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Chris Beer, Chief Executive Officer, Luxottica Asia-Pacific, 17 November 2011


Chris Beer addressed a private boardroom lunch for 20 senior executives of our small & medium sized business members where he discussed - “The Future of Retailing".

As CEO of Luxottica Asia-Pacific, Greater China & South Africa, Chris Beer has responsibility for 1,600 retail outlets for leading brands OPSM, Laubman & Pank, Budget Eyewear, Sunglass Hut, Bright Eyes and LensCrafters across the region.

Chris has a strong retail background, with more than 26 years experience in the Australian retail industry.  He was appointed CEO of Luxottica Australia in January 2007, following his role in the successful acquisition of OPSM Group by the global Luxottica Group. With leadership and vision, Chris has progressively earned wider geographic responsibility within the Luxottica Group and is responsible for a workforce of 8,500.

Chris is passionate about Luxottica’s Global Community Initiative, OneSight Foundation, which is dedicated to improving vision through outreach, research and education, worldwide. In Australia, the foundation has helped more than 200,000 people and continues to grow.

Chris gave his thoughts and responded to many questions on a number of key retailing issues:

  • The new retail paradigm
  • The connected consumer – ‘bricks and clicks’ approach to drive shopper   engagement
  • The Asian century - winning a growing share of the world’s most dynamic markets
  • Emerging global consumer dynamics
  • Luxottica’s approach in China – realising the opportunities


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