APTRA Exchange Changing Dynamics In Travel Retail
Held during the TFWA Asia Pacific Live program, this will be the association’s first at-scale, in-person event in its home city state of Singapore for three years.
Highlights of The APTRA Exchange ‘Changing Dynamics in Asia Pacific’ include:
Gordon Clark, Vice President, Business Development, Forward Keys presented ‘What’s on the horizon for the Travel Retail Sector – key learnings during a pandemic’, disclosing the latest air ticketing data, airport traveler volumes, shifts in consumer behaviour and a look at which APAC destination is rising from the ashes in 2022.
‘Changing Dynamics in Wine & Spirits’ explored how new consumer trends create opportunities for brands and retailers in drinks and beyond, the role of omnichannel and how global brands see travel retail; the panel discussion featured Aude Bourdier, VP Managing Director, Global Travel Retail, Brown Forman; Luke Maga, Head of Europe & Global Travel Retail, Distell International; Barry Geoghegan, Founder & Commercial Director, Duty Free Global; and Steve Timms, CEO Lotte Duty Free, Oceania. The Spritis panel was moderated by Kapila Ireland, Editor of Duty Free News International.
With sustainability a key focus for APTRA’s research and advocacy work in 2022, the APTRA Exchange finished with ‘Future proofing for a changing CSR landscape’, a panel discussion that considers the growing need for the trinity to address CSR requirements, eco-friendly fit outs as a key metric in successful tenders and business operations, the different dynamics of brands and retailers in this respect, with contributions from Alexander de Nerée tot Babberich, Global Account Manager Airlines, Heineken Global Duty Free; Chris Morris, Director & Partner, Concourse; Simon van Moppes, General Manager, North Asia Travel Retail Pernod Ricard and Sunil Tuli, Group Chief Executive Officer, King Power Group (Hong Kong) and President of APTRA. Luke Barras-Hill, Managing Editor of Travel Retail Business moderated this panel.