Registration opens for APTRA Insights Seminar

  • 20 April 2018


Registration is now open for the first APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar of 2018 which will take place during the TFWA Asia Pacific summit in the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore, on Wednesday 9th May from 7.30 to 9am.

The breakfast seminar in Begonia Room 3111 will feature key findings from the latest APTRA traveller and shopper insights with presentations from m1nd-set and IATA as well as the latest consumer research and a perspective on current retail technology from KPMG.

APTRA will maintain a high profile throughout the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference with a stand at P10 on level 1 and events throughout the week.

Following the success of the 2017 event, the second APTRA Airport Forum, sponsored by DFS Group, will be hosted by Changi Airport on the afternoon of Sunday 6th May and will be followed by a tour of the new Changi Airport Terminal 4.

The event, which is exclusively for airport executives, will include airport-specific shopper insights from m1nd-set, an aviation and economic outlook, as well as traffic forecasts from IATA, a presentation from Goldman Sachs on what equity investors demand from airports’ commercial development, and a look at recent commercial developments at Melbourne Airport and their impact on sales.

On Monday 7th May Andrew Ford, President APTRA, will present a round-up of the latest news from the regional Association at the first plenary session of the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference in the Main Ballroom (9am to 5pm).

Executive officer Michael Barrett will then join a panel of Association experts at Workshop C: Safeguarding our Industry to update delegates on advocacy efforts designed to address challenges facing the industry in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Finally, APTRA Members are invited to attend the APTRA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 9th in Begonia Room 3111 from 4pm.

APTRA members wishing to register for the APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar on 7th May should contact Sharolyn Paul at [email protected] as soon as possible. The seminar is free to members thanks to sponsorship from Auckland Airport, Beam Suntory, Bommidala Group, Brown Forman, Changi, Distell, Edrington, Jonathan Holland & Associates, Moet Hennessy, Regent Travel Retail Group, Pernod Ricard and Treasury Wine Estates.

For further information about the work of APTRA please consult 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.

For trade information please contact:

Michael Barrett, Executive Officer
Tel: +855 89 772 600
Email: [email protected]

For press information please contact:

Appleton Communications
Kate Teagle
Tel: +44 1784 434 666
Email: [email protected]

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