Taking place over three days in Xi’an, the WWD Global Fashion & Beauty Forum brings together a roster of leading influential thinkers from around the world to discuss innovation and emerging trends. The program includes one-to-one interviews, interactive panel sessions, and unmatched networking opportunities with WWD editors and top global executives.

Key topics include:

New Economies – geographic, demographic, and psychographic opportunities for fashion + beauty
Changing Expectations – traveling consumer, digital consumer, social consumer, conscious consumer, and “experience” consumer
Retail Experience – seamless customer journey, physical spaces reimagined, online omnipresence, and customer service redefined
Brand Exclusivity –local identity, individuality, authenticity, and sustainability
Design Eclecticism – design diversity within established fashion houses, emerging design talent in new markets, niche influences, and luxury reimagined



MAY 29
4:00- 7:45 pm  // Welcome Ceremony & Cocktail Reception, South Gate, Old City Wall

MAY 30
7:00-8:00 am // Breakfast
8:00-10:00 am // WWD Forum, Session 1
10:00-10:30 am // Networking Break
10:30 am-12:30 pm // Session 2
12:30-1:45 pm // Lunch
1:45-3:45 pm // Session 3
3:45-4:15 pm // Networking Break
4:15-5:45 pm // Session 4
6:00 pm // Cocktails

MAY 31

6:30 am -10:30 am // Breakfast


*Please note this is a sample agenda; subject to change


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    Who Is Speaking?

    • Patrizio Bertelli Prada
    • Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye Chloé
    • Ma ke Wuyong
    • Han Kook Kim Gentle Monster
    • Sung-Joo Kim Sungjoo Group and MCM Holding AG
    • Phillip Lim 3.1 Phillip Lim
    • Dr. Justin Yifu Lin Peking University
    • Hiroshi Onishi Formerly of Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
    • Caroline Scheufele Chopard & Cie SA
    • Anna Sui Anna Sui
    • Sidney Toledano LVMH
    • Wen Zhou 3.1 Phillip Lim

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