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The IE Foundation (IE Business School) and MasterCard have launched the Observatory for the Premium and Prestige Market in Spain.
The School aims to strengthen its focus on the luxury sector with the initiative, having launched its pioneering Executive Development Program on Management in the Luxury Sector in 2007.
The Observatory will serve as a platform for activities related to the sector, including academic research into key issues and dissemination of findings, and the strengthening of the brand image of top-of-the-range goods and services.
The Observatory for the Premium and Prestige Market in Spain enjoys the close collaboration of global payments leader MasterCard, which has supported the project from the outset, given its strong positioning and extensive knowledge in offering payment solutions for consumers in the Spanish premium market.
"This Observatory is the result of a vocation to debate, examine and disseminate issues related to new consumer values, new markets. It is also about the development of new channels, the impact of technology on the premium and prestige products and services market, and the opportunities this brings. IE aims to lead the changes taking place in the sector, understand them, and communicate them ", says María Eugenia Girón, executive director of the Observatory on the Premium and Prestige Market in Spain.
Pilar Aurrecoechea, General Director of MasterCard for Spain and Portugal sees Mastercard's collaboration with the project as a great opportunity. "The Observatory will enable in-depth study and will further build our knowledge about the tastes, habits and needs of premium consumers, which will also keep us one step ahead when it comes to offering products that meet their needs."
The objectives of the Observatory are:
The Observatory will place a special focus on research, beginning with a detailed analysis of the profile of premium consumers in Spain. There will also be a focus on the dissemination of research findings, with activities that include workshops and seminars on strategic issues like e-commerce in the sector and the role of emerging markets, coupled with articles, publications and newsletters.
The Observatory will have a committee comprised of experts from Círculo Fortuny and Claudia D'Arpizio, a partner at Bain who is leading the Altagamma study, a world reference in the sector. Círculo Fortuny is an association of prestigious Spanish brands, initially founded by a major group of firms in the sector that includes Loewe, Carrera y Carrera, and Natura Bissé.
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