Registration opens for TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition in June

By Andrew Pentol |

Registration is open for the online TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition event (21-24 June). Delegates have until 10 June to confirm their participation.

The TFWA Asia Pacific online event is supported by main partners China Duty Free Group (CDFG) and organised in partnership with the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA).

Mondelēz World Travel Retail is a diamond partner while Lagardère Travel Retail and Cainiao Smart Logistics Network (an affiliate of Alibaba Group) are platinum sponsors.

As reported, the event will include an online conference and expert-led workshops. Leading travel retailers and senior industry executives will examine the latest business developments in key travel markets including China.

Panellists include Charles Chen, President of China Duty Free Group; Julián Díaz, CEO of Dufry Group; Max Heinemann, CEO of Gebr. Heinemann; Dag Rasmussen, Chairman and CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail; and Benjamin Vuchot, Chairman and CEO of DFS Group.


Delegates can meet and conduct business virtually via the TFWA One2One meeting service, which will be sponsored by Brown-Forman and Les Chocolats de Pauline. They will also have the opportunity to view the latest product launches and industry projects using the new TFWA 365 online platform.

Benjamin Vuchot, Chairman and CEO of DFS Group is part of a stellar line-up of speakers and panellists for the TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition event.

Discussing the TFWA 365 platform with TRBusiness during a preview of Hainan Special Edition for the upcoming May e-zine, Jaya Singh, President, TFWA said: “Our TFWA 365 platform is a major part of our contribution to ‘building back better’.

“The aim of this project is to provide year-round support to our members and their business partners, providing a hub for exchange and a showcase for brands, while allowing industry professionals the possibility to network and meet key stakeholders virtually.

“I am confident that this will enhance the way we serve our membership, now and in the future.”

Charles Chen, President, China Duty Free Group is also among the speakers.

On the Hainan Special Edition event itself he added: “We had a huge amount of interest, in part driven by the high-quality conference programme which will involve some of our market’s leading retailers, along with several senior executives in the travel industry.”

A further statement from Singh released by TFWA read: “TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition will provide a popular option for connecting with colleagues from across the business at this difficult time.

“A strong line-up of conference speakers, insightful workshops and excellent networking and business opportunities will make this event a vital platform to help kickstart the recovery of the global duty free and travel retail industry.We’d like to thank CDFG, APTRA, Mondelēz, Lagardère Travel Retail, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network and all our sponsors and participants for their support.”

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Further details about TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition can be found here.



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