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March 2017
ie luxury barometer 2016: study presentation featuring luca solca

Luca Solca has been voted #1 luxury goods analyst in the Institutional Investor surveys in four of the past six years (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016) whenever he was covering the sector. Luca has a 25 years’ experience in luxury goods. He was 12 years in consulting and a partner of the Boston Consulting Group - serving luxury goods, consumer goods and retail clients all over Europe. He moved on to lead a publicly traded luxury conglomerate – that he restructured and refinanced between 2002 and 2005. He has worked on the sellside in the past 10 years, covering both luxury goods and general retail – as well as trying his hand as Director of Research in 2012 and 2013. Luca is a magna cum laude SDA Bocconi MBA (1990).

The study presentation, which will take place on Thursday March 23rd, will be done by professor David Millán will be followed by a roundtable moderated by Maria Eugenia Girón Executive Director of IE's Premium and Prestige Business Observatory with Luca Solca, Head of luxury goods at Exane BNP Paribas and Carlos Delso, luxury executive and angel investor.

If you wish to attend, please RVSP Observatorio Premium or IE Events´Office
“luxury surrenders to the internet: millennials vs. baby boomers”

The event, which took place on February 23rd included the research results’ presentation by Professor David Millán and a roundtable, moderated by Maria Eugenia Girón, Executive Director of  IE Premium and Prestige Business Observatory, with Susana Ibáñez, CondeNast Marketing Director; Berta Bernard, Trendsetter; and Norman Kurtis, IE Behavior and Human Development Vice-dean. This report, carried out with the support of CondeNast analyzes the shopping behavior of luxury and premium sector customers.

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ie luxury barometer 2016: experts’ meeting

For the third consecutive year we are carrying out a research about the most relevant topics in the luxury and prestige business sector and what to expect the following year. We call it the IE Luxury Barometer 2016: From experts to experts. 

The methodology is based on the analysis of the different perspectives of experts, executives, professors, investors… With their help, we can identify the ten most relevant topics to build our barometer. The experts’ meeting took place on March 9th at IE Business School.

the revolution of glasses

by María Eugenia Girón

The digital disruption in the glasses’ sector starts with the appearance of unexpected start-ups that develop different business models.

Read article @ Forbes Mexico
smartphone, key to luxury millennials

by María Eugenia Girón

An IE Premium & Prestige Business Observatory research study reveals that mobile phones are an accelerator of the shopping process for all generations, but especially millennials.

Read article @ Forbes Mexico


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