APTRA plans next round of Insights Seminars

  • 25 September 2017


The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) and KPMG will shortly invite registrations for the next round of research seminars which provide actionable data for the Association’s members.

The 2017 APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar series, which is open to members and other interested parties on a space available basis, kicked off in Singapore on 10th May with a breakfast workshop attended by over 60 people.

The next seminars will take place in Seoul and Shanghai during the week of 27 November (precise details to be confirmed), followed by the final seminar of the year in Hong Kong on the afternoon of 30th November at KPMG’s Hysan Place offices. Full details will be published at www.aptra.asia.

Delegates attending the forthcoming Insights Seminars will hear summaries of recent research conducted in the Asia Pacific region, most recently APTRA m1nd-set reports on duty free consumer characteristics in India, Japan and Korea, and a topical study into ecommerce by KPMG. They will also have an opportunity to network and socialise with fellow participants including APTRA Board Members.

The APTRA KPMG Insights Seminars, and the research reports from which they derive their content, are some of the most valuable services according to members.

Five more companies have signed up as members of APTRA in recent weeks, keen to benefit from research reports, advocacy support and fellowship within the regional association. The new subscribers, which bring the membership total to 126, are Aer Rianta, Heineken, Kansai Airports. Noble Elegance Holding Ltd / Fine Global and Peller Estates Ice Wine.

APTRA is encouraging all its members to support the TFWA 70th anniversary of duty free campaign by displaying prominently wherever possible online and onsite the campaign visuals including “70 years of duty free – bringing jobs to local communities”, “… enabling transport improvements”, “…making travel more accessible” and “…offering great brands at great prices”.

For further information about the campaign or about the work of APTRA, please consult www.aptra.asia or contact [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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