TFWA launches expanded new workshops

By Doug Newhouse |

TFWA has announced a broadening of the scope of the well-established airline business workshop at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes to include cruiseline and ferry components.

The Airline, Cruise & Ferry Workshop – as it will now be known – will take place from 08.00 to 09.00 on Tuesday, September 20. TFWA says that while the retailing environment and customer profiles may differ significantly between these channels, which are almost equal in duty free and travel retail sales, TFWA reasons that there may be lessons to be learned and business practices which may be transferable. 

Speakers leading this workshop will be Richard Cushing, Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA of inflight technology experts GuestLogix; Trevor Moore, Buying & Merchandising Director of luxury cruise retailer Harding Brothers, Pierre Freyssinet, Ceo, Uleo Holding and Magnus Ehrenberg, Ceo of Ehrenberg Kommunikation, a media agency working with the north European ferry sector.

POTENTIAL HIGH GROWTH MARKETS
Just a day later TFWA will also run the Asia Pacific Workshop on Wednesday, September 21 from 08.00 to 09.00, focusing on ‘Emerging Asia’. 

In a statement, TFWA said: “While a number of Asia Pacific’s major markets have been the focus of this session in recent years, there are a number of other high growth potential markets where consumer confidence and purchasing power are on the increase, such as Indonesia, Vietnam and The Philippines. 

This workshop will feature Marion Buttler, Regional Director Europe of the Pacific Asia Travel Association who will examine the growth in travel and tourism in Asia Pacific markets. 

At the same time, Sunil Tuli, President Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association and Peter Mohn, Partner m1nd-set will look at behavioural and others factors which impact duty free and travel retail in Asia Pacific quoting highlights from the APTRA Consumer Research project from the previous six months. 

Finally Mathieu Vanhalst, International Sales Manager, TFWA will look at some of the infrastructure projects underway and put the opportunities into duty free and travel retail perspective.

 

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