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The International Herald Tribune and IMG announce their collaboration in International Herald Tribune luxury conference in Berlin
New York, Paris date: The International Herald Tribune (IHT) and IMG are pleased to announce their collaboration in the IHT’s upcoming annual luxury conference – this year titled Techno Luxury -- to be held at The Ritz Carlton, Berlin on November 17 and 18.
Hosted by Suzy Menkes, the IHT’s world-renowned fashion editor, the conference is the essential annual business forum for the global fashion and luxury industry, attracting commercial and creative directors from 31 countries. This year’s high-profile speakers include Christopher Bailey (Burberry); Tomas Maier (Bottega Veneta); Frida Giannini (Gucci); Claus-Dietrich Lahrs (Hugo Boss AG) and Alain Dominique Perrin (Compagnie Financière Richemont).
For the first time, the IHT luxury conference is collaborating with global sport, entertainment and media company IMG. As well as helping to produce the event, IMG is also a sponsor for the Techno Luxury conference, and will host the gala dinner attended by all speakers and delegates. This sponsorship marks the first step in what will be an on-going collaboration whereby IMG will host high quality receptions, supply production support and provide services for IHT luxury conference attendees.
Brenda Erdmann Hagerty, the IHT conference director, said: “It’s fantastic to have IMG on board. They bring a wealth of experience and technological know-how which will greatly enhance the Techno Luxury conference and we are very much looking forward to working with them on future events.”
“We are very excited about this new collaboration,” says Peter Levy, senior vice president and managing director of IMG Fashion Worldwide. “The IHT and IMG have complementary positions within the fashion and luxury sector. The IHT luxury conference is the perfect place for business insiders to network and learn from each other. To be part of this elite platform is a great honor for us.”
For program information and details of how to attend the Techno Luxury conference please go to ihtinfo.com/events or call Juanine Stroebel on +44 207 061 3514.
About the International Herald Tribune (global.nytimes.com)
The International Herald Tribune (IHT) is the premier international newspaper for opinion leaders and decision-makers around the globe. It combines the extensive resources of its own correspondents with those of The New York Times, is printed at 35 sites throughout the world and is for sale in more than 180 countries. Based in Paris since 1887, the IHT is owned by The New York Times Company. For more information about the IHT visit ihtinfo.com
Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment’s diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.
IMG Sports Media is the world’s largest independent distributor sports programming, distributing over 18,000 hours of content to major global broadcasters for over 200 clients including Wimbledon, The R&A, governing body and organizer of The Open Championship, International Rugby Board (IRB), Motor GP, National Football League (NFL) and International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). IMG Sports Media distribute across all forms of media including TV, Audio, Fixed Media, In-flight and Closed Circuit, Broadband and Mobile. IMG Sports Media also maintains the world’s largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage. IMG Sports Media has two leading joint venture partnerships with Sports News Television (SNTV), the world’s largest sports news agency and European Tour Productions, a joint venture between IMG and the European Tour and the world’s most prolific producer and distributor of golf programming with an annual output of 700 hours.
IMG Entertainment, the entertainment production and distribution division of IMG Worldwide, is one of the world’s largest independent producers of drama, comedy, unscripted, fashion, documentary and children’s content. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, IMG Entertainment’s production subsidiaries include the award-winning Darlow Smithson Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and Tigress Productions. IMG Entertainment produces and distributes 5,000 hours of network, cable and syndicated programming annually, including “Make Me a Supermodel,” “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” “Sordid Lives: The Series,” “Bingo America,” and “Vanity Lair.” More information is available at www.imgworld.com