More leading brand owners across a range of categories have signed up as Gold Partners for the Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo.

The unique 5-day ‘live’ Expo, followed by a 30-day showcase (click here to register) begins on 12 October, just after the conclusion of the Chinese Golden Week holidays. It features a star-studded series of activities across the five days, including a Symposium, category workshops and a new consumer research initiative.

Recently confirmed Gold Partners include Rituals, Filorga, Victorinox, Ian Macleod Distillers, Campari, Proximo Spirits, and Schlumberger. They join other powerful names that had previously signed up in the Gold category including William Grant & SonsMondelez, Nestlé, Ferrero and Stoli Group.

We’ll bring you reaction from many of these brand owners soon, plus news of further Platinum, Gold and Silver partnerships.

The Virtual Launch Pad is one of several digital innovations at the Expo that allows brands to unveil or showcase products for the buyers, press and KOLs in attendance

As reported, China Duty Free Group and The SEVA Group are Diamond Partners of the event. Platinum Partners include Beam Suntory; Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail; Parfums Christian Dior; Whyte & Mackay; Shiseido Travel Retail; Clarins; Duty Free Global, KrisShop and Puig.

Many leading travel retailers have committed to attending the Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo, and to sending their management and buying teams. These include Aer Rianta International, China Duty Free Group, CNSC, DFS Group, Dubai Duty Free, Dufry, Duty Free Americas, Ever Rich Duty Free, Harding, King Power Group (HK), King Power International (Thailand), King Power Traveler, Lagardère Travel Retail, Landmark Management Services, Lotte Duty Free, Qatar Duty Free, Regent Travel Retail Group, Shenzhen Duty Free, Starboard Cruise Services, The Shilla Duty Free, Shinsegae Duty Free and 3Sixty Duty Free.

Since registration opened in late May, they have been joined by AWPL, Bangkok Airways, Delhi Duty Free, DR Group (Malaysia), Focus Network Agencies, Gebr Heinemann, HMSHost, Inflight Sales Group, International Shoppes, Iraq Duty Free, JR-Heinemann (Israel), Little Switzerland, Mauritius Duty Free Paradise, Montenegro Duty Free, Tourvest, Valiram Group and others.

Among the numerous airport/landlord participants, many registered in the last few days, are AGS Airports (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Southampton), Aeroporti di Roma, Aeropuertos Argentina (AA2000), Auckland Airport, AviAlliance, Bangalore Airport, Budapest Airport, Cairns Airport, Dubai Airports, Edmonton Airport, Fraport Brazil, Fraport TAV Antalya, Groupe ADP, Heathrow Airport, Lima Airport Partners, Malaysia Airports, Maldives Airports Co, Northern Capital Gateway (St. Petersburg Pulkovo), Ontario International Airport (California), Pittsburgh Airport, Rio Galeão Airport, Singapore Cruise Centre, Singapore Changi Airport, Tallinn Airport, Toronto Pearson International and others.