2018 APTRA Airport Forum to be staged during TFWA ASIA PACIFIC

  • 27 February 2018


The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is pleased to announce that the 2018 APTRA Airport Forum will be staged on Sunday 6th May and will be hosted by Singapore Changi Airport.

The afternoon event, which is free, will allow senior airport commercial executives to discuss opportunities and challenges in confidence.

Peter Mohn, CEO & Owner of m1nd-set and Vinoop Goel, Regional Director IATA, will present insights from APTRA’s new airport specific research programme, which provides shopper behavioural analysis, economic predictions and traffic data.

Ben Hartwright, Global Investment Research Analyst, Goldman Sachs Asia will discuss the importance of airport commercial revenues to equity investors in airports and explain how these revenues are critical to an airport’s valuation.

Andrew Gardiner, Chief Commercial Officer, Melbourne Airport, will present insights on the airport’s retail performance, including the new digital experience and its impact on retail, which will be followed by an open forum.

Participants will then tour the new Changi Terminal 4 and its retail outlets before returning to the city for the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference Welcome Cocktail.

Andrew Ford, President APTRA, commented: “The 2017 APTRA Airport Forum was extremely well received. Delegates appreciated a rare opportunity to gain insights not only into how airports are perceived by travellers, but also into how other airports develop successful retail facilities in a challenging geopolitical environment. Singapore Changi and Melbourne Airport are among the beacons of progressive airport retail development and we are delighted that they are willing to share some of their secrets. We look forward to welcoming airport executives from across Asia Pacific to this year’s Forum.”

For further information and to register for the 2018 APTRA Airport Forum, please contact Sharolyn Paul [email protected].



APTRA is the trade association for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region, serving all members and the industry to help grow the business and protect it when challenges arise.

  • Through technology-led initiatives, seminars and conferences, APTRA serves to facilitate contact between members;
  • Through bespoke training initiatives, APTRA is building the industry’s brand as a highly professional, caring and responsible retail channel;
  • Through intensive consumer and market research, APTRA provides a solid knowledge bank, bringing valuable, actionable data relevant to all sectors;
  • Through regular communication, APTRA seeks to spread awareness and knowledge about the industry and the importance of travel retail for governments, airports, airlines and related businesses;
  • Through regional monitoring, and in collaboration with member companies and trade associations in other parts of the world, APTRA is constantly on the alert for new challenges where its advocacy on behalf of the industry is needed with national governments and policy-makers in order to safeguard and grow the business of all concerned.

The geographical area covered by APTRA includes countries in Eastern Asia, South Eastern Asia, South Central Asia and Oceania.



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