Every year Dubai hosts a conference on the business of luxury, the arab luxury world. The aim of the two-day conference is to bring together professionals of the luxury industry under one roof. With more than 50 sessions, 80 panelists and 600 participants spanning two days, arab luxury world’s mission is to encourage conversation: to allow people to openly exchange, interact and learn from each other. The next edition of arab luxury world will take place on May 22-23, 2017 in Dubai, UAE. This year, the arab luxury world conference is launching a global writing competition, seeking papers on the future of luxury written by students from around the world.



The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming of all aspects of the luxury industry; from the creation to the distribution, all aspects of the chain are being impacted. The 2017 conference looks into this impact. We invite students from Europe, Middle East, Asia, and America to share their views of what the future of luxury looks like, focusing on the business of luxury, design, and fashion.

Students entering the competition can choose any one of the following topics:

• Future of the business of luxury

• Future of design

• Future of fashion




The papers once submitted will be evaluated by a jury of professors and industry experts. Five (5) chosen finalists will be flown to Dubai along with one faculty member from the selected school to participate in the final round of the competition. The final round will take place on May 22. Each of the finalists will present his/her research to the jury. The winner will be announced on May 23. Travel and accommodation costs for the student and professor will be taken care by the conference organizers.





The five shortlisted students are

The students will present their essays to the jury on Sunday, May 21 – the day before Arab Luxury World 2017 kicks off – and the finalist will be announced on Tuesday, May 23, during the conference. The five selected students will also be part of a panel discussion called ‘Next Gen’, where attendees will be treated to unique, fresh insights from the next generation on topics, ranging from products and design, to fashion, marketing and how youth will consume premium goods.



The students’ entries have been judged by a jury of sector experts, including