HONG KONG, CHINA/VIETNAM. The Trinity Forum 2024 will be hosted by IPP Travel Retail on 5-6 November in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The announcement was made as the Trinity Forum came to a climax at a memorable Gala Dinner tonight at the Rosewood Hotel, Hong Kong.
IPP Group Vice President/IPP Travel Retail CEO Phillip Nguyen joined The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie on stage for the big reveal of next year’s event – the latest edition of the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference.
Vietnam’s most populous city, Ho Chi Minh City is situated in the Southeast region of the country, lying next to the Saigon River. Served by Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the city is a major centre for finance, media, technology, education and transportation. It generates around a quarter of Vietnam’s total GDP, and is home to many multinational companies.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for its well-preserved French colonial architecture, vibrant street life, its varied cultural institutions and historic landmarks, walking streets, museums and galleries. It attracts more than eight million international visitors annually.
Host IPP Travel Retail leads the extensive Vietnam duty free, travel retail and airport advertising business in the Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPPG) portfolio.
IPPG is a diversified conglomerate that controls a majority of the Vietnamese market in distributing luxury and mid-tier fashion brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Rolex, Cartier, Nike, Gap, and many more.
Nguyen said in a statement: “We are truly honoured to stand before you at The Trinity Forum 2023 in Hong Kong, as the future Host of The Trinity Forum 2024. Vietnam, situated at the heart of Southeast Asia, is a rising star in the region and its biggest city – Ho Chi Minh City, the vibrant centre of Vietnam’s economy, trade and logistics.
“Our city thrives on diversity and embraces challenges as opportunities for growth. By bringing The Trinity Forum to Ho Chi Minh City, we aim to provide all delegates with an unforgettable destination experience. Your time here will be more than an event; it will be a journey of discovery and opportunity.” [We will bring you a full report on the announcement soon]. ✈