TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference
TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition
Logistics specialist Cainiao and wine and spirit agency Duty Free Global, both platinum sponsors of TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition (21-24 June) alongside Lagardère Travel Retail, Zhuhai Duty Free, CNSC, Shenzhen Duty Free and William Grant & Sons, discuss their involvement with the online event, held in partnership with China Duty Free.

Raising Profiles and Pure-Play Partners

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

Sun Beibei, General Manager of Global Supply Chain Import Business, Cainiao Network: Communicating with international brands and getting their thoughts on Hainan’s duty free development. Also learning about the logistics, warehousing and transport challenges they face and how the duty free industry can digitalise and build an intelligent supply chain. We’re additionally looking forward to showcasing the capabilities and services we can offer.

Barry Geoghegan, Duty Free Global Founder: Successful meetings with key operators in Hainan and China as a whole. Gaining insights into the market will also be important. And I’m looking forward to hearing from the great line-up of Conference and Workshop speakers.

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

Sun: TFWA has long been interested in Hainan’s duty free business and contacts with the island go back as far as 2013. The Association’s membership includes many global brands with whom we hope to exchange ideas. We’d like to expand our involvement with TFWA and the wider duty free industry.

Barry: We think it’s important to promote TFWA initiatives like this one. At the same time it gives us an opportunity to raise the profile of Duty Free Global and our brand partners among buyers in Hainan and China. We’re also keen to secure wider recognition for DFG as a pure-play duty free partner.

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

Sun: We want to tell the duty free industry about the experience we’ve gained in international logistics, transport and supply-chain management, especially in the context of Hainan. We’re also keen to highlight our participation in the development of Hainan Free Trade Port, where our logistics expertise will help commerce grow, as well as across the Greater Bay Area and South East Asia in general.

Barry: To raise awareness of the DFG name and our brand portfolio with buyers in Hainan and the broader Chinese market. Meeting face-to-face with the key operators and liquor buyers in Hainan is another point high on our list of objectives.