Círculo Fortuny, the Spanish high-end industry association, took over from Comité Colbert the presidency of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA)

27 / February 2018

Círculo Fortuny, the Spanish high-end industry association, took over from Comité Colbert the presidency of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA), which comprises over 500 high-end brands and cultural institutions. At an event held at the Museo Nacional del Prado, hosted by board Chairman José Pedro Pérez-Llorca, Círculo Fortuny’s Executive Chairman Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón, received ECCIA’s baton from his predecessor, Guillaume de Seynes, Chairman of Comité Colbert, taking over the presidency of the alliance which groups the five leading institutions in the European high-end industry: Comité Colbert (France), Altagamma (Italy), Walpole (United Kingdom), Meisterkreis (Germany) and Círculo Fortuny (Spain).

Carlos Falcó presented the association’s lines of action for this year, which includes to foster the e-commerce development of the high-end brands in a secure and sustainable way; protect and promote creativity by defending intellectual property; provide fair support to third markets; encourage savoir faire and capabilities of high-end industries in Europe; and promote Europe’s leadership through selective tourism.

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