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Eternity Now

Wellbeing and Beauty Retail Reimagined

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Vitamin juices for beauty, functional food for physical health and mindfulness at work – wellbeing has become a global movement. Consumers no longer just want to consume. They want to improve their wellbeing through consumption.

This trend spans diverse areas of life and industries. Offers tailored to consumers' expectations of enhancing their personal wellbeing with the purchase of products are numerous. But this is just the beginning. In the future, retailers and service providers will increasingly be measured by the contribution they make to the wellbeing of their customers.

Explore with us the innovation potential at the interface between personal lifestyle, subjectively experienced wellbeing, and objectively experienced quality of life!


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Welcome Coffee

David Bosshart (CH), CEO, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Wendy Liebmann (US), CEO, WSL Strategic Retail

Anjan Chatterjee (US), Professor of Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania

Marcia Kilgore (UK), Serial Entrepreneur and Founder, Beauty Pie

Samir Bantal (NL), Director AMO, OMA


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Speaker to be confirmed

Cin-Yee Ho (NL), Director Sales and Marketing Europe, HiMirror

Johanna Jaskowska (FR), Digital Creative

Networking Lunch


Marcia Kilgore

Beauty entrepreneur and founder of Beauty Pie, a membership-based beauty product retailing site. In the late 1980s, Kilgore opened Face It!, a skin care center in New York City. Later, she founded Bliss-Labs, a product line focused on skin care products and spa treatments. Soap & Glory, a line of bath and body cleansing products, and FitFlop, a shoe brand, are other brands Kilgore launched.

Anjan Chatterjee

Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and author of the book "The Aesthetic Brain". In 2002, Chatterjee was awarded the Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology by the American Academy of Neurology. He is the former President of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics and of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Society.

Cin-Yee Ho

Head of Sales and Marketing Europe at HiMirror, a manufacturer of smart mirrors that analyse the skin and wellbeing and investigate the effects of skin care products via an anonymous cloud-based big data system.

Samir Bantal

Director of AMO, the research and design studio of OMA, the renowned architecture and urban planning office of Rem Koolhaas. Bantal has lead a number of design projects ranging from a new phone for Vodafone to a high-rise mixed use tower in Casablanca. Bantal currently leads "Countryside", a comprehensive research project that investigates the interaction between the city and the countryside, which will culminate in an exhibition in the Guggenheim in New York early 2020. «Figures of Speech» is another exhibition Bantal ist currently working on. It is a collaboration between Bantal and the renown designer Virgil Abloh.

Johanna Jaskowska

Digital Creative, who invented the Instagram Beauty Filter beauty3000 that took over Instagram. Jaskowska understands beauty in a digital context. With new technologies she creates innovative ways to interact and communicate. Jaskowska is interested in social experiments and observing how people behave in different situations.

Wendy Liebmann

Founder and CEO of WSL Strategic Retail, a firm well known for studying and predicting consumer shopping behaviour. WSL combines astute observations of retail with consumer research to predict where shoppers will be shopping in the next few years.

David Bosshart

Dr. David Bosshart is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide. His work focuses on the future of consumption, societal transformation, digitisation (human-machine), management and culture, globalisation and political philosophy.

Four Steps to Success

This is how to inform, inspire, and activate your management:

1. Start for free

Download the White Paper on Wellbeing, published by GDI & WSL – Your introduction to the trends that are forming the wellbeing movement, and to the opportunities for the industry.

2. Subscribe to the report "The Big Business of WELL"

A benchmark study that presents the future of wellbeing. This report by GDI and WSL is based on research conducted in the US and Southkorea. The report delivers:

  • A quantitative analysis of consumer attitudes on and values of wellbeing
  • Commentaries from industry executives who will describe their vision of wellbeing
  • A documentation of best practices launched by wellbeing innovators

The report will be updated annually to allow you to adjust your strategy as wellbeing evolves.

3. Attend the Conference

The conference "Eternity Now – Wellbeing and Beauty Retail Reimagined" will be hosted at the GDI in Switzerland and will be attended by global thought leaders and decision-makers across industries. They are committed to sharing their latest insights in wellbeing and beauty.

4. Internalize and Activate Insights

Workshop: Global Wellbeing Strategic Planning
Book a disruptive workshop that allows your management to expand or reinvent their strategy to own wellbeing in your industry. The workshops will be customized to your company culture and needs.

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As an extension of the conference, we offer individually tailored strategic workshops. Included in our workshop package are:

  • Three tickets for the "Eternity Now" conference on 10 May 2019
  • Password to watch the online stream of the conference live or later
  • Whitepaper "Global Well-Being"

We develop the contents and the schedule of the workshop according to your needs and goals in a personal exchange. Marta Kwiatkowski, Senior Researcher & Deputy Head Think Tank of the GDI, looks forward to hearing from you (




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.

Terms and Conditions



Full price: CHF 650
Live online stream – or watch later (password):  CHF 550

The conference fee includes all food and beverages. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.


GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Langhaldenstrasse 21

8803 Rüschlikon


WSL is a global strategy firm that studies the shifts in consumer attitudes and values, and interprets these shifts into predictions of where consumers will spend next.

Based in New York City for over 30 years, WSL has consulted with senior executives in global retail and consumer industries to help them re-envision their business strategy to meet shoppers, wherever they go next.


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