65th International Retail Summit

10 - 11 September 2015

Borderless retail: new consumers, new concepts, new visions

The 65th International Retail Summit identifies the crucial challenges for tomorrow’s retail and answers questions like:

  • What does Borderless Retail mean, and how does it work?
  • What new products, services, and concepts are evolving at the interface of mobility, consumption, private and work life?
  • How does robotization change retail?
  • Which global consumer trends are relevant – and which ones aren’t?
  • What start-ups are challenging traditional retailers?
Expect answers from industry giants and promising young entrepreneurs. Douglas Rushkoff, bestselling author and thought leader of the digitalized world, will hold the keynote speech. Food retail pioneer Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly, shows how to combine «local» and «global» successfully. Other big names include Andrew Parkinson (Operations Director FC Liverpool), André Maeder (CEO KaDeWe) oder Christophe Cornu (CCO Nespresso).


10 September - 11 September 2015
2 days, 1 person:
2300 CHF

2 days, 2 or more persons:
1950 CHF

1 day, per person:
1400 CHF

Payment in advance. Reduced fees apply when more than one participant from the same company register at the same time. Any subsequent participants registered separately will be invoiced separately. The conference fee includes all food and beverages (and VAT). Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Langhaldenstrasse 21
8803 Rüschlikon
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German/English (simultaneous interpretation)

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 benefit from special rates, please use the following email adresses and refer to the following code: IHT2015
Hotel Sedartis, Thalwil: info@sedartis.ch
Hotel Belvoir, Ruschlikon: info@hotel-belvoir.ch


There will be a free shuttle bus service between the GDI and the Hotel Sedartis Thalwil and Thalwil train station.


"A most inspiring conference! It offers a clearer social and economic outlook including future challenges and opportunities for retail than any other conference." – Arild Tveteraas, CEO d10


Brigitte Fischer
Phone +41 44 724 62 66


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