INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group, the world’s leading travel retailer by annual sales, has been named as a Platinum Partner for The Trinity Forum, which takes place in Bangkok on 25-27 October.

The event, the world’s leading airport commercial revenues conference, will be hosted by King Power International Company (Thailand).

As reported, it will take place at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, next to the retailer’s spectacular Rangnam Road downtown duty free store. The Trinity Forum is co-organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, ACI World and ACI Asia-Pacific.

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Dufry CEO Julián Díaz: “It is more important than ever for the key industry players to come together and share their knowledge, best practice, concerns and explore solutions for our mutual benefit.”

“We are delighted to once again be a Platinum Sponsor of this important global industry event,” said Dufry CEO Julián Díaz. “At this moment in time, it is more important than ever for the key industry players to come together and share their knowledge, best practice, concerns and explore solutions for our mutual benefit.

“Passenger numbers continue to increase steadily, and this has brought new passenger profiles into the mix; mainly through travellers from emerging markets and the introduction of younger generations into the travel market. The immediate effect and key transformation which we are all witnessing already, is towards an extremely heightened use of digital communication, hence our focus on digital and the customer this year at Dufry.

“We are also facing the challenge of a shift in passenger destination choices in the context of a dynamic global socio-economic climate. More than ever we need to share our learnings and expertise in order to grow as a sector. I am looking forward to a healthy and energetic discussion and we look forward to seeing you there.”

The Trinity Forum will begin with an Opening Cocktail reception on Wednesday 25 October, followed by the conference on 26 and 27 October, with a Gala Dinner to be hosted on the night of the 26th. An additional social programme for those intending to stay on in the Thai capital is being arranged.

The Trinity Forum, first held in 2003, seeks to improve dialogue and mutual understanding between airports, concessionaires and brands to the benefit of that critical fourth party – the travelling consumer.

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Dufry joins Mars International Travel Retail and L’Oréal Travel Retail as a Platinum Partner for Trinity 2017, with further partnerships to be announced soon.
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