Talking TRMarketplace: Join the conversation

By Charlotte Turner |

Talking-TRM-Simon-Best-DFI-460x306Ahead of the inaugural TRMarketplace digital forum for the duty free and travel retail industry, TRBusiness will hear from exhibiting companies about their motivations for signing up and why the event will be crucial to planning for a post-Covid future.


In the first video of our ‘Talking TRMarketplace’ series, Simon Best, Senior Vice President, Innovation and New Business, Duty Free Innovation (DFI) tells TRBusiness how the company has deftly adapted its business to begin producing consumer-focused PPE.


The ‘Flysafe’ brand, which was born in lockdown, promises affordable ‘grab and go’ PPE kits for passengers, designed specifically for sale at airports.


DFI says it believes TRMarketplace to be the perfect platform to promote its new business developments. “This will be fundamental to our business. This is a fantastic innovation; a great idea by the team at TRBusiness…particularly for small companies like DFI who don’t get regular access to all the clients as we can’t fly around to see everyone.


“What we really love about TRMarketplace is that our products and services can be seen by everyone and not just those on our prospect list. Of course it’s not just about new business for us. We also see this as a great opportunity to connect with our regular clients; show them our new products and talk strategy for the year ahead.”


View the whole video to hear more about how Best believes shopping behaviour will have changed and how all stakeholders need to pick up on various cues to maximise revenue and to prevent passengers from ‘leaving money on the shop floor’.



TRMarketplace is available for all categories and will allow each supplier/brand access to a dedicated ‘brand hub’, where they can showcase their respective product portfolios. Brands can upload all relevant documentation for visitors to browse and download (access restricted).

With a fixed price to exhibit of GBP£4,495 (ex VAT) – for every company regardless of size – TRBusiness and Bluedog Productions believe that this opportunity is accessible to all.

Pre-registration is now open for DF&TR retailers, airports, cruise lines, border stores and airlines, who will gain free-of-charge access to the TRMarketplace.

TRMarketplace has received an overwhelming amount of support from the world’s leading travel retail companies.

Among the long list of global operators who have pre-registered for the event we can name the following: Dufry; Lotte Duty Free; Dubai Duty free; 3Sixty; ARI; Flemingo International; Mumbai Duty Free; Harding; King Power Traveler Co Ltd; Tasa Meng Corporation; Iraq Duty Free; Kaner Duty Free among others.

In addition, the following airport groups have also committed to attending the event: Singapore Changi Airport (CAG); Tallinn Airport; Budapest; Cairns; Adani Airports (India); Luzon International Premier Airport Development Corporation (Clark International Airport in the Philippines).


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