QATAR. More high-profile speakers have been announced for this year’s Trinity Forum, taking place on 30-31 October, as the final programme for the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference takes shape.
OurShop (AirAsia) CEO Lalitha Sivanaser, Container Hotel Group CEO & Co-founder Ryan Loo, L’Oréal Travel Retail EMEAI General Manager Gianguido Bianco, Philip Morris International (PMI) Travel Retail Head Edvinas Katilius and Woods Bagot Global|North America Retail Sector Leader Kevin Roche will all be speaking at the Doha event.
Offering a preview of what he will have to say (see more in the panel below) Roche, the highly regarded former Senior Vice President of Global Design at DFS Group, said: “Major airports, with annual flows of 50-80 million passengers, are becoming cities within cities. Look at Changi, Heathrow, Schiphol, Zürich, Doha and Munich. Terminals are taking cues from across the spectrum of design typologies to remain competitive: these include lifestyle centres, mixed-use urban destinations, entertainment attractions and hospitality venues.”
The new speakers join His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, who is CEO of Qatar Airways Group, Secretary General of the Qatar National Tourism Council and CEO of several divisions of Qatar’s national airline, including Qatar Executive, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Aviation Services, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Distribution Company, Qatar Duty Free and Internal Media Services for the event.
As already announced, the event will hear from Groupe ADP Chief Retail Officer Aude Ferrand; Airport Authority Hong Kong Commercial Executive Director Cissy Chan; Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer Badr Al-Meer; Heathrow Airport Retail Director Fraser Brown; Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Mohit Lal; Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail Global Category Director Raghav Rekhi; AOE CEO Kian Gould; SSP America Executive Vice President Pat Murray; Zürich Airport Head of Commercial Centres Heidi Köpple; oOh! Media Chief Commercial and Product Officer Robbie Derry; and Wildstone Consulting Managing Director Paula Oliver.
This year’s Trinity Forum will also feature an Airports CEO panel featuring Emmanuel Menanteau, Kjeld Binger and Christina Cassotis from Kansai International Airport, Queen Alia International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport respectively.
Delegates will have outstanding networking opportunities during the event. There will be a golf event on the afternoon before the conference begins (29 October), a city tour on the morning of 30 October and the Opening Cocktail event, sponsored by Diageo, on the evening of 30 October. The Forum will conclude on the evening of 31 October with a Gala Dinner hosted by Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free, with spirits and wines kindly provided by Pernod Ricard. The full itinerary can be viewed here.
This year’s Trinity Forum, organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, ACI World and ACI Asia-Pacific, is being co-hosted by Qatar Duty Free, Hamad International Airport and Qatar Airways.
The Trinity Forum, which has grown to become the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, will be taking place at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha.
Qatar Airways is offering a 15% discount on fares to and from Doha for delegates (https://www.qatarairways.com/en-qa/offers/cug/TTF19.html – Promotional Code: DOHTTF19).
Platinum partners for the event include Diageo Global Travel; Dufry; L’Oréal Travel Retail; Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail; Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail; and Mondelēz International, which is also Innovation Partner and champion of the Trinity Challenge.
Silver partners include Rituals and Victorinox.
Additional partners include Cabin Zero, CAPI, Godiva, Happy Socks, Lacoste, Leonidas, Loacker, Long Haul Spa, Mercedes-Benz Parfums, Nestlé International Travel Retail, Tous and Travel Food Services.