The stage is (almost) set for the 20th anniversary Trinity Forum (25-26 October) at the Regala Skycity Hotel in Hong Kong

Eye-catching Trinity Forum 2023 digital advertising greets delegates as soon as they land in Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG, CHINA. A top-class speakers line-up featuring the CEOs of some of the world’s leading travel retailers, more than 400 delegates and some dazzling social events. That is what’s on offer as the travel retail community descends on the Special Administrative Region for the Trinity Forum 2023 (25-26 October).

The event, created by owner The Moodie Davitt Report in 2003 and now co-organised with Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and Middle East and ACI World, brings together the world’s airports, brands, and concessionaires, alongside their business partners in the travel retail sector for stimulating conversations and debates.

The event has garnered tremendous industry support with Avolta and Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail as Diamond Partners and Beam Suntory Global Travel Retail, CAVU, China Duty Free Group, DFS Group, Diageo Global Travel, L’Oréal Travel Retail, Nestlé and Qatar Duty Free all Platinum Partners. Mondelez Travel Retail is the Sustainability Partner as well as Platinum Partner.

Here are just some of the influential speakers who will be presenting at the Trinity Forum 2023 

(Left to right) Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan; China Duty Free Group Executive Vice President Luke Chang and Heathrow Retail Director Fraser Brown

(Left to right) Avolta President and Chief Executive Officer Asia-Pacific Freda Cheung; Diageo Global Travel Managing Director Andrew Cowan and DFS Group Chairman and Executive Officer Benjamin Vuchot

(Left to right) Lagardère Travel Retail CEO Dag Rasmussen; SPARK Group Founder and President Heidi Van Roon and Senior Vice President, ACI World Programmes and Commercial Services Antonie Rostworowski

(Left to right) Avolta Chief Executive Officer Xavier Rossinyol; Mondelez WTR Managing Director Jaya Singh and Plaza Premium Group Founder and Chief Executive Officer Song Hoi-See

(Left to right) Puig Global Travel Retail Executive Vice President Kaatje Noens; ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Olivera and CAVU Director Growth APAC Craig Ping

Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan said: “It is our honour to be hosting The Trinity Forum again following the 2015 event. As normality gradually returns, we witnessed a good start into 2023 with the resumption of normal travel with Mainland China and our key markets.

“Travellers are coming back, and, in fact, we are close to serving at approximately 40% passenger traffic of the pre-pandemic level during the recent Chinese New Year holidays.

“Over the last three years, we have been pushing ahead with major projects and facility upgrades that further consolidate Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) as the leading international aviation hub in the region.

“The third runway was officially commissioned in November 2022, and the entire Three-runway System, which includes a new Terminal 2, T2 concourse, new automated people mover and baggage system is also expected to be completed by 2024.

“2023 will be an exciting year for us, and we look forward to greeting you all here.”

(Left to right) Vienna Airport Senior Vice President, Center Management Philipp Ahrens; ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East Director General Stefano Baronci and Hylink Group Head of Planning Yukun Bi

(Left to right) Dubai Airports Chief Executive Officer Paul Griffiths; L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific Managing Director Tao Zhang and Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Thabet Musleh

A stellar conference programme will be bolstered by outstanding networking opportunities and locations.

The Opening Cocktail on 25 October – hosted by Hong Kong International Airport with spirits provided by Diageo and Champagne courtesy of Champagne Laurent Perrier – will be staged at The Murray Hotel’s luxury dining and drinks venue Popinjays, which offers spectacular Hong Kong skyline views. The venue is a contemporary rooftop restaurant and stylish bar with an impressive 420sq m wraparound terrace.

The following evening (26 October), the Gala Dinner will take place at the Rosewood Hotel Hong Kong, a luxury venue which soars over Victoria Harbour. The building and its facilities are described as “the crown jewel” of the Victoria Dockside arts and design district.

Room with a view: The prestigious Rosewood Hotel will serve as a superb venue for The Trinity Forum Gala Dinner

While The Trinity Forum conference will take place at Regala Skycity Hotel on the grounds of HKIA, the host aims to ensure delegates will experience more of the Hong Kong city atmosphere by taking them to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon for the Opening Cocktail and Gala Dinner, respectively.

Registration for The Trinity Forum is available at this link:

For enquiries, contact The Moodie Davitt Report’s Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events Jeannie Wong at✈