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Who We Are

Global Market Development Center Connects retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution companies in the General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness marketplaces, Creating innovative growth in Commerce through inspired Collaboration.

Our Brand Story

For 45 years, GMDC has been the premier global trade association for the retail industry. 

We are dedicated to serving our ecosystem of more than 600 General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution companies by enabling consumer-facing innovation and face-to-face connections. Our combined member volume represents more than 125,000 retail outlets and more than $500 billion in sales.

GMDC fuses the best of retail through business building events, digital marketing and leading-edge insights, training and resources in a rapidly changing environment. We invented speed dating for today’s marketplace.

We aspire to inspire!