David Bosshart: "Retailers have to become more flexible"

From shelf maintenance to more service and intelligent logistics – this development determines the new age of retail, says GDI CEO David Bosshart in a video interview. At the GDI Retail Summit, he will reveal the success factors of retail.

The European Trend Day 2018 in a nutshell

From LSD short trips to the selfie generation: at the 14th European Trend Day, internationally renowned guests spoke about the growing markets of self-optimisation. A summary.

Stefano Mancuso: "Humans can learn a lot from plants"

While humans possess five senses, plant researcher Stefano Mancuso estimates that plants have more than 20. These abilities could also prove useful for humans in future, he explains in the video. And at the GDI Trend Day on 14 March.

Wellness 2030: using technology to find happiness

What will make us happy in future? Which technologies will support us? The new GDI study ‘Wellness 2030’ discusses the latest possibilities. On 14 March, we will also hold a GDI Trend Day to discuss more techniques for self-improvement.

Welcome to the New Age of Retail!

After 10 years of uncertainty, the new age is beginning to take shape: the ever more informed customer has become a spoilt ‘kidult’, and convenience, simplicity and positive emotions dominate their shopping experience.


We are on a quest to decode happiness

From biohackers at the Silicon Valley to the rise of "Data Selfies" – data about our emotional life and how we function is becoming ever more accurate. The new GDI study "Wellness 2030" examines how digitalisation expands the tools of happiness.

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Dr. David Bosshart

is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide.

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.


67th International Retail Summit 2017 – the best photos

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

Blockchain Valley Conference – the best photos

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