• Katie Kerr

SMARTZER ANNOUNCED AS A SEMI-FINALIST FOR THE LUXURY INNOVATION AWARD 2021

The Luxury Innovation Awards 2021 is an essential event for anyone interested in the future of luxury (Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO, Bulgari).


With this years highly anticipated event scheduled for 21 October 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland, Smartzer's interactive video platform is being considered for the Technology, Digitalisation and Marketplace category.


Founded in 2019 by Deependra Pandey, the Luxury Venture Group aims to provide start-ups with pre-seed and seed investments. Activities like the LVG Bootcamp, Conferences and Luxury Innovation Award aim to strengthen and support LVG's ecosystem and its players.


The second ever Luxury innovation Summit will provide the perfect opportunity for start ups to learn, network and build their businesses. The intensive programme will explore a variety of topics and issues that are driving the future development of the luxury industry.


The conference will be attended by CEOS, directors, partners, and owners of luxury brands. Decision-makers, innovators, start-ups, investors, and creative leaders will join to discuss the next generation of the luxury and fashion industry. Key speakers and Jury Members will include:


  • Simone Cipriani, the founder and manager of Ethical Fashion Initiative, chairperson of the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion, and a leading voice in the growing global movement for ethical supply chains. Speaker

  • Erwan Rambourg, Consumer Analyst, Author of Future Luxe. Speaker

  • Bénédicte Epinay, Director, Comité Colbert. Jury Member

  • Morin Oluwole, Director – Global Head of Luxury at Facebook and Instagram, will be a panellist at the Tech Panel

  • Jean-Claude Biver, the living legend of the Swiss luxury watch industry, is the Opening Keynote Speaker

  • Jean-Claude Biver, Former President of LVMH Watch Division


The prestigious, international jury will hand pick twelve finalists for 6 award categories:

  • Art and Culture

  • Watches, Jewellery, and accessories

  • Fashion and Design

  • Lifestyle, Beauty, and Travel

  • Responsibility and Sustainability

  • Technology, AI, Space, Data and Marketplace

These finalists will showcase their solutions in a live pitch at the Luxury Innovation Summit 2021.


With live stream shopping escalating in popularity across the globe, Smartzer has been recognised by the awards as a key player in the rise of digital and new media platforms, helping brands to adapt to a new tech-hungry luxury customer. According to a Coresight Research survey, 39.7% of consumers use live stream shopping to look for an exclusive deal, 38.2% to discover new products, 36.6% to learn more about new products, and lastly 30.7% because the buying is exciting. With more of us shopping online, it is no wonder that our expectations for a more engaging, entertaining shopping experience are as high as ever.


Fascinating digital advancements mean that anything is possible for luxury brands in 2021. With the Luxury Innovation Awards, ingenious, emerging tech start-ups are given the crucial opportunity to impress brands and shape a new, more advanced future.


Watch this space! 🤞



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