INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail, Duty Free Americas, Ever Rich Duty Free and Starboard Cruise Services are the latest big-name industry players to sign up as partners for the spectacular Retailer Emporium at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo 2021.
The second edition of the global travel retail channel’s largest virtual trade event runs from 11-15 October 2021, followed by a six-week complimentary ‘encore’ access for exhibitors and visitors. More information and registration details can be found at www.virtualtrexpo.com. Due to heavy demand, the deadline for booking a virtual stand is Monday 16 August. Each exhibitor has their own individual account manager from FILTR.QINGWA to offer comprehensive assistance in the virtual stand design, build and merchandising.
The companies above join Dubai Duty Free, Lotte Duty Free and Harding, previously named as Retailer Emporium exhibitors. Several other leading travel retailers have also confirmed their presence in principle and will be the subject of further announcements.
As reported, organisers The Moodie Davitt Report and FILTR.QINGWA have developed a new bespoke virtual event platform for the 2021 event. The Retailer Emporium is a zone specially curated to allow selected travel retailers to showcase their environments, key concepts and innovations to their business partners, including airport companies and brand owners.
Other areas within the new-look universe include the Exhibition Pavilion, Knowledge Hub, Experience Area, Awards Stage, Cruise Jetty and Hainan Discovery zone. The latter will place the spotlight on Hainan Province’s offshore duty free players and the companies that service them. More details on this exciting development will appear in coming days.
Click on the video for a guided tour of the Virtual Travel Retail Expo 2021
Registration to the new custom-built platform, via desktop, tablet or mobile, is free for all exhibitors and sponsors, airports authorities, airlines, cruise and ferry companies, retail and F&B operators, other airport service providers, trade associations and official media partners.
Registration for all other delegates is just US$250 for the live week and encore period. Retailers, airport management and other commercial operators who register are in with the chance to win US$1 million or a luxury car courtesy of Dubai Duty Free. Click here to register.
Representatives of many travel retailers, F&B concessionaires and airport companies (both multinational players and smaller independents) have signed up as delegates in recent days, among them Aer Rianta International, Areas, Changi Airport Group, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Delhi Duty Free, DFS Group, Dubai Duty Free, Dufry, Duty Free Americas, Ever Rich Duty Free, Gebr Heinemann, Harding, Heathrow Airport, IPP Travel Retail, Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport, Lagardère Travel Retail, Lotte Duty Free, Malaysia Airports, Marshall Retail Group, Ontario International Airport Authority, Qatar Duty Free, SMP Concessions, Starboard Cruise Services, Tallink Duty Free and Uganda Duty Free Sales. More will be confirmed as they register in coming days and weeks.
For more information about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor of the Virtual Travel Retail Expo 2021, please contact Irene Revilla, Publisher, The Moodie Davitt Report (Irene@moodiedavittreport.com) or Sarah Genest, Vice President Sales & Events (Sarah@MoodieDavittReport.com).
Note: The booking deadline for exhibitors is one month away, 16 August.