John Marques, founder and creative director of MARQUES, will be part of the panel judging the 8th edition of The Mark in Monaco.

The business competition saw its first edition in 2014 by the hand of Dr. Annalisa Tarquini, currently the Luxury Business Management Master's director at the International University of Monaco (IUM) and formerly at maison Fendi in Rome.

Organized by IUM, part of the French INSEEC U group, the competition promotes entrepreneurship and innovation between students across the globe in the premium and luxury industries. This edition counts with almost 350 participants from 45 different universities across the world and 54 nationalities. The final’s jury will be announced gradually over the coming days with John Marques as the first member of a renowned group of personalities.

John Marques judging International University of Monaco The Mark competition

Concerning his participation in the 8th edition of The Mark Challenge, Marques said “It is an honor to be one of the judges in this competition, after being on the other side as a student many years ago. Will also be looking forward to be back in Monaco, after all it is always great to return to such an impactful place in my life”.

The Mark Challenge’s 8th edition will take place on the 29th of May 2021 and will be livestreamed online from the glamorous Monaco Yacht Club overlooking the principate’s iconic marina.


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