IGDS organizes annually more than 20 events for its members and conducts a range of unique benchmarks.
IGDS organizes annually more than 20 exclusive events for its members:
- General Assembly & International open-enrollment events
- Conferences (Cosmetics, Fashion, VM, Logistics, HR, etc)
- Seminars & Workshops (Strategy, Planning, Negotiation Skills)
- International Study Tours
- Special Interest Groups (CFOs, Heads of Procurement/Sourcing)
IGDS conducts a range of unique benchmarks and surveys exclusively for its members:
Quarterly and Yearly Dashboards: analyses of various KPIs
IGDS CEO Poll: Yearly Business Sentiment Survey
- Ad-hoc subject matters: surveys upon request of members
IGDS stages a unique Global High Potential Programme
Selected talented and upcoming executives from IGDS members meet once a year to work together on a speciﬁc international project. Their findings are presented to IGDS CEOs during the IGDS General Assembly. To date more than 300 retail talents have attended it, with many going on to serve at C-Level.
IGDS provides its members with a great number of opportunities for personal networking – from CEOs to senior executives
Bringing together non-competing department stores promotes a particularly open environment for the exchange of know-how and experiences and the sharing of best practices in an otherwise challenging business. As the world's foremost association for department stores, IGDS is also in a perfect position to identify opportunities for cooperation and promote synergies amongst members. The organization also offers its services and connections for individual member requests.