SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group – one of the world’s great airport companies – has signed as a Platinum Partner for the inaugural Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo.

Changi Airport Group Group Senior Vice President of Airside Concessions Ms Teo Chew Hoon said, “This virtual trade Expo reflects how agile and innovative the travel retail industry is. Despite the challenges, we push boundaries, seek out new opportunities and reinvent ourselves.

“As Changi Airport continues to evolve its business, this event is an opportunity to meet new brands, learn from key players in the industry and showcase Changi’s recent developments on the retail front. It’s a pleasure partnering The Moodie Davitt Report, and we look forward to being part of this first-of-its-kind event.”

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “To have an airport company of the lustre of Changi Airport Group join us as a Platinum Partner is a tremendous boost for this pioneering event.

“Changi Airport has always put the consumer experience at the heart of everything it does and of course its world-class retail, dining, services, entertainment and attractions – including the magnificent Jewel Changi Airport – form an integral part of that experience. Innovation and, as Chew Hoon notes, the ability to reinvent itself, has been a hallmark of Changi Airport Group’s history and philosophy and, no doubt, of its response to crisis.

“Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen that ability to pivot played out, most notably in recent days with the launch of the exciting Changi Eats concept and during recent months with the rapid evolution of the acclaimed iShopChangi ecommerce offer. On National Day of Singapore, for example, last month, Changi Airport held its first-ever online auction, attracting thousands of participants. And right now, it is hosting a blockbuster online shopping campaign via iShopChangi. We look forward with great anticipation to see the excitement Changi Airport Group will bring to our Expo.”

About the Virtual Travel Retail Expo

The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo is a pioneering virtual trade show and symposium, complete with Exhibition Hub, Knowledge Hub (Symposium and Workshops) and Experience Hub (an immersive engagement zone).

As evidenced by an outstanding line-up of over 110 exhibitors, it is a premium event for a premium audience. The unique five-day ‘live’ Expo takes place on 12-16 October and is set to be the defining travel retail industry happening in 2020.

Registration is free for buyers, exhibitors and preferred media partners. Dubai Duty Free, the world’s biggest single airport travel retail business, is presenting those registered Expo visitors with multiple prospects to win grand weekly prizes in its Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws (click here to register).