60. IHT
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60. Internationale Handelstagung

SIMPLICITY - How to make more with less

SIMPLICITY - How to make more with less

Simple is better. The trend began with H&M, EasyJet, Tata or Ibis, but the digital revolution is making it indispensable across all industries. Consumers are increasingly choosing simple and fast rather than elaborate or elegantly finished. Skype, MP3 or Google Text are just the beginning; “good enough“ now fully satisfies customers‘ needs. In fact, they are turning their backs on perfection and complexity, preferring better orientation rather than more options!

The trend is not leaving the retailing sector unscathed. When customers change, providers have to reconsider their options. In a world whose future is becoming increasingly complex, simplification is more than just a kind of discount philosophy. It is the key to success at all levels of retailing – from sourcing and formats through products and ranges to distribution and service. If retailers now create clarity, orientation and trust, thus making life simpler for their business partners and customers, they will open up unsuspected market potential.

Programme

Study Tours Wednesday, 8 September 2010

(to be booked separately) 
with Umdasch Shop-Concept AG 

14.00 - 21.00
Hot Store Tour 1Cutting-edge openings in Zurich (g/e)

Hot Store Tour 2
“im Viadukt”: The longest shopping mall in Zurich, opened 2010 (g/e)

Conference Day 1: Thursday, 9 September 2010, 10.00 – 18.30 Uhr

from 09.30
Welcome coffee
Simplicity: Economy, Society, Retail and Technology

10.00
Opening Speech

  • David Bosshart, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
  • Simplicity in the new business and social environment

CEO Insights

  • Franz Julen, Intersport International Corp.
  • Simple, sustainable, consistent – enabling the success of Intersport in the constantly changing retail environment of the last 42 years

Expert Talk

  • Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD /David Bosshart, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
  • Retail outlook 2010-2012 – formats, structures, winners & losers

Global Outlook

  • Norbert Walter, Walter & Töchter Consult
  • Economic outlook 2010 – 2012: Are swans all black by now, especially in Europe?

12.20
Lunch

13.45
Retail and Innovation

Keynote

  • Göran Roos, Intellectual Capital Services Ltd.
  • How to manage retail innovation. Navigating between design, technology and new business models

Fashion in the Age of Simplicity

Keynote

  • Jose Luis Duran, Devanlay-Lacoste
  • How to keep a strong brand simple and smart

CEO Insights

  • Philippe Gaydoul, Gaydoul Group
    • From Food to Fashion, from mass to class
    • New positioning, new target group
  • André Maeder, Charles Vögele
  • Gaining the middle ground – new positioning of Charles Vögele

16.00
Break

16.30
Simplicity, Efficiency, Sustainability – and Lifestyle

Keynote

  • Jill Dumain, Patagonia
  • Reducing complexity in times of doubt - transparency as a competitive advantage.

Efficiency, Simplicity, Emotionality

  • Executive Panel
  • Peter Bamert, Denner
  • Christoph Clavadetscher, Dolma Holding
  • Thomas Vollmoeller, Valora

The Changing Landscape – New Models, New Products, New Services

Innovation

  • Dieter Berninghaus, Migros
  • What innovations are needed to make the retail trade fit for the future?

Summary 1st Day

  • David Bosshart, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

18.30
Networking & Lounge

  • Meet interesting people to talk to and treat yourself to some culinary surprises

ab 20.00
Shuttle transfer

  • to the hotels and Thalwil station

Conference Day 2: Friday, 10 September 2010, 09.00 – 15.30

09.00
Surviving the Digital World

Keynote

  • Douglas Rushkoff, bestselling author
  • People, places, and things: how real world retail will redefine itself for the digital lifestyle

Retail Outlook

Keynote

  • Alain Caparros, Rewe Group
  • Emotion vs. efficiency in retail - can the circle be squared?

10.30
Break

11.00
Die spannendsten Konzepte

Executive Practice

  • Christian Gries, Depot
  • Depot - building up a chain of stores
  • Roberto Chieppa, Prenatal Group Marketing
  • Make it simple: with customer obsession!

12.00
Beyond Efficiency – The Role of Creativity

Executive Practice

  • Theo Henselijn, retail expert
  • Bertrand Jungo, Manor
  • Paul Bringmann, Vroom & Dreesmann
  • Has the retail trade become too complex?
  • Has the retail trade become too complex?

12.30
Lunch

14.00
Simple Transactions – The Future of Payment

Hot Innovation

  • Christian Lanng, Tradeshift
  • The future of payment: simple, smooth and cheap. A Danish start-up wants to disrupt how banks and credit card companies process payments.

The Art of Simplicity

Interview

  • Sam Keller, Fondation Beyeler
  • Art, design, added values – how to give meaning to simple things

Executive Summary

Outlook

  • Herbert Bolliger, Migros
  • Key learnings

15.20
Closing

  • David Bosshart, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

ab 15.30
Shuttle-Transfer to Thalwil station

Conference languages German / English (simultaneous translation)

Speakers
Peter Bamert

Peter Bamert

CEO of Denner since the beginning of 2010, having previously headed up the media discount business Ex Libris for twelve years. Peter Bamert's career began at Colgate Palmolive, and he held various management positions at Ringier in the 1990s.

Ernst Dieter Berninghaus

Ernst Dieter Berninghaus

Chairman of SIGNA Group, Austrias biggest private real estate company. Until 2016, Berninghaus was Head of the Trade Department and member of the Executive Board of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (MGB).

Herbert Bolliger

Herbert Bolliger

Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives (MGB) for the last twelve years. A graduate in business administration, he has held various positions in over 30 years at Migros, including head of Migros Aare, the largest Migros cooperative.

David Bosshart

David Bosshart

Author, Speaker, Executive Advisor

Dr. David Bosshart was CEO of the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for consumption, economic and social studies from 1999 to 2020. Since 2020 he has been President of the G. and A. Duttweiler Foundation.

Paul Bringmann

Paul Bringmann

Managing director of the Netherlands restaurant chain La Place and member of the Board of its parent company Vroom & Dreesmann. Trained in hotel management, Paul Bringman opened the first La Place restaurant in 1987, and the chain has won a number of awards for its successful concept.

Alain Casparros

Alain Caparros

Former CEO of fashion retailer C&A. Until 2017 Caparros was the CEO of Rewe Group. Prior to leading Rewe, Caparros worked for Yves Rocher, was a general director of Aldi France, and a member of the board of the Swiss Bon Appétit Group.

Roberto Chieppa

Roberto Chieppa

Group Marketing and PR Director at Prénatal, the international retailer of speciality products for new mothers and children. Before joining Prénatal, the Bocconi graduate had previously worked for more than ten years at Procter & Gamble and then at the Bolton Group.

Christoph Clavadetscher

Christoph Clavadetscher

CEO of the international shopfitting group Dolma Holding. Trained as a retailer, Christoph Clavadetscher held various positions at Coop over a long period, having previously been employed at Migros and Waro. He headed up the German retail group Dohle from 2005 to 2009.

Joanne Denney-Finch

Joanne Denney-Finch

CEO of the UK research and training organisation IGD. She works with the CEOs and presidents of some of the world's largest retailers and food and grocery companies. Equipped with a degree in modern languages and an MBA, Joanne Denney-Finch had previously worked at Marks and Spencer.

Jill Dumain

Jill Dumain

Director of Environmental Strategy at Patagonia. Jill Dumain has worked for the Californian manufacturer of outdoor apparel and adventure gear since completing her studies. She has shaped the company's efforts in the field of sustainability and, among other functions, currently heads up the "Footprint Chronicles" transparency programme.

Jose Luis Duran

Jose Luis Duran

Since 2009, Chairman of the Board of Devanlay, the most important licensee for Lacoste. After graduating in business management, Jose Luis Duran worked first for Arthur Andersen and then for Carrefour, where he became CFO in 2001 and CEO of the entire group subsequently.

Philippe Gaydoul

Philippe Gaydoul

Until recently, Karl Schweri's grandchild was CEO of Denner, where he is still Chairman of the Board of Directors. His Gaydoul Group has acquired Navyboot, Fogal and Jet Set in quick succession. Philippe Gaydoul is also President of Swiss Ice Hockey.

Christian Gries

Christian Gries

A trained industrial business administrator, Christian Gries is managing director of Gries Deco Company (GDC). Migros acquired a stake in GDC in 2009 and now cooperates with it in operating the home/furnishings boutiques Depot-Interio. Christian Gries is the third-generation manager of the family business.

Theo Henselijn

Theo Henselijn

In seiner fast fünfzigjährigen Händlerkarriere führte der Betriebswirtschafter u.a. das Luxuswarengeschäft Metz & Co. oder die Kaufhauskette de Bijenkorf. Henselijn gilt heute als einer der profundesten Kenner der internationalen Warenhaus-Szene.

Franz Julen

Franz Julen

CEO Intersport International Corp. The globally leading sports goods dealer holds 5700 stores in 67 countries. In 2015, Intersport generated a turnover of 11.4 billion Euro. Julen is vice president of the board of Independent Retail Europe and a member of the board of Valora Holding AG.

Bertrand Jungo

Bertrand Jungo

Chief Executive Officer of Swiss company Admeira. Until 2017 Jungo was CEO of the Swiss department store chain Manor. After graduating in business management at Fribourg, the passionate retailer occupied positions from assistant right up to director.

Sam Keller

Sam Keller

Director of Fondation Beyeler since 2008. Sam Keller worked for Art Basel between 1994 and 2007, becoming its director in 2000 and since then Chairman of the Advisory Board. He is regarded as one of the world's most influential cultural managers.

Christian Lanng

Christian Lanng

The CEO of Tradeshift wants to revolutionize inter-business financial transactions. As head of the Danish Government's IT Infrastructure Division, the 31-year-old was responsible for rolling out e-business to 70,000 suppliers to the public sector and sat on an EU e-business steering commission.

Andre Maeder

André Maeder

Group Managing Director at The KaDeWe Group. Maeder looks back on a long and international retail career. His focus has been on premium and luxury brands. At Harrods, he was Chief Operational and Merchandise Officer, at Hugo Boss MOB and Head Global Retail. As Chief Retail Officer, Maeder als worked for Karstadt.

Göran Roos

Göran Roos

As one of the leading experts on intellectual capital, Roos – among other activities – teaches at Warwick Business School. The author of countless publications that have received many awards acts as a consultant for companies all over the world and is regarded as one of the 21st century's most influential thinkers.

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

New York, USA, www.cuny.edu

Douglas Rushkoff is the author of more than a dozen bestselling books on the media, technology and culture, including his most recent “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now.” Other titles include “Program or Be Programmed”, “Media Virus”, “Life Inc.” and a novel, “Ecstasy Club.” He lives in New York City where he is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. Douglas is a frequent lecturer on media, society and economics around the world.

Thomas Vollmoeller

Thomas Vollmoeller

CEO of Valora. Equipped with a doctorate in economics, Thomas Vollmoeller spent ten years at McKinsey and then eleven years at Tchibo until 2008, including four years as Tschibo's financial director and head of non-food.

Norbert Walter

Norbert Walter

Former chief economist, Deutsche Bank, and member of the "Committee of Wise Men" on regulation of European security markets. Director at Kiel Institute for World Economics before joining Deutsche Bank, where he also headed up the Think Tank DB Research. Norbert Walter founded Walter & Töchter Consult at the end of 2009.

Informationen

Date
9 September - 10 September 2010

Price
2 days, 1 participant: CHF 2300.-
2 days, 2 or more participants: CHF 1950.-
1 day, per participant: CHF 1400.-

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.

Further
Language

German/English (simultaneous translation

Study Tours
CHF 350.-, including guide, transfers, drinks and then dinner. Numbers limited. Consideration according to registration date.

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.

Cancellation
If you are unable to attend, please let us have your cancellation in writing. The fee will be reimbursed on cancellation up to thirty days before the event. For cancellations up to three full working days before the event, 75% of the fee will be charged. For cancellations thereafter, the full amount will be charged. Substitute participants welcome.

Transport
There will be a free shuttle bus service between the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) and the Hotel du Théâtre and Hotel Engimatt.