About our Guest Speaker
Tom Meggle, General Manager of Louis Vuitton Germany since 2008, was appointed General Manager of Louis Vuitton UK and Ireland in April 2011. In 2014, he acquired South Africa and his official title is now Managing Director UK, Ireland and South Africa.Since September 2008, Tom Meggle has successfully contributed to the development of Louis Vuitton in this market, especially with the expansion of the Düsseldorf store in September 2010.
About Louis Vuitton
Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality. Today, the Maison remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry and stationery. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.
For more information: www.louisvuitton.com
About the Fondation Louis Vuitton
The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, will become a new location in Paris for contemporary French and international artistic creation. Resembling a cloud of glass, the building is set in the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris, in the northern part of the Bois de Boulogne.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission is to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally. The collections and programmes will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will be principally associated with artistic creation in all its forms. At the heart of the spaces, the public will be invited to discover the permanent collection made up of works belonging to the Fondation or the Arnault collection, as well as temporary exhibitions – two a year – and musical events in the auditorium.
Its terraces offer unique panoramic views of Paris and the lush greenery of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the inspiration for Frank Gehry’s architecture of glass and transparency.
About our sponsor PAUL UK
PAUL is a family owned French bakery & patisserie and we have been baking bread since 1889, five generations of artisan bakers bringing expertise and hand-crafted, quality French products to all our shops every day. PAUL offers freshly baked breads & viennoiseries, traditional French recipe sandwiches, salads and sweet patisseries to suit every taste. At PAUL you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea and impress your office or family celebrations with an assorted collection of handmade cakes, traditional fruit tarts, delicious macaroons and hand-crafted bread.
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