65th International Retail Summit: Borderless retail

Retailers are facing a turning point: our 24/7 society is becoming increasingly mobile, dissolving the boundaries between shopping, leisure, living and working. And with the Internet of Things and developments in robotics, we are facing a second wave of digitisation.


Tim Berners-Lee awarded the Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize 2015

The Briton invented the World Wide Web in Geneva twenty-five years ago. The GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute honoured Berners-Lee for his pioneering invention. He accepted the distinguished prize on 29 April 2015 in Ruschlikon/Zurich.

Thought Leaders 2014: the most influential thinkers

Who is influencing the way we think today? Whose ideas are determining ours? With the help of software-based calculations, the GDI and MIT researcher Peter Gloor present the 2014 Thought Leaders ranking. It measures the global importance of creative minds.

Our Products

European Food Trend Report

Perspectives for the industry, commerce, and gastronomy.


What we will do for our status tomorrow.

The Story of Unstoring

The end of the shop as we know it.

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Commission a study

«What’s the future of your sector? Our think tank offers sustainable studies for the individual needs of your enterprise.»

Rent a researcher

Understand the economic and social changes that influence your enterprise! David Bosshart, Karin Frick and other GDI trend researchers are at your disposal for talks and presentations».

Dr. David Bosshart

Dr. David Bosshart is the CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon/Zurich. As the author of articles in countless international publications and a multilingual speaker, he is much in demand for keynote speeches in Europe, America and Asia.

Karin Frick

Karin Frick is Head of Think Tank and a Member of the Executive Board at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As an economist, she researches trends and countertrends in business, society and consumption.

Dr. Martina Kühne

Dr. Martina Kühne is Senior Researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI). She analyses economic and social changes and their impact on retailing and the consumer-goods industry, and is the author of a number of studies focusing broadly on shopping.

Trend Day 2012 – the best photos

Speakers, guests and impressions in the gallery of our media partner NZZ Online.