Press Release

June 25th, 2021

Global Digital Week: Lagardère Travel Retail brings together 500 of its top team in a online event

From 21 to 25 June, Lagardère Travel Retail is hosting an online employee event aimed at 500 top managers from over 25 countries. The event has been designed to foster employee engagement and confidence for the future at a time where early signs of recovery are on the horizon, but people still aren’t globally able to gather physically.  

For the first time, Lagardère Travel Retail is fully digitalizing its annual employee conference into the Global Digital Week, and takes this opportunity to open it to a significantly larger population: the Top 500 managers across the organization. The event’s overall theme, “Shaping the future together”, has been chosen to align all participants behind one ambition: share our confidence for the future and articulate how we can collectively create a stronger and more sustainable future for Lagardère Travel Retail, in the aftermath of the worst crisis our industry has faced.  

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The week will kick off with a two-hour plenary session, hosted as a live broadcast from a Paris studio, which will be an opportunity for the Global Executive Committee to reflect on 18+ months of crisis, explore the global and local successes that are supporting the company’s current and future performance, and explain how as a global team we are effectively shaping our stronger future through our enhanced strategic and CSR roadmaps.  

During the rest of the week there will be a mix of session touching on different themes about our people, our business and our industry. Two sessions will also focus on workplace wellbeing and sustainability.  In addition to these, a 100% entertainment “surprise” show will take place at the end of the week, and multiple networking sessions have been organized to gather groups of up to 10 like-minded colleagues from across geographies and business lines to get to know each other.  

Commenting on the Global Digital Week, Jean-Baptiste Morin, Chief Talent & Organization Officer at Lagardère Travel Retail said: “This is a cornerstone moment in the history of our organization. During this crisis, our teams have given the best of themselves to keep us afloat and as we are approaching the recovery phase, we need to inspire and engage them on that road. The Global Digital Week will be a chance for us to share the reasons why we are confident in a brighter future for Lagardère Travel Retail and explain the role our teams globally can play in enabling our future performance. Most importantly, we see this event as an opportunity to thank people for their outstanding efforts and commitment, and to create digital bonds between the teams.” 

Most sessions will be live-streamed from a web platform created for the event, enabling our audience to interact with speakers via polls, word clouds and Q&A. 

The week’s agenda has been developed to accommodate all time zones, from the Americas up to the Pacific.