QATAR/VIETNAM. The Moodie Davitt Report is pleased to announce that Qatar Duty Free is returning as a Platinum Partner and day one Lunch Sponsor of the Trinity Forum to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 5-6 November.

The company, a long-time supporter of the event and deeply committed to the Trinity principles of greater cooperation and understanding between stakeholders, was previously a Platinum partner for the Forum in 2019 and 2023.

This expansive Dior boutique typifies the quality of the Qatar Duty Free offer at Hamad International Airport

Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh said: “Qatar Duty Free is excited to once again announce its partnership as a Platinum Partner of the Trinity Forum, a highly impactful event that continues to significantly shape the future of our industry.

“The Moodie Davitt Report and Airports Council International’s vision of enhancing mutual understanding and growth amongst industry members within the dynamic travel retail industry is why we are keen to continue our committed support for The Trinity Forum.

“We take great pride in our past successes in supporting the Trinity Forum in 2019 and 2023 and are continuously dedicated to initiatives that create new opportunities for our industry.”

As previously announced, Musleh is one of the leading travel retail figures to speak at The Trinity Forum 2024 in what is shaping up to be a blockbuster edition of the world’s leading airport commercial revenues event.

Musleh is one of the most-respected and forward-thinking executives in the airport commercial revenues world. Over recent years, he has driven an extraordinary retail and food & beverage transformation at Hamad International Airport, Doha.

That achievement has been recognised across an unprecedented array of award programmes. In 2023, Qatar Duty Free won the Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year accolade at The Moodie Davitt Report’s FAB Awards in Bangkok, Thailand, one of 12 awards on the night including Food & Beverage Opening of the Year for Louis Vuitton Lounge by Yannick Alléno.

In April, Hamad International Airport was named ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024 for the second consecutive year. The Doha gateway was also recognised by Skytrax as ‘World’s Best Airport’ for the third time and ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the tenth consecutive year.

The Trinity Forum is owned by The Moodie Davitt Report and organised in partnership with Airports Council International (ACI) World and ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East.

This year’s event will see unprecedented involvement by airports and airport groups worldwide, reflecting the growing importance of commercial and wider non-aeronautical revenues in the aviation industry.

The programme will highlight opportunities and challenges in both established and emergent markets, the latter including Saudi Arabia (currently seeing profound structural change within its aviation and travel retail sectors), India and Vietnam.

The Gem Center, located at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s central business district, will be home to The Trinity Forum 2024

As reported, the high-profile line-up of powerful and diverse speakers include Adani Airports Holding Chief Executive Officer Arun Bansal, who will be a big drawcard as he explores prospects in India and beyond as seen through the lens of this hugely ambitious latter-day giant of the airport world.

He will be joined by Riyadh Airports Company Chief Commercial Officer Abdulaziz Al Asaker, who will focus on the opportunities presented by the thriving Saudi airport commercial revenues landscape.

Pictured left to right: IPP Travel Retail CEO Phillip Nguyen, Adani Airports Holding Chief Executive Officer Arun Bansal and Riyadh Airports Company Chief Commercial Officer Abdulaziz Al Asaker lead the powerful line-up of fellow executives as The Trinity Forum comes to Vietnam for the first time 

IPP Travel Retail CEO Phillip Nguyen will outline a myriad of positive developments in Vietnam within the wider travel and tourism ecosystem, with a special emphasis on the exciting new Long Thanh International Airport currently in the advanced stages of construction.

Discounted ‘Early Bird’ rates are now available to delegates. Click here to register.

Click on the cover image for The Moodie Davitt eZine’s extensive multi-media coverage of The Trinity Forum 2023 held in Hong Kong

Details of more sponsorship agreements and confirmed speakers will follow soon. ✈