DDF is TR Consumer Forum 2024 host sponsor

By Faye Bartle |

TRBusiness is thrilled to announce that Dubai Duty Free (DDF) is the host sponsor for this year’s TR Consumer Forum – the event will take place from 3-5 June 2024 at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai.

“Dubai Duty Free is pleased to be the host sponsor for this year’s TR Consumer Forum taking place in Dubai in June,” said Ramesh Cidambi, COO, Dubai Duty Free.

“I have attended the TR Consumer Forum many times over the years, both as a keynote speaker and panellist, and I find that the insights are always significant.

“Staying attuned to customer behaviour is essential for our business and I am sure that this year’s Forum in Dubai will feature excellent speakers and present important consumer research.”

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Now in its fourth year, the TR Consumer Forum has quickly become established as a must-attend event in the duty free and travel retail industry’s annual calendar.

Ramesh Cidambi, Dubai Duty Free

Ramesh Cidambi, COO, Dubai Duty Free.

It is the only trade event that puts the consumer at the heart of every conversation, attracting an enviable roster of leading retailers, operators, brands and other stakeholders with its dynamic global conference agenda featuring exclusive consumer insights from esteemed data partner m1nd-set, worth six figures in value (if independently commissioned).

Delegates to this year’s TR Consumer Forum can look forward to an action-packed two-and-a-half day programme that will feature the return of the popular Green Shoots Exchange, compelling keynote addresses and a raft of trend-relevant panel discussions, alongside networking lunches, coffee breaks, an opening cocktail and networking dinner.

Nigel Hardy and Janice Hook, Co-owners & Joint CEOs of TRBusiness.

“As one of the globe’s eminent travel retailers and the most successful retail operator at a single location, Dubai Duty Free remains a shop window to millions of travelling shoppers each year,” said Nigel Hardy and Janice Hook, Co-owners & Joint CEOs of TRBusiness.

“Its record-breaking US$2.16 billion sales haul in 2023 – its 40th anniversary year – speaks to its success and recognition in the eyes of the consumer following a turbulent few years for global travel retail.”

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They continued: “We are therefore thrilled to receive the backing of Dubai Duty Free as host sponsor for the fourth edition of the TR Consumer Forum, which will make its debut in the Middle East.

“The alliance with DDF speaks to the growing reputation of the event as a platform for frank and open debate, one that disrupts the conventional B2B conference model by viewing the shifting dynamics and trends influencing our business through the lens of the often missing stakeholder – the consumer.

“With a packed agenda instore, it is a defining moment for the forum and we’re looking forward to welcoming you all to the popular Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in June.”

m1nd-set's Peter Mohn shares Middle East and Africa insights

Peter Mohn, Owner & CEO, m1nd-set.

“The m1nd-set team is thrilled that the 2024 TR Consumer Forum will take place in Dubai, with Dubai Duty Free being the host sponsor,” commented Peter Mohn, Owner & CEO, m1nd-set.

“We are very pleased to see how more and more leading industry stakeholders are supporting this unique event, which is all about continuously improving the understanding of the traveling consumer.

“The needs, expectations and behaviour of shoppers in the travel retail channel are changing dramatically, and we at m1nd-set are very much looking forward to sharing the fascinating latest consumer insights across the multiple sessions – enriched with expert panelists from leading brands, retailers, landlords, industry associations – throughout the TR Consumer Forum 2024, now for the first time in the Middle East.”

For a full report on the 2023 TR Consumer Forum, click here

To view an official image gallery capturing the best of the action, click here.

READ MORE: Register your interest for the upcoming TR Consumer Forum in June 2024

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