Delighting Global Travellers at Home and Away, 26-27 May 2016, Zurich Register for the World´s Largest Event for the Department Stores now!
BriefLetter - Issue 04/2016

Leaders of the world´s top department stores, retailers and brands will gather on 26-27 May 2016 in Zurich for the 5th Global Department Store Summit (GDSS).

Highly-experienced CEOs and experts from around the world will address the topic
“Delighting Global Travellers at Home and Away” by sharing their visions and strategies.
Executives and experts will talk about their experiences from the following organizations  and companies:

Department Stores: Al Tayer, Boyner, Jelmoli, The KaDeWe Group, Myer, Selfridges
Brands: Bally, Tommy Hilfiger, IWC Schaffhausen
Retailers: Dubai Duty Free, McArthurGlen Designer Outlets
Travel: China Tourism Academy, United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Thinkers Consulting
Leisure / Entertainment: M+ Hong Kong, Art Basel
Banking /Technology: Credit Suisse, Intel Corporation, IMD Business School

A comprehensive overview of the summit’s programme is available at
It details the five sessions:

  • The Rise of Travel & Tourism
  • Global Travelling Today & Tomorrow
  • Seizing New Business Opportunities',
  • 'Content & Technology are King' and
  • 'The World is the Traveller’s Oyster – What Can We Offer?

The summit will be the ideal place to network with global retail and department store leaders during the sessions, panel discussions, official dinner and award ceremony.

Details about the speakers, programme, awards, venues and online-registration are available at:

Franco Savastano
CEO of Jelmoli Department Store


Werner Studer
Executive Director of IGDS

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Editor: Dipl. Soz. Maximiliana Schürrle

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