Knowledge and networking in China

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Dear colleagues,

 

The APTRA board invite and encourage all members to register now for the second edition of the industry association event on the Chinese duty free & travel retail market. China’s Century 2015, organised by TFWA in partnership with APTRA, has some of the most high level and diverse range of speakers among all recent industry event. It is set to be the must-attend event for all stakeholders looking for the most up-to-date knowledge on the Chinese market and networking opportunities with industry leaders from within and beyond China.

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RRTP endorsed by ACI Asia Pacific

 RRTP endorsed by ACI Asia Pacific 

     
APTRA’s Responsible Retail Training Programme was given a boost earlier this month as fellow trade association ACI Asia Pacific helped promote the programme among its airport members. In an article in its bi-weekly newsletter ACI Regional Director Patti Chau commented… “The programme received positive reaction when it was presented to the board of ACI Asia Pacific in recent weeks.”

ACI Asia Pacific Director Patti Chau commended the initiative and said they would be happy to help promote the programme among the association members.

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Retrospective on 2014 member research… and what’s in store for 2015

Retrospective on 2014 member research… and what’s in store for 2015

APTRA has invested heavily into bringing valuable consumer insights to its members in recent years and 2014 was no exception. Members have benefitted from 6 in-depth reports this year on a range of relevant issues, produced exclusively for APTRA members by industry research company m1nd-set. These include a focus on gifting behavior of Asia Pacific travelers, a category specific report on fashion & accessories with  a special focus on the eye-wear sector. This particular report was kindly sponsored by major companies from the eye-wear sector  – De Rigo, Luxottica, Marchon, Marcolin, Maui Jim and Safilo – and was presented both at special workshops and seminars at TFWA Asia Pacific in May and TFWA World Summit in Cannes. Understanding consumers’ attitudes to airport shopping and other aspects of the airport experience in general were the themes dealt with in the latter part of the year with a report on the understanding and impact of security regulations on shopping behavior in September. In October the research looked at the satisfaction with airport services, while in the last report of the year in November the research looked at what consumers expect from airports in the future in terms of commercial as well as non-commercial services. Read More…

China’s Century Conference 2015 – Registration now open

China’s Century Conference 2015 – Registration now open

Online pre-registration for the second TFWA China’s Century Conference (10-12 March in Shanghai, organised by TFWA in partnership with APTRA) opened on 10 December. After the success of the inaugural event in 2013, hailed by some as “the best industry conference ever”, demand is expected to be brisk and anyone with an interest in China’s fast-evolving duty free and travel retail market and its outbound travellers is advised to secure their place early.

The second edition of the China’s Century Conference, at the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel, will welcome CDFG Chairman Peng Hui as a keynote speaker. Peng Hui will discuss the latest retail developments at CDFG as well as his views on the Chinese luxury market and consumer. A number of companies have already signed up as sponsors of the event, including Bally, Furla, Interparfums, JTI, King Power Group Hong Kong, Lacoste, LS Travel Retail and Mondelez. Companies interested in sponsorship packages are invited to contact Marissa Phanivong m.phanivong@tfwa.com / +33 140 740 986.

For more information on the conference, please click here.

APTRA welcomes Treasury Wine Estates

APTRA welcomes Treasury Wine Estates


APTRA extends a warm welcome to prestigious Australian wine company Treasury Wine Estates as the latest member of the association. Treasury Wine Estates, which has a history of more than 170 years, boasts a portfolio of over 80 wines.

The company produces and distributes iconic Australian brands including Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Lindemans, Wynns, as well as New Zealand (Matua) and Americans (Beringer). The wines are available at major at airports around the world, as well as on board American cruise ships.

For more information, please contact Alexandre Bussière, Global Travel Retail Customer Marketing Director. For contact details, please log onto the website to access the members’ directory.