Xandra Falcó, new President of Círculo Fortuny

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The first woman chair of one of Europe’s leading high-end associations will promote excellence as a driver of local economic recovery and international tourism
She also aims to enhance the visibility of Spain Par Excellence, which the Association has been exporting for nearly a decade.


Xandra Falcó y Girod is the new chairwoman of Círculo Fortuny, Spain’s high-end association of luxury and excellence, following a unanimous decision at the General Assembly held yesterday. She thus becomes the first female chair of the organisation and the only woman to head one of the five leading high-end associations in Europe—Walpole British Luxury, Fondazione Altagamma, Comité Colbert, and Mesterkreis—which together make up the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA).


A new President and CEO for Comité Colbert

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Bénédicte Epinay steps into a new role as President and CEO of Comité Colbert.

Bénédicte Epinay has been appointed head of the Comité Colbert, taking over from Elisabeth Ponsolle des Portes.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in political science and economics, followed by a Master’s degree in communication, Bénédicte Epinay spent most of her career with the French daily newspaper Les Echos. She joined the paper in 1984 and began covering luxury industry news in 1996. As the Deputy Director of editorial, she created the monthly and luxury magazine Série Limitée in 1999 and was involved in the launch of the Les Echos Week-end weekly publication in 2015. For the past four years, Bénédicte Epinay has been heading up the Luxury Division for Pelham Media, the French leader in corporate communication and a subsidiary of the Les Echos-Le Parisien Group. Her post entailed working with luxury companies to define their editorial and digital strategies.


German Excellence in K11

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From 3 to 17 January 2020 the Meisterkreis, in cooperation with the K11 Art Gallery, presents the exhibition "German Excellence: Advanced Technology - Craftmanship - Hospitality" in Shanghai.

  • Bringing Three Excellent Brands from the German High-End Cultural and Creative Industries to K11 Art Mall Shanghai
  • An Interactive Approach to Present the Creativity, Innovativeness, and Consumer Orientation behind “Made in Germany”
  • Pilot Project with K11 Art Mall who created the New Retail Concept of Combining Art, People and Nature



Meisterkreis Index 2019

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The high-end industry in Germany is growing despite the overall economic slowdown

• MEISTERKREIS Index 2019: 70 percent of the high-end companies look back on a successful year in 2018
• Positive expectations for 2019: 49 percent of the companies want to offer new jobs, 94 percent continue to invest
• Innovative technologies are gaining more and more importance: almost 80 percent consider artificial intelligence to be business-relevant


NDNnews – "Germany Unification Day 2018"

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Also Germany Unification Day 2018 showed Germany Contemporary Excellence exhibition in order to boast Germany’s excellence in various industry areas as well as to show “Germany works” which symbolizes its excellence in auto industry, IT market, infra logistics etc. to name just a few to function an engine of Europe.


The Korea Post – "Germany is a good teacher for Korea"

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Cooperations and possibilities for further collaboration between our two countries are manyfold. A good opportunity to discuss these is by taking a look at the magnificent exhibition “German Contemporary Excellence” by Gerhard Steidl and the Meisterkreis here in the Grand Salon. Jim Rakete’s pictures aesthetically play with German products. They provide an impulse for discussions about the complementarity of our economies and companies, but also about culture, design and innovation.



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The MEISTERKREIS in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office Singapore will present "GERMAN CONTEMPORARY EXCELLENCE" at SOTA Art Gallery. Both Singapore and Germany enjoy a close partnership in broad areas and share a history of economic and diplomatic relations that date back to 1965. Germany is Singapore’s largest EU trade partner, while Singapore is Germany’s biggest ASEAN trade partner. Through the exhibition, MEISTERKREIS seek to bring together companies, creative professionals and artists, to spark a dialogue and future collaborations that are mutually beneficial.



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On the 6th of July 2018 the MEISTERKREIS together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan will present "GERMAN CONTEMPORARY EXCELLENCE" in the Hillside Forum Tokyo. The exhibition takes the observer on a voyage of discovery through a sometimes unknown Germany, showing even more the commonalities in the fields of excellence, quality and creativity shared with Japan.