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May 2016
premium travel experts’ meeting

What moves the premium travel sector most these days? Mastering which topics is key? 

At IE Observatory for Premium and Prestige Business, we are preparing "IE Premium Travel Barometer, from experts to experts". The Barometer compares 25 key factors rated by a panel of international experts. 

A selected group of travel experts including Carlos Chaguaceda, Comunidad de Madrid’s Tourism General Director, Ramón Estalella, General Secretary of CEHAT, Carlos Delso, CEO of Joyería Suárez, Antonio López de Ávila, CEO of Segittur, Emilio Saliquet, Executive Creative Director and Partner of Réplica, Evelio Acevedo, Manager of Museo Thyssen, Bernardo Fuerte, Vice Director of CondeNast Traveler Group, Eva Sierra Carballo, Director of Catering Spain and Luxury Cluster, Silvia Ortega, Founder of Alcorta Luxury Brands & Premium Lifestyle Consultant, Juan José Güemes, Chairman of the IE Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Yolanda Regodón, IE’s Communication Associated Director, and IE Marketing Professor Gildo Seisdedos, met at IE for a working session to discuss and analyze initial results.

Final research will be presented at IE Paper Pavillion next May 30th at 6:30 p.m.

aed celebrates 20 years

On April 24th, 1996 the Asociación Española de Directivos (AED) was created, an anniversary they wanted to celebrate during the following moths with a bunch of special activities that will trigger a reflection on their job and the challenges that managers must face in the immediate future. Intramuros magazine publishes a special feature where Maria Eugenia Girón, Executive Director of IE Premium and Prestige Business Observatory, among others, shares her story.

Visit AED website

Special feature “AED 20th Anniversary” @ Revista Intramuros


sustainable luxury spotlight with loewe


It was held on March 31st at IE Business School and Gaël Gonzalez, Loewe’s Sustainability Manager, was the main speaker. Maria Eugenia Girón conducted the interview.

The topics of the conversation included: Personal growth story and company growth story; How companies are differentiating in a crowded corporate sustainability space; Leadership traits and competencies expected of future business leaders; and Why the business of sustainability is everyone's business.

three years after rana plaza, has anything changed?

Since the worst disaster in the history of the garment industry, collaboration on safety has improved, but worker welfare lags behind, experts say.

Read article @ Business of Fashion

new tailors are same old tailors

by María Eugenia Girón

In an economy where everything is immediate and close thanks to digital revolution, tailors are the ones reaching the customers.

Read article @ Forbes Mexico
baselworld 2016 – ten themes

Exane BNP Paribas recently organized an investor trip to Baselworld to visit the watch fair and to meet with industry leaders, sector experts and company executives. They present in this report the key themes that emerged from their discussions.

Read report


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