CHINA. This year’s Trinity Forum, the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, will be held in Shanghai on 31 October and 1 November. The event will be hosted for the second time by Shanghai Airport Authority, which welcomed delegates to a highly memorable Trinity Forum in 2008.

The Trinity Forum, which was first held in 2003, is a joint venture between The Moodie Davitt Report, Airports Council International (ACI) and ACI Asia-Pacific. It seeks to improve dialogue and mutual understanding between airports, concessionaires and brands to the benefit of that critical fourth party – the travelling consumer.

Shanghai Airport Authority is the dynamic company that runs the city’s two airports – Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport – and which has overseen a dramatic transformation and upgrade of non-aeronautical revenues in recent years.

This year’s conference features a new format, spread over two days rather than the traditional three. It will begin with a half day conference session leading into the Opening Cocktail, followed by a full-day conference and the closing Gala Dinner.

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We are delighted to take The Trinity Forum back to Shanghai. China is the travel retail channel’s most exciting growth market and the source of its most important travelling nationality. The country’s business hub, Shanghai, is a buzzing centre of Chinese, Asian and global commerce and a hugely attractive destination for this key airport conference. We are honoured that Shanghai Airport Authority has agreed to host the event once again and look forward to one of the biggest and best Trinity Forums yet.”

Further details of our first Platinum Sponsors will appear in coming days. We will also announce venue, registration and preliminary programme details soon.

A proven partnership: (Left to right) The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, ACI Director General Angela Gittens and ACI Asia-Pacific Director Patti Chau are committed to raising The Trinity Forum to new heights

ACI World Director General Angela Gittens stated: “The Trinity Forum continues to be the place where innovative ideas are born and grow up to become services and experiences on the concourse; and, where talk becomes action to delight air travellers everywhere. Together, airports, retailers and brands have the opportunity to develop Trinity-inspired partnerships to better serve the flying public and to increase commercial revenues. ACI World looks forward to working more closely with you, as our industry enters a New Year of exciting opportunities.”

ACI Asia-Pacific Director Patti Chau said:Over the years, The Trinity Forum has established itself as one of the most important and influential events dedicated to airport commercial revenues. Together with our partners, The Moodie Davitt Report and ACI World, we are excited that The Trinity Forum 2018 will be returning to Shanghai, China, once again, hosted by Shanghai Airport Authority.

“Maximizing non-aeronautical revenues is one of the top priorities for our airport leaders. The Trinity Forum this year in Shanghai, where two of the busiest airports in our region are located, will be the ideal opportunity for decision makers from across the airport and travel retail industries to meet. Together with our host and partners, we look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai!”

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Meeting of cultures: National costumes and traditional Chinese orchestral music set the scene of the 2008 Trinity Forum Gala Dinner and ACI ASQ Awards, held at the grand Shanghai Science & Technology Museum

Shanghai Airport Authority Chairman and President Wu Nianzu (top left) and Airports Council International Director General Robert Aaronson (top right) open the Gala Dinner in style as Chairman Wu raises a toast to the audience (bottom right)

The night’s entertainment featured a troupe of energetic “‘kungfu boys’, a fashion show, and traditional Chinese opera