CHINA. Shenzhen Duty-Free Group (SZDF) has become a Gold Partner and exhibitor for the forthcoming Virtual Travel Retail Expo (11-15 October).
SZDF will be exhibiting in the Hainan Discovery zone and the international Retailer Emporium, both exciting additions to the 2021 Expo. The SZDF management and buyers will also be visiting the many brands that are exhibiting at the Expo.
“We are very excited to be exhibiting at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo – the biggest virtual event in the duty free industry. We will be showcasing our history, our stores and our ambitions to a vast global audience. We invite all brands to come and visit us and discover more about Shenzhen Duty-Free Group.”
SZDF is one of the world’s and China’s most respected duty free retailers. It has a long history of operating duty free stores, a heritage that has helped the company accumulate rich experience in the travel retail industry.
Founded in 1980, Shenzhen Duty-Free Group is the first wholly State-owned enterprise in China approved by the State Council to operate the business of duty free goods retailing.
SZDF noted that it has long enjoyed excellent and stable cooperation with many first-class international brands. In 2020, SZDF and DFS Group began a mutually complimentary international strategic cooperation that resulted in the opening of a new duty free enterprise in Hainan.
Mission Hills Duty-Free Town Phase I (trading as Times DF) was inaugurated on 31 January, 2021 in the Haikou Mission Hills resort complex. Phase II will be completed in 2022.
Shenzhen Duty-Free Group Chairman You Jiangwei said: “Shenzhen Duty-Free Group will strive to build core competitiveness and brand influence as always, and become a prominent and comprehensive operator in the duty free industry.”
SZDF added: “We are very excited to be exhibiting at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo – the biggest virtual event in the duty free industry – and working with The Moodie Davitt Report and their partners. We will be showcasing our history, our stores and our ambitions to a vast global audience. We invite all brands to come and visit us and discover more about Shenzhen Duty-Free Group.”
The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We are honoured that Shenzhen Duty-Free Group has joined us as a partner for the Virtual Travel Retail Expo. The company has been a great pioneer of travel retail in China and its new business in Hainan is very exciting indeed.
“This is an outstanding chance for brand partners, old and new, to come and discover more about Shenzhen Duty-Free Group’s story and plans.”
NOTE: To visit Shenzhen Duty Free-Group and other Hainan travel retailers which are exhibiting at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo, you must register. Registration is complimentary for brand exhibitors, retailers/operators and airports and is just US$250 for all other visitors.