Leading DF&TR stakeholders confirm attendance at TR Consumer Forum

By Faye Bartle |

TRCF 23 attendeesHeavyweight industry attendance at the 2023 TR Consumer Forum is accelerating, with an impressive lineup of duty free and travel retail stakeholders confirming their presence at the three-day event.

Taking place from 21-23 June in Vienna, the conference will welcome senior executives from influential airport operators, which to date include Vienna Airport (the event’s Host Sponsor), Aéroports de Paris, Budapest Airport, Zurich Airport, Heathrow Airport, Munich Airport International and Fraport AG.

Powerhouse retailers confirmed include Lagardère Travel Retail, Aer Rianta International (ARI), Gebr. Heinemann and King Power (Hong Kong).

Partners supporting the event include British American Tobacco (BAT), Beam Suntory, E. Gluck, Perfetti Van Melle, Nestlé International Travel Retail, Blueprint, DutyFreak, Nora Norway, Intelligent Track Systems, Puressentiel, Swedish Match, Walker’s, Loacker, Blackjack, and Enviro-Point.

READ MORE: Vienna Airport is TR Consumer Forum Host Sponsor

More leading stakeholders making their way to the forum include European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC), the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA), Mondelez World Travel Retail, Whyte & Mackay and Dragon Trail International.

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This is in addition to Airport Dimensions, Coeur de Lion, Essential Communications, ACS – Airport Commercial Services, Marine City Duty Free & Overseas, Perfect Technologies, Portland and TravConsult.

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With approximately three months to go until the conference begins, TRBusiness remains in advanced conversations with many of the leading airports, retailers, cruise and ferry companies, suppliers and more industry stakeholders; many of whom have confirmed that they plan to attend the event. Further updates will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Priority tickets to the 2023 TR Consumer Forum are available until 30 April 2023 at the early bird rate of £595. The standard delegate rate of £795 will apply thereafter.

There are two hotels in close proximity to the AirportCity Space conference venue: the H Vienna Airport Hotel and the Moxy Vienna Airport Hotel. Delegates are advised to book as soon as possible as availability is limited.

Delivering exclusive consumer insights

Organised by TRBusiness with event partner m1nd-set, the TR Consumer Forum is the travel retail industry’s only conference that places the consumer at the heart of the conversation.

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Michael Barrett, Head of Events and Corporate Social Responsibility at TRBusiness.

This year’s agenda is curated under the theme of ‘Facing the Future; Preparing for Tomorrow’s Consumer Today’ and will address a variety of top priority topics to help stakeholders strategise and stay relevant to the travelling consumer from all regions. As is customary, delegates will be presented with exclusive consumer insights valued at six figures, courtesy of m1nd-set.

All delegates are guaranteed to gain a deep understanding of the latest consumer trends, thanks to leading speakers and expertly curated, exclusive and up-to-the-minute research presented by m1nd-set during the two-day conference.

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Anna Marchesini, Head of Business Development, m1nd-set on stage at last year’s event in Limassol, Cyprus.

There are ample opportunities to network and socialise with industry colleagues. These include the opening cocktail, networking dinner, coffee breaks and closing cocktail – many of which will be providing a unique sense of place.

New for 2023: Green Shoots Exchange

The TR Consumer Forum has been extended for 2023, with an extra half-day educational session taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday 21 June.

The new session, titled Green Shoots Exchange, will focus solely on sustainability. It will provide a platform for new ideas, products and services that bear a strong social and/or environmental DNA, especially for new and recent entrants to the industry.

READ MORE: TR Consumer Forum dates announced; new sustainability initiative launches

To find out more about the programme and speaking opportunities, please contact Michael Barrett at [email protected].

For more information on Green Shoots Exchange and other brand-building opportunities, please email Helen Chater at [email protected].

For other sponsorship enquiries, please write to Nigel Hardy at [email protected] or Ben Webb at [email protected].


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