Registration now open for Sydney and Hong Kong APTRA Insights Seminars

APTRA Insights SeminarsRegistration is now open for the Sydney and Hong Kong editions of the APTRA Insights Seminars. The Sydney seminar takes place at KPMG offices on the morning of Tuesday 15th November from 8.30am until 12 noon. The Hong Kong edition will take place during the afternoon of Friday November 18 from 2pm to 6pm at KPMG’s Hong Kong offices in Central.

To register, please write to APTRA Administrative officer Sharolyn Paul ([email protected]) with details of numbers and names of colleagues who wish to attend.

The seminar which focusses on consumer behaviour among consumers from around Asia Pacific will focus on various aspects. Australian travel and retail consultancy TravConsult will discuss how best to engage with consumers based on the different cultures and customs from Chinese to Korean, Japanese and other key Asian nationalities and share insights on some of the key consumer marketing platforms in each market. m1nd-set will share greater depth on the latest consumer research from travellers across Asia, with a particular focus on the use of technology by shoppers in travel retail. APTRA’s Insights Seminar partners KPMG will also share their latest research on disruptive technology in retail to give some insights on what the near future holds for consumer technology in the retail environment.

Tuesday 15th November: 8.30am – 12pm.:

KPMG Sydney address: Tower Three, International Towers Sydney, 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney.

Friday 18th November: 2pm – 6pm

KPMG Hong Kong address: 23/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

APTRA would like to thank all the sponsors of the seminars for their support: Bommidala, Brown Forman, Changi Airport, DFS, JR Group, Jonathan Holland & Associates, Moët Hennessey, Pernod Ricard, PUIG, Regent Travel Retail Group, Remy Cointreau and Treasury Wine Estates.

Second 2016 research report published : Indonesian shopper behaviour – sponsored by Distell & Ian MacLeod

aptra_shopping-behaviour_indonesia_report_sept_2016Indonesian traveller behaviour is the subject of the second 2016 APTRA research report. Based on traveller behaviour in the past three months and conducted by APTRA research partner m1nd-set, the report provides insights into the shopper behaviour of this high potential market. With just under 50% (circa 115 million) of the country’s population already travelling domestically, the outbound international travel market is set to grow significantly in the next three years. The country’s geographical structure makes low cost island-hopping travel an interesting and dynamic market for the low cost carriers operating there. The potential for these carriers is significant and incumbent duty free retailers are set to benefit as the international outbound market grows.

The report deals with the specific browsing and buying behaviour of travellers from this high potential market. To access the full report, please log into the Members Only section on the APTRA website.

Our thanks to Distell and Ian MacLeod for sponsoring the 2016 research reports.

Distell       Ian MacLeod

Chokola and Kingsmen join APTRA

Chokola Kingsmen
India’s best known chocolate brand ‘Chokola’ and Singapore based retail design, production and fit-out agency Kingsmen have joined APTRA as member and associate member.

Kingsmen is known widely within the industry for the company’s work building not only retail outlets, but also exhibition stands, namely for many brands and APTRA members for the annual TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition. The company has 19 offices across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, offering turnkey solutions in design, fit-out, project management, brand activation, roll-out management, custom fixture manufacturing, general contracting, outsourcing & fulfilment, warehousing and logistics management. For more information see or contact Deputy Chairman Simon Ong or Group Managing Director Alex Wee.

Chokola creates high end premium chocolates, made in India. Launched in 2005, the brand targets all age groups and offers destination gift packs as well as assorted flavours of chocolate bars, including sugar free chocolate, chocolate drinks, and gifting packs. The company is headquartered only a stone’s throw from Delhi International Airport. It already has stores in and around Delhi as well as in Mumbai and is now focusing on its global expansion, with retail contracts already in place with some of the major duty free retailers.
For more information see www. or contact Chief Operating Officer Vibhu Mahajan (full contact details in the Members area).

Mark you diary: TFWA China’s Century Conference – 7-9 March 2017

TFWA China’s Century Conference
After Beijing in 2013 and Shanghai in 2015, the 2017 edition of the China’s Century Conference will take place in Guangzhou, from 7 to 9 March, at the Four Seasons Hotel in the city’s Pearl River New City district. This bi-annual event, which TFWA organises in partnership with APTRA, is a must attend event for all companies either trading in China or interested in the outbound Chinese traveller. The March 2015 event welcomed nearly 400 delegates from across the duty free & travel retail industry in China and beyond, bringing together all the major stakeholders in the business.