Xavier Rossinyol: Seeking win-win partnerships that ultimately make travellers happier

INTERNATIONAL. Avolta, the newly named brand identity for Dufry, has become a Diamond Partner for The Trinity Forum 2023 to be held in Hong Kong next week on 25-26 October.

The new branding, which encapsulates the Dufry and Autogrill combination, was unveiled during the TFWA World Exhibition on 2 October in Cannes.

Avolta CEO Xavier Rossinyol said: “Avolta’s strategy and our DNA is built on creating win-win-win partnerships as we make travellers happier, much like the collaborative spirit that The Trinity Forum embodies.

“For this reason, we wholeheartedly endorse this industry initiative and thank The Moodie Davitt Report for making it a reality – so it is with great pleasure that we announce our Diamond Partnership of this event.

“Our traveller-centric vision of Travel Experience transcends the traditional boundaries between retail and F&B. More diversified and resilient than ever before, our newly combined business is now unified under one company as Avolta, ready to realise this vision.

“At The Trinity Forum, our team looks forward to exploring shared projects and future plans, as we welcome in the opportunities that lay ahead for our industry, both today and in the years to come.”

In what promises to be a stand-out session, Rossinyol will address The Trinity Forum in his first public address under the new Avolta branding.

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We are thrilled with Avolta’s support of The Trinity Forum and its deep commitment to the principles that have always underpinned the event. The convergence of retail and food & beverage, which has found such exciting and ambitious voice in the Dufry and Autogrill alignment, offers a prime avenue for eliminating the silos that have so often hindered our sector.

“Avolta is speaking to travelling consumers with a common and consistent voice, one that puts their needs and desires at the top of the company and industry’s agenda.”

The Trinity Forum programme can be accessed here.

{Click on the YouTube icon to view Avolta Chief Executive Officer Xavier Rossinyol talk to Martin Moodie about the new brand identity in advance of the 2 October announcement}

The Trinity Forum 2023 has garnered tremendous industry support with Avolta and Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail as Diamond Partners and Beam Suntory Global Travel Retail, CAVU, China Duty Free Group, DFS Group, Diageo Global Travel, L’Oréal Travel Retail, Nestlé and Qatar Duty Free all Platinum Partners. Mondelez Travel Retail is the Sustainability Partner as well as Platinum Partner.

Room with a view: The prestigious Rosewood Hotel will serve as a superb venue for The Trinity Forum Gala Dinner

A stellar conference programme will be bolstered by outstanding networking opportunities and locations.

The Opening Cocktail on 25 October – hosted by Hong Kong International Airport with spirits provided by Diageo and Champagne courtesy of Champagne Laurent Perrier – will be staged at The Murray Hotel’s luxury dining and drinks venue Popinjays, which offers spectacular Hong Kong skyline views. The venue is a contemporary rooftop restaurant and stylish bar with an impressive 420 sq m wraparound terrace.

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. The building and its facilities are described as “the crown jewel” of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district.

While The Trinity Forum conference will take place at Regala SkyCity Hotel on the grounds of HKIA, the host aims to ensure delegates will experience more of the Hong Kong city atmosphere by taking them to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for the Opening Cocktail and Gala Dinner, respectively.

Registration for The Trinity Forum is available at this link: https://trinityforum.events.

Preferential rates at the official hotels Regala SkyCity Hong Kong and Marriott SkyCity are available at https://trinityforum.events/travel-information-2023/

Delegates are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

For enquiries, contact The Moodie Davitt Report’s Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events Jeannie Wong at jeannie@moodiedavittreport.com.✈