From savvier consumers to the need for diversity, the next generation of luxury hospitality leaders will deal with challenges that did not exist even a decade ago.

As leaders in luxury hospitality education, Glion is preparing them by asking the big questions – and now we’d love it if you could join us.

Expect an exclusive evening of insight and debate on the issues – and the opportunities – our future leaders will face.

An evening of insight and debate


Your chance to meet industry thinkers and innovators – and the leaders of the future.


Engage with the latest thinking, hear first about upcoming trends, and gain valuable insights.

Get inspired

Be part of an event designed to challenge, inspire and engage the industry of tomorrow.

Before at Glion, we are proud to inspire the luxury hospitality leaders of tomorrow with the conversations of today. From emotions and experiences to exclusivity, luxury is not what you buy — it’s a mindset.”
Georgette Davey, Managing Director at Glion Institute of Higher Education

Event details

Join us for networking, debate and gourmet food with industry-leading expert talks. Here are the key themes to be covered for the evening:

Panel discussion – The Inclusivity Paradox

It’s a challenge to provide a memorable experience for today’s diverse, fragmented audience. After all, inclusivity can feel like the antithesis of luxury’s exclusivity.
But the challenge for tomorrow’s leaders is connecting with these groups, who will eventually be key audiences. We’ll be asking how they do that and exploring if an industry based on exclusivity can – or should – be more inclusive.

Keynote speech – The Technological Opportunity

From VR experiences and check-in robots, to facial recognition and big data, the possibilities of technology are endless. But they also come with their own dilemmas.
We’ll consider the role of technology in luxury and ask what the balance between human and machine is. And we’ll address how to use technology effectively and ethically – questions the leaders of tomorrow will have to answer every day.

Introducing our experts

We’re continually adding more industry leaders and experts from across the world of luxury. Keep checking this page for updates over the next few weeks.

Amanda Kayne
News Anchor at CNN
Money Switzerland

Claudia Schwarze
General Manager
at Aman Venice

Lars Wagner
General Manager
at Mandarin Oriental

Hannah Pace
HR Director
at Richemont

Stephen Alden
CEO at
The Dedica Anthology Milan

Suzanne Godfrey
Head of Luxury Brand
Management in Hospitality
Specialization at Glion

Stéphanie Gellerstad
Student at
Glion Institute of
Higher Education

Dino Auciello
Head of Marketing & Communication at DLG (Digital Luxury Group)


Hotel Mandarin Oriental
Quai Turettini 1
1201 Geneva

About the venue

With a peaceful setting that combines breathtaking mountain backdrops with stunning River Rhône vistas, Mandarin Oriental, Geneva is a five-star hotel with classic Swiss charm. It’s the perfect place to contemplate the future of the luxury hospitality industry.