The Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute

Fassade des GDI mit Seeausschnitt im Hintergrund

This is where smart people meet. It is not surprising that the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute’s maxim is «Where the best minds meet». The GDI operates as an independent think-tank in the fields of consumption, economics, and society.

GDI-Bibliothek mit Fensterfront

GDI library with a window facade

An institute for tomorrow

The trends research institute based in Rüschlikon near Zurich is the oldest think-tank in Switzerland. Gottlieb Duttweiler himself founded it in 1962. The institute is dedicated to forging new ways of thinking. It examines megatrends and countertrends, and develops scenarios for the future.

The GDI is a place of encounter

GDI’s findings are recorded in papers and in published books, and lively discussions take place at various events. The institute invites leading thinkers and decision-makers to its conferences. And the GDI is itself an event location - it hires out rooms for business and private occasions.


Foyer des GDI

The GDI foyer

Bestuhlter Saal mit Fensterfront im GDI

Room with chairs at the GDI with a window facade

Saal im GDI

Room at the GDI

Seminarraum mit Aussicht im GDI

Seminar room with outside view at the GDI

Sitzgelegenheit vor einer Bücherwand in der GDI-Bibliothek

Seating in front of a wall of books in the GDI library

Speisesaal im GDI

Dining room at the GDI

Logo Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut (GDI)

Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI)

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