The APAC Dialogue will feature a rolling set of one-day programs every two months, each dedicated to a different theme, region or country. Each edition will be free of charge to delegates, with revenue generation coming from selective high-profile spon-sorship opportunities. The first event will be held in early March 2021.
“Never has APTRA’s role – built around the strategic pillars of Advocacy, Networking & Know-ledge – been more critical,” said APTRA President Sunil Tuli. “At a time of profound change in the global travel retail and airport commercial revenues sectors, we need a platform to network, to share our reports, and to drive recovery in the sector through information sharing.
Tuli said that event sponsorship will allow APTRA to step up its vital work on behalf of the industry.
“Since the COVID-19 crisis began, we have concentrated on increasing our advocacy work; supporting the industry on appeals for relief; developing protocols that enable travel retail to re-open; and playing a key role in urging a cohesive direction from APAC aviation and governmental bodies on removing quarantines and implementing coherent testing regimes,” he said.
The Moodie Davitt Report Chairman Martin Moodie said, “We are honored to work with APTRA, which has proven such a proactive association throughout the crisis. Each market in Asia Pacific has its own characteristics, challenges, opportunities and players, and by creating a series of curated events we can address the specific needs of various travel retail communities in a way that has never been done before.”