IPOL Conferences

Welcome to the In Pursuit of Luxury conferences website. Across 4 conferences in 2010, 2016, 2018 and the upcoming 2020 conference in Milan, our overarching themes consider commercial and academic perspectives on luxury, providing a focus for the exploration of luxury’s past, present and future.

The conference programme provides a platform through which to examine and expand our understanding of the concept of luxury and aims to provide a refreshing new context to the various debates surrounding the subject. 

Our conferences take a critical look at a range of issues, some well-established, others neglected. These include: 

IPOL Conference 2020

Luxury in the Age of Technology

Our fourth conference will be held on 28 and 29 May, 2020 in Milan in collaboration with the Design Department at the Politecnico di Milano

IPOL Conference 2018

Luxury, Sustainability, and Waste

Our third conference in collaboration with Yale School of Management, examined Luxury, sustainability and waste took place in South Africa in March 2018.

IPOL Conference 2016

Commercial and Academic Perspectives on Luxury

Our second conference, took place in New York, in May 2016.

IPOL Conference 2010

The Idea of Luxury

Our first conference took place in London, in June 2010.