BREAKING NEWS: Travel Retail Sustainability Week to return in 2022

By Michael Barrett |

Travel Retail Sustainability Week will return for a second edition in 2022, coinciding with Earth Day.

In a major announcement coinciding with Earth Day today (22 April), TRBusiness can announce that the highly acclaimed Travel Retail Sustainability Week is set to return in 2022.

The second edition of the event, which has gained plaudits from stakeholders across travel retail and the travel and tourism industry, will commence on Monday 18 April for five days running through Friday 22 April to once again coincide with Earth Day.

TRBusiness has taken the decision to renew the event following a flood of positive feedback and congratulatory comments from all sides – viewers, speakers, sponsors and Sustainability Pitch judges.

Travel Retail Sustainability Week underpins TRBusiness’ commitment to its own sustainability strategy, with the objective of fostering stronger ties, knowledge sharing and best practice between the travel retail industry and sustainable solutions suppliers.

OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR MORE…

In that regard, the platform has been pounced on as an opportunity to showcase sustainable innovations and investments from companies within and outside the industry while acting as a springboard for discussions to drive further, positive action around purpose, planet and people.

As reported, the inaugural edition kicked off with a captivating keynote session with Plastic Bank founder David Katz, who shared his vision of how corporates and consumers can and must behave more responsibly to “turn off the tap” as a means to protect the oceans and planet from plastic pollution.

David Katz, CEO & Founder, Plastic Bank delivered a profound and enlightening keynote on Monday 19 April that struck a resounding chord across the industry.

Among the sessions already taken place, another highlight was the ‘Lead By Example: sustainable investments from industry leaders’ session on Tuesday, during which key brands and retailers shared important developments in their own sustainability strategies as well as ambitious but vital future purpose-driven goals.

SUSTAINABILITY PITCH TO CONTINUE….

The Sustainability Pitch programme has proved a roaring success among participants, judges and viewers.

Another highlight of the event has been the powerful Sustainability Pitch programme.

This gathered a panel of 25 senior executives from airports, retailers and associations within the industry, as well as TRBusiness research partners m1nd-set and keynote speaker David Katz, to judge a number of highly commendable pitch proposals across a range of categories.

The companies vying for the Travel Retail Sustainability ‘Trailblazer’ and ‘Hero’ status included brands from the wines & spirits, beauty, confectionery, fashion, toys and sustainable supplier categories.

Each participant will be able to showcase their respective Travel Retail Sustainability Trailblazer or Hero logo on both B2B and B2C marketing and communications to highlight this deserved recognition.

Such has been the success of the Sustainability Pitch, TRBusiness has decided to continue the initiative on a rolling basis [more details to follow].

The 2021 edition of Travel Retail Sustainability Week will end with another compelling keynote session with KPMG Asia Pacific Head of Consumer & Retail Anson Bailey on Friday 23 April at 11.30AM UK time.

More details around the 2022 edition format will be made available on TRBusiness.com in the near future. To keep up to date with the latest investments in sustainability across the global travel retail sector, visit the TRBusiness Sustainability section at TRBusiness.com/sustainability.

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