SINGAPORE. China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen heads a powerful programme for The Trinity Forum 2022, to be held in Singapore on 1-2 November.

In related news L’Oréal Travel Retail has become the latest Platinum Partner for the event. The French beauty powerhouse has long been a prime supportor of the collaborative principles that underpin the Trinity concept.

This year’s event marks the return of the most influential travel retail and airport commercial revenues conference after a three-year gap due to the pandemic.

The Trinity Forum is co-organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, ACI World and ACI Asia-Pacific and hosted by Changi Airport Group. Changi Airport Group is providing a dazzling Gala Dinner venue at Jewel Changi Airport on 2 November.

“The Moodie Davitt Report’s Trinity Forum is traditionally a key moment for innovative discourse and outlook towards the future of our industry with all its stakeholders,” said L’Oreal Travel Retail Worldwide President and Member of the L’Oreal Groupe Executive Committee Vincent Boinay.

“As L’Oréal Travel Retail, we are proud to take our part as a Platinum Partner of the event. We are looking forward to being together physically, to review furthermore the bounceback of the 6th continent with a collaborative spirit.”

China Duty Free Group was last month named the world’s top travel retailer by sales for the second successive year in The Moodie Davitt Report’s annual rankings. Charles Chen, who has worked with the group since 1987 and driven its heady ascent to world leadership since being named President in late 2016, is joined by a stellar line-up of executives from across the travel retail and airport commercial revenues sectors to be fully revealed over coming days.

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They include Todd Handcock, President Asia Pacific and Global Board Member of Collinson, the UK airport and travel hospitality and services specialist which has been one of the most progressive voices during the pandemic.

Patrick Coveney, CEO of powerful global travel food & beverage specialist SSP and Séverine Lanthier, Lagardère Travel Retail Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Chief Operating Officer for Asia and member of the Global Executive Committee add further leadership lustre.

The airport community will be particularly well-represented, including several CEOs. Additionally, Mathieu Daubert, Chief Customer Officer and Aude Ferrand, Chief Retail Officer from Groupe ADP; Fraser Brown, Retail & Property Director, Heathrow Airport; and Dubai Airports EVP Commercial Eugene Barry will all bring their consumer-centric, forward-thinking philosophies to the Forum. More names to follow right across the industry Trinity.

Several of the world’s leading brand companies will also address the audience – see separate story coming soon.

Other stand-outs include a major session dubbed ‘The new wonders of the airport world’, which will focus on some of the most exciting airport developments around the globe. Kiran Jain, Chief Operating Officer at Noida International Airport, will unveil details of the hugely exciting greenfield airport currently being constructed in Uttar Pradesh, India, which will rank as India’s largest once completed. The airport is being developed through a public-private partnership with Zürich Airport. We will bring you news of the other speakers in coming days.

L’Oréal Travel Retail joins Nestlé International Travel Retail and Diageo as Platinum Partners with others to be revealed soon. Diageo is also the Opening Cocktail Sponsor for a glamorous evening set to take place at Chijmes on 1 November.

Mondelez International is Innovation Partner and host of The Trinity Challenge, full details of which will be published next week. Dubai Duty Free this week signed as a Silver Partner, while Amarula, Hershey World Travel Retail, Travel Food Services (TFS), Haribo and Lily’s are also key partners of the event.