Milan Summit 2016
Presented by e-PITTI.com - Nov 15-16

Past Attendees

Michael Kliger

President, mytheresa.com

With over 20 years of experience in the retail sector, Kliger was appointed as President of mytheresa.com 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 Pozzoli

Co-Founder & CEO, TBS Crew

A young entrepreneur who, even before finishing his studies in Bocconi, had co-founded the blog that would become one of the most influential in fashion: TheBlondeSalad. After also co-founding with Chiara Ferragni TBS Crew, he created 3 more companies in the innovation field and will soon launch the TBS e-shop. Nominated Men’s Best Social Engager at the Socialyte Gala 2013 Awards, he was also part of a Harvard Case Study with TBS in 2015.

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

Digital Director, Brooks England Ltd

Beginning as a contributor for Italian newspapers and after being a consultant, he joined Tod’s as a Global Digital PR Manager. Now he’s the Digital Director of Brooks England Ltd - Selle Royal Spa, an italian group specialized in high-end cycling accessories. He wrote “Luxury 2.0, the digital strategy of luxury brands” (2010) and “Luxury 2.0, digital evolution” (2013), both edited by Lupetti.

Lorenzo Calcagni

Country Manager Italy, Made.com

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, e-PITTI.com

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 e-PITTI.com, 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.

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, 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, NOWFASHION.com, WWD and founder bacoluxury.com

Working as a staff reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the head of her own online magazine bacoluxury.com, 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.