With TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition just over a week away, a number of world-renowned travel retail businesses have now officially pledged support for the event.
A stellar line-up of speakers will headline the conference and also host a series of online workshops. These will focus on pressing topics including the progress of duty free and travel retail in Hainan; the digitalisation of retail; the future of the luxury market; and travel in a post-pandemic world. A workshop devoted to the Hainan duty free market will include presentations from Han Shengjian, Director of the International Economic Development Bureau; You Jiangwei, Chairman of Shenzhen Duty Free Group; Xie Zhiyong, Chairman and General Manager of Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free; Mr Chen Hui, General Manager of Zhuhai Duty Free Group; and Ken Zhu, Chief Operations Officer of CNSC Sanya Duty Free Co Ltd.
The conference on 22nd June (beginning at 9am CET/3pm HKT) will begin with an introduction from the TFWA President before a round table discussion featuring leading retailers CDFG, Dufry, DFS Group, Gebr Heinemann and Lagardère Travel Retail. A further session will address the immediate future for travel and tourism, with contributions from senior executives at ACI Asia Pacific, IATA, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Duty Free World Council and APTRA. The conference will close with a look at how the current crisis has influenced purchasing behaviour, courtesy of consumer expert Nathalie Nahai.
The programme of workshops on 23rd and 24th June will feature Dr Peter Mohn, Founder and CEO, m1nd-set; Clara Susset, Travel Retail Research Director, m1nd-set; Professor Gary Mortimer, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Queensland University of Technology Business School; Erin Lillis, Travel Retail Director Asia Pacific, Lacoste; Sung-Bin Im, Director, Duty Free Management Team, Incheon International Airport Corporation; Sabrina Wang, Lagardère Travel Retail Chief Commercial Officer – Asia; Sarah Mathews, Group Head of Destination Marketing APAC, Tripadvisor; and James Prescott, Managing Director, Harding Retail.
Organised in partnership with Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) and with main partner China Duty Free Group, TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition is also being backed by Mondelez International as Diamond Partner; Lagardère Travel Retail, Zhuhai Duty Free Group, Shenzhen Duty Free Group, CNSC, Alibaba Group affiliate Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Duty Free Global and William Grant & Sons as Platinum Sponsors; and Duty Free Expert as Media Partner. Altavia Travel Retail, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein are Gold Sponsors and Les Chocolats de Pauline, Brown-Forman, SK-II and Haribo are Silver Sponsors.
TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition takes place from 21st to 24th June. To book your place and to find out more information about the event, please visit www.tfwa.com.