Super You: The Growing Self-Optimisation Market

Yoga, chia, Fitbit – what consequences does self-optimisation have? At the GDI Trendday on 14 March 2018, thought leaders and a cyborg will analyse our transformation into super human beings.

High-tech against blindness: microchip implants

When people become contours: the disease retinopathia pigmentosa causes the optic nerves to slowly die off. However, researchers are working on a technology to activate the remaining healthy nerve endings by means of electrical stimulation.

Nina Mazar: “We want to be sincere“

Humans are good. Certain situations, however, tempt us to act without integrity. Behavioral scientist Nina Mazar explains in her ted talk how circumstances can be changed. In January 2018 Mazar will be speaking at the GDI.

The most important facts from the GDI International Retail Summit 2017

How do customers become fans? What keeps department stores from becoming extinct and how does customer data help to provide perfect service? Retail experts provided answers at the GDI International Retail Summit. A summary.

European Food Trends Report

For a long time, food was a clearly defined experience, usually celebrated in rituals of the community. The Food Trends Report 2017 shows: this is now changing. Food is finding its way into almost every area of our lives. Food is everything and everywhere! Food is pop. Order the study now.

NearSt – search the web to buy around the corner

Offline shops are invisible for online purchases. Nick Brackenbury, CEO of the e-commerce company NearSt, wants to change this with an app. In this video interview, he explains how.

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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.