SINGAPORE. China Duty Free Group (CDFG), the world’s leading travel retailer by sales, has become a Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum 2022 to be held in Singapore on 1-2 November.

As reported, CDFG President Charles Chen will be delivering a keynote session on day one of the event.

The Trinity Forum is co-organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, ACI World and ACI Asia Pacific and is hosted this year by Changi Airport Group.

The Gala Dinner will be held at the magnificent Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) on 2 November, sponsored by Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail and hosted by Changi Airport Group.

China Duty Free Group has been the number-one ranked travel retailer since 2020, according to the industry benchmark Top Travel Retailers published by The Moodie Davitt Report. It is part of China Tourism Group Duty Free Corp which last month successfully listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in addition to its main Shanghai Stock Exchange listing.

Its H listing has got off to a strong start, currently trading at HK$173, a +9.49% increase since trading began. The group plans to use the funds raised to consolidate its leadership at home and abroad (click here for background).

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We are thrilled by China Duty Free Group’s support of The Trinity Forum, which is a tremendous affirmation of the role and value of the event. As I have said many times, CDFG has been the lighthouse of the travel retail channel throughout the pandemic, especially in the darkest days of 2020.

“Its business in Hainan continues to go from strength to strength while the new Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex promises to transcend anything that has gone before in the travel retail world. CTG Duty-Free’s highly successful listing in Hong Kong is a powerful statement of the group’s intentions to grow at home and abroad, both digitally and in-store.

Charles Chen has always provided compelling insights during his attendance at previous Trinity Forums. He is shown above and below in conversation with The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie during earlier events.

“I’m also delighted to welcome Charles Chen as a keynote speaker. Charles has always delivered tremendous value at previous Trinity Forums and as the event makes a welcome return after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, his views will be of huge interest to the audience in Singapore.”

Registration is open here: Due to space limitations at Jewel, places at the Gala Dinner are strictly limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The magnificent Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex, due to open this year, will be the world’s biggest travel retail operation

Click on the image to register for The Trinity Forum 2022

The Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail-sponsored Gala Dinner – a highlight of any Trinity Forum – promises to be a particular stand-out of this year’s event. (Above and below) Jewel served as the unforgettable venue for The Moodie Davitt Report’s charity dinner in 2019.

Jewel in the crown: This wonder of the modern-day airport world will provide a memorable setting for the Gala Dinner at The Trinity Forum 2022 (Photo: Changi Airport Group)

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