Glion Institute of Higher Education – Unique expertise for a dynamic community

New Delhi, 9th June 2017. Glion’s Networking Committee organized its first conference bringing together industry leaders in the luxury sector. The objective of this student-led event was to provide access to all Glion students to engage with accomplished and experienced leaders. Glion’s teaching model combines academic rigor with practical courses and direct exposure with experts in the luxury and service sectors.

First Networking Conference organized by Glion students

Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel’s fashion division, Robert Salmon, former Vice-President of L’Oréal and Nathalie Franson Pavlovsky, Founder and CEO of fashion and luxury consultancy NFP answered the call of the organizing committee and happily shared their experience and valuable insights with the Glion student body.

“By founding the Networking Committee, we wanted to bring together hospitality and luxury industry experts with tomorrow’s leaders, namely students of Glion, for everyone to understand the new challenges the sector is facing,” said Patrik Kuhn of Glion’s Networking Committee.

This conference reinforces the school’s positioning in the world of luxury. In fact, Glion was the first hotel management school to offer a specialization in luxury brand management at bachelor level in order to meet a growing demand for luxury professionals. Direct access to leading industry experts, their experience and vision provided students with great insights for them in turn to become leaders of tomorrow – a key element in the success of their personal and professional development.

Glion’s Luxury Brand Management Specialization unique in Europe

With a turnover of USD 222 billion, the luxury sector has earned a prominent place in the global economy. The dynamic sector is constantly seeking specific profiles to create customer experiences and is increasingly recruiting hospitality graduates for their skills in dealing with a high-end clientele, adapting to different cultural backgrounds, their particular attention to detail and sense of aesthetics.

The bachelor degree with a specialization in Luxury Brand Management is a three-and-a-half-year program including two six-month internships and two semesters of specialization. By opting for the luxury elective, students attend five specialization courses after completing their second internship in the luxury sector.

In addition to management skills and professionalism, these courses transfer specific knowledge in marketing and business to later obtain positions of responsibility in this exclusive sector. Another highlight of the program was developed in close collaboration with Domus Academy, a famous design school based in Milanand a key player in the teaching of luxury crafts. Two major aspects of this collaboration set this program apart: building on the expertise of a leading international design school and a two-week workshop in Milan, working in groups on a real-world business case for a reputable luxury brand. During their last exchange, students were branding an 8Js boutique, owned by Sacha Prost, son of Alain Prost and a former Glion student.

“Glion places particular importance on the quality of education and the content of its programs. That is why Glion develops its courses based on the trends and needs of tomorrow’s luxury and hospitality industries, developing academic content in partnership with professionals and recruiters. By combining theory and practice, and maintaining a constant dialogue with major players in the luxury sector, Glion students develop the soft skills and a level of maturity that is very attractive to recruiters, “said Benoît-Etienne Domenget, CEO of Sommet Education.

Glion Institute of Higher Education

Founded in 1962, Glion Institute of Higher Education is a private Swiss institute and offers international hospitality, luxury and event management degrees to students from over 90 different countries across three campuses in Switzerland and London, UK. Additionally, Glion offers online programs for MBA, Executive Certificates and corporate training.

Part of Sommet Education, Glion is and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and ranked among the world’s top five higher education institutions for employer reputation in hospitality management (QS World University Rankings 2017).

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