In a packed programme, day one of the virtual conference will feature analysis of market opportunities and shopper trends in China from speakers including Charles Chen of China Duty Free Group (CDFG), Eudes Fabre from Lagardère Travel Retail and Angel Zhao of Ant Group. The session will begin with an address from TFWA President Alain Maingreaud.
Day two will mine the latest data and research to explore current travel patterns in China, and how these will evolve in 2021. Speakers will include APTRA’s Sunil Tuli, Evita Qu of CNSC and Mirko Wang of Jessica’s Secret, who will share exclusive data on Chinese shopper preferences. The session will also hear from representatives from two leading Chinese travel data providers – Wang Zhiyong of CAPSE/Variflight, and Hao Liping from TravelSky Technology.
Day three will look at China’s future economic direction and its implications for all companies doing business there; it will also explore the future for the consumer sector, and look at how the “daigou” market has adapted to the covid-19 crisis. Delegates will hear from Dr Edward Tse of Gao Feng Advisory; Prof Yao Yang from the China Centre for Economic Research, and Casey Hall, Business of Fashion Asia Correspondent.
“In the imminent stages of the channel’s recovery, China and Chinese travellers will play an important role, and we are paying them particular attention to deliver against our commitment. Furthermore, it is more important than ever that we maintain the dialogue and strategic partnerships within the industry to emerge #StrongerTogether.”
“TFWA’s trademark ONE2ONE meetings have always been an efficient, friendly and effective way to connect and re-connect with partners in the industry, so I am glad the TFWA team has found an innovative solution to carry the format over into the virtual realm while we wait eagerly for the next chance to catch-up face to face.”
“An exciting future lies ahead for the duty free industry in China, thanks to the positive efforts of the Government to enhance its offshore duty free shopping policy and encourage greater retail competition. Chinese customers are also central to the recovery of travel retail, and it is the responsibility of all sector stakeholders to support this market for the greater benefit of our industry.”
“This online event is an incredibly important impulse for the travel retail business, not only for the Chinese market but also on a global scale. ETRO wants to be an active part of the rebirth that the Chinese travel retail and market are experiencing.”
"We are delighted to take advantage of China Reborn for an exclusive preview of the new visual identity of Chocolats de Pauline before the launch planned for Q1 2021 and we sincerely thank TFWA for organising this event."
“Our ONE2ONE e-meetings will provide delegates with an opportunity that is rare in these difficult times. These personally tailored sessions will be highly useful to anyone looking to develop their business at a time of great opportunity in China.”