On campus program
Reinventing Luxury Lab

What’s next for growth? Implications for luxury management.

On campus program

Reinventing Luxury Lab

What’s next for growth? Implications for luxury management.

Length 2 days

Fee CHF 3,500

When 9-10 November 2023

Where Lausanne

What is IMD’s Reinventing Luxury Lab?

Reinventing Luxury Lab is an experiment-based strategy program that enables you, an executive or professional from the luxury industry, to prototype and field-proof the key elements you need to make your brand resilient and enduring. The program is designed to help you build on your luxury brand management capabilities.

Each Reinventing Luxury Lab explores a different theme in cutting-edge luxury management. Combining the latest research, a review of best practices, and new business cases, the program also provides a stimulating environment for peer-to-peer conversations about ways to gain and maintain relevance while keeping your brand promise.

Your participation in Reinventing Luxury Lab gives you life-long access to the IMD Luxury 2050 Forum, a vibrant community of professionals that offers opportunities for learning and development, networking, peer-to-peer exchanges, and mentoring.

Agility & resilience

Build agility and resilience at the core of your strategy, operations, and organization.

Effective decision-making

Learn to make tough strategic choices even when the context is uncertain.

Hands-on experience

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

Real-world learning

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

2023 theme: What’s next for growth? Implications for luxury management

Luxury sales have never been as strong as they were in 2022. Why, then, will the 2023 Reinventing Luxury Lab focus on “What’s next for growth?”

While brands have started to take drastic measures to reduce their carbon footprint, their scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, according to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard, are rising to unprecedented levels. The impact could be devastating for social acceptance of luxury. In this context, can we even continue to talk about growth?  And if so, what should the new conditions for sustainable growth be? You will bring answers to this question in three ways.

IMD’s Reinventing Luxury Lab will help you identify new approaches to growth for your brand. You will start by deep diving into the ins and outs of circularity and sufficiency-based business models including their implication for financial performance.

Considering sustainability as the continuous renewal of your brand’s desirability and relevance, growth will also entail diversifying risks and developing new opportunities and capabilities. You will examine how to win the battle for experiential luxury in the digital age, including in the metaverse, and how to scale new artificial intelligence capabilities such as Chat GPT.

Thirdly, bringing the sustainability and digital lenses together, you will look at how you can use digital technology for positive impact, and mitigate the negative impact of digital on nature and the environment.

Topics you will focus on:

  • Green growth from circular business models and practices
  • Experiential luxury for growth
  • Harnessing the power of digital for sustainable growth
Inspirational faculty & industry guest speakers
Networking opportunities with senior peers
A dedicated IMD alumni community from luxury sector
You and your peers

The two-day workshop is designed for executives and professionals in luxury management across various luxury industries including Fashion, Jewellery, Watchmaking, Automotive, Accessories, Home and Interior Design, Cosmetics, Private Banking and Hospitality.

The theme of the 2023 Reinventing Luxury Lab will provide insights to professionals across functions, including marketers, strategists, supply chain experts, digital transformation executives, retail executives, sustainability experts and senior executives.

The Reinventing Luxury Lab is an ideal networking platform, during the workshop and after – and not least through the dedicated community of IMD alumni across luxury sectors, the IMD Luxury 2050 Forum.

2021-2022 class profile (average data)


Years of experience


Senior & C-level


Average age



Luxury executives need to embrace new business models to deliver positive impact and reduce emissions. Circularity is increasingly important but must be implemented strategically to ensure it is truly sustainable.

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Stéphane J.G. Girod Program Director
Discover the impact of the Reinventing Luxury Lab

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Keynote speakers

A core team of professionals and experts will join Prof. Stéphane J.G. Girod for this event.

Next start & fee
9 Nov – 10 Nov 2023
2 days
CHF 3,500

Tuition, teaching materials, and lunch are included.
All fees quoted are exclusive of any value-added or other indirect taxes that may be due in any country.
IMD reserves the right to modify the program dates, location, and fee at any time.

Stéphane JG Girod’s insights
One step closer to joining IMD alumni network

Successful completion of this program takes you one step closer to joining IMD’s powerful alumni network.

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