Luxury Round Table 2012

The Luxury Education Foundation (LEF) and Columbia Business School were pleased to present the 8th Annual Luxury Round Table “Luxury in China: Boom or Bubble”, which took place on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Columbia Business School in Warren Hall, Room 142, located at 1125 Amsterdam Avenue (between 115th and 116th Streets).

This year’s event, moderated by LEF President Ketty Maisonrouge, focused on “Luxury in China: Boom or Bubble,” with panelists:

  • JEAN-MARC BELLAICHE, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • VALERIE CHAPOULAUD, President & CEO, Louis Vuitton North America
  • CATHERINE LIN, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Nihao Media
  • EMMANUEL PERRIN, President & CEO, Cartier North America

The LEF Luxury Round Table (LRT) is an annual panel discussion in which three to four industry leaders share their views on current trends and challenges facing the industry with an enthusiastic group of business and design students. The event is designed to encourage and inspire students who will become the future business and creative leaders in luxury.

The event welcomed approximately 150 students and alumni from Columbia Business School, Parsons the New School for Design, as well as esteemed industry guests. The scope of this year’s discussion was particularly dynamic, and brought forth a great level of audience engagement, thanks to the invaluable insight of our wonderful panelists.