Luxury in the Age of Technology

Milan - 28 and 29 May 2020

The 2020 conference provides a platform to continue to expand our understanding of luxury. As with previous conferences we  welcome contributions from various disciplines and practices including automotive, architecture, engineering, fashion, product, digital design, retail, hospitality - all of which explore luxury through a critical lens to encourage debate.

The 2020 IPOL conference will be held in collaboration with Design Department - Politecnico di Milano / co-chaired by Associate Professor, Dr Chiara Colombi

Our key questions:

How is the luxury market changing? How is technology impacting on this change? How are luxury corporations adopting technology? How can innovation and technology play a strategic role in implementing a circular economic model? Why innovate? What is innovation?

Our four themes:

Luxury and Technology

Adoption, data acquisition, AI, AR, VR, social media

Luxury and Innovation

The retail environment (physical and online),

communication, branding, manufacture, materials, craftsmanship


Democratised Luxury

Collaboration, supply chain, branding, the retail environment

Luxury and the Circular Economy

Social responsibility, materials, distribution, manufacture, sustainability

Register for the IPOL 2020 conference here

Why don't you have a look at our Special Issue Journals that have resulted from the previous conferences.