The Era of Post-Party Politics

"Never has the need been greater for countervailing institutions to deliberate wise choices, mediate fair trade-offs and forge consensus that can sustain long-term implementation of policies", says Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-Chief of "The WorldPost", and co-founder of the Berggruen Institute, here and at the GDI conference "The Future of Power".


Reinventing Places: Life between Cloud and Location

Increasingly, our physical surroundings are being superimposed by virtual parallel worlds. Streets, rooms and buildings are becoming interactive. We will discuss the significance and potential of digitally augmented locations at the European Trend Day 2017. Sign up now!


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Millions of books, meals, life plans – in today’s world, our options are (almost) unlimited. In the following interview and at the 13th European Trend Day 2017 at the GDI, best-selling American author Tom Vanderbilt will explain how our tastes emerge and what influences them.


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.


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!


Eating habits of Swiss families

We make about 200 food decisions a day, even if some of them are subconscious. GDI’s chart on food journeys depicts the importance of food in Swiss families and shows how they organise their every day life around it.

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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.

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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.