The IMD Luxury 2050 Forum is a respected community that supports its members development and continuous learning. A group of several hundred IMD alumni working across a wide range of luxury industries, our enthusiasm is the result of many years and exposure to different programs. Our meeting through the IMD Luxury Alumni Community is often the first encounter we have had with each other. Join us today.
The Forum’s Parrain
"Very excited to accept the proposal to become the “Parrain” of the IMD Luxury 2050 Forum and bring my modest contribution to this exciting think tank and community. CFOs have the unique chance to be at the crossroads of companies decision-making processes and strategic reflections. They need to use this chance and opportunity to do the right things : shape the long term future of their companies, functions, and shape the role their companies should play in society at large."
Why we are coming together
Although the luxury industries have promptly recovered from COVID, they are facing significant headwind going forward: growing geopolitical risks; over-dependence on a few markets; supply chain disruptions; relentless digital disruption – the latest being the metaverse; increasing pressures to transform for purpose and sustainability; start-ups transforming the field with new ambitions and inventing the next tradition; ecosystems becoming a norm for brand desirability; younger talents expecting new and more inclusive ways of working and revealing their own ideas; and younger consumers expecting different approaches and showing different buying habits… It is clear, therefore, that the shift to greater strategic, organizational and leadership agility in luxury comes with its own specifics.
What’s more, these pressures take different shapes depending on the sector. For example, in automobile the shift to mobility remains challenging.
One thing is clear: plenty is at stake.
Together, we are stronger in navigating these challenges and seizing these opportunities. We are a vibrant community with backgrounds in different cohorts and programs. We also want to give each other plenty of opportunities for networking, peer-to-peer learning, mentoring and reverse mentoring. And we seek to improve the latest thought leadership from IMD and beyond using learning as our instrument.
Our success depends on ourselves and how active we are. Do reach out and join us in growing and developing the IMD Luxury Community network.
Advantages from joining the Forum:
- Industry professionals exchange platform and network
- Mentoring and business consultancy
- Exclusive content, thought leadership, interviews and events
Meet the Executive Board
Stéphane JG Girod’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on the development of business agility in response to the many forms of disruption faced by organizations in today’s world. He sets out his thinking on the…