INTERNATIONAL. Leading global travel retailer Dufry will host a pioneering open dialogue session with suppliers at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo on 14 October, in what promises to be a big highlight of the all-digital event.

Participants (the event is open to brand owners only) will be able to ask any question of the Dufry senior management during a 90-minute session, with a link supplied to the audience in advance.

We invite questions for the Dufry Global Executive Committee to The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie via email headed ‘Global Dufry Exchange Question’ at Suppliers that wish to attend but have not yet received the link can send an email to Martin Moodie at the same address. Dufry brand partners that cannot attend the event may also submit a question.

The session will begin with an online presentation by Dufry CEO Julián Díaz, who will then be joined by members of the Dufry Global Executive Committee in a candid and open exchange with Martin Moodie and suppliers worldwide.

Julián Díaz said: “As the travel retail sector continues its gradual recovery, Dufry believes this spirit of open exchange is important in helping to shape a better industry future. The Virtual Travel Retail Expo brings together industry stakeholders from all over the world in a single online setting and we welcome the chance to engage with the industry in this novel and transparent way.”

The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We are very pleased to host this inaugural travel retail engagement session and welcome the spirit of transparency that Dufry, the long-time travel retail industry giant is bringing to our Expo. We urge suppliers to get involved in what promises to be an illuminating session.”

The Global Dufry Exchange builds on a power-packed Knowledge Hub programme that has attracted acclaim for its high quality this week