IGDS connects, informs and supports leading department stores worldwide. We are the world's largest department store association.

Key Facts about the Industry

# of visitors per year:

> 1bn

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14th World Department Store Forum on 11-12 October 2023 in Dubai

Our 14th IGDS World Department Store Summit (WDSS 2023), held for the first time in the Middle East, proposes an ambitious agenda addressing the current challenges and showcasing compelling new avenues for future developments. WDSS 2023 is organised by Al Tayer Insignia and IGDS.

More about WDSS 2023 in Dubai

Celebrating Retail Employee’s Day on 12.12.

IGDS is supporting the launch of the Retail Employee’s Day (RED) worldwide, scheduled for 12th December 2022.
The Retail Employee’s Day is about bringing joy to sales associates and frontliners and recognizing them for their efforts and contributions.

RED campaigns organised at IGDS department stores will be shared on our website very soon.


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