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Spirit of the Summit

The International Retail Summit is one of the international community’s leading strategy platforms for decision-makers and thought leaders in the retail and consumer goods industries. It takes place in an intimate and non-promotional environment. Participants look forward to insights and experience from your area of expertise. We respectfully ask you not to promote your business during your presentation.

The event assembles around 250 international participants, mostly from Switzerland, Germany and Austria. They are decision-makers from retail and related industries, entrepreneurs, academia and journalists from Swiss and European quality media.



71st International Retail Summit
Thursday, 9 September (10.00 – 17.30) and Friday, 10 September (09.00 – 13.00)
The up-to-date conference programme is available here.

Dress code: Business casual

You are cordially invited to attend the entire event.

Inform your network:
71th International Retail Summit – Moving Closer: Retail in Vulnerable Times gdi.ch/irs21




GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Langhaldenstrasse 21
Postfach 531
CH-8803 Rüschlikon/Zurich

Phone +41 44 724 61 11

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

From Zurich airport

A taxi takes you to the GDI or Hotels Belvoir and Sedartis in approximately 45 minutes for about CHF 100, depending on traffic.
Alternatively, a local train (S-Bahn) takes you to Zurich, Thalwil and Rüschlikon conveniently and fast, in approximately 30 minutes. Online-timetable.

By car

The parking lot is located 500 m from the GDI at Zürcherstrasse 6, 8803 Rüschlikon: Map
There are a few parking spaces right in front of the GDI. Please let us know if you would like us to reserve a space: kristina.raymann@gdi.ch

By public transport

Timetable SBB Swiss National Railway


9.00 - 9.45    every 10-15 minutes to GDI from Thalwil train station (10 minute drive)
17.30 - ca. 19.00     every 10-15 minutes to Thalwil    
8.00 - 8.45    every 10-15 minutes to GDI from Thalwil train station
12.45 - ca. 15.00     every 10-15 minutes to Thalwil train station

Speakers’ Welcome Dinner

Speakers’ Welcome Dinner

Wednesday, 8 September at 19.00
Hotel Belvoir
Dress code: Business casual



If you need accommodation, we will reserve a room at the Hotel Belvoir****, including breakfast.

Hotel Belvoir
Hotel Belvoir Zimmer

The Hotel Belvoir is within five minutes walking distance from the GDI.

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Technical equipment

We will provide:

  • Lectern
  • Projector
  • Headset-microphone and PC-sound
  • Clicker
  • Stage monitor on stage
  • Timer

A sound technician will assist you on site.

Slide presentation specifications

Format: 16:9

Font: Please use Arial or Helvetica, the font size should be at least 20 pt, max. 6 lines per slide. We recommend you bring your presentation on a USB-Key or if you are using company or special fonts in your presentation to present from your own laptop.

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