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The Best Moments from T Dialogues 2018

By T: The New York Times Style Magazine

 
 

The inaugural T Dialogues, a series of panel discussions with industry thought leaders to highlight the luxury market's key themes, trends and current practices.

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Guests were presented with customised leather notebooks from our bespoke gifting partner, Bynd Artisan.

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 120 VIPs, entrepreneurs, clients, and celebrities attended the event.

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 T Dialogue's car partner Lamborghini displayed its Huracan RWD spyder at the entrance of the hotel.

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 T Dialogue's tea sponsor, TWG Tea, provided a selection of teas to be paired with dessert.

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  T Dialogue's tea sponsor, TWG Tea, provided a selection of teas to be paired with dessert.

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 Guests were presented with customised leather notebooks from our bespoke gifting partner, Bynd Artisan.

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T Dialogue's emcee, Georgina Benjamin, addresses the audience.

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Ruth Paul, The New York Times Licensing Manager in South Asia and Southeast Asia giving her opening address. “We launched T Singapore, the first Southeast Asian licensed edition, with Atlas Press in March of 2017, and we are thrilled to share T's unique perspective, combined with T Singapore's own diverse fashion and culture coverage, with readers here.”

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 T: The New York Times Style Magazine Singapore's editor-in-chief, Jumius Wong, on the launch of the publication in March 2017. “T Singapore positions itself at the forefront of what is current, shedding light on popular culture and offering new and interesting ways to perceive. It is a guide to the cultural conversation through stories that are smart, sharp, exclusive and entertaining, with a distinct point of view.”

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The first panel: The Evolving Standards of Luxury Travel, moderated by T Singapore's executive editor, Caroline, Suganda, with esteemed speakers, Amy Yang, Asia’s Director of Marketing & Communications for global aviation company VistaJet, Ivan Breiter, Southeast Asia Director of the Switzerland Tourism board, and Mark Wong, Asia Pacific’s Vice President for Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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“Social media has made travel more accessible and it has become a way of building inspiration and more than anything, even as a hotelier, we look to building experiences.” - Mark Wong, Asia Pacific’s Vice President for Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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“One of the channels that we've developed is WeChat. Everyone knows these days that if you want a piece of the Chinese market you need to know how to use WeChat.” - Amy Yang, Asia’s Director of Marketing and Communications, VistaJet.

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The second panel: Developing the New Language of Luxury, moderated by T Singapore's senior features and beauty editor, Renee Batchelor, with esteemed speakers, stylist, reporter and creative consultant Leaf Greener, Jozette Ho, Managing Director of Surrender, and Tjin Lee, Founder and Managing Director of Mercury M&C.

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“Rich people are not KOLs and KOLs are not rich. I'm generalising. But 99 per cent of influencers are not buying the products they advertise. They are seeded the products.” - Tjin Lee, Founder and Managing Director of Mercury M&C.

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“The brands should not be thinking of China as new money, no taste, and that we just buy. We also have a creative class. They have to consider that and reload their strategy in China.” - Leaf Greener, stylist, reporter and creative consultant.

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The third panel discussion: Retail in the Age of Smartphones, moderated by T Singapore's digital editor, Patrick Chew, with esteemed speakers, fashion blogger Tao Liang a.k.a Mr. Bags, Aimee Bennett, Executive Director of Retail Marketing at Marina Bay Sands, and Raena Lim, co-founder and COO of StyleTheory.

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“Whenever I collaborate with brands, I tell them that what I can offer is influence and that I am not a sales person. It is hard to quantify influence but you know that when you do have it, it definitely translates into sales.” - Tao Liang, fashion blogger best known as Mr. Bags.

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“There is a very big difference between the consumers today and 10 years back. Today, they have evolved and are thinking about smarter ways of living. About being asset-free yet having the experiences of owning it.” - Raena Lim, co-founder and COO of StyleTheory.

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 T Dialogue's dessert partner, Lady M, presented sweet treats after lunch.

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