Exclusive Event

London: Wednesday 6th March, 2024 at 12:30pm GMT
New York: Wednesday 13th March, 2024 at 6pm EST


                Issa PR will host its fourth annual “Future of Luxury” symposium in London and New York City this March. The event will include strategic dialogue among global leaders from some of the world’s top luxury companies. The speakers will discuss the future of the ever evolving luxury industry, sharing trends, forecasts and important industry themes such as the economy, geopolitics, sustainability, D&I, and the future of luxury in art, fashion, film, culture and entertainment.

Moderated by …


A dynamic leader & strategist with over 20 years experience, which includes working at Edelman, #1 agency in the world building their luxury & lifestyle division. Vanity Fair named her on the “Downtown 100” list of most inspirational people in NYC. New York Business Journal voted her a “Woman of Influence” in 2018. She has lectured at New York University’s School of Business, Stern on “The Intersection of Luxury & Philanthropy”, and future of the industry. PR Week selected Viet for their Power Book of most powerful people in PR in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

2024 Panelists

Founder, W1 Curates & W1 Immersive

Mark is founder of W1 Curates, a pioneering digital art gallery located in the heart of London’s iconic Oxford Street. Purposely executed to deliver the best and most cutting-edge projects in art, fashion, and music, W1 Curates harnesses state-of-the-art technology to exhibit creative content with digital prowess and unrivalled innovation, and reach. Located on the busiest shopping street in Europe, W1 Curates is comprised of W1 Immersive, a stunning immersive exhibition space featuring a floor to ceiling LED 360 wrap of screens of over 86 meters and the exterior consisting of 36 LED screens at 60 meters over 3 floors which have featured artists from David Bailey, David LaChapelle, Tracy Emin, Jeff Koons, Kaws, Gagosian, Beeple and many others.

Photographer, British Fashion Council & Others

Stefan is an experienced documentary, fashion and event photographer, specialising in portraits, editorials, runway shows and behind-the-scenes photography. Recent work includes shoots for Dior, London Fashion Week, Peroni, Rituals, Wrangler, FatFace and Graduate Fashion Week. Stefan has shot high-profile designers, editors and notables, including Mark Fast at LFW through to British Vogue’s Edward Enniful, and Gwyneth Paltrow for Goop. His photography has been featured in Financial Times’ How to Spend It, Vogue, Evening Standard and many other international outlets. In addition to being passionate about photography, Stefan is a content creator and shoots in AI using generative AI tools from DALL-E, and Stable Diffusion to Midjourney to push creative boundaries further.

Senior Producer & Project Director

Award-winning client services and Project Director with over 15 years’ experience of brand activations and sponsorships, Kelly is skilled in experiential marketing, live events, hospitality, and integrated marketing. Kelly connects physical and digital to create meaningful synergies with culture, and brand narratives. As an experienced producer of complex campaigns requiring coordination of multiple agencies and suppliers, Kelly has worked with an array of globally renowned brands, sponsoring various events including numerous liquor and lifestyle brands such as Elton John Aids Foundation in collaboration with Grey Goose, Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff. Her events also span sports, retail and music events

Director & Cinematographer

Marc Swadel is a New Zealand film director, cinematographer, writer and producer. He is most well known for his music based output, spanning TV, music promo and feature film. As a feature film cinematographer, Marc has shot several lauded docu-features including: The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, and The Chemical Brothers Grammy-nominated concert film, Don’t Think which was broadcast in 30 countries, and won for ‘Best Live Music Coverage’ at the 2012 UK Music Video Awards. Marc has directed live shoots and music videos for over 300 bands from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth to the Libertines. Commercials and short films includes work for VISA, which was showcased at Cannes and most recently, a film short series with director Taika Waititi, Ryan Reynolds, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep and Eddie Redmayne.

Founder & CEO, Le Alfré

Brandon is the founder and CEO of the cult New York classic menswear brand, Le Alfré. Prior to venturing into fashion, Brandon spent his professional career in New York working on Wall Street, advising public clients with $1-$215 billion in market cap on debt and acquisition analysis, as well as restructuring of debt. At 23, Brandon left this job to build a new community and club in men’s classic heritage. Brandon has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Robb Report, BONDOFFICIAL among many others. He was the first keynote speaker for Shopify’s Entrepreneurship Panel “Behind The Storefront”, as well as Northwestern University’s Entrepreneurship Summit, where Brandon attended college. Le Alfré adds a cool and playful approach to old-school classics, combining traditional European craftsmanship with a fresh, modern vibe. Le Aflré now has a New York showroom in NoMad, and Brandon has grown the brand with a community of tens of thousands globally from New York, London and Hong Kong.


Pablo Power has been a professional artist in New York City for over 30 years. Since studying at Parsons School Of Design and School Of Visual Arts, his artwork has been exhibited in galleries across the US and abroad. His earliest creative passion began with painting public murals, which provided him ongoing opportunities to collaborate with disparate communities. His public works have inspired commercial commissions from brands such as MTV/ Viacom, Universal Pictures, Weiden Kennedy, and Ace Hotels. His early collaborative spirit continues to inform his studio practice, while maintaining a focus on community engagement and creating new ways to support organizations which use creative solutions to bring aid to vulnerable populations. As a photographer, while living in Miami and New York, Pablo began to photograph the people and process behind the writing, which led him in 1999 to photographing the lives lived on and around it.

Founder, Ndr Nw Management


Andrew began his career in New York working for Visionaire Publishing, then a marketing agency where he helped to curate and produce large-scale events for major brands such as Coca-Cola. As a partner and director of business development for Prophecy Magazine, he played a pivotal role in making it one of the most forward-thinking independent publications of its time. Andrew has founded several consultancies including prō jekt′ : nyc, then rogue + renegade, where he advises private clients, artists, and brands, curates exhibitions, and consults with art fairs. Ndr Nw Mgmt is a curatorial platform, created to elevate the emerging artist and independent curator. Most recently, he joined Dubai based consultancy, The International Arts Council, which is an invitation-only Art organization for Artists, Designers, and Art Galleries.

Broadcast Producer, UBS

Kyle is a broadcast producer at UBS. Through his work and professional career, Kyle is a firm advocate for inclusion, diversity, authenticity, and the human spirit. He incorporates all of these important conversations into the creative work that he does as a Content Creator, Event Producer and Co-Founder of a Nonprofit. Previous clients included brands, such as The NY Mets, AT&T, Lacoste, Ford, Girls Inc, City of New York, and many others developing content that is empowering with stories. His work has been seen in the top 10 of Reddit, NBC, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, Esquire, Medium, and among others. Most recently, he co-founded #StrokeofGenius and created a video platform that enables ordinary people who have experienced a traumatic medical event to tell their stories about how they’ve overcome and thrived.

To RSVP or for key insights following the symposium, please email info@issa-pr.com.