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Círculo Fortuny

About Circulo Fortuny

Círculo Fortuny is a non-profit organization with the aim of bringing together the Spanish prestigious cultural and creative brands in a common forum to collectively promote and defend their shared values.

In addition, the association enhances the image of Spanish luxury brands beyond their borders, and represents and defends the particularity of this sector as a powerful engine of the Spanish economy.

Círculo Fortuny members are a balanced representation of different sectors that make up the Spanish high-end industry based on the highest standards of excellence in their productive processes and in the services offered.

Current sectors represented in Círculo Fortuny are: Design & Furniture, Fashion, Gastronomy, Health & Wellness, Hotels & Resorts, Jewels & Watches, Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Wines & Spirits, Craftsmanship Gunmakers.

Círculo Fortuny currently gathers 61 brands and institutions.

Organization

The Association is governed by the General Assembly (highest decision-making body of the association comprising all the membership) and by the Board (develops the strategies approved by the General Assembly).

honorary president

Mr. Enrique Loewe

CEO

H.E. Mr. Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón

Board of Directors

Mr. Alejandro Bataller – Sha Wellness Clinic
Mr. Pedro Gómez de Baeza – LA Organic
Ms. Ida Gutiérrez de Escofet – NH Collection Hotels
Mr. Ignacio Osborne – Cinco Jotas
Mr. Eloy Rodrigo – Loewe
Mr. Joaquín Serra – Natura Bissé
Mr. Marc Topiol – Sotogrande
Ms. Rosa Tous – Rosa Oriol Atelier Tous
Mr. Alexander Wit – Lladró
Suárez

General Secretary

Ms. Almudena Arpón de Mendívil (Gómez- Acebo & Pombo)

Managing Director

Mr. Javier Arellano

Management bodies

Objectives

Promote RECOGNITION of the Spanish cultural and creative prestigious brands and institutions.

PROTECTION against internal and external threats.

PROVIDING ACCESS TO AN INTERNATIONAL network with same interests and aspirations

Enhance the image of the BRAND “SPAIN”

REPRESENT AND DEFEND THE COMMON INTEREST of members to national and international authorities.

PROMOTE TRAINING, share knowledge and experiences among member companies.

DISSEMINATE TO THE MEDIA AND SOCIETY in general the benefits it generates for the activity of the partner companies.

ECCIA

www.eccia.eu

The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) is the first supranational organization body that promotes the requirements of the European high-end industry to the international institutions.

The ECCIA has been created in October 2010, in order to coordinate the institutional actions and lobbying activities toward the European and the International institutions.

The ECCIA agrees that the luxury sector is one of the key drivers for sustainable growth and plays a particular role in the economy, competitiveness, creativity, innovation and employment.

Based on art, culture and creativity, the work of these companies is underpinned by continuous innovation, a relentless focus on quality, highly skilled employment and strong exports abroad. Their members strive for the highest quality in all they do, from products and services all the way to the experience offered to consumers.

The ECCIA is composed by the major European luxury goods and creative industries organizations who between them represent over 400 high-end brands –mostly SMEs- and prestigious cultural institutions:

Altagamma
(Italia, 1992)
Circulo Fortuny
(España, 2011)
Comité Colbert
(Francia, 1954)
Meisterkreis - Deutsches Forum für Luxus
(Alemania, 2011)
Walpole
(Reino Unido, 1990)

History

Circulo Fortuny is named after Mariano Fortuny Madrazo, Spanish painter, printmaker, photographer and textile designer, fashion designer and set designer. Considered one of the most creative minds of the early twentieth century.

Círculo Fortuny first actions took place in 2009 for defending the common position of the cultural and creative prestige Spanish brands towards the legal framework reform of distribution at European level.

The proceedings followed by Círculo Fortuny towards the European and Spanish institutions were successfully concluded. In April 10th 2010 a new legal framework that recognizes the specificity of the cultural and creative prestige brand sector based on its value as an economic engine, was approved.

The formal setting-up of the association took place in May 2011 with a solid legal framework for members who wish to join the project and a firm commitment from the founders’ partners:

LA Organic
Lladró
Loewe
Marqués de Griñón Family Estates
Natura Bissé
Numanthia
Sotogrande

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