Alain Marty, 50, Catalan, graduated from the IPAG business school in Paris, created his first luxury goods export business in China at the age of 20.
In 1991, he founds the «Wine & Business Club». Today, he runs the SME (20 employees for a business volume of €7.3M) which develops the club in France and abroad (13 locations to date : Paris with 2 clubs, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Reims, Toulouse, Geneva, Luxembourg and Monte-Carlo) with a specific goal : 100 clubs worldwide within 5 years.
In parallel, he created then sold two companies : Strategy Club (1994) and Vins en ville (2006).
Author of «Réseaux d’influence», (Networks of influence), the guide of the networking in France (published every 3 years since 1996), he has been signing the Guide des vins du Wine & Business Club(Wine & Business Club Wine Guide) every year since 2010.
For twenty-five years, Alain Marty has interviewed More than 1,000 personalities :
Christine Lagarde, Olivier Dassault, Nicolas de Tavernost, Henri de Castries, Jean-Louis Beffa, Matthieu Pigasse, Yannick Bolloré, Georges Plassat, Charles Beigbeder, Baudouin Prot, Patricia Barbizet, Henri Lachmann, Pierre Bellon, Bruno Lafont, Jean-Marie Messier, Stéphane Richard, Michel-Edouard Leclerc, Guillaume Pepy, Louis Gallois, Xavier Fontanet, Gilles Pélisson, Clara Gaymard, Jacques Attali, Pierre-André de Chalendar, Frédéric Oudea, Nicolas Dufourcq, Patrick Pouyanné, François Pérol…
He has, thus, created an address book of more than 112,000 business leaders in Europe.
A SPORT FAN
Former soccer and rugby player, Alain Marty founded the Sport & Rugby - Business Club in 2010, which gather more than 500 businessmen.
The club's events welcome personalities in the world of Sport :
Michel Desjoyeaux, Nelson Monfort, Jacques Verdie, Bruno Marie-Rose, Eric Bayle, Frédéric Thiriez, Francis Joyon, Jean-Pierre Papin, Christophe Tiozzo, Arnaud Boetsch, Claude Bébéar, Philippe Candeloro, Mohed Altrad, Alain Afflelou, Muriel Hurtis, Bernard Laporte, Claude Onesta, Amaury Leveaux, Philippe Bernat-Salles, Jean Gachassin, Jean Le Cam, François Pesenti…
…in the world of Rugby :
Paul Goze, Christophe Dominici, Pierre Berbizier, Alain Afflelou, Philippe Sella, Philippe Bernat Salles, Franck Mesnel, Fabien Pelous, Laurent Travers, Eric Bayle, Eric de Cromières, Brice Dulin, Sylvain Marconnet, Simon Gillham, Pierre-Yves Revol, Mourad Boudjellal, Mohed Altrad, Serge Betsen, Laurent Marti, Alain Weill, Claude Onesta, Philippe Candeloro, Christian Califano, Abdelatif Benazzi, Yann Delaigue, Imanol Harinordoquy, Max Guazzini, Yannick Jauzion, Olivier Roumat, Marc Lievremont, Jo Maso, Didier Codorniou, Gonzalo Quesada, Didier Lacroix, Romain Poite, Bernard Laporte…
He also presented the TV show «Business 365» on Sport 365 TV where he interviewed VIP and CEO passionate with Sport.
A BIG DEFENDER OF THE WINE GROWERS
Grandson of wine grower, Alain Marty is the author of seven books of whom : «Ils vont tuer le vin français !» (They are going to kill the french wine) (Editions Ramsay), a merciless and polemical work dealing with the french wine crisis : AOC reform, EVIN law, competition from the New World countries, marketing issues, the struggle against the 0 g/l, wood chips, European subsidies, Robert Parker, brands, wine and health, the dictate of the ANPAA.
VERY INVOLVED IN THE MEDIA
Alain Marty produces and presents « In Vino », a weekly radio program devoted to wine and gastronomy. Launched in 2004 on BFM Business, it is now broadcast on Sud Radio.