63rd International Retail Summit

12 - 13 September 2013

Growth? Where tomorrow's retail markets are created

Is there still growth in the Western world? Even the most renowned economists are beginning to have doubts about this and speak of "no growth". The economy of the West is shaped by population decline, dwindling resources, growing saturation and mushrooming debt and red tape.

It's time to look for the retail markets of the future. The spectrum of options ranges from reckless competition for market share to the new opportunities offered by the Amazon Economy and even to a conscious capitalism of make-it-yourself and sharing.

The GDI's 63rd International Retail Summit is all about growth prospects. Economists will explain the workings of a post-growth economy. Trend researchers will describe megatrends and countertrends. And retail pioneers will explain their strategies for achieving success in the new environment. Together they will answer questions such as:

- What can traditional retailers learn from successful niche-market entrepreneurs?
- How can big-box retailers survive the looming zero growth?
- "Always on" and "showrooming": what does the Internet economy mean for brick-and-mortar retailing?
- Sharing, big data, resilience: hypes or megatrends?


12 September - 13 September 2013
Early-bird prices
2 days, 1 participant: CHF 2300.-
2 days, 2 or more participants: CHF 1950.-
1 day, per participant: CHF 1400.-

Study Tour CHF 350.–

The fee has to be paid in advance. The price depends on the number of participants registered together from the same firm. Any subsequent participants registered separately will be billed separately. The conference fee includes all food and beverages (including VAT). Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.
Langhaldenstrasse 21
8803 Rüschlikon
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German/English (simultaneous translation)

Changes to the programme
The programme is subject to change. If an event does not take place, fees will be refunded. Further claims are ruled out.

If you are unable to attend, please let us have your cancellation in writing. The fee will be reimbursed on cancellation thirty or more days before the event. After this term and until five full working days prior to the event we will charge 75% of the fee. In the event of later cancellations we will charge the full participation fee. Substitute participants welcome.

Hotel reservation
To profit from the special pricings, please use the following email adresses and refer to the following code: IHT 2013
Hotel Sedartis, Thalwil info(at)sedartis.ch
Hotel Alexander, Thalwil info(at)alexander-am-zuerichsee.ch
More hotels can be found at www.zuerich.com

There will be a free shuttle bus service between the GDI and the hotels Sedartis and Alexander in Thalwil as well as Belvoir in Rüschlikon.


Program (PDF)
Participants (PDF)


Brigitte Fischer
Phone +41 44 724 62 66


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