Coach’s Next Chapter: Transforming into a Global Luxury Lifestyle Brand

April 23, 2014
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Please note this event will be conducted off-the-record.

Established in 1941, Coach began as a family-run workshop. In a Manhattan loft, six artisans handcrafted a collection of leather goods using skills handed down from generation to generation. Discerning consumers soon began to seek out the quality and unique nature of Coach craftsmanship. Over the last seven decades, Coach has become one of the world’s best known luxury accessories companies.

Victor Luis, recently named CEO of Coach, Inc., originally joined the company in 2006 as President & CEO of Coach Japan, Inc., shortly after it became a wholly-owned, directly operated business.  Over the past several years, he has spearheaded the company’s successful international expansion strategy, integrating and growing the company’s operations in China and other parts of Asia as well as in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.  In this lecture, Mr. Luis discusses his plans for Coach’s transformation into a global luxury lifestyle brand anchored in accessories.

Victor Luis, Chief Executive Officer, Coach, Inc.

Rob Hawk, Vice President of Finance for the Aramis and Designer Fragrance Division, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

12-12:30 pm    Registration & reception
12:30-1            Luncheon
1-2                   Lecture and Q&A

Non-members: $65 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only 

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only 

Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only
Academic and government: $30 lunch & lecture/$10 lecture only

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 12:00 pm