The Central and Eastern European Travel Retail Association (CEETRA) has affirmed its commitment to pursuing sustainability in travel retail as the regional association announces the re-election of its Chairman and Board.
At its 2020 annual meeting held at Amsterdam Airport, CEETRA confirmed Budapest Airport Head of Retail and Advertising Patrick Bohl as Chairman, a position he assumed in January 2019 when he succeeded Fritz Janach.
Returning Board Members include Sylvie Ngoma, Regional Sales Manager, Pernod Ricard Travel Retail EMEA; Jana Volíčková, General Manager, Lagardère Duty Free Czech Republic; Mariana Pinheiro, Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager Worldwide Duty Free, JTI; and Jennifer Cords, Director Corporate Affairs and Compliance, Gebr. Heinemann.
INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
This year, CEETRA intends to place a strong emphasis on driving forward travel retail sustainability [a topic TRBusiness is championing via the Plastic Pledge and forthcoming inaugural Travel Retail Sustainability Forum].
Jennifer Cords, who spoke to TRBusiness in October about Gebr. Heinemann’s ‘Corporate Responsibility’ agenda, said: “By bringing together important industry issues for our members, we can illuminate different perspectives for the benefit of all.
“We are currently working on an industry sustainability initiative to jointly develop an effective and convincing environmental strategy for the travel retail industry in Central and Eastern Europe. We will anticipate and provide valid answers to current customer questions.”
CEETRA will host its next Travel Retail Forum on 28 May at Bratislava Airport. The event will be open to members and non-members and will focus on regulatory issues, industry news and best practice.
To read a recent in-depth interview with Patrick Bohl on the importance of sustainability, click here.