“The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo offers an exciting and innovative way to connect and unify the industry at a time when it is more important than ever before,” says Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail CEO Mohit Lal.
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail has become a Platinum Partner for The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo, to be held this September and October.
The French drinks powerhouse owns the most comprehensive portfolio of premium international brands in the wine and spirits industry, including world-renowned favourites such as Absolut, Ballantine’s, Beefeater, Jameson, Martell, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët Champagne, along with many others.
As reported, the industry’s pioneering Virtual Expo will be held via a live event (now extended by popular demand to five days, 7-11 September) and a 30-day follow-up showcase in which all exhibitors can still engage with retailers and buyers worldwide. Interest from potential exhibitors has been soaring, while many of the world’s leading travel retailers have confirmed their attendance.
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail CEO Mohit Lal said, “The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo offers an exciting and innovative way to connect and unify the industry at a time when it is more important than ever before. We have faced unprecedented challenges this year and only united can we ensure a strong future for the industry.
“The consumer landscape has also evolved as a result and we look forward to sharing our vision for meeting this new demand with our retail partners and airport communities at this landmark virtual event.”
The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “It’s brilliant news to have Pernod Ricard onboard as a Platinum Partner for our inaugural Virtual Travel Retail Expo. The company has continually been at the forefront of digital innovation in the global travel retail channel, so to have them join us on this exciting virtual journey is a particular thrill.
“Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail brings an amazing line-up of brands and concepts to the Expo and we’re convinced that buyers from all over the globe will flock to the company’s Virtual Stand & Experience – without having to leave their office desks.”
|Retailers flock to Virtual Expo
Industry giants Dufry and Lagardère Travel Retail, plus Flemingo-owned cruise concessionaire Harding have become the latest travel retailers to commit to sending their senior management and buying teams to the Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo.
They join Aer Rianta International, China Duty Free Group, Dubai Duty Free, Ever Rich Duty Free, King Power Group (HK), King Power International (Thailand), King Power Traveler, Landmark Management Services, Lotte Duty Free, Qatar Duty Free, Regent Travel Retail Group, Shenzhen Duty Free and 3Sixty Duty Free and numerous airport participants including Fraport TAV Antalya, Heathrow, Ontario International Airport (California) and others.
About Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail
Pernod Ricard first gained presence in Travel Retail in the early 1980s and today Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail is leading the value creation within the channel. Restructured in 2017, Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail brings together the Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa travel retail arms into one global retail hub supported by market-based businesses.
Pernod Ricard is listed on Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the number two worldwide in wines & spirits with consolidated sales of € 9,182 million in FY19.
Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005), and Vin&Sprit (2008).
Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the industry: Absolut Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Malibu liqueur, Method and Madness whiskies and gins, Malfy gin, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët Champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, and Kenwood wines.
Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of around 18,900 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 ‘Brand Companies’ and 86 ‘Market Companies’ established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on three key values guiding its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics.
As reported, the inaugural Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo will be held via a live event (now extended by popular demand to five days, 7-11 September) and a 30-day follow-up showcase in which all exhibitors can still engage with retailers and buyers worldwide. Interest from potential exhibitors has been soaring, while many of the world’s leading travel retailers have confirmed their attendance. To find out more, please email Martin Moodie at Martin@MoodieDavittReport.com or Gemma Aldridge at Gemma@MoodieDavittReport.com
Further major announcements will be made this week on both the Expo and the Travel Retail Symposium, ‘Road to Recovery’, that will take place alongside it.
Critically, every exhibitor at The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo will have their own individual Account Manager, provided by Singapore and London-based integrated retail, marketing and design agency FILTR, The Moodie Davitt Report’s Virtual Stand & Experience Partner for the Expo.
The agency will also provide a full press centre service at the Expo to ensure unprecedented visibility worldwide for exhibitors. This will include complimentary advertising in the official Expo Guide, and extensive coverage across The Moodie Davitt Report’s preferred B2B and B2C media partners in China, South Korea, the US and the travel retail channel.
Strong CSR credentials
As reported, The Moodie Davitt Report is to fund a life-changing cleft operation performed by international charity Smile Train for every exhibitor at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo.
Smile Train has supported over 1.5 million cleft surgeries since 1999. Every five minutes Smile Train-supported cleft treatment helps a child in need. Some 200,000 babies are born every year with cleft lips and/or palates. US$250 funds the cost of the 45-minute cleft surgery that transforms the life of a child – and that of his or her family.
Underlining the Virtual Travel Retail Expo’s CSR and eco-friendly credentials (no travel involved, no shipping, no stand construction etc), The Moodie Davitt Report will also be making a substantial donation to The Trinity Forest Project – a tree-planting initiative we unveiled at The Trinity Forum in Doha last October.