Registration opens for APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar in Hong Kong

  • 2 November 2018


The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the first APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar of the autumn series.

The seminar, which is open to APTRA members, will take place on Tuesday, 27th November from 4pm to 5.30pm at the KPMG office at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong and will be followed by a cocktail reception.

After a welcome from APTRA President Andrew Ford, Maria Villanueva, Senior Project Manager at m1nd-set will present the highlights of the latest APTRA m1nd-set research studies.

This research, which was kindly sponsored by Distell, Interparfums and PUIG, assesses the shopping behaviour of travellers at major airport hubs in Asia Pacific, including top categories visited and purchased, barriers to shopping, shoppers’ internet usage and behaviour at the airport.

Anson Bailey, Head of Consumer Markets, ASPAC, KPMG China will look at the latest disruptive technology in retail and its potential impact on the duty free & travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region.

Almost 400 people attended the APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar autumn series last year, networking and gaining valuable insights to market trends and consumer behaviour.

Applications for places at the APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar and Cocktail in Hong Kong should be addressed to Sharolyn at [email protected]. The venue for the seminar will be KPMG, 23/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Details of APTRA KPMG Insights Seminars at other locations will be released in the coming weeks.

These seminars are staged thanks to the generous support of the sponsors: Auckland International Airport Ltd, Beam Suntory Australia Pty Ltd, Bommidala Enterprises Pvt Limited, Brown-Forman Corporation, Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, Distell, Edrington Singapore Pte Ltd, Jonathan Holland & Associates, Moet Hennessey Asia Pacific, Pernod Ricard Travel Retail, Regent Asia Group Ltd, 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.

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