Welcome to the latest edition of Moodie Davitt Interactive – our fusion of print and digital titles – with a focus on the Asia Pacific market, as delegates gather for the TFWA Asia Pacific show in Singapore.
The digital version you can access here is not just an online replica of print but also includes dynamic elements such as video, podcasts and even offers multimedia advertising opportunities, which a growing number of our partners are taking advantage of.
Hard copies are available at the Singapore show, along with our Category Insight supplement, which is dedicated to wines & spirits. We are also pleased to present readers at the show with Virtual Reality Viewers; this coincides with the launch of Moodie Davitt VR in association with Mondelez World Travel Retail.
To prepare this edition, we’ve been on location in some exciting travel retail markets, and met some of the world’s major industry players.
China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen outlines his vision to make CDFG a top five market player by 2020, in his first interview since taking over the position. We also analyse the major tender results from Hong Kong International Airport, where CDFG and Lagardère Travel Retail captured one of the two big duty free contracts, the other won by Shilla Travel Retail.
We report from Japan, where the duty free business is undergoing a period of transformation, and from Australia, a fast growing travel and tourism market where fresh opportunities are emerging for travel retail.
We also meet Changi Airport Group and take a look at the latest projects at this vital Asian hub.
And we visit Hamburg to interview senior directors at Gebr Heinemann as they reveal annual results. And we bring you a fascinating inside look at the emerging Myanmar market, through the eyes of SMI Retail at Yangon International.
There is plenty more besides in this issue and in our Category Insight special report.
Please enjoy this edition with our compliments.