Glion Institute of Higher Education partners with The Vendôm Company for second edition of “EXCELLENCE by Vendôm” luxury recruitment fair

Glion Institute of Higher Education, a leading business school specialising in hospitality and luxury, has joined forces with The Vendôm Company for the second edition of the EXCELLENCE by Vendôm trade show later this month. Dedicated exclusively to recruitment in the luxury sector, the event will be held at the Hôtel Le Marois in Paris on 26th January and is also available online on 25th, 26th and 27th January.

Created by The Vendôm Company’s CEO, Laetitia Girard, the new edition of the EXCELLENCE by Vendôm international recruitment fair capitalises on the success of its predecessor in October 2021 which brought together 100 luxury professionals, brands and education institutions. In all, over 3,000 talents from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia attended the talks and online workshops available at the event which is aimed at recruiters, candidates, hotel and luxury management schools.

This year, The Vendôm Company is innovating by changing the format of the EXCELLENCE by Vendôm trade show, which will be held online over three days as well as physically in Paris. The new edition will be based on lively exchanges, while enabling professionals and candidates to follow it from everywhere in the world. Embodying the luxury industry’s cherished values of integrity, passion, excellence and commitment, the days are organised around online or face-to-face private interviews with recruiters, workshops and talks designed in collaboration with Glion, a benchmark education institution in the hospitality industry.

“EXCELLENCE by Vendôme 2023 will bring together professionals and aspiring professionals from the world of luxury in a common development dynamic: our objective is to effect a paradigm shift in recruitment by returning to its very essence – human beings – as well as to promote enhanced knowledge of luxury Maisons and job opportunities,” Laetitia said.

“The employability of our students is one of the great strengths of our institution. This show is a unique opportunity to discover these exceptional Maisons and their leaders. For luxury industry players, this is a not-to-be-missed event enabling them to identify future talents,” added Glion Marketing Director Francine Cuagnier.

The programme of talks will enable luxury industry stakeholders to share their thoughts on major issues in the sector and recruitment through a series of four roundtable discussions:


François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO Audemars Piguet

Maud Bailly, CEO Sofitel, MGallery and Emblems


Manuel Mallen, CEO Maison Courbet

Emilie Metge Viargues, CEO Christofle


Guy Bertaud, Group Managing Director Maisons Pariente

Thierry Marx, Michelin-starred chef “Sur Mesure” restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Paris


Stanislas de Quercize, President and Founder SAVIH, Board Member of Christian Louboutin, Messika Paris, former President Van Cleef & Arpels and former President Cartier International

Jean-Luc Naret, CEO JLN & CO, former CEO La Réserve Hotels and former CEO Michelin Guides

Véronique Beaumont, COO ESMOD International

To view the full programme, and for registration, please visit Excellence by Vendôm.