Speaking Engagements & Interactive Workshops

Luxury Institute shares unique luxury knowledge with passion and candor.

Speaking Engagements


  • As the leading quoted expert on the luxury and premium goods and services categories, Luxury Institute CEO Milton Pedraza is frequently invited to speak at industry conferences.
  • Recent conference speaking engagements include:
    • Engage!15
    • eTail
    • Family Office Exchange
    • JCK Las Vegas
    • Luxury Daily: Luxury FirstLook
    • Luxury Daily: Luxury Outlook 2014: Up, Down or Flat?
    • Luxury Interactive
    • Merchandise Mart
    • Next Generation Customer Experience

"Milton Pedraza is an emcee and moderator without parallel. He knows how to get the best out of speakers, inspire them into deeper insights and keep sessions tight and in focus. What helps even more is his mastery of luxury, marketing, retail and consumer behavior. Above all, he runs the trains on time, which is key to a successful session or event."

-Mickey Alam Khan, Editor in Chief, Luxury Daily

Luxury Daily is the world’s largest luxury business publication

“Thank you for being a superstar at our Summit! Everyone loved your insights and we are so glad that we were able to have your generous participation in our event.”

-Samuel Chamberlain - Director, Luxury Sales, Hilton Worldwide

"Thank you so much for sharing your unique and powerful insights with our Engage!15 audience. You provided critical insights on the global luxury industry that brought great perspective to our attendees."

-Founder and President, Engaging Concepts

“Thank you for your help in making our event a huge success. It was wonderful to have you as a part of our Chicago VIP Luxury Summit and we continue to get extremely positive feedback. We could not have done this without your support, dedication and talent. We are very appreciative of all of your efforts and time.”

-Marketing Director, Merchandise Mart Properties Inc.

"You were such a hit at our Thought Leader Council Meeting! I can't thank you enough. You gave the attendees an 'outside but inside' view on the client experience and shared perspectives that will broaden in some cases and reaffirm in others how they best respond to managing relationships going forward. On top of it, Milton, you are delightful, passionate and truly expert, generous and trustworthy."

-Executive Director, Family Office Exchange

Speaking Engagements

Brand Meetings

  • After a decade of working closely with top luxury brands, Luxury Institute has gained an intimate knowledge of the industry’s challenges and opportunities that allows us to share new trends, market outlook, and brand stories
  • Recent brand speaking engagements include:
    • Christie's International Real Estate
    • Coldwell Banker
    • Christie's International Real Estate
    • Forevermark
    • Hilton Worldwide
    • Independent Means
    • Kering
    • Perpetual
    • Reed's Jewelers
    • Stella McCartney
    • Treasury Wine Estates
    • Virtuoso

"Thank you for sharing your time and wisdom. It was amazing to have you with us and the team really enjoyed your company and presentation/workshop!"

-Worldwide Retail Executive, Stella McCartney

"Bringing Milton and his team into my team's strategy session was invaluable. The combination of concrete data and a challenging discussion was very useful and helpful in keeping our minds and strategies in the forefront of marketing. My team found the conversation insightful, challenging and very relevant to advancing our marketing strategy."

-Vice President, Global Marketing, Hilton Worldwide

“Your insights were very helpful in setting our future direction and strategy.”

-Private Wealth Management firm

"We very much enjoyed your presentation and even the following day people were referring back to how much they enjoyed your talk."

-Regional Vice President of Marketing, Coldwell Banker Previews

"You were nothing short of outstanding! Everyone loved your presentation-the lessons as well as the facts. I am so glad you could join us! Hopefully, there will be more collaboration in the future."

-CEO, Christie's International Real Estate

"Thank you for an amazing presentation that was not only informative, but engaging and applicable. The main takeaway for the future of luxury - “Relationship Building” - was thematic throughout the rest of our meetings and presentation. Thank you again for taking the time to share your knowledge, insight and enthusiasm with the team."

-Sr. Director, Luxury Brand Marketing, Hilton Worldwide

"Just a quick note to say thanks for your outstanding presentation at our Reserve meeting. Virtually every attendee was absolutely thrilled with the content and ideas of your discussion, and I really appreciate you giving us the extra time."

-Senior Manager, Customer Segmentation, Virtuoso

Interactive Solutions Workshops

Existing Challenges

  • Objective and independent facilitation to align and focus teams on developing actionable solutions for current issues
  • Sample Workshop topics include:
    • Enabling and executing global teamwork
    • Overcoming internal data silos
    • Communicating brand heritage and history
    • Streamlining relationships with multi-channel consumers

Growth Opportunities

  • Group brainstorming session to define potential areas for innovation to transform brands into industry leaders
  • Sample Workshop topics include:
    • Reaching affluent millennials
    • Developing and nurturing referrals
    • Building long-term customer relationships
    • Optimizing technology with human relationship building efforts