INTERNATIONAL. DFS Group Chairman & CEO Benjamin Vuchot is the latest travel retail industry luminary to join a powerful and diverse group of speakers in the Knowledge Hub at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo (11-15 October).

Vuchot assumed the leadership role at DFS, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, in October 2020 after a near four-year stint as Sephora Asia President. Before that he was DFS Group Region President Asia North for nearly six years.

He will address how DFS sees the future of the travel retail sector, the key dynamics likely to underpin the business and how the company is intent on creating “destinations within destinations”.


The Knowledge Hub programme will feature a diverse range of high-quality speakers over five power-packed days under the pillar themes of the event: Lead. Inspire. Transform. Presentations can be heard live or on-demand. To attend, delegates must register.

They include China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen; Shiseido President and CEO Masahiko Uotani; Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker; Airport Dimensions CEO Mignon Buckingham; Peace Foundation Founder & Chef de Mission for the Olympic Refugee Team Tegla Loroupe; Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin; Pernod Ricard Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Ricard; Louis Vuitton President North Asia Michael Schriver; Kim Marotta, VP – Global Environmental Sustainability & Victoria Russell, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Beam Suntory; Aer Rianta International Chief Executive Officer Ray Hernan and many others.

“While the recent environment has been challenging, it has also offered us an unprecedented opportunity to transform our industry,” said Vuchot. “This year’s Virtual Travel Retail Expo will undoubtedly offer great insights into the energy, innovation and inspiration that continue to shape the future of travel retail.”

This year’s Virtual Travel Retail Expo offers a powerful and diverse conference programme over five days in the Knowledge Hub