Travel Retail Sustainability Week: Registration open

By Michael Barrett |

Registration is open for Travel Retail Sustainability Week, the pioneering industry environmental event launched by TRBusiness in October. The inaugural edition will take place virtually from 19-23 April 2021. 

As announced, the Travel Retail Sustainability Week is the first event of its kind for the global travel retail industry. The focus will be on the single-use plastic (SUP) pollution problem and other environmental issues.

The official event website is now live at, where a link to the registration form can be found.

Travel Retail Sustainability Week is looking to encourage all stakeholders, including airports, airlines, cruise/ferry companies, retailers and brands sold in travel retail (F&B included), to reduce and eliminate their single-use plastic footprint.

Partners exhibiting via a Sustainable Networking Hub will introduce solutions and alternatives to SUP, as well as other environmental initiatives already undertaken by many  industry stakeholders.

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The event will also aim to raise awareness of the various non-governmental organisations and social enterprises on the frontline. The hubs and webinar programme will put the spotlight on some of the organisations combatting the plastic pollution problem and providing solutions for alternatives to plastic. The aim of these organisations is to help dissipate the very urgent global crisis of plastic pollution across the planet’s oceans and rivers.


Registration for the Travel Retail Sustainability Week’s webinar programme is free of charge to all delegates, while networking and Sustainability Networking Hub options are available for a nominal fee: £470 per person for the Networking access and £2,175 per company opting for a Sustainability Networking Hub with unlimited team member access.

The hubs will allow participating companies to show videos, provide PDF documents, organise video conference meetings and network throughout the week with all other participants.

Networking access is free of charge for airports, airlines, cruise & ferry companies and commercial concessions and retailers. F&B operators are also included.

As reported, the Travel Retail Sustainability Week will recognise and reward sustainable products and initiatives associated with the global travel industry through ‘The Sustainability Pitch’.

The ‘The Sustainability Pitch’ has attracted a stellar line-up of senior travel retail and sustainability executives from across the global travel sector, who will judge the various categories within the recognition programme.

Brands, packaging companies, airlines, airports, retailers, cruise and ferry companies, F&B operators and other affiliated service providers are eligible to submit entries for ‘The Sustainability Pitch’. Participants can then present and showcase their sustainability-focused products, packaging, services, concepts and/or wider company initiatives to the global travel sector.

Pitch nominations will be submitted through video-pitch presentations and supporting documents. These will be judged according to specific guidelines.

Each pre-recorded video pitch will be sent to the judging panel who will submit their questions to contestants in a pre-recorded session.

Winners will be announced in front of a live audience during the Travel Retail Sustainability Week webinar programme; the audience can interact with each participating company, along with the judges in a live Q&A.

For Travel Retail Sustainability Week speaking, webinar enquiries, contact: [email protected].
For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries and more information on the Sustainability Pitch guidelines, terms and conditions, contact:
Nigel Hardy: [email protected]
Ben Webb:  [email protected]
Helen Chater: [email protected]


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