TFWA Hainan Special Edition opens with welcome e-working session

By Andrew Pentol |

Day one of the TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition opened yesterday (21 June 2021) with a welcome e-working session, which gave industry brands and partners across Asia and beyond the opportunity to reconnect.

The e-networking sessions will run at the end of each day at the following times. Tuesday 22 June: 12:15-13:00 CET; Wednesday 23 June: 12:45-13:30 CET; and Thursday 24th June 12:45-13:30 CET.

The new TFWA 365 platform, which makes its debut at TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition, is hosting the event. TFWA says the platform offers a new way for travel retail professionals to connect.

[Please click the below video for a preview of the platform which will soon be available for use all-year round].

TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition continues until 24 June. During the e-networking sessions, platinum sponsor Duty Free Global is offering delegates the chance to win a bottle of Beau Joie Champagne if they predict the results of this week’s Euro 2020 matches correctly.

Alongside a packed schedule of workshops and conference sessions, virtual lounges and TFWA’s One2One e-meeting service will provide different ways to conduct business and catch up with new and existing colleagues and friends.

POSITIVE E-NETWORKING TURNOUT

Jaya Singh, President, TFWA said: “Seeing such a positive turnout at our first e-networking session, with many familiar and new faces, makes it all worthwhile to push ahead with an Asia-focussed event this year. Of course, an online event wouldn’t be without some minor technical difficulties, but we’re very proud of how the TFWA 365 platform has come to life.

Jaya Singh, President, TFWA delivered his welcome address at the start of the Hainan Special Edition Conference programme today (22 June).

“Though we cannot yet meet in person, we’ve put all our efforts into making the TFWA 365 platform a place for the industry to come together and inspire a dialogue about how we approach the recovery of duty free and travel retail with full force.

“We hope delegates find the week ahead a useful forum for collaboration, information and communication. We are together on this exciting platform as well as event and I am sure that through this we will emerge stronger together as an industry on the move.”

TRBusiness will bring you the main highlights from the start of the conference in due course.

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