Airport Restaurant & Retail Association members to speak at Americas summit

By Andrew Pentol |

The 2021 Virtual Summit of the Americas will run from 5-9 April.

Senior members from The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) are the latest speakers to confirm their participation at the upcoming Summit of the Americas — A Virtual Experience (5-9 April).

ARRA represents the interests of large and small airport concessionaires across North America, which as reported will receive further relief following the recent passing of a Covid-19 government bill.

Members of the ARRA will participate in a panel discussion about the industry’s direction on 8 April (13:00 US eastern time).

The ARRA session, entitled What does recovery look like in the airport concessions business? will discuss the issues facing the sector in North America.


Speakers include SSP Americas Executive Vice President Pat Murray; Byrd Retail Group LLC President and CEO Judith Byrd; Hudson Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Quinn; and Areas USA CEO Carlos Bernal.

Hudson Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Quinn (pictured left) and Byrd Retail Group LLC President and CEO Judith Byrd will be among those representing the The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association at the upcoming virtual Summit of the Americas.

The all-digital summit, which includes the much anticipated second instalment of the Travel Retail Sustainability Forum (12:00pm EST on Thursday 8 April) is being organised by the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL) in partnership with The Moodie Davitt Report.

For more information on the virtual summit’s programme, click the below links:

Vancouver Airport’s Tamara Vrooman joins growing speaker line-up

More speakers added to programme of Virtual Summit of Americas in April

IAADFS and ASUTIL confirm further speakers for virtual Americas summit

IAADFS and ASUTIL reveal strong speaker line-up for Americas summit

To view the Summit of the Americas programme, click here.







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