HONG KONG, CHINA. The Trinity Forum 2023 is set to be a blockbuster edition, notable for a stellar speaker line-up, as it returns to China on 25-26 October 2023 in Hong Kong SAR.
Partner support is also encouragingly robust, reflecting the importance of the event and travel retail’s strong and acclerating recovery.
The Trinity Forum, the industry’s most influential airport commercial revenues event, created by The Moodie Davitt Report in 2003, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
The event is co-organised with Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and ACI World. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is the host for 2023.
The event’s return to China for the first time since 2018 (when it was held in Shanghai) is particularly timely as Hong Kong’s vital travel and tourism sector rebounds.
As reported, HKIA’s passenger traffic figures in June reached 60% of pre-pandemic levels and with the recovery set to accelerate, HKIA seeks to reinforce the airport’s status as one of the world’s premier international aviation hubs.
The conference programme will revolve around the central theme of collaborating in a consumer-centric, values-driven and innovation-led tomorrow.
Day 1 details
The Trinity Forum 2023 kicks off on 25 October with a welcome and update from Airport Authority Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam on the latest developments at HKIA’s Airport City and the extraordinary opportunities in the Greater Bay Area. His presentation will be followed by a special address to be revealed in coming days.
In a powerful follow-up panel themed ‘Meeting consumer needs in the post-COVID landscape’, Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director Commercial Cissy Chan and L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific Managing Director Tao Zhang will be joined by Dufry Asia Pacific President and Chief Executive Officer Freda Cheung; Alipay Greater China International Business Chief Executive & General Manager Venetia Lee; and Humphrey Ho, Managing Partner, Americas, Hylink Group.
Dufry Chief Executive Officer Xavier Rossinyol will join The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie in an exclusive conversation and share his views on a fast-evolving travel retail landscape across all channels from duty free to convenience retailing and food & beverage.
What promises to be an enthralling session headlined ‘Tomorrow’s Airports Today’, will feature Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh; Kansai Airports Corporate EVP, CCO Non Aeronautical Stephane Geffroy; Zurich Airport Head Commercial Centers Heidi Köpple; with one more speaker to be named soon.
In line with The Trinity Forum’s pledge to focus on people, planet and principles, SSP Group Head of Sustainability Verity Lawson will lead a key session alongside other speakers to be revvealed soon.
Several CEOs of leading travel retailers are also joining the programme. Full details, including the Day 2 line-up, to be revealed in coming days.
As reported, the event has garnered tremendous industry support with Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail joining as a Diamond Partner and Beam Suntory Global Travel Retail, CAVU, DFS Group, Diageo Global Travel, L’Oréal Travel Retail, Nestlé, and Qatar Duty Free all signing as Platinum Partners.
New partners welcomed onboard
Today we are delighted to announce independent 360-degree business development agency Blueprint Business Development as the Day 2 Lunch Partner and iClick Interactive and Intelligent Track Systems as Exhibition Partners.
Blueprint Partner Thomas Kaneko Henningsen said, “It is a great privilege to support The Trinity Forum. The event helps the industry explore global travel retail opportunities from sustainability, digitalisation to the influx of Gen Z consumers. These opportunities require global solutions that are powered by the industry, particularly during these extraordinary times.”
“We are excited that The Trinity Forum is returning to Hong Kong this year. The event is a perfect platform to interact with travel retail stakeholders to share trends and opportunities after the pandemic,” said iClick Interactive President, International Business Frankie Ho.
Intelligent Track Systems Managing Director Morten Pankoke said, “Following the successful introduction of our intelligent trolley service in Europe and MENA, our focus in 2023 has turned towards Asia Pacific.
“Intelligent Track Systems is delighted to be participating in this year’s Trinity Forum in Hong Kong as it offers us the opportunity to introduce our digital personal assistant to airports, retailers and advertisers from the Asia Pacific region.”
Registration at early bird rates is available through 15 August 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, please contact The Moodie Davitt Report’s Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events, Jeannie Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.✈