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We’re giving logistics leaders from every facet of the luxury and fashion world an exclusive opportunity to connect at our Luxury and Fashion Forums.

These invitation-only, small-forum conferences offer a unique opportunity to build a valuable network of thought leaders, innovators, industry analysts, and selected logistics experts from luxury and fashion organizations, hosted by DHL.

We believe in the power of collaboration to deliver value – we’ll share best practices, knowledge, and perspectives, and learn from each other’s experiences.

Event Information


Lightbox, New York


Useful Things to Know

  • Agenda: DHL Luxury & Fashion Forum New York 2023
    • 12:00PM   Arrival & Registration
    • 1:00PM    Official Welcome | Rahn Lee, DHL Group
    • 1:05PM    Keynote - Chances and Limitations of Circularity in the Fashion & Luxury Industry | Katja Busch, DHL Group
    • 1:20PM    Keynote - The State of Fashion 2023: Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty | Joёlle Grünberg, McKinsey & Company
    • 1:45PM    Keynote - Evolution of eBay into a Trusted Ecosystem in Luxury & Fashion | Tirath Kamdar, eBay
    • 2:15PM    Coffee Break
    • 3:00PM    Breakout Sessions x 4: Reverse Logistics | Direct-to-Store | Decarbonization | Delivery Experience
    • 3:45PM    Keynote - Exploring the Future of Flexible Automation in Luxury & Fashion Warehouses | Gina Chung, Locus Robotics
    • 4:15PM    Panel Discussion - The Role of Logistics in the Luxury & Fashion Value Chain | Patricia Gabriel, Capri Holdings Limited & Christopher Onisk, Estée Lauder
    • 4:45PM    Wrap-Up & Closing | Mirella Muller, DHL Group
    • 5:00PM    Networking Reception


  • Location: Lightbox NYC

    248 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018, US

    Lightbox serves as a cutting-edge innovation hub and immersive hi-tech laboratory in the heart of New York City, cultivating the future wave of experiential endeavors. It is the perfect location for the DHL Fashion Forum.

    We recommend guests use public transport or taxis to get to the Lightbox venue. If you do drive, the closest car park can be found at 1411 Broadway, New York, NY 10018.

  • What are the DHL Luxury & Fashion Forums?

    The DHL Luxury & Fashion Forum is a global event series hosted by DHL that provide a platform for DHL Customers and partners to come together to network, share ideas that drive business growth, and identify new opportunities for process excellence in the supply chain and logistics.

    Is this event open to everyone?

    Attendance to the DHL Luxury & Fashion Forums is open only to invited delegates. Any requests to register will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. DHL reserves the right to reject or cancel any registration due to limited capacity or any other discretionary reasons it deems necessary.

    Is there a cost to attending the conference?

    DHL does not charge a delegate fee to attend this conference.


Joelle GrunbergJoelle Grunberg

Full time Senior Advisor

McKinsey & Company

Gina ChungGina Chung

Vice President Corporate Development

Locus Robotics

Patricia GabrielPatricia Gabriel

SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer

Capri Holdings

Tirath Kamdar

General Manager of Global Luxury


Rahn LeeRahn Lee

VP eRetail & Fashion Sector

 DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Mirella Muller-WüllenweberMirella Muller-Wüllenweber

CSI Sector President eRetail & Fashion

DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Katja BuschKatja Busch

Chief Commercial Officer & Head of CSI


Christopher Onisk

Executive Director, Global Omnichannel Distribution COE

Estée Lauder

  • Joelle is an experienced C-suite leader in retail and Fashion, footwear and Luxury with a specific focus on international growth strategies & transformation, including M&A.

    Previously served as Global President, Boston Brands (Sperry, Saucony, Keds) at Wolverine Worldwide, and President & CEO of Lacoste in the Americas.

  • As former Vice President of Innovation at DHL, Gina brings over 10 years of international experience in the digital transformation of supply chain operations. With a dual competence in business and operations development, she launched DHL’s most advanced Innovation Center located in Chicago. Here, she partnered with DHL’s top 100 customers and startups to strategically evaluate and implement a broad range of automation technologies in post, parcel, forwarding and 3PL operations.

    She also led DHL’s research series including the highly-regarded DHL Logistics Trend Radar publication. In her current role, Gina is shaping Locus’ end-to-end automation strategy and manages strategic technology partnerships. Hailing from New Zealand, Gina is a staunch advocate of using technology to improve the world around us.

  • Patricia Gabriel is an impressive Chief Supply Chain Officer at Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group that includes Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors. Her supply chain transformations have been successful across various industries worldwide, focusing on customer centricity and developing diverse and high-performing teams.

    Before joining Capri, Patricia led Mondelez International's supply chain operations and planning, transforming it into a customer-centric model while leading a cultural shift within the Supply Chain team. She also designed and led an international supply chain operating model for Anheuser-Bush, delivering in over 130 countries. Patricia's leadership style is impactful and passionate, and she is known for being a collaborative and results-driven leader who prides herself on empowering her people.

  • Tirath Kamdar is General Manager of Global Luxury at eBay. In this role, he drives innovation, growth and trust in the eBay luxury experience — elevating the marketplace across international markets and among premiere brands and retailers while deepening engagement with fine watch, jewelry and handbag consumers.

    Tirath joined eBay in 2020, following the co-founding of, the first authenticated marketplace for jewelry and watches with over 30 brand partnerships. Prior to founding TrueFacet, Kamdar was a growth marketing leader at top e-commerce companies, including, Kellogg, Groupon and Lightbank, where he helped build and invest in start-ups. He also spent 7+ years in the B2B and B2C wholesale jewelry and luxury retail industries, where he was trained in diamonds and jewelry manufacturing, and led business development for US markets looking to grow retail and wholesale businesses.

  • Rahn Lees bio is coming soon!

  • Mirella is responsible for leading a global team that serves the company’s top customers in online marketplaces, fashion and luxury. As part of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), her team simplifies the customer experience by providing a single point of contact to all DHL business divisions.

    Recognizing the potential for e-commerce to rapidly change business behaviors, Mirella has for many years helped to build DHL’s e-commerce capabilities. Prior to her current role, Mirella was Vice President of DHL Global E-commerce and was driving the development of the DHL e-commerce sector. Mirella has held a number of other senior leadership positions in sales, people management, and virtual team management, and has lived and worked around the world.

  • Since February 2018 Katja Busch has been responsible for the Sales Organization “DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation” as Chief Commercial Officer & Head of CSI at DHL Group.

    From January 2013 – January 2018 Katja Busch was Chief Sales Officer (CSO) DHL Parcel Germany in the Post – eCommerce – Parcel division. Prior to this she was Divisional Board Member for DHL Parcel for over six years in the Mail division at Deutsche Post AG responsible for domestic sales including customer service for Parcel. Appointed CSO DHL Parcel Germany in 2013, Busch assumed overall responsibility for customer service for both Mail and Parcel business units, including 22 call centers operated by Deutsche Post Customer Service GmbH. From March 2014 – January 2018 she headed international customer service for the Group’s Post – eCommerce – Parcel division. In August 2016 she also assumed responsibility for the newly created Global eCom* Key Account Management unit.

    Following an education in natural sciences, Busch spent seven years in various sales roles at TNT Express Germany before moving to DHL Group in 1997. After serving as service branch head and business department head, she was appointed Head of Marketing & Sales in January 2004 at DHL Express Austria based in Vienna. In March 2006 she was appointed Divisional Board Member for DHL Parcel Germany.

  • Christopher Onisk's Bio is coming soon!

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