APTRA in action at TFWA Asia Pacific with Insights seminar and first Airports Forum

  • 3 April 2017


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 Hennessy, 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. This year’s APTRA consumer research programme is kindly sponsored by Remy Cointreau.

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.

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 [email protected]; www.aptra.asia for more information.



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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