1984: Foundation of the Institut de Conciergerie Internationale
Objective: to provide concierge training and sustain the profession.
“there are some minor concierges in some major establishments, but there are also major concierges in minor establishments…” Jean Gillet
“My other great joy is the success of the ICI which is the work pursued by Jean Gillet…” Danny Dialo
Pierre Quentin President and founder of the “union professionnelle des Concierges des Grands Hôtels” ends his career as Concierge at the hotel Continental, Paris.
Presidency of the “Clefs d’Or” taken over by Ferdinand Gillet, Chief Concierge at the hotel Scribe, Paris.
Presidency of the Clefs d’Or by Jean Gillet (son of Ferdinand), Chief concierge then manager of the hotel Meurice, Paris.
Creation of the Ferdinand Gillet Foundation - Institut de Conciergerie Internationale to provide teaching and training for future concierges.
Awards ceremony for the 1st ICI graduation class at the George V hotel, Paris.
Presidency of the Clés d’Or by Gérard (Danny) Dialo Chief Concierge at the Powers hotel, Paris.
Presidency of Danny Dialo at the ICI.
Sophie Niel, 1st woman elected to the Clefs d’Or committee and graduate of the ICI 1998 class.