Key Skills Required for Tomorrow’s Food Retailers

Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of the UK research and training organisation IGD talks about customer's high expectations and inspiration.

The Future of Power

Who are the true rulers of the 21st century? Who will change the world? At the GDI, world-leading experts will be discussing these questions. Already confirmed are, among others: Moises Naim, Branko Milanovic and Robert D. Kaplan. Sign up now!


Augmented Retail

The CEO of software provider Holition talks about the lack of interest in digital applications, postdigital customer experiences in the luxury industry and state-of-the-art shop architecture.

To bee or not to bee

The future of business is swarm business. Whether it’s at Uber, Airbnb, Tesla, or Apple, it’s not about being a fearless leader, but about creating a swarm that works together to create things that change the world. MIT scientist Peter Gloor has devoloped a leadership model for the network economy, which is focussed not on competition, but on collaboration.


Uber without Uber: Platform cooperativism as the new sharing economy

Think that cooperatives are a thing of the past? Think again. The concept of the cooperative is getting a new lease of life thanks to taxi drivers’ criticisms of Uber and the new organising possibilities presented by blockchain technology.


European Food Trends Report 2017: Innovations from farm to fork

Which groundbreaking innovations and trends are industry experts currently observing in the food supply chain? And what influence will they have on the future of the food industry? The answers to these questions can be found in the European Food Trends Report 2017.

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European Food Trend Report

Bits over Bites: Food Consumption in a Digital World

The Future of Sleeping

New Markets in the Always-On Society

European Food Trends Report

Science versus Romance

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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.

Marta Kwiatkowski

Marta Kwiatkowski is a Senior Researcher & Advisor at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and analyses social, economic, and technological trends.


66th International Retail Summit – the best photos

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