THAILAND. A top-class programme is taking shape for The Trinity Forum 2017 due to be held in Bangkok on 1-3 November.
The Trinity Forum, the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, will be hosted by King Power International Company (Thailand). The event is co-organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, ACI World and ACI Asia-Pacific.
This year’s theme is, ‘How does airport retail remain relevant in a changing world?’
Platinum sponsors* are Pernod Ricard Travel Retail, Dufry, L’Oréal Travel Retail and Mars International Travel Retail. The Trinity Forum, first held in 2003, seeks to improve dialogue and mutual understanding between airports, retailers and brands to the benefit of that critical fourth party – the travelling consumer. Please click here for registration and other details.
Confirmed speakers to date include King Power International Company Chief Executive Officer Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha and Deputy Managing Director Susan Whelan; China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen; Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman & CEO Dag Rasmussen; L’Oréal Travel Retail Managing Director Vincent Boinay; WHSmith CEO Stephen Clarke; gategroup (now owned by HNA Group) CEO Xavier Rossinyol; OTG Founder & CEO Rick Blatstein; and Shiseido Travel Retail President Philippe Lesne.
A strong airport management presence will include Fraport Senior Vice President Sales & Customer Relations Winfried Hartmann; Melbourne Airport Chief of Retail Andrew Gardiner; Dallas Fort Worth Airport Vice President Concessions Zenola Campbell; Elena Stenholm, Vice President, Finavia, Helsinki Airport; Greater Toronto Airports Authority Associate Director, Retail and Food Programs Giovanna Verrilli**; and others to be named soon. ACI World Director General Angela Gittens will deliver her usual comprehensive global overview of the crucial role that airport non-aeronautical revenues play.
Airports Council International (ACI) will host a workshop session, featuring several additional airport executives, to conclude day 1 of the conference
A key day one session will focus on ‘Driving and combating disruption – positive and negative – in airport commerce’. It will feature Thibault Villet, Co-Founder & Chairman of Mei.com and Glamour Sale, one of the most insightful and successful exponents of e-commerce sales to Chinese consumers; Kian Gould, CEO of AOE, a pioneer of e-commerce relationships designed to bring together industry stakeholders; Adil Raihani, Chief Enabling Officer of The Blueprint Partnership (and former Senior Vice President Center Management at Vienna Airport), a recognised thought leader in airport commerce; and other participants to be named soon.
A stellar line-up is bolstered further by Doug Bagley**, CEO of CIDF (and former Managing Director of Diageo Global Travel); Gary Clarke, Travel Retail General Manager, Mars International; Ian McLernon, Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail; and Gerry Munday, Global Travel Retail Director, Furla.
The final speakers’ line-up will be revealed soon.
*Tremendous support from the travel retail community
The full list of Trinity partners to date is:
L’Oréal Travel Retail
Mars International Travel Retail
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail
Dubai Duty Free
COFFEE BREAK PARTNERS
Marshall Arts International
Travel Food Services
If you wish to partner with The Trinity Forum, please contact Sarah@MoodieDavittReport.com
The Forum will begin with an Opening Cocktail reception on Wednesday 1 November, followed by the conference on 2 and 3 November. A Gala Dinner will be held on the night of the 2nd, with spirits and wines to be provided exclusively by Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail. An additional social programme for those intending to stay on in the Thai capital is being arranged.
** = to be confirmed