CHINA. A compelling programme has been revealed for The Trinity Forum 2018, due to take place in Shanghai on 31 October and 1 November.
This year’s event is hosted by Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA). The event is a partnership between The Moodie Davitt Report, Airports Council International (ACI) and ACI Asia Pacific.
The Trinity Forum, the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference, will be the Jing-An Shangri La Hotel, West Shanghai. Hotel registration is open for delegates through the dedicated Trinity Forum 2018 website and at this link. Delegate registration for the event can also be made through the event website.
This year’s theme is ‘The changing airport and travel retail commercial eco-system’. It will evaluate how airports are adapting their commercial proposition and consumer services in a highly digital and technological age.
Here is the programme (subject to change and some additional speakers will be named soon).
Day 1 Wednesday 31 October 2018
09.00 – Registration
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 Opening remarks and film
Martin Moodie, Founder & Chairman, The Moodie Davitt Report
13.45 Welcome and international overview
Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World
14.00 Host welcome
Xin Feng, President, Shanghai Airport Authority
14.10 Official welcome to Shanghai
Senior local government and civil authority officials
14.45 Keynote Address
Charles Chen, President, China Duty Free Group
Followed by Q&A
16.00 Coffee break
16.30 Day 1 Keynote Address (Brands)
Disruptor or Disruptee?
John McDonnell, Managing Director, Tito’s Handmade Vodka
17.00 Keynote Address (Airport)
Mathieu Daubert, Director Customer Division (and member of Executive Committee), Groupe ADP
19.00 Opening Cocktail Evening
Day 2 THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER 201
Registration & refreshments
08.30 Towards a ‘new retail’
Aireen Omar, Deputy Group CEO (Digital, Transformation and Corporate Services), AirAsia*
Kian Gould, Chief Executive Officer, AOE
Roberto Graziani, Executive Vice Chairman, DFASS*
Patrick Bohl, Head of Retail & Advertising, Budapest Airport
10.00 Benchmarking Commercial Excellence
An interview with Airport Council International (ACI) ASQ Associate Director, Dimitri Coll about the new ASQ Commercial survey, which provide insights into commercial performance and how airports can optimise non-aeronautical revenues.
11.00 The Trinity Panel – Big picture perspectives on the future of our business
Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman, Dubai Duty Free*
Gary Clarke, General Manager, Mars
Masanao Tomozoe, President & CEO of Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd (Nagoya Airport)
12.15 China: The shape of consumer engagement, luxury and beauty retail to come
Angela Wang, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group China
Yan Lee, Chief Product Officer, iClick Interactive (Asia) Limited
Mirko Wang, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Jessica’s Secret
Plus additional speaker to be named
14.15 Trinity panel – Reimagining the airport commercial offer
Beth Brewster, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Lounges, Manchester Airports Group
Giovanna Verrilli, Associate Director, Retail and Food Programs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Elisabeth Jouguelet, Vice-President Marketing, Shiseido Travel Retail
Michael Simon, General Manager, Altria International
15.45 Coffee Break
Trinity Panel: Destination 2030 – where are the next stops on the travel retail journey?
Dag Rasmussen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lagardère Travel Retail
Senior executive (to be named soon), Shanghai Airport Authority
Gerry Munday, Global Travel Retail Director, Furla
Pre-Gala Dinner cocktails
*Note: To be confirmed
Shanghai Airport Authority President Xin Feng said: “The Trinity Forum gives Shanghai Airport Authority an opportunity and platform to work with overseas brands, concessionaires and industry partners and we can use this platform to learn from the international community.
“With this event the government will show how open China is to overseas traders and investors. This is an important time: Shanghai Pudong Airport’s new satellite terminal will open next year and will be the largest satellite terminal in the world. We hope that The Trinity Forum will help us attract more brands and concessionaires to Shanghai Airport. The market in Shanghai is huge. We hope for a successful event.”
Platinum partners for the event include Lagardère Travel Retail, Diageo Global Travel, Dufry, L’Oréal Travel Retail, Mars Wrigley Confectionery International Travel Retail and Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail.
Furla and Perricone MD are lunch partners.
Silver partners include Dubai Duty Free, La Prairie and Victorinox. Additional partners include Lacoste, Travel Food Services (TFS), Leonidas, Tous, Godiva, Nestlé International Travel Retail, Davidoff Cigars and Sweeps.
As reported, this year’s conference will begin with a half-day session leading into the Opening Cocktail, followed by a full-day conference and the closing Gala Dinner. Further details about the programme will be announced soon.