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Here’s what you missed if you didn’t attend the 2021 event: Purposeful & sustainable luxury - The new keys to brand desirability

Luxury is under scrutiny and under pressure as it is both labor and resource-intensive. As transparency and ethics have become essential, winning over customers, vendors and KOLs while meeting regulatory demands now hinges on a consistent and accountable commitment to responsible conduct.

Master new skills to further strengthen brand desirability: IMD’s Reinventing Luxury Lab is an experiment-based strategy program designed to prototype and field-proof the key elements of your brand transformation and renewal.

Shape a genuine and effective sustainability strategy rooted in your brand’s purpose. Implement it with authenticity to establish credibility, profit and value. Experience how you can increase the agility and relevance of your brand


Build purpose and sustainability into your strategy and business model


Learn how to migrate from CSR to purposeful luxury


Prototype and field-proof the key elements of your brand transformation and renewal

real life

Get exposed to real-life commitment strategies and next practices developed and implemented by industry-leading brands

Your personalized learning journey

The IMD Luxury Lab is a turnkey workshop designed to deliver practical solutions through engaging, lively and multi-faceted learning formats.

The combination of latest research, a review of next practices, real-life examples and new business cases provides a fertile ground for peer-to-peer conversations about gaining and maintaining relevance, of doing the right thing while keeping your brand promise.

Day One of the 5th Reinventing Luxury Lab focused on aligning an environmentally and socially responsible strategy with a clear brand purpose. Participants also deep dived into the ‘how to’ of a sustainability transformation, applying creative, strategic, operational and financial lenses in the process.

Day Two kicked off by zooming in on another key aspect of sustainability: strategic agility with a focus on the renewal of business models. Day 2 concluded with the Leadership Lab where participants learned to be and communicate as authentic leaders.

Inspirational industry guest speakers
Networking opportunities with senior peers
learn to be and communicate as authentic leaders
dedicated community of IMD alumni across luxury sectors
You and your peers

The two-day workshop is designed for executives and professionals of the luxury industries including Fashion, Jewelry, Watchmaking, Automotive, Accessories, Home and Interior Design, Cosmetics, Private Banking and Hospitality.

The Reinventing Luxury Lab is the ideal networking platform, during the workshop and after – and not least through the dedicated community of IMD alumni across luxury sectors.


Benefit from faculty expertise and research

Stéphane JG Girod - Professor of Strategy and Organizational Innovation

Stéphane J.G. Girod is Professor of Strategy and Organizational Innovation at IMD. His research, teaching and consulting interests focus on agility transformation, at the strategy, organizational and leadership levels in response to digital, globalization and other forms of disruption.

He is Program Director of Reinventing Luxury Lab and Program Co-Director of Digital Execution. He also directs the Mazda, Telenor and Midea programs and EMBA Discovery Expeditions in China. Professor Girod's sectoral expertise is in Luxury Goods and Services, Retail, Banking, Automobile and Consumer Goods.

Stéphane's thought leadership has been covered by the popular press and media, including Forbes, China Daily, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Womens' Wear Daily, BBC News, Télévision Suisse Romande, Valor Economico, La Vanguardia, Tribune de Genève, Luxury Society, HandelZeitung and The Times.

Program director's thought leadership
A core team of professionals and experts have joined Prof. Stéphane J.G. Girod for the last event:
Riccardo Bellini

Riccardo Bellini is CEO at Chloé. Since his arrival in 2020, he has set an ambitious plan to shift the company to a purpose-driven business model centered on women's empowerment and environmental sustainability.

Philippe Blondiaux

Philippe Blondiaux is the Global CFO of CHANEL. Based in London, he oversees finance operations across the various divisions, regions, and activities of the company. He is in charge of modernizing the finance vision and skillsets, and bringing valuable insights to the business leadership of the company.

Federico Capeci

Federico Capeci is General Manager at Kantar Insights Division, the leading data management group of Bain Capital and WPP, for Italy, Greece and Israel.
He pioneered digital market research in Italy and, in 2008, launched Duepuntozero Research, one of the first social media research agency in Europe.

Andrea d’Avack

Andrea d’Avack is the former Chief Sustainability Officer and President of the Fondation CHANEL. Andrea took on the roles in 2015 after nearly 30 years at CHANEL, including 10 years as the global President of the Fragrance & Beauty business.

Philip Kastel

Philip heads the mobility services team at Porsche AG. During his 16 years in the automotive industry, he has held various positions: from operational sales tasks to long term strategic initiatives. He also supported the strategic transformation to electric mobility and digitalization in Sales and Marketing at Porsche.

Josefin Liljeqvist

Josefin Liljeqvist is a Swedish artist, designer, and animal advocate. She is the CEO and artistic director of her eponymous brand JOSEFIN LILJEQVIST- an award-winning sustainable luxury brand working to highlight the importance of animal protection and the founder of Responsible Systems, an in-the-making global animal welfare infrastructure for fashion and food.

Elisabete Ramalho

Elisabete started her career transforming the marketing and sales operations of a multinational manufacturing company in Portugal. She joined Google in 2007, having built, grown and transformed business functions in Ireland, France and the USA.

Aude Vergne

Aude is Sustainability director at Chloé, leading the Maison’s transition towards becoming a purpose driven organisation. As member of the Leadership Committee and Licenses Director, she has been championing sustainability practices within all operations ever since she joined Chloé in 2016.

Frédéric Dalsace

Frédéric Dalsace is a Professor of Marketing and Strategy at IMD. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business world, both with industrial companies (Michelin and CarnaudMetalbox), and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Vanina Faber

Vanina Farber is an economist and political scientist specializing on social innovation, entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. She has almost twenty years of teaching, researching and consultancy experience with academic institutions, multinational corporations and international organizations.

Katharina Lange

Katharina joined IMD as Professor of Leadership in September 2019. She has taught executives globally, specializing in self-leadership and cross-cultural team leadership in times of change. Before joining IMD, Katharina led the Office of Executive Development at Singapore Management University (SMU). 

Next start & fee
2 days - on Lausanne campus

On campus

CHF 3,500


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