On the afternoon of March 1, 2020, the French Luxury Management College Association and the Ningbo University-University of Angers Joint Institute held an online meeting to discuss various cooperation issues. Ms. Marie-France ZUMOFEN, President of the Association, Ms. Sophie LATHUILLÈRER, Director of international affairs, Ms. Nadège LABADIE, AcademicDean, Ms. Véronique BEKHDADI, Head of fashion and leather products, and relevant faculty members,such as SHEN Shiwei, Acting Dean of the Sino-French Joint Institute,andDirector of the Department of Tourism and the Department of Fashion Design participated in the meeting.
The meeting began with the introduction of the participants by SHENShiwei,Acting Dean of the Sino-French Joint Institute, and ZUMOFEN, President of the Association, respectively. Then, ZUMOFEN introduced the specialties of the school, saying that she expected to give online lectures to the students of the Sino-French Joint Institute at the right time in this semester, and welcomed the excellent students of the Sino-French Joint Institute who are willing to further their study in the ISIPCA Paris and La Fabrique after graduation. Both sides confirmed their intention to cooperate in French training for special purpose, summer camps for students, continuing education, exchange of teachers and enterprise-oriented applied research. ZUMOFEN expressed her pleasure to continue in-depth exchanges with the Sino-French Joint Institute after her taking office, looking forward to the early end of the pandemic so that both sides could re-visit each other and initiate various cooperation programs.
The French Luxury Management College Association consists of ISIPCA Paris and La Fabrique. ISIPCA, founded in 1970 by Jean-Jacques Guerlain, a world-renowned perfumer, is one of the world’s top schools in the development and marketing of perfumes, cosmetics and food fragrances, offering high level specialized courses, both full-time and part-time, to those who are engaged in or intend to be engaged in the above industries. La Fabrique, a combination of three professional design schools with a long history, is committed to fostering professional talents in fashion sewing, leather making, interior soft decoration, window design and other fields. The Association has established stable partnerships with many giants in the world’s luxury industry, such as l’Oréal, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Givenchy, and a large number of its teachers comes from the industry; students participate in various highly specialized seminars, lectures and salons, and frequently go to enterprises for site survey or practice during their study.
In the spring of 2019, Ms. Chantal FOUQUE, President of La Fabrique, visited Ningbo University with Ms. Anaïs RAVET, ViceDirectorof the Department of Development of Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris (CCIP). This online meeting ordered and expanded the cooperation between the two sides, and determined the online and offline integrated pragmatic exchange mode in the special period, which opened a new situation for the subsequent substantive cooperation between the two sides.