Rendez-Vous with Ashley McDonnell & Akash Mehta

Things that matter

On January 27th, Polimoda Rendez-Vous is doubling up on substance and inspiration with two back-to-back guest lectures. Google's Ashley McDonnell and Forbes' 30 under 30 Akash Mehta will unleash new ideas and talk to us about things that matter.

Go-getter Ashley McDonnell currently serves as Auto-Luxury Account Manager at Google's EMEA headquarters in Dublin. For the past 6 years, McDonnell was based in Paris, finding her perfect balance between the digital and retail realms.

As a digital analyst at LVMH Group, Ashley worked with global luxury houses such as Louis Vuitton and Céline to drive digital transformation, before joining Dior to lead the digital strategy of the Travel Retail division, focusing on capturing the opportunity of global Chinese travelers. Ashley currently works with artificial intelligence and digital media, managing Google's luxury team.

Akash Mehta, CEO and founder of Akash Brands, has worked at Burberry, Estée Lauder Companies and Dior. The Forbes' 30 under 30 in Media & Marketing entrepreneur is taking on impressive projects, including the launch of his first conscious beauty brand worldwide in early 2020 and at key retailers such as Sephora.

Mehta has spoken at several conferences including TEDx, Vogue & Adweek and is a board member of luxury group LVMH for Patou. If that isn't enough, he is a Global Guardian for UNICEF and ambassador for PETA.

Date And Time

Monday, January 27, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Aula Magna, Villa Favard
Via Curtatone, 1
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Registrations closed.

Guests are kindly requested to arrive between 10:30 and 10:50 am. Registration is not a guarantee of a seat, as these are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Doors close at event start time.