INTERNATIONAL. A trio of senior female executives have joined a powerful and diverse speaker line-up at The Trinity Forum 2023 as the event returns to China on 25-26 October in Hong Kong SAR.

The Trinity Forum, the industry’s most influential airport commercial revenues event, created by The Moodie Davitt Report in 2003, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The event is co-organised with Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and ACI World. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is the host for 2023.

Liya Zhang (left), Kaatje Noens (centre) and Heidi van Roon add further lustre to a high-class speaker line-up for The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong

Among the latest high-profile speakers confirmed is Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail Vice President Marketing Liya Zhang. She will feature in the Day Two panel session titled ‘Taking Innovation and Consumer-centricity to a New Level’.

Zhang will join Heathrow Airport Retail Director Fraser Brown and Dufry President and Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific Freda Cheung on the panel.

Also appearing will be Puig Executive VP Global Travel Retail Kaatje Noens, who takes part in a key session – ‘Elevating the Brand Experience – that features Beam Suntory Director, Asia, Middle East and Africa Travel Retail Alasdair Dickinson and Nestlé International Travel Retail Head of Category Development Nicola Wells.

SPARK Group President & Founder and travel retail staffing and recruitment expert Heidi Van Roon is another addition to the conference line-up, joining The Moodie Davitt Report President Dermot Davitt as co-moderator in the ‘People, Planet & Partnership – Growing Travel Retail’ panel session on Day Two.

Other participants in that session will be Diageo Global Travel Managing Director Andrew Cowan, SSP Group Head of Sustainability Verity Lawson and ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira.

Zhang, Noens and Van Roon join a high-profile cast of women who will speak at The Trinity Forum. The list includes Hylink Group Head of Planning Yukun Bi; Airport Dimensions Chief Executive Officer Mignon Buckingham; Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan; Alipay Greater China International Business Chief Executive & General Manager Venetia Lee; Taobao Tmall World Business Director of Hong Kong and Macao Sabrina Yang and L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific Managing Director Tao Zhang.

Register at this link for The Trinity Forum 2023

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “Already a dozen exceptionally talented women – with more to be announced – have been confirmed to appear on stage at The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong, each bringing a unique and valuable perspective from the airport commercial world.

“I think it’s fair to say that in years gone by travel retail industry conferences in general have not featured enough diversity, so we are delighted to announce such a powerful building line-up of inspiring women speakers for the event.”

Delegates numbers are growing quickly for the event, with representatives from more than 80 companies already confirmed.

Delegates already registered can sign into the registration system and start communicating and networking with other registered delegates.

The prestigious Rosewood Hotel (above) will serve as a magnificent venue for The Trinity Forum Gala Dinner; (below) The Murray Hotel’s Popinjays will be the high-class location for the Opening Cocktail

As reported, two top-class venues have been confirmed for The Trinity Forum social events. The Opening Cocktail on 25 October – hosted by Hong Kong International Airport with spirits provided by Diageo – will be staged at The Murray Hotel’s luxury dining and drinks venue Popinjays, which offers spectacular Hong Kong skyline views.

The following evening (26 October), the Gala Dinner will take place at the Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong, a luxury venue which soars over Victoria Harbour.

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Preferential rates at the official hotels Regala SkyCity Hong Kong and Marriott SkyCity are available at

Delegates are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

For enquiries, please contact The Moodie Davitt Report’s Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events, Jeannie Wong at✈