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?
Thursday, 12 September 2013, 10.00 – 18.15
Post-growth: how to grow when we're no longer growing?
Robert J. Gordon (US)
The end of growth? What’s in store for us
David Bosshart (CH)
Sharing, making, swapping: how a new economy is transforming retail and consumer relationships
Managing retail tomorrow
Dieter Berninghaus (CH)
Further growth: the prospects for retail
Pioneers I: Growth through product innovation
Monika Walser (CH)
Out of the bag: how businesses can grow creatively
Pioniers I: Growth through product innovation
Stefan Meyrat (DE)
Sustainability in retail: point-of-sale challenge
The future of multi-channel
Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali (US)
Online retail: will web retail lead bricks-and-mortar to doom or bloom?
Chris Todd (CH)
Navigating the path to purchase in the always-on marketplace
Pioneers II: Growth through re-invention
Lionel Souque (D)
How to turn your customers into fans
Johannes Gutmann (A)
Organic retail: from wacko to winner
Digression: How to decide?
Gerd Gigerenzer (D)
Risk: the psychology of decision-making
Summary 1st Day
David Bosshart (CH)
Networking and lounge
Shuttle transfer to the hotels and Thalwil station
Friday, 13 September 2013, 09.00 – 14.30
Götz W. Werner (D)
Focus on people: how we become fit for the future
Hans-Otto Schrader (D)
Leading for change: from mail-order business to successful online retailer
Digression: Consumption in the future
Karin Frick (CH)
From retail to rentail: why in future we'll do more sharing and swapping rather than buying
Future Retail Lab
Nicole Vanderbilt (UK)
Peer-to-peer commerce: building more than a marketplace for crafts
Marleen Vogelaar (US)
3-D printing: the rise of creative commerce
Bertie Stephens (UK)
eCommerce 3.0.: The Demand Driven Marketplace
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 – 14.00 to 21.00
On the eve of the 63rd Retail Summit, there will be an introductory presentation on “Around the world in 18 days – international retail highlights”, followed by a tour of some new shopping concepts in Zurich. This study tour for Retail Summit participants only will visit the Freitag store and other new store concepts located at the Frau Gerolds Garten urban park and elsewhere. Please note that the number of participants is limited and that registration for the International. Retail Summit is a requirement for participation in the study tour. German to English simultaneous translation available if desired.