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April 2017

Business Lunch with with GUCCI President and CEO Marco Bizzarri

April 12, 2017

GUCCI revival

He's the towering, immaculately tailored visionary who has taken luxe label Gucci to glamorous new heights.

Marco Bizzarri was handpicked by Kering chairman Francois-Henri Pinault to reinvigorate the once foundering mega-brand in 2015. And in just two years, he has restored the lustre to historic, gilt-edged Gucci, making it the easily most illustrious and coveted luxury brand on the planet.

A sharp-suited maverick, Bizzarri has reinvented the brand as a modern, dynamic creature with a focus on digital and social media and a contemporary, playful look — but with horsebit-loafered feet still firmly planted in a proud, almost 100-year-old Florentine history.

When Bizzarri took over the reins he immediately set about rejuvenating a brand that had lost a little of its fabulousness. Last June he set an audacious target of six billion euro revenue in the medium-to-long term. Gucci has dramatically increased its market share and become the freshly-polished jewel in the Kering crown — February's annual results showed a remarkable 12.7 per cent growth in straitened economic times.

Bizzarri, who was named the International Business Leader of the Year at the British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards 2016, prides himself on encouraging a vibrant, nurturing workplace that promotes a culture of empowerment, education, respect and inclusivity.  The fitness fanatic and family man is also evangelical about the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Join this exciting, charismatic and decisive innovator for lunch and find out how his willingness to take risks, his business nous and his hands-on management style easily translate from Italian high fashion to WA industry. BOOK HERE