Speaker Information IHT

International Retail Summit 2019

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.



69th International Retail Summit
Thursday, 5 September (10.00 – 17.30) and Friday, 6 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:
69th International Retail Summit: More Retailing, Less Retailers: New Purpose In a New Ecosystem gdi.ch/irs2019




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, just opposite Hotel Sedartis (10 minute drive)
17.30 - ca. 19.00     every 10-15 minutes to Thalwil (Hotel Sedartis)     
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, 4 September at 19.00
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Dress code: Business casual



Hotel Sedartis****

Room category: Superior lake view room.

Hotel Sedartis is situated in walking distance to Thalwil station.

Hotel Sedartis Zimmer
Restaurant Hotel Sedartis

A shuttle will be operating between Thalwil station and the GDI on Thursday and Friday.

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. Please bring your presentation on a USB-Key or your own laptop, or send us your presentation beforehand.

GDI Saal Front
Saal ETD
Trendtag Stimmung 1