INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo has reached the milestone of 100 exhibitor companies, which together represent several hundred brands and service companies across the industry. More prestigious partnerships will be announced shortly as exhibitors of all sizes seize the opportunity to connect with business partners against the challenging background of the COVID-19 crisis.

As reported, the unique five-day ‘live’ Expo takes place on 12-16 October, followed by a 30-day showcase (click here to register).

Exhibitors are being drawn by the combination of a top-quality digital showcase offering multiple interactive touchpoints and unlimited brand information display. There is a dedicated Expo and Media support package for all exhibitors.

A powerful visitor audience is promised, with many of the world’s leading travel retailers and airport companies set to attend. Dubai Duty Free is offering registered Expo visitors multiple opportunities to win grand prizes in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws.

All registered retailers, buyers and airport executives have the chance to win a ticket for the two immensely popular draws every Friday between now and the Virtual Travel Retail Expo. For the latest results, click here.

Throughout Virtual Expo, our Symposium Hall and Workshop Rooms will host industry dialogue around the theme ‘Road to Recovery’, exploring how the travel retail channel will (or should) look in the future. Within the webinars, filmed interviews, live discussions and webcasts delegates will hear from some of the biggest names in the aviation, travel retail and F&B communities, together with key executives from outside the channel. Click here for more details.

The Moodie Davitt Report is to fund a cleft operation through the Smile Train charity for every registered exhibitor at the pioneering event. Smile Train has supported over 1.5 million cleft surgeries since 1999.

There is also a strong CSR support element to the Virtual Expo. The Moodie Davitt Report is to fund a cleft operation through the Smile Train charity for every registered exhibitor. This means that at least 100 children will benefit from life-changing cleft operations as a result of the Virtual Expo. US$250 funds the cost of the 45-minute cleft surgery that transforms the life of a child – and that of his or her family.

Underlining the Virtual Travel Retail Expo’s CSR and eco-friendly credentials (no travel involved, no shipping, no stand construction etc), The Moodie Davitt Report will also be making a substantial donation to The Trinity Forest Project – a tree-planting initiative we unveiled at The Trinity Forum in Doha last October.

In addition, FILTR, our partner in curating the Virtual Expo, has pledged to donate 5% of all design fees from the event to ImpactHK – the 2020 nominated charity of Women in Travel Retail (WiTR).

A reminder that all exhibitor partners at the Virtual Expo will benefit from:

*Unrivalled visibility at the defining travel retail industry event in 2020

*The opportunity to exhibit to a powerhouse visitor audience that includes the world’s leading airports and travel retailers, across all channels

*A high-quality digital experience

*A range of pricing options to suit all budgets

*In-depth visitor analytics for the entire period

*A dedicated support package that includes complimentary Expo Guide advertising

*Strong editorial support up to and during the event through The Moodie Davitt Report, our other Preferred Media Partners (who will be able to showcase their digital publications in the official Press Centre) and visiting KOLs.

*Access to the event’s Knowledge Hub, featuring a Symposium, category workshops and a new consumer research initiative.

To find out more about what the Virtual Travel Retail Expo can do for your company, and for details of our dedicated support packages, contact Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com or Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com