The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) is composed of the five major European high-end goods and creative industries organisations which between them represent over 400 high-end brands – mostly SMEs – and cultural institutions.

Based on art, culture and creativity, our work is underpinned by continuous innovation, a relentless focus on quality, highly skilled employment and strong exports abroad. Our members strive for the highest quality in all they do, from products and services all the way to the experience offered to consumers.

Circulo Fortuny

Circulo Fortuny

Spain

Comité Colbert

Comité Colbert

France

Altagamma

Altagamma

Italy

Meisterkreis

Meisterkreis

Germany

Walpole

Walpole

UK

Key priorities

  • Developing High-end E-commerce
  • Protecting and promoting Creativity through Intellectual Property
  • Promoting Savoir-faire and Skills in Europe
  • Promoting the Attractiveness of Europe through Tourism
  • Advocating for a fair Access to Markets

Key figures

  • A key driver of growth and jobs in Europe and an ambassador of European values worldwide.
  • European high-end cultural and creative brands account for over 70% of the world’s market
  • High-end CCIs employ 1,7 million people in Europe
  • They export on average more than 60% of their output

Activities

ECCIA calls for a legislative framework to address the proliferation of counterfeiting

ECCIA signs a joint business statement calling on the inclusion of counterfeit products in the future EU initiative to remove illegal content online announced by VP Ansip.

ECCIA signs a joint business statement calling on the successful conclusion of the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement negotiations

ECCIA welcomes the European Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry report

Governance

ECCIA Executive Committee Composition

ECCIA gathers the five national associations representing the European high-end industries and its presidency is organized on a rotating basis. ECCIA is governed by an Executive Committee gathering representatives from each national association and non-voting members.

Chairman

Guillaume de Seynes Comité Colbert — FRANCE

Guillaume de Seynes

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Members

Guillaume de Seynes Comité Colbert — FRANCE

Guillaume de Seynes

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Carlos Falcò Circulo Fortuny — SPAIN

Carlos Falcò

Contact
Elisabeth Ponsolle  des Portes Comité Colbert — FRANCE

Elisabeth Ponsolle des Portes

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Armando Branchini Altagamma — ITALY

Armando Branchini

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Clemens Pflanz Meisterkreis — GERMANY

Clemens Pflanz

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Michael Ward Walpole British Luxury — UK

Michael Ward

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Jérôme Sibille  (LVMH) Non-voting member

Jérôme Sibille (LVMH)

Marianna Nitsch (Chanel) non-voting member

Marianna Nitsch (Chanel)