Milan Summit 2016
Presented by - Nov 15-16

Past Attendees

Michael Kliger


With over 20 years of experience in the retail sector, Kliger was appointed as President of in 2015, overseeing strategic direction, operational effectiveness and driving growth. Prior to this, he held executive-level positions in several companies including eBay, Accenture and McKinsey & Co. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a Diplom-Kaufmann in Marketing and Finance from the Berlin University of Technology

Riccardo Vannetti

Tutorship Director, Pitti Immagine

Graduated in History of Art at the University of Siena, he worked as freelance journalist for publications such as L’Uomo Vogue, MF Fashion, L’Officiel Hommes. He held management-level positions with global firms and then joined Lagente – a company that manages fashion designers and creative profiles offering them strategic consulting – working as COO and Executive VP. In January he joined Pitti Immagine as Director of the Tutorship division

Giorgio Belloli

CCO, Farfetch

Giorgio Belloli is responsible for the commercial strategy and development of Farfetch, overseeing merchandising, business development, account management and relationship with the brands.

An experienced player in the luxury fashion industry, Giorgio has developed and executed business strategies for luxury brands such as Miu Miu and Helmut Lang.

Jarvis Macchi

Head of Digital, Pinko

Beginning as a contributor for Italian newspapers, Jarvis moved into consulting, and then became Tod’s Global Digital PR Manager, and the Digital Director of Brook's England thereafter. He is now Head of Digital of the Italian company Pinko. He wrote “Luxury 2.0, the digital strategy of luxury brands” (2010) and “Luxury 2.0, digital evolution” (2013), both edited by Lupetti.

Julie Pellet

Brand Development Lead - Southern Europe, Instagram

Julie Pellet is responsible for supporting businesses across Southern Europe as they scale their Instagram advertising efforts. Prior to this, she worked at McCann Erickson and Nike before joining the Facebook Advertising Sales Team 6 years ago, where she helped to build the team in APAC and Australia, and then led the sales strategy and team on the Ecommerce, Travel and Entertainment & Media industries for the French market.

Monica Gagliardi

Director of E-commerce, CRM, Web & Digital Marketing, OVS

With a marketing career of over 18 years, she has had experiences in the food retail industry before landing in the world of fashion with Gruppo OVS.
There, she has significantly contributed to the development of an omnichannel strategy in terms of big data, managing both analysis and communication, as well as implementing the use of new technologies to improve all channels for customers.
Omni-customer satisfaction is her new mantra!

Lorenzo Calcagni

Country Manager Italy,

Born in 1987, Lorenzo Calcagni graduated in communication and psychology at the San Raffaele University in Milan and completed a master degree at King's College London in International Marketing. Since December 2014 he has worked at MADE.COM, before as Country Manager for the Italian operations and now as Business Development Manager. A sport and food lover, he works and lives in London.

Alessandra De Siena

Partner, Digital Brand Architects, DBA Italy

After having studied in Sweden and California, she obtained a Masters in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi. In 2013, armed with over 10 years of working experience, she became a partner of DBA Italia – an innovative full service agency specialising in social media strategy and execution. Harnessing social media as a promotion tool, her expertise lies in connecting luxury brands to the world’s most renowned digital influencers.

Francesco Bottigliero

CEO, FieraDigitale,

With a degree in Economics & Management from Bocconi, his fashion career began after a decade in the digital arena around the world.
He is now the CEO of FieraDigitale, company co-founded and co-owned with Pitti Immagine, heading, a platform with over 1.3k fashion brands and 30k global buyers.
He is also the Chief Digital Officer of Brunello Cucinelli, managing all of its Information Technology, Digital and eCommerce projects.

Kasia Luczak

Fashion Direction - Trendscouting & Concept Design, Zalando

Kasia Luczak is Trend Scout at Zalando. As part of the Fashion Direction team, she provides guidance in the jungle of different styles and boils it down to key trends and must-have products for our customers. She is a sociologist and trend forecaster. Graduated in 2012 from ESADE Business School with a MSc in Business Innovation, and two year later with a MA in Fashion Trend Forecasting from florentinian Polimoda.

Helen Nonini

Brand Experience Advisor, H.edge

Widely known as H., she is a well-recognised brand advisor and strategic consultant, bringing out the best of companies’ key assets, shaping them to better fit the present and future. She starts her career in the financial world passing through the fundraising and non-profit sectors, then landing in the luxury industry.
She also worked as Head of Operations for the luxury concierge company Quintessentially and as PR in companies worldwide.

Marc Sondermann

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, Fashion Magazine

After obtaining two masters’ degrees in industrial engineering and international business, Marc Sondermann kicked off his career at Payback, the CRM company. In 2003, he founded Europolitan, the online news platform. He subsequently worked as Italian Correspondent for TextilWirtschaft and as e-commerce consultant for several luxury and fashion brands. In 2014 he was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Magazine and CEO of Edizioni Ecomarket.

Raffaello Napoleone

CEO, Pitti Immagine

He fills the role of Pitti Immagine’s CEO in 1995, after working as its general director since 1989. Raffaello has led the company in its expansion and continued success, holding some of the fashion world’s most internationally recognised trade fairs. He is also President of the board of directors of Yoox Net-A-Porter Group, and sits on various other boards including Ente Moda Italia, FieraDigitale, Sistema Moda Italia, and Polimoda.

Katie Baron

Head of Retail, Stylus

Formerly a fashion producer, Katie is an author, journalist, trends forecaster and creative content consultant.

Thanks to a series of key roles within a host of thought-leading creative businesses including Liberty, Harpers Bazaar UK magazine & integrated creative agency Yellowdoor, Katie has been in the rare position of being the brand, the brand agency and now a brand strategist.

Alessandro Pacetti

Digital PR Manager, Hogan

A Marketing & Communication professional with a creative & tech background in charge of Digital Communication at Hogan, Tod’s Group, for almost six years now. Lecturer for Bocconi University, IED Moda Lab and Istituto Marangoni, he has also collaborated with Politecnico di Milano and Florence University. With a multidisciplinary approach, he has been consultant for major Digital Consultancy Firms working for top brands worldwide.

Sofia Celeste

Fashion Journalist,, WWD and founder

Working as a staff reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the head of her own online magazine, Sofia writes extensively about the evolution and economic hurdles in the Italian fashion, retail and textile industry. She also freelances for WWD and is the Milan Correspondent for NOWFASHION.COM.