Countdown to Phuket luxury lifestyle expo begins

Posted on October 21, 2015


Situated inside the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, the conference on Friday and Saturday (Oct 23-24) will feature a number of diverse speakers, presenting a wide range of topics that will appeal to exhibitors, visitors and delegates alike.

The conference will open with Richard L Intrator, Chief Investment Officer for Hathor Investment Group Ltd, who will discuss and analyse the qualities and unique attributes of sustainable luxury products. Mr Intrator’s presentation promises to be an insightful analysis of the Asian-Pacific luxury lifestyle market as a whole.

Mr Intrator has a long and distinguished career in finance, private equity, management consulting and operations. Before joining Hathor, he was the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner for Leopard Capital Cambodia – Cambodia’s first investment fund – with 14 investments in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Within 12 months of being recruited, he and his team improved fund net asset value by 35 per cent.

Also on Friday, Whisgars’ locally grown mixologist and Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Champion, Suwincha “Cha Cha” Singsuwan, will offer her own opinion on the beauty of mixology.

On Saturday, operations specialist Robert Bullock, Managing Director of Your Development Partner Ltd, will examine how individuals can develop a better understanding of management relationships and how to adopt and adapt the best practises to suit specific working circumstances.

Bringing his immense international experience, progressive global mind-set and high-octane energy, Creative Director of Bang & Olufsen, Johannes Torpe, will deliver his own thought-provoking solutions to concept design, interior design, brand identities and branded spaces.

Mr Torpe’s keen eye on emerging trends and intuitive insights into cultural differences has expanded his scope to creative consultancy work for clients in Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, London and all over Scandinavia. In 2012, he was appointed as the first ever Creative Director of the Danish high-end audio brand Bang & Olufsen.

The conference will close with a PDR Cigars Rolling Event and Presentation, highlighting the company’s distinct and complex rolling technique called “Entbado”.

The conference is designed for those taking a leadership or coordination position in the planning and execution of purchasing, distribution or marketing roles within their organisation and suppliers of cigars, whisky and other luxury lifestyle consumables.

Club owners, operators, general managers or and business executives involved in growing the luxury lifestyle experience are highly recommended to join the event.

Although entry to the conference will be for members of the industry only on Friday and Saturday, the event will be open to the public on Sunday (Oct 25). Visitors under 21 will not be admitted.

APCWL Lifestyle Expo is organised by Hathor Investment Group Limited, owners of Whisgars Cigars and Whisky Clubs and Asian representatives of many premium luxury lifestyle consumable brands. Hathor Investment Group is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Miami.

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