Chinese consumer insights reports published 

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All three reports on travelers from Chinese Tier 1, 2 & 3 cities have now been published on the APTRA website. The Tier 2 & 3 city reports were presented at the TFWA China’s Century Conference in Guangzhou in a session presented by m1nd-set CEO & Owner, Peter Mohn. The other reports scheduled for 2017 on Korean, Japanese and Indian shopper behaviour in duty free and travel retail will be released over the course of the year.

APTRA is grateful to Remy Cointreau for sponsoring the 2017 research programme.

Any other member companies interested in supporting the 2017 research are invited to contact APTRA Executive Officer Michael Barrett : michael@aptra.asia  / +855 89 772 600.

APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar registration opens

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Wednesday 10 May from 7am – 9am in Room 3111, Level 3, of the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

 REGISTER HERE

After a brief introduction and welcome by APTRA, the Association’s research partner m1nd-set will present the latest insights commissioned on Asia Pacific travellers, including Chinese Tier 1 & Tier 2 & 3 city shoppers as well as travelling consumers from other markets around Asia Pacific surveyed for the first time for APTRA: Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines, Australia & New Zealand.

In the second part, APTRA’s Insights Seminar partner KPMG will present the latest insights from their ongoing Global Connected Consumer research into technology innovations in the retail sector and what the future consumer will expect from their retail journey.

Please note that this is a complimentary event for APTRA members but registration is required. To secure your place please write to Sharolyn Paul (admin@aptra.asia) with details of delegates wishing to attend from your company.  (Max 2 per company.)  Access to non members will be granted depending on availability.

APTRA would like to give special thanks to all supporting companies, whose sponsorship has made this event possible.

Any member companies interested in supporting the seminars are invited to contact APTRA Executive Officer Michael Barrett : michael@aptra.asia / +855 89 772 600.

See you in Singapore

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The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is planning a busy week at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore in May with its first Airports Forum, the fourth APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar, a presentation to Conference delegates, the AGM and a series of meetings with airports, brands and retailers.

Even before the show opens, on Sunday 7th May, airport executives from across Asia Pacific will convene for the inaugural APTRA Airports Forum.

This private meeting, which will be open to airport executives, is intended to give participants a chance to discuss travel retail best practice with their peers.

The agenda will include research conducted by m1nd-set specifically for airports in the region plus insights to market trends and topical advocacy issues. Attendees will also discuss how the APTRA service to airports should be enhanced in order to set priorities for the coming year and for future Airport Forums.

In his presentation to the Conference plenary on Monday 8th May, Jaya Singh, President APTRA, will update delegates on the current activities of the Association, including the enhanced service to airports, selected advocacy developments, the evolution of the Responsible Retail Training Programme, and the 2017 research programme.

Following the successful 2016 series, the first APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar of 2017 will be staged on Wednesday 10th May (7.30-9.00am) in Room 3111, Level 3 Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre.

A number of companies have recently stepped forward to sponsor the seminars: Bommidala Group, Brown Forman, Changi Airport Group, DFS, Distell, Eastern Duty Free, The Edrington Group, Jonathan Holland & Associates, Moet Hennessey, Regent Asia Group and Treasury Wine Estates.

The seminar will feature insights from KPMG’s ongoing Global Connected Consumer research into technology innovations in the retail sector and what the future consumer will expect from their retail journey.

Research partner m1nd-set will also reveal findings from the 2017 studies into consumer behaviour in China, Japan, Korea and India, as well as highlights from the 2016 series which included reports on Australia & New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines.

APTRA members are invited to attend their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10th May (4.30-6.00pm) also in room 3111 MBS level 3. Members interested in standing for election to the board of APTRA for the next two year term are invited to send their nomination form to Sharolyn Paul (admin@aptra.asia) by April 21.

The APTRA team will be on site at stand N5 on Level 1 of the exhibition hall from 8th to 11th May; for appointments please contact info@aptra.asia for more information.

Encouraging response to call for advocacy support

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Following the call to members for support of the Association’s various advocacy missions, a number of member companies have volunteered to increase their annual contribution via their membership fee. APTRA is investing further into various initiatives to strengthen the industry’s position on advocacy.

In addition to the day-to-day advocacy work, addressing current challenges the industry is facing, the strategy involves a rapprochement with airport authorities around the region through a series of APTRA and industry events. This includes the investment in advocacy support agency Hume Brophy as announced in the press earlier this month. Investment will also be made in the economic impact report which will be produced in collaboration with the Duty Free World Council. The Association is also working on achieving a more holistic adoption of the Responsible Retail Training Programme both through retailers and alcohol brands.

Companies interested in supporting APTRA’s advocacy work are invited to contact APTRA Executive Officer Michael Barrett : michael@aptra.asia / +855 89 772 600.

See you in Guangzhou

China’s Century Conference

APTRA looks forward to meeting members and partners at the forthcoming TFWA China’s Century Conference to be held in Guangzhou next month. The conference, the third such event to be organized by TFWA in partnership with APTRRA in China will take place from 7 to 9 March at Guangzhou’s Four Seasons Hotel. Although pre-registration is now closed, companies wishing to register delegates can do so on-site or by contacting TFWA at conference@tfwa.com.

The conference will feature a keynote presentation from APTRA President & Global Sales Director WTR Mondelez, Jaya Singh and a dedicated session on research by APTRA’s research partners m1nd-set, presented by Peter Mohn.

APTRA members, please note that TFWA is offering a special rate of 800 Euros per person, instead of 980 Euros, with a further 25% discount from the third registered delegate for all APTRA members.

For further details please visit tfwa.com.

APTRA & KPMG continue strategic alliance on Insights Seminars in 2017

Edrington Logo_CMYKFollowing the successful 2016 edition of the APTRA KPMG Insights Seminars, APTRA and KPMG will be continuing its alliance in 2017.

This year’s seminars will be launched in Singapore during the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition, the first edition taking place on Wednesday 10 May from 7.30am until 9am in the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre. Details of the precise venue will be announced in the coming weeks. The seminars will feature presentations from KPMG’s Anson Bailey and m1nd-set’s Peter Mohn.

KPMG will develop further insights and updates from their current Global Connected Consumer research highlighting technology innovations in the retail sector and what the future consumer will expect from their retail journey. m1nd-set will reveal further insights from the 2017 research programme which will cover China, Japan, Korea and India, as well as highlights from the 2016 series which included reports on Australia & New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines.

APTRA is extremely grateful to all the companies who have signed up to sponsor the 2017 edition of the seminars. Companies interested in supporting the 2017 edition of the seminars or learning more about the sponsorship benefits, are invited to contact APTRA Executive Officer Michael Barrett : michael@aptra.asia / +855 89 772 600.

Remy Cointreau signs up as sponsors of 2017 APTRA research

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Remy Cointreau is the first company to sign up to sponsor the 2017 APTRA research reports. This year’s studies will feature new studies on the Chinese – including Tier 1, 2 and 3 city travellers, Indian, Japanese and Korean markets, produced by APTRA research partner m1nd-set. The markets were the subject of the Association’s research in 2015 also. The 2017 series of reports will provide a new evolutionary feature, to demonstrate how the consumer behavior for travelling shoppers across each market has evolved for the various aspects studied and analysed. These will include the evolution of the shopper profile segments, information on the footfall and conversion rates, key drivers to shop, paths to purchase and shopper behavior on elements such as price comparison, interaction with staff and use of technology.

 

The first report, on travelers from Chinese Tier 2 & 3 cities, will be revealed at next month’s TFWA China’s Century Conference in Guangzhou in a session presented by m1nd-set CEO & Owner, Peter Mohn and moderated by APTRA’s Executive Officer, Michael Barrett. The reports will be released over the course of the year. Summaries of the studies will be presented during the APTRA / KPMG Insights Seminars and the full reports will be made available exclusively to APTRA members via the member-only portal on the APTRA website.

 

Companies interested in supporting the 2017 research reports or learning more about the sponsorship benefits, are invited to contact APTRA Executive Officer Michael Barrett : michael@aptra.asia  / +855 89 772 600.

APTRA collaborates with Hume Brophy on advocacy

HBlogoThe Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is to collaborate with international communications agency Hume Brophy on advocacy issues in the Asia Pacific region.

Hume Brophy advises and represents some of the world’s largest global companies operating in highly regulated sectors such as transport, financial services and technology in their engagement with governments, journalists, investors and other stakeholders.

The agency has provided invaluable support to the duty free industry globally through its work for the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC), APTRA’s European counterpart.

Read the full press release here…

Cabeau & Cochin join APTRA’s ranks


Travel accessories company Cabeau and South East Indian Airport retailer CIAL Duty Free have joined the ranks of APTRA members this month.

Cabeau was founded in 2009 setting out with a simple quest: “to find a travel pillow that actually works”. The company now distributes to over 110 countries across the globe and has expanded its product portfolio to include other travel accessories. For more information see www.cabeau.com or contact International Sales Director – Travel Retail, Denz Vanderlist.

CIAL Dutyfree and Retail Services Ltd is the recently formed retail arm of Cochin International Airport set up to manage the airport’s commercial tenders and retail operations. CIAL’s annual passenger traffic is currently around 7.7 million. The airport handles more than 1100 aircraft movements per week and serves the Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia with around 20 international airlines. For more information visit www.cochindutyfree.com or contact Asst. General Manager Retail Business, Jacob Abraham.

Contact details are in the members’ only section of the APTRA website.

Facts on the Philippines in the latest consumer insights report – sponsored by Distell & Ian MacLeod

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The Philippines is known to have the world’s largest expat population. This giant travelling workforce of ten million people, known as Overseas Contract Workers or Balikbayans in Filipino, invariably travel back home once every year or two years, a phenomenon which has a positive impact on the national economy. The country’s duty free business is very much driven by this returning passenger segment, as well as by the inbound tourism sector – the country receives around 5 million inbound tourists each year. In this month’s shopper report m1nd-set reveals its B1S platform data including air traffic forecast and macro-economic data in addition to the shopper behavior insights. The report reveals that Filipino travelers are not only regular visitors to the duty free shops but also have a strong tendency to plan their purchases in advance. To access the full report, log into the members section on the APTRA website.

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

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