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Aspire is delighted to announce the return of its flagship event, Leaders of Luxury, on November 16, 2021, at Andaz London Liverpool Street.

The full-day, in-person conference will set the agenda for the luxury travel sector, bringing together more than 250 of the most senior people in the industry.

Launched in 2017, Leaders of Luxury focuses on the key influences shaping high-end travel, addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by the sector.

This year, sessions will focus on market trends and post-pandemic recovery, rebuilding loyalty among high-net-worth individuals, marketing to niche luxury sectors and the latest issues surrounding sustainability.

Confirmed speakers include:

- Mike Gatting, former England cricket captain
- Lydia Slater, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar
- Kerry Golds, managing director of Abercrombie & Kent
- Helen Brocklebank, chief executive of Walpole
- Jo Causon, chief executive of the Institute of Customer Service
- Tom Marchant, co-founder of Black Tomato
- Michala Chatel, managing partner of Ultima Collection
- Alex Cheatle, founder of Ten Lifestyle Group
- Stuart McNeill, founder of Knightsbridge Circle

The conference will feature a mix of panel discussions, presentations and keynote speakers and will include coffee breaks and a hosted lunch. More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Aspire features writer Erica Bush said: “After switching to a virtual conference in 2020, we’re over the moon to be inviting delegates to our landmark Leaders of Luxury conference once again. The travel sector has faced its biggest challenge to date and it has undoubtedly impacted the wants and needs of affluent travellers. 

“We’re delighted to welcome a brilliant roster of speakers who will no doubt deliver insightful and interesting content for our attendees.”

The Leaders of Luxury audience will once again be handpicked, with the event open only to senior industry bosses and travel agency owners. There are strict criteria for attendance at Leaders of Luxury, and all delegates must be senior decision-makers in their field.


Please register your interest in attending using the form to the right.

Covid-19 statement

The health and safety of our guests is paramount and the Aspire Events team is closely monitoring government guidance and industry best practice to ensure that all necessary safety measures and precautions guidance and industry best practice to ensure that all necessary safety measures and precautions will be in place for the Leaders of Luxury conference should they be required.

Progress with the vaccination roll-out and the full easing of restrictions gives us confidence that a number of the current measures will not be required. However, please rest assured that a full Covid-19 policy will be in place to reflect the latest guidance and ensure our guests, partners and staff can enjoy a memorable and safe event.

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