APTRA & KPMG to embark on seminar tour of Asia
APTRA has forged a partnership with major consultancy firm KPMG to bring further in-depth knowledge from consumer research to APTRA members and the broader duty free and travel retail industry. APTRA and KPMG, together with APTRA’s research partner m1ind-set, will embark on a Seminar Tour of key markets in Asia to communicate the principal findings of its recent research studies and KPMG's China Luxury Survey and to explain how stakeholders can, and should, engage in the campaign to safeguard the industry. Read more here…
Responsible retailing programme takes shape
APTRA’s new Responsible Retailing Programme (RRP), a training initiative designed to implement the principles of the industry wide self-regulatory code of conduct for alcohol sales is currently under development and attracting strong support from liquor suppliers. Seven liquor brand-owners have stepped forward already to support APTRA’s Responsible Retailing Programme, pledging over 40% of the total development costs so far.
The training programme will be launched later in the year. It will involve physical train-the-trainer sessions, where suppliers will explain the importance of responsible retailing to retail staff, as well as an online training module so all teams can take the training and obtain the course certification. APTRA would like to thank the suppliers that have pledged their support so far and would like to appeal to all other liquor suppliers to support the initiative.
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APTRA welcomes Tourvest Duty Free
APTRA is delighted to welcome a new retailer to the regional association’s ranks. Tourvest Duty Free was established in 1999 and is one of the most successful divisions of the Tourvest organisation, with an expected turnover for 2013 of USD 160 million. The company manages the inflight retail programmes for 11 airlines.
For more information: www.tourvest.co.za
APTRA at TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition
APTRA will be high-profile at TFWA Asia Pacific 2013 with a stand in the exhibition hall as well as key roles in the main conference and the Industry Associations Working Lunch on Monday 13th May. APTRA President Sunil Tuli will be making one of the keynote addresses in the morning plenary conference and will present some of APTRA’s current projects during the TFWA Industry Association Working Lunch. The lunch will be moderated by APTRA’s Executive Officer, Michael Barrett. APTRA will be present throughout the week during the exhibition on stand P25 where it will be showcasing the association’s research work and in particular the responsible retailing training programme which is currently under development. APTRA will be looking to grow its current membership base during the exhibition to help support the association’s work on behalf of the industry in the region.
Inaugural China Conference a success
APTRA is delighted at the success of the inaugural industry association conference organised by TFWA in partnership with APTRA last month in Beijing. Feedback from attendees was extremely positive for all aspects of the event. Over 370 delegates attended the two day conference, which featured a strong line-up of top level speakers and high level debate, as well as a striking social agenda. A brief review is available on the TFWA website. Click here to read more.