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".