April 19, 2016. Emerald Group Investment’s Chief Business Development Officer, Melinda O’Rourke, a sought after speaker at industry events as a trusted spokesperson on the topic of luxury, recently participated in an on stage panel discussion at the International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) 2016 Congress held in Sydney in April.
Melinda spoke alongside esteemed guests Paolo Zegna, Chairman of the Ermenegildo Zegna group, Vice-President of Altagamma, (the association of Italian Luxury Brands) and Eva Galambos, owner of renowned luxury boutique Parlour X in Sydney. The session was conducted by award-winning journalist, editor, author and curator Mitchell Oakley-Smith. The esteemed representatives of the retail world discussed their experience of wool within the retail sector and how they see the future of the fibre in the Luxury retail sector.
Last month, Melinda also delivered a keynote presentation at Salon Melbourne, the annual Hair and Beauty Expo to a selected group of prestige salon business owners to provide insights into the Luxury experience and how to best achieve it.