APTRA President to make ARC keynote address

By Kevin Rozario |

Sunil Tuli, Managing Director of King Power Group (HK) and President of the Asia-Pacific Travel Retail Association will give a ‘state of the industry’ opening address at ARC2013 Asia-Pacific.


Tuli’s theme is ‘Changing the face of Asian air travel’, kicking off a two-day conference in Hong Kong (25-27 February) that will also cover the Japanese and Indian aviation markets, trends in on-board food and beverage sales and strategies for enhancing the customer inflight retail experience (the full agenda can be found here).


Tuli (left) is in his sixth year as APTRA President, during which time the association has grown its membership to represent a cross-section of companies from the duty free and travel retail business.


ARC organiser, Ink (a UK-based inflight magazine publisher) says that this year’s ARC2013 Asia-Pacific exhibition area at AsiaWorld-Expo will feature, for the first time in the region, an ‘Innovation Gallery’ showcasing suppliers looking to break into the airline retail business. The gallery was launched at the main ARC event in London last year.


Events Director Alex Vail, says: “Not only do we have a world-class speaker line-up at this event but with our Innovation Gallery we are able to introduce new brands to the industry.”


According to Ink, more than 30 leading airlines in the region and major concessionaires have pre-registered to attend the conference which is supported by a 40-stand suppliers’ exhibition.


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