LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

 

Paris, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — After France and Switzerland, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is expanding in Italy, setting up its Italian headquarters in Florence in Palazzo Pucci, the historic home of Maison Emilio Pucci. The IME program will train the talented artisans and retail specialists of tomorrow. This major initiative was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony on November 27th attended by Florence Mayor Dario Nardella, Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and future apprentices at the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza.

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence was created in 2014 to transmit the unique savoir-faire of LVMH Maisons in professions that involve artisanal craftsmanship and creative and retail skills. Since its creation, the IME has trained more than 300 students in its different programs. This vocational training program combines theoretical courses at partner schools with professional experience at different Maisons of the LVMH Group. Students also take language classes and learn through innovative formats during Master Classes.

Following its successful development in France and more recently in Switzerland, the IME has expanded to Italy with its new headquarters in Florence, underscoring the program’s European scope and reasserting its goal of transmitting skills and developing the employability of new generations. The new headquarters of the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza in Florence is located in the Palazzo Pucci.

An inaugural ceremony on November 27th celebrated the arrival of the IME in Italy. Florence Mayor Dario Nardella was joined by Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and Gabriella Scarpa, Chairman of LVMH Italy, who welcomed future apprentices to the program.

The event marks a key stage in the history of the IME, notes Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies: “The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH continues to build its presence in Europe with new courses and an expanding network of partners. We are delighted to mark an exciting milestone today with the inauguration of the IME in Palazzo Pucci, a building rich in history that is emblematic of the creativity that inspires the Italian Maison.”

The inauguration was also an opportunity to mark the beginning of the academic year for apprentices in the two Italian programs already established by the LVMH IME in Italy with Polimoda in leather goods and For.Al in jewelry. They will soon be joined by programs in retail and shoes in the Veneto region, adding to the IME’s 18 current training programs. These new professional tracks further diversify the range of training proposed in partnership with prestigious schools in key sectors for LVMH including jewelry, vineyards and winemaking, couture, retail, design, leather goods, watchmaking and the culinary arts.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Invitation to discover how LVMH Houses engage with innovation

PARIS, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Innovation is deeply embedded in the DNA of the LVMH Group, providing a source of continued success and authenticity over the years.  As a core value of LVMH, innovation inspires the Group’s houses in their quest for excellence, creating an ongoing dialogue between tradition and modernity. Several emblematic initiatives illustrate the pioneering spirit that guides us.

“Our business model is anchored in a long term vision that builds on the heritage of our Houses and stimulates creativity and excellence. This model drives the success of our Group and ensures its promising future,” says Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH, who notes that the Group’s success springs from a subtle balance. Innovation is a pillar of our business model. By drawing on an infinitely rich past and savoir-faire, LVMH Houses continue to blend tradition and modernity to create products that spark desire among our customers.

The history of LVMH Houses is replete with boundless innovation.  Louis Vuitton created the Monogram canvas in the late 19th century to fight counterfeiting. Also in the 19th century, Aristide Boucicaut, invented modern retail commerce at Le Bon Marché department store, introducing fixed prices, labels, regular sales at specific times of the year, product returns, and other innovations. This quest for excellence is more dynamic than ever today.

“Our culture is focused on curiosity, change, opportunity, innovation and creativity, says Toni Belloni, Group Managing Director. “We want our brands to stay true to their origins, but reinvent them so they remain relevant to our current and future customers.”

Encouraged by Bernard Arnault, this focus on innovation requires the mindset of a start-up across an international group that is the world leader in the luxury industry and counts over 120,000 employees.

This week we invite you to discover how LVMH Houses engage with innovation. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and CEO of Tag Heuer, discusses how the watchmaker developed its connected watch, which will be unveiled on November 9 in New York. A much-awaited annual event, the MH Innovation Awards let Moët Hennessy celebrate the exemplary innovation drive of its Houses.

Innovation has always been deeply rooted in the DNA of Sephora, whose Innovation Lab is scaling up to mobilize staff and generate new ideas. Lastly, to better valorize the significant volume of data it has collected and mobilize technical talents, Louis Vuitton organized the first ever Hackathon in the luxury industry.

SOURCE: LVMH

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Invitation to discover how LVMH Houses engage with innovation

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