Innovation: central to the Group's business and its meaning



Prospective and Investment Director, Group Innovation Network



The Group Innovation Network is a Lagardère group entity that serves the four divisions. Its goal is to promote and support innovation within the Group. To achieve that goal, we want to establish the broadest possible network of innovators among the Group's staff.

An innovator can be:

  • anyone whose business is directly or indirectly linked to innovation and to digital transformation in particular;
  • anyone in charge of an operating activity or a team and who therefore needs to define a strategic vision;
  • any Group employee who is simply interested in innovation in any of its forms - including innovation relating to management or communities - and digital transformation.

To drive this network forward, several projects are underway. One of the first projects was a conference on blockchain(1) technology organised by Lagardère's Legal Department and the Group Innovation Network in November 2016. The conference was led by Thibault Verbiest, a lawyer specialising in blockchain, and was attended by around 60 Group employees working in legal departments and members of the Group Innovation Network.

(1) Distributed database with no central control authority, which manages a list of recordings that are protected against falsification.

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Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.


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Message from Arnaud Lagardère

2019 was a year of transformation and refocusing for the Lagardère group.
Our strategy is now concentrated on two priority areas: Lagardère Publishing, our power engine, and Lagardère Travel Retail, our growth engine.