The hotly anticipated Global Travel Retail Awards ceremony has reached full capacity, with tickets for next week’s glittering event now completely sold out.
Industry stakeholders will gather to see who will be crowned the winners at the ceremony, which is taking place on Monday 3 October from 7pm until late at Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes, during the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.
“We are delighted by the show of support for the Global Travel Retail Awards,” said Nigel Hardy, Owner and Joint Managing Director of TRBusiness, which organises the awards in partnership with m1nd-set.
“It is the only consumer-voted multi-category awards programme dedicated to the travel retail industry and there is clearly a high demand for it.
“The awards have gone from strength to strength since we launched them back in 2018 and we are thrilled to be hosting them in Cannes for the first time.
“Being a sold-out event is especially meaningful for all of us at TRBusiness, as we are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all those who entered, our fantastic line-up of sponsors, and each and every one of you who have booked tickets for what is set to be a memorable evening.”
Ticket holders will be welcomed with a drinks reception beginning at 7pm.
Attendees will be seated from 7:45pm for a three-course dinner with Wise Wolf wines from Accolade Wines.
The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 8:45pm, with Luke Barras-Hill, Managing Editor, TRBuisness taking to the stage to make an introduction.
Peter Mohn, Owner and CEO of m1nd-set will offer an insight onto the judging method, and there will be selection of the qualitative insights from panel of international travelling bloggers and vloggers revealed via the big screen.
Charlotte Turner, Editorial Director of TRBusiness and Michael Barrett, Head of Events and Corporate Social Responsibility will then carry out the moment we’ve all been waiting for: revealing the winners and presenting the awards.
What’s new for 2022
There are 19 categories in this year’s consumer-voted awards.
On top of the coveted winners’ trophies, there is a new Highly Recommended accolade available for entries that meet the upper scoring benchmark.
Plus, there will be an overall awards winner revealed on the night within both the product and airport categories.
You can view the full list of finalists here.
Details about how the awards are judged can be found in our recent article.
Following the awards ceremony, the celebrations will begin in style with the TRBusiness 25th Anniversary Afterparty featuring the fantastic live band Brightlights who are set to raise the roof with their rousing renditions of hit songs from the 60s to current chart hits.
All those in the party mood can take to the dance floor until late and all attendees will walk away with a gift bag, featuring items from a selection of our sponsors.
To find out more, visit the dedicated website travelretailawards.com.