ACI Europe launches 29th Airport Commercial & Retail event programme

By Luke Barras-hill |


Prague Václav Havel Airport is hosting the ACI Europe Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition in 2020.

ACI Europe has released the full agenda for the 29th Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition.

TRBusiness is one of the media partners supporting the event, which is hosted by Prague Václav Havel Airport and due to be held on 21-23 April at the Cubex Centre Prague, Czech Republic.

As is customary, ACI Europe’s commercial and retail meeting will gather more than 400 senior executives concerned with non-aeronautical revenue generation: from airport landlords, travel retail operators and brands, to business partners in F&B, travel services and other enterprises.

Confirmed speakers for the two-day event include Václav Řehoř, CEO, Prague Airport; Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI Europe; Alex Seret, CEO, Contineo Labs; Javier Gonzalez, Chief Marketing and Digital Innovation Officer, Dufry; Frédéric Chevalier, Chief Operating Officer – Europe, Middle East & Africa, Lagardère Travel Retail; Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, Budapest Airport; Julie Lassaigne, Secretary General, ETRC; Simon Best, VP Innovation, Duty Free Innovation; Stewart Dryburgh, General Manager, Nestlé International Travel Retail; and Fraser Brown, Retail Director, Heathrow Airport. [To view the full speaker lineup, programme and exhibitors click here.]


This year’s event, sponsored by Dufry, Autogrill/HMS Host, Mondelēz International, APCOA Parking, CabinZero and KitKat, is themed ‘Metamorphosis: Start-ups, sustainability and the digital transmutation of the airport commercial & retail proposition’.


Source: PPS Publications/ACI Europe.


Conference sessions, discussion panels and keynote speeches will cover a variety of topics and issues, from technology; best-practice case studies in retail services & F&B; start-ups; duty and tax free in a post-Brexit world; and sustainability.

Attendees can take in the sights of Prague at a welcome party onboard the Grand Bohemia Boat on Tuesday 21 April (19:00 – 23:00) and enjoy an Aero Dinner at the Prague Crossroads international spiritual centre on Wednesday 22 April (19:00 – 23:00)

ACI Europe is offering early bird registration rates until 14 March. Click here for more information.

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