Seattle 2022

Retailing from the Outside-In 

Retailing, like other industries, is undergoing important transformations characterised by changing customer expectations and behaviours, a push for omnichannel trading, digitalisation at all levels, new technologies and leadership challenges.

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London 2018

The Power of Luxury Redefined

In recent years, the luxury and retail markets have seen significant change and expansion. Beyond geographical markets, perhaps the only certainty for luxury brands and retailers is that a new luxury mind-set is emerging amongst customers.

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Zurich 2016

Delighting Global Travellers at Home & Away

The unprecedented rise in travel and tourism paired with fast-pace changes in technologies is opening up an amazing new world for customers. It promises untapped opportunities for many businesses and brands - department stores especially.

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Singapore 2014

Capturing the Retail Revolution

This year's Global Department Stores Summit presents success stories of renowned and evolving retailers and discusses which business strategies and investments should be launched to ensure a relevant positioning in order to deliver growth and sustainable profit.

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Paris 2012

Staying Relevant for Growth

Will the next retail decade belong to department stores? Many department stores have prepared well for the forthcoming retail years, which are anticipated to be both exciting and challenging.

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New York 2010

Winning in the New Retail Environment

In the current challenging economy, retailers all over the world are re-thinking their strategy, re-organizing their company to adapt to the new environment.

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London 2008

Growth Opportunities for Department Stores

Department Stores are a unique and challenging retail business model. In order to address the major issues, Selfridges and IGDS are launching the first Global Department Store Summit (GDSS).

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GDSS/WDSF Awards celebrate great performances at department stores from around the world. Discover the winners and finalists of the seven Industry Awards

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