APTRA is pleased to announce that, following consultation with members, it has been agreed to extend membership of the association to companies which can offer services of value to member companies and to the industry as a whole. Members were invited to vote in an EGM electronically and the decision to amend the association’s statutes to include a new category of ‘Associated Member’ was announced at the Annual General Meeting which took place on Wednesday 11th May at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore.
Jaya Singh, President commented, “The initiative to facilitate a new category of associate member follows expressions of interest in membership from various companies offering services which are associated with, or relevant to, the duty free and travel retail business in the Asia Pacific region. These may include food and beverage operators, research consultancies, investment companies and other consultancies involved in the duty free and travel retail business. We believe that the inclusion of these companies will add depth and weight to our membership base and will help us to represent better the broader travel retail community. We look forward to adding their expertise to our skills bank.”