February, 4th 2021
3:00 p.m. (CET)
This event will take place in English.
In our third edition of our digital talk series, editor Katrin Wißmann will host European Foodservice Partner Dr. David Bosshart, Author, Speaker, Executive Advisor GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, for a 60-minute session on the next Normal, implications from the crisis and recovery.
The following speakers are confirmed:
Author, Speaker, Executive Advisor Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for consumption, economic and social studies, Rüschlikon/Zurich.
The GDI is an independent European think tank, founded by European retail pioneer Gottlieb Duttweiler (1888-1962). The institute specializes in trend research, retail, economic and social issues. It also offers strategic workshops, lectures, and conferences lilike the International Retail Summit (71th edition in 2021), the European Foodservice Summit (21th edition in 2021) and the European Trend Day (17th edition in 2021). The main research topics are: changes in consumption patterns and behavior, innovation in retailing and the service industry. The Gottlieb Duttweiler Prize is Switzerland’s most prestigious award for outstanding personalities, dedicated only every couple of years (1989 Václav Havel, 2004 Joschka Fischer, 2008 Kofi Annan, 2011 Jimmy Wales, 2015 Sir Tim Berners-Lee and 2019 Watson AI).
After a commercial apprenticeship, Bosshart capped his studies with a Ph.d. from the University of Zurich in philosophy and political theory. He has been involved in scientific research, retailing, communications and marketing consulting. From 1991 to 1996 he was head of the department of consumer research and social change at the GDI. From 1997 to 1999 he was head of strategic development and director of the cultural and social section of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. Bosshart has been in his current position since 1999. He gains continuous educational updates from Stanford University and from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
David Bosshart is the author of numerous publications and a speaker at international events in Europe, America and Asia. His expertise is focused on consumption and consumerism, retail and supply chain, artificial and human intelligence, data wealth and data scarcity, globalization contradictions and political philosophy, management and social change. He is currently lecturing on the topics below.
Featured in the following media (selection):
Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Time Magazine, Business Week, Manager Magazin, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Handelsblatt, Der Spiegel, Focus, Stern, Playboy, Der Standard, Greenpeace Magazin, Hürriyet, Het Financieele Dagblad, Le Temps, CNN, BBC, ZDF, ORF, SRG, RAI 1.
Katrin Wissmann is a long-standing editor of the business magazines foodservice and Food Service Europe & Middle East. She studied journalism and American Studies in Mainz (Germany), Pamplona (Spain) and in Vermont (USA). After gaining initial professional experience in print, radio and television, she joined the editorial teams of foodservice and Food Service Europe & Middle East in 2006. She also reported for both trade journals during a one-year stay in Texas, USA, in 2011/12. Since October 2018, Katrin Wissmann has been responsible for content planning and coordination of Foodservice Europe & Middle East.