GDSS is the world's only department store-focused discussion platform.
The Global Department Store Summit (GDSS) is the world's only department store-focused discussion platform. It is specifically tailored to CEOs and senior executives of leading department stores, their brands, suppliers and vendors as well as major stakeholders from the service, finance and retail real estate sectors.
This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Retailing from the Outside-In
Department Stores – similar to other industries – are navigating through a wave of transformational shifts questioning business models, investment strategies and even the durability of their current success.
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.
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.