Duty Free News International (DFNI) has released preliminary speaker details for its June Global Travel Retail Summit 2006, which it says will feature speakers from ‘some of the world?s most innovative travel-retail companies’.
The trade magazine says that these speakers will present their visions for growing the business through effective consumer targeting and merchandising strategies to address the Summit's theme ‘Targeting the Travelling Millions: The Next Decade’.
Confirmed speakers so far include: Mark Knight, Vice President and Regional Director, BAA USA; Alan Bork, Director Commercial Development, Brussels International Airport Company; Dato Seri Bashir, Managing Director, Malaysia Airports; Dr. Peter Evangelos Poungias, Director Commercial and Property Activities, Hochtief Airport; Jean-Paul Bonnel, CEO Europe, The Nuance Group; David Griffiths, Trading Director, World Duty Free; Gustavo Fergundes, Director, Dufry; Haris Lambropoulos, Deputy General Director, Hellenic Duty Free Shops; Phil Shilson, Alpha Airport Shopping.
DFNI says: ‘Key sessions will be presented by Horizon Research Corporation, the World Tourism Organization, and Pacific Asia Travel Association to unveil and analyse exclusive consumer demographic data and information on the spending habits, attitudes, motivations to shop and key travel destinations of leading travelling nationalities.’
The event is being held at London's Millennium Gloucester Hotel between June 21 and 23 and the cost of attending is ?1,116.25 ($1,958.22) although this miraculously reduces to ?910.63 ($1,597.66) per delegate if houses are mortgaged before April 21.