilyn Tian will Present Cutting Edge Strategies that Utilize Block Chain Technology That Can Give You a Competitive Advantage.

Research Findings

Three Exclusive Research Studies that Look at Sustainability, Luxury’s Future, & the North American Luxury Market.

Sponsorship Information

Your Organization can be part of a growing movement to take the Luxury Industry into the future

Show your support for Technology- Sustainability- and Ethics- Driven Innovation in Luxury

Be seen by thousands of Luxury Industry Stakeholders, International College & University Students, International Media Organizations and their Audiences, and Global Government Bodies

Support Technology-
& Sustainability- Driven
Innovation in Luxury

We have Sponsorship Packages available for the International Case & Pitch Competition

You can also Sponsor the Technology and Sustainability Focused Luxury Conference in Padova Italy

Support Italian Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Luxury Industry Top 40 Under Forty Event

Our Team

DIVERSE | PROFESSIONAL | AMBITIOUS

Mr. Gianni Tono

San Pio X

Dr. Agostino Menna

Lead Researcher

Rahi S. Tajzadeh

Mr. Rahi S. Tajzadeh

Consulting Lead

Ms. Sandra Barreto

Presenter

Mr. Lou Vescio

Presenter

Ms. Aqsa Khan

Presenter

Ms. Marilyn Tian

Presenter

Dr. Homeira Ekhtari

Research

Ms. Angela Introini

Event Management

Ms. Eleonora Vagrotelli

Event Management

Mr. Fancis Lavoie

Research / Marketing

Mr. Thomas Simpson

Research

Ms. Boluwatife Ojo

Project Management

Mr. Dumesh Chanaka

Digital Marketing

Mr. Daniel Roy

Marketing

Mr. Donald Ziraldo

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Joshua Lakdawala

Case / Pitch Competition

Ms. Reddington Liu

Case / Pitch Competition

Mr. Yohan Fernandes

Case / Pitch Competition

Ms. Emily Ding

Case / Pitch Competition

Ms. Gauri Pathak

Sustainability

Dr. Behnaz Gholami

Research

Ms. Kaitlyn Yau

Event Management

Ms. Berfin Avci

CRM & Marketing

Ms. Elisa Ravazzolo

Event Management

Ms. Federica Ravazzolo

Event Management

Mr. Maxwell Karam

Marketing

Industry & Market Research Reports

INFORMATION | INSIGHT | INSPIRATION

Luxury in the Metaverse

§ Future-Proofing in Luxury

§ Leveraging Innovation to Scale

§ Leverage Tech Trends to Gain a Competitive Advantage

§ Luxury’s Future in the Changing Technological Marketplace

luxury in north america

§ Opportunity Spotting

§ How to Gain a Competitive Advantage

§ Post-Covid Trends

§ Leveraging Digital Transformation

§ The Importance of Transparency (Block Chain and Fraud Prevention)

sustainability in luxury

§ What is Sustainability?

§ How does Sustainability Relate to Luxury?

§ Sustainable Solutions in the Luxury Industry

§ The Future of Sustainability

§ The Value Proposition of Added Sustainability

Luxury, Sustainability, & Technology

The Big Leaf presents an opportunity for students from Universities and Colleges in Canada, Italy, and the United States of America to address some of the leading challenges faced by Italian Luxury brands in utilizing modern technology, improving sustainability, and gaining a competitive advantage.

Participating Academic Institutions

Students Participating in the Case / Pitch Competition!

University Canada West

3 Students via their Master’s Program & Two Management Courses

Students Assisting with Marketing & Sales

Western University

4 Students via the Pre-Business Students’ Network

5 x Fourth-Year Students Assisting with Marketing & Sales

Bishop’s University

Under the auspices of Dr. Menna, Ph.D. and the William’s Business School

Organizations & Businesses that Support a More Competitive, Sustainable, & Future-Proof Italian Luxury Sector

Sponsors are contributing the added knowledge, insight, and competitive power of our attendees. They are making it possible to better understand the market, the role of sustainability, and the future of luxury. They are helping businesses large and small to prepare for the changes that lie ahead and compete using validated sustainable strategies. They are making way for more circular-economy solutions to be taken seriously, adopted, and perfected.

Sponsors do more than just make this conference possible, they make the impossible possible.

Business Link Media Group

https://www.businesslinkmedia.com/

Pre-Business Student Network

https://www.westernlink.ca/organization/pbsn

San Pio X
Ziraldo Wines

www.ziraldo.ca

www.sparkinnovationcanada.ca

www.handihelp.ca