Upcoming Events with LuxeSF

LuxeSF wishes to advise that upcoming events will continue to be held as online ZOOM meetings, and we anticipate face-to-face group assembly meetings will not happen for several months. The following ZOOM meetings are now open for registration. Watch your email for upcoming event announcement and RSVP details.

HOW TO BECOME A CONNOISSEUR – A CORE CURRICULUM
Style & Design | The Home | Art | Food & Wine | Jewelry & Timepieces | Travel 

a ZOOM Seminar Series
April – November, 2022

LuxeSF is excited to present a new program series — “How to Become a Connoisseur: A Core Curriculum” featuring penetrating discussions with industry luminaries in Style & Design, the Home, Art, Food & Wine, Jewelry & Timepieces and Travel.

This program series will deconstruct the concept of connoisseurship as it applies to various upscale audiences and luxury sectors, as well as help to better understand how to communicate the essentials of connoisseurship to a public that craves that learning but is denied the tools to acquire the knowledge. This important series will better equip luxury marketers with a fundamental understanding of connoisseurship and how to convey its meaning and importance to their clients and customers.

JEWELRY & TIMEPIECES
(Second in the 6-part series)
THURSDAY, May 12TH 10:00 – 11:00AM

LuxeSF is honored to present the second in its program series entitled — “How to Become a Connoisseur: A Core Curriculum” featuring penetrating discussions with industry luminaries in Jewelry & Timepieces, Style & Design, the Home, Art, Food & Wine and Travel. 
 
This program series deconstructs the concept of connoisseurship as it applies to various upscale audiences and luxury sectors, as well as helping to better understand how to communicate the essentials of connoisseurship to a public that craves that learning but is denied the tools to acquire the knowledge. This important series will better equip luxury marketers with a fundamental understanding of connoisseurship and how to convey its meaning and importance to their clients and customers.

In this program, we converse with Tom Carroll, a highly-respected and exceptionally-experienced Luxury Retailer whose career includes store management responsibilities for Tiffany, Louis Vuitton and Tourneau, and James D. Malcolmson, who has been covering the Swiss watch industry as a journalist for over twenty years.

Tom Carroll
Tom Carroll is a Luxury Retail Leader with extensive experience in all aspects of individual and multi-store management. His particular expertise is in developing customer-facing teams dedicated to the consistent delivery of unique and elevated luxury shopping experiences for the discerning connoisseur and aspirational client. His store portfolio has included a mixture of Flagship, Regional, Resort and International locations. 

Tom’s career was spent primarily with Tiffany & Co where his last position was Vice President of the Northwest, Pacific and Las Vegas region. At that time, his region included the largest number of stores across the largest geographic area of any region. His group generated the largest sale volume and consistently produced a number of “Store of the Year” awards. 

Tom’s career also includes store management responsibilities for Louis Vuitton and Tourneau, as well as operational and supply chain responsibilities at Lord & Taylor.

James D. Malcolmson
James D. Malcolmson has been covering the Swiss watch industry as a journalist for over twenty years. A contributing editor to Robb Report, and editor of Robb Report Watch Collector, he has enjoyed an inside perspective as the appreciation of fine mechanical watches has blossomed in the United States. His frequent visits to factories and workshops in Switzerland bring a unique comparative knowledge of the various techniques used in the industry today.

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES FOR THE REST OF THE SERIES – DETAILED PROGRAM & RSVP INFORMATION COMING SOON

  • June 9: The Home
  • September 15: Art
  • October 13: Food & Wine
  • November 10: Travel

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an admission fee for LuxeSF events?
With the exception of a small number of programs (e.g., Annual Boot Camps), there is no admission fee for LuxeSF partners.
Can partners bring a guest (s)?
Yes they can, but please note that on occasion, (e.g., high-demand events) a nominal admission fee will be applied for quests who are not partners.
How many events does LuxeSF conduct annually?
We conduct 25 + events annually in the form of standard monthly programs (75-150 in attendance), intimate industry roundtables (10-15 in attendance) and annual Boot Camps (300 + in attendance)
What is the format for meetings and events?

Meetings and events are traditionally held in the evening (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) from 6.00-8.00 PM. The first hour is devoted to socializing and networking accompanied by fine wines and small bites. The second hour is devoted to business presentations, panel discussions, information sharing, roundtables, etc.

Luncheon meetings, traditionally industry roundtables, are also held from 12.00-2.00 PM.

LuxeSF recognizes that time is a precious commodity. Therefore all events start and end on time with strict adherence to time management and meeting discipline.

How am I advised about forthcoming events?
All events are promoted and advertised to our partner database via HTML email announcements that are normally sent 3 weeks prior to the event. Announcements and invitations for each event are sent three times (Save the Date + two reminders). A final reminder message including parking details is sent 48 hours prior to the event to all confirmed parties.
What is the RSVP procedure?
RSVP’s for all events are received and processed through Eventbrite. Those wishing to attend an event simply click on the “To RSVP” button featured in the HTML announcement/invitation. That will automatically bring up the Eventbrite registration page.
Are there any event rules and requirements that I should be aware of?
  • Every attendee (partners and their guests) must be pre-registered on Eventbrite
  • Unregistered, walk-in attendees may be refused admission given that most LuxeSF events are sold-out in advance
  • Guests must be accompanied by the partner who issued them the invitation
  • While we realize that some cancellations are unavoidable because of emergency situations or late-minute business demands, we ask for the courtesy of a minimum 48 hour notice of cancellation so that cancelled seating can be reassigned to waiting listees and adjustments can be made to costly catering orders
  • Dress code is business or business casual

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