On Thursday, January 10, ESSEC gathered its corporate partners for an exceptional evening at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Every year, many companies choose to support ESSEC and its various projects: a win-win relationship between students, businesses, and the school.
"Dear partners, I would like to say thank you! Through your action and your support, you contribute to the uniqueness of our educational model, to the excellence of our research and to our social openness.” Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi, Dean and President of ESSEC Business School warmly thanked the partners during the event hosted in their honor at the Vuitton Foundation in Paris. "We are ambitious and we wish to continue our international development,” added Annick Schwebig, Chairman of ESSEC Business School’s Board of Trustees. “We have a solid foundation and I'm sure we can look forward to many successes in the future!"
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi also took advantage of the gathering to reaffirm the significant role companies play in the school’s academic offerings. "Cutting-edge training must be in touch with what is actually taking place in the real world. The future leaders we are training can be transformative because they will have acquired – beyond academic knowledge – the know-how, the expertise, and the interpersonal skills that can only be acquired from direct contact with companies."
ESSEC decided, in the context of its new strategy deployed in 2018, to create a business unit dedicated to customized training programs that works primarily with companies and on projects with companies.According to Nicolas Glady, Dean for Corporate Relations and Custom Programs, "We have worked so that the business unit will be able to coordinate and manage all relationships with companies for all of our activities. All of these activities will now be coordinated to move in the same direction; that is to say to be more accessible and at your service."
"Respond as best as possible to meet your needs"
With this business unit, ESSEC's ambition is to simplify the offer to businesses in order to improve efficiency. "We are working to set up a single point of contact at ESSEC for each company. This single point of access will open ESSEC’s doors and will accompany you in a personalized way from the beginning to the end of your partnership, in order to best meet your needs,” explained Glady.”
By encouraging and multiplying these partnerships, ESSEC offers companies access to innovations developed within the school in terms of research and educational innovation, but also through a network of entrepreneurs and startups. "We are convinced, that the synergy between ‘student - experts – startups’ will be one of the keys to tomorrow's business solutions,” concluded Glady.