She has become an acclaimed guest lecturer analysing creative methods that have established the luxury industry as the forerunner of our global consumer culture. Her speeches investigate the power and the prestige of the global luxury industry and its impact on society and the economy.
- The Lessons to be Learned in Management Thinking from the Luxury Goods Industry – Specifically as Consumerism is More and More Subjective and Emotional
- The Power of Innovation
- From the Elite to the Global Market
- The Luxury Conglomerate
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An enchanting and eloquent speaker, Marie–France always captivates audiences with her in-depth knowledge and well-informed opinions.
A leading luxury expert and an award-winning author with several biographies of the industry’s key players to her credit, Marie-France Pochna is renowned for driving innovative projects with iconic international brands that bring to life the brand’s history and culture. Following the her success of her book on Christian Dior, Marie-France Pochna was invited to join the Faculty of the MBA in international luxury brand management upon its foundation in 1996 at ESSEC Business School in Paris, the first specialised MBA in the luxury industry. Other academic institutions have invited her and currently she teaches a course on the foundations of the global luxury industry at Institut Superieur du Luxe founded by Cartier.
Born and educated in France, with a dose of New York experience that imbues her approach to business, Marie-France Pochna became an expert on style, fashion and trends in the luxury market and has collaborated with key players. In 2006, she added television producer to her list of professional accomplishments with “Luxury Unveiled”, an insider’s look at some of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands which was broadcast in over 40 countries including mainland China. The culmination of all of this experience is Paris Unlimited, a way for Marie France to share her passion, unique insights and access to the cultural heritage of the city of Paris with the like minded, the curious and the fascinated. She is the Founder and CEO of Paris Unlimited.
- Christian Dior: The Biography (2008)
- Dior (Memoire) (2005)
- Dior, Collection Fashion Memoir (1996)
- Paul Ricard (1996)
- Christian Dior: the Universe of Fashion (1994)
- Irresistible Agnelli (1989)
- Nina Ricci (1988)
- Bonjour Mr. Boussac (1980)
“Ms. Pochna brings to her subject a reporter’s doggedness and a mechanic’s knack for assembling a whole from parts.”
Presentation Languages: English, French