Konstantin Born
Title Business Development Manager at GemFair
Where London
Why Bringing together great managerial skills with the ability to communicate, allowing for the creation of a solid network

Traceability, empowerment, and fair value. These are the three key concepts at GemFair, a pilot project from the De Beers group that aims to create a secure and transparent route to market, with ethical craftsmanship. The person leading this revolution is Konstantin Born, Business Development Manager for GemFair, starting with artisanal diamond mining on a small scale. What does this mean? Sourcing diamonds via small companies that make sure minors have a contract and are paid a fair wage for their work, using technology as a way to develop this niche. Actually, GemFair is developing a customized technological system that includes a special app and dedicated tablet, with a toolkit created specifically for diamonds. This solution aims to allow for complete digital tracking of each stone, from the mine to the end consumer.

Christina Fontana
Title Head of Fashion and Luxury Europe of Alibaba
Where Milan
Why The Italian luxury brands entering China through the Tmall Luxury Pavilion is booming. The latest new entry is MSGM

«We have been collaborating with leading brands all over the world for years. This is why in 2017 we launched the Tmall Luxury Pavilion dedicated to luxury brands, which guarantees them maximum control over brand image and customer experience. The 113 brands on the Luxury Pavilion can select the new Maison store format that allows them to customize digital editorial content and their showcase, so as to respect the tone of voice and heritage, as well as offering access to latest Alibaba-branded technologies, such as 3D pop-up shops.»

Fiorina Benveniste-Schuler
Title Founder of Selec.to
Where London
Why It modernizes the world of fashion with technology

The marketplace to create the direct link between emerging designers with fashion professionals: journalists, influencers, buyers and retailers

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