• The European Cultural
    and Creative Industries Alliance
    (ECCIA) is composed of the five
    national European luxury goods
    and creative industries organizations:

  • Collectively the ECCIA and the national member organisations represent the interests of about 400 European high-end & creative businesses and cultural institutions.

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Europe dominates the global luxury market. 
Collectively, European brands account for over 70%
of the global luxury goods market. 

The output of the sector in 2010 is estimated to be over
€440 billion, approximately 3% of European GDP.

The sector employs approximately 1 million workers directly,
and at least a further 500,000 workers indirectly.

Total exports for the sector are approximately €260 billion
in 2010, representing over 10% of all exports from Europe.

The sector contributes over €110 billion to the exchequer.

The sector has grown faster than the European economy
over the last decade, and has markedly outperformed
the European economy since the onset of the current economic crisis.
The sector has recorded double digit growth in the last two years.

Medium term forecasts suggest the sector will continue to grow
at between 7% and 9% per year. 
The sector will contribute between €790 and €930 billion
to the European economy in 2020, and will employ between
1.8 and 2.2 million people directly.

The work of ECCIA falls into
three main areas of activity

  • Protection of Intellectual
    Property Rights and Governance
    of the Internet
  • Market Access & Tourism
  • Highlighting the role of the
    Cultural and Creative Industries
    as a key driver of Europe
    overall economic health,
    competitiveness, innovation and employment.

Representatives from each national
organisation sit on the Executive
Team of ECCIA including

ECCIA's new report revealing that over 75% of the European citizens recognise the importance of the high-end industry for the future of Europe's culture and economy

May 28 2013 Read More
ECCIA_Executive_Summary_FINAL_02.pdf
ECCIA_survey_FINAL_02.pdf
ECCIA_press_release_FINAL_EN_02.pdf

ECCIA releases 2012 Activity Report

April 11 2013 Read More
Report_2012_Final_layout__01.pdf

European Cultural and Creative Luxury Industries. Key drivers for European Jobs and Growth

June 05 2012 Read More
Key_drivers_02.pdf

Luxury, a growth driver for the 21st Century

March 27 2012 Read More
Luxury_a_growth_for_the_21st_Century_Europe.pdf

Fourth ECCIA Roundtable with Spanish Permanent Representative, Ambassador Alfonso Dastis Quecedo

February 24 2014 Read More

The European luxury association (ECCIA) appoints Michael Ward (Harrods) as new President

December 03 2013 Read More
ECCIA_press_release_appointment_Michael_Ward_V02.pdf

The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) welcomes an EU plan to support the European luxury sector

December 03 2013 Read More
ECCIA_press_release_London_roadshow_V04.pdf

Third ECCIA roundtable with German Permanent Representative, Ambassador Peter Tempel

September 20 2013 Read More

ECCIA takes part to the roundtable on tourism policy "Attracting new flows" organised by the European Parliament's Transport and Tourism committee

September 17 2013 Read More

ECCIA joins the EU Business Delegation to China chaired by European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani

July 18 2013 Read More

Europe's luxury sector is finally getting the recognition it deserves, as Ben Hughes, the new Chairman of Walpole, tells Simon Brooke

September 17 2013

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Ben_Hughes_Chairman_of_Walpole_tells_about_Europe_s_luxury_sector.pdf

Business of Luxury - Strategic industry comes of age

June 03 2013

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Business_of_Luxury_Strategic_industry_comes_of_age_FT_June_3._2013.pdf

The high end sector is the engine for Europe. ECCIA's new report presented to the European Commission reveals that the UE citizens believe in the importance of the high end for the European economy

May 29 2013

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Dati_ECCIA_al_parlamento_UE_i_cittadini_si_ritrovano_nell_alto_di_gamma_Italia_Oggi_May_29_2013.pdf

Fourth ECCIA Roundtable with Spanish Permanent Representative, Ambassador Alfonso Dastis Quecedo

February 24 2014

The ECCIA ambassadors’ roundtable is a unique opportunity to meet with key national representatives and EU officials to directly discuss issues that are of strategic importance for the European...

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The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance welcomes an EU plan to support the European luxury sector

December 03 2013

The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) welcomed today, in London, the presentation of an Action Plan to support the European luxury industry until 2020. The document was...

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The_action_plan_for_the_fashion_and_high-end_industries_endorsed_in_London.pdf
ECCIA_press_release_London_roadshow_V04_01.pdf

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Michael Ward – President of the Executive Team
Michael.ward@harrods.com

Armando Branchini – Past President of the Executive Team
armandobranchini@eccia.eu
branchini@altagamma.it

Almudena Arpón de Mendivil Member of the Executive Team
almudenaarpondemendivil@eccia.eu
aam@gomezacebo-pombo.com

Elisabeth Ponsolle des Portes Member of the Executive Team
elisabethponsolledesportes@eccia.eu
eponsolledesportes@comitecolbert.com

Clemens Pflanz Member of the Executive Team
clemenspflanz@eccia.eu
clemens.pflanz@meisterkreis-deutschland.com

Paloma Castro Martinez Member of the Executive Team
palomacastromartinez@eccia.eu
p.castro@lvmh.fr

To contact the ECCIA please email eccia@eccia.eu