UPDATED: TRBusiness & Nestlé launch industry-voted ‘Question Time’

By Charlotte Turner |

Travel-Retail-Question-Time-Ramesh-Cidambi-leadTRBusiness is delighted to announce the launch of a new video series called ‘Travel Retail Question Time’, providing a unique open forum for the industry in a first-of-its-kind film format.


In an industry-first, TRBusiness is offering readers the chance to put their questions to a high-ranking and influential executive at one of the world’s leading duty free & travel retail operators whilst we capture it all on camera.


Readers will submit the question they always wanted to ask, but never had the chance to.  We will then shortlist the top 10 questions and these would be voted for, again by our readers.


Video is now live below:




The most popular questions – as voted for by our readers – will then be put to our selected interviewee who for the first video in this series will be Ramesh Cidambi, COO of Dubai Duty Free.



Ramesh Cidambi, Chief Operating Officer of DDF.


Cidambi is the Chief Operating Officer of DDF and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s operation, reporting to the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin.


This new initiative will be supported by Nestlé International Travel Retail.


“At Nestlé International Travel Retail we’re always looking to innovate and support new initiatives that raise the bar in the industry,” says Stewart Dryburgh, Nestlé International Travel Retail General Manager.


Stewart Dryburgh General Manager Nestlé International Travel Retail - Headshot

Stewart Dryburgh, Nestlé International Travel Retail General Manager.


“When TRBusiness approached us with the Travel Retail Question Time concept, where readers are asked to pose the questions that they feel are relevant to a key industry stakeholder, we were immediately interested.


“With the tag-line – ‘have a break from the usual topics’ – this idea was a natural fit for our #1 brand KITKAT as well as a great idea to stimulate discussion and debate in the industry.


“As such we’re delighted to support this project and hope it brings TRBusiness readers great value.


“We naturally hope that this will be well received because it’s a fresh idea which, we hope, will inspire some really interesting and thought-provoking questions and, equally, honest answers. We all look forward to watching the first edition.”


Look out for an email inviting you to submit your questions in the coming weeks.

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