TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference
TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition
With vaccines offering the prospect of a return to international travel, we asked Altavia Travel Retail (gold sponsors alongside Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein), Les Chocolats de Pauline and Brown-Forman (both silver sponsors together with SK-II and Haribo) about their reasons for supporting TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition (21-24 June online).

TFWA : What are you particularly looking forward to about TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition?

Hugo Vanderschaegh, Head of Altavia Travel Retail:

We’re looking forward to catching up with the travel retail community and sharing the news about the launch of our latest offering. Our teams in the UK, Middle East and China craft passenger experiences online and instore, from strategy to design to implementation.

Chocolats de Pauline

Eric Carlier, Travel Retail Director, Les Chocolats de Pauline:

TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition is the best place to reconnect with Asian customers. Hopefully, it will coincide with the resumption of travel retail business as vaccination campaigns around the world begin to bring the pandemic under control. It’s also the perfect time to introduce our new ‘Les Chocolats de Pauline’ Christmas Collection. This TFWA event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our new collections and focus on the DNA of a company that’s 100% committed to safeguarding our planet’s human and natural resources


Stephane Morizet, Marketing Director Global Travel Retail, Brown-Forman:

We’re impatient to reconnect with our partners and the wider industry. While this won’t be a physical meeting, it’s vital to maintain contact through such relevant trade forums. I expect high quality sessions that will inform our thinking on the current situation as it evolves and its impact on ourselves and our retail partners within the GTR ecosystem.

TFWA: Why did you want to support TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition?

HV: TFWA provides a unique platform for speaking to all our partners in this channel; brands, retailers and airport operators. The TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition promises to be fascinating with lots of positive vibes and case studies from Hainan.

EC: I’ve been a strong supporter of TFWA for the last twenty years and I’d like to congratulate the whole team on the great job they do for all their members through high-quality physical and digital events. Being a sponsor will help us to maximize our involvement in the travel retail recovery that’s coming.

SM: This initiative is at the heart of what we do in duty free and we know how important this region is. Together, we must consider how traveller expectations are changing and find solutions to accelerate our industry’s recovery.

TFWA: What are you expecting to achieve from your participation?

HV: To meet new partners, share viewpoints on the road to recovery and gather insights to help us create next-generation travel retail shopping experiences for our clients.

EC: We have two objectives: to get the latest information and data on the outlook for travel retail in the region at the Conference and Workshops, and getting access to the main retailers via TFWA’s One2One meeting service.

SM: We want to reconnect in the best conditions possible. We want to keep learning, evaluating what we do and nurturing our passion for GTR. We want to share how Brown Forman is more positively positioned than ever, with engaged teams who nurture our attractive, evolving portfolio.