Jacques Cœur Conferences: "Reinventing" Commerce through multidisciplinary meetings to share academic knowledge

The Institut Prospectif des Métiers du Commerce's mission is to offer a forward-looking approach to the business world. It is in this context that we are proposing a series of conferences named after Jacques Cœur, the famous merchant who, at the dawn of the Renaissance, succeeded in transforming the trades towards a commerce integrating the activities of trading, banking and (long-distance) transport. Building on his motto "A vaillant cœur, rien d'impossible", we continue to draw inspiration from his innovative spirit to rethink new business activities based on humanist values.  

Each conference will feature an exchange between an academic expert and a retail professional, each bringing a complementary perspective on how these activities are facing profound and increasingly rapid upheavals. Our aim is to propose innovative and often disruptive approaches, which we hope will be humanistic. "A valiant heart, nothing is impossible".

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Discovering the Institut Prospectif des Métiers du Commerce

The ICD Business School's Institut Prospectif des Métiers du Commerce aims to anticipate changes in the business world and to propose a reflection on the evolution of tomorrow's skills, and thus continuously improve its teaching programs. Let's be clear: ICD's ambition is to become the benchmark business school in France.

The theme of the First Conference 2023/2024 will be the passions of the body, led by Professor David Le Breton

The first Jacques Coeur Conference, scheduled for Monday October 16 from 10:00 to 12:30, promises an exploration of the theme "The Passions of the Body." Our speaker, Professor David Le Breton, is an eminent sociologist at Strasbourg University and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He will reflect on the inflation of practices and discourses concerning the body in our society. The body has indeed become a "raw material" in the manufacture of the self, and this in a context of hyper individualization. The Institut Prospectif des Métiers du Commerce at ICD Business School embodies a spirit of innovation in pedagogy... The Conférences Jacques Cœur promise to be a must-attend event for all those seeking to "rethink" commerce, to move beyond its outdated and negative connotations. 

Don't miss the first lecture, on "The Passions of the Body". With Professor David Le Breton, we'll have another opportunity to reflect on major contemporary challenges.

Join us to discover how, at ICD, "À cœur vaillant, rien d'impossible."