UPDATE: Virtual Travel Retail Expo continues to add new service companies and brand partners

Source: The Moodie Davitt Report

The list of partners for the inaugural Virtual Travel Retail Expo continues to grow, with a roster of industry-leading brands and exhibitors, as well as the addition of industry service providers in the fields of travel data & analysis, marketing, visual merchandising and recruitment. The Expo currently has more than 110 exhibitors confirmed as well as an industry-leading roster of operators and buyers from companies all over the world.

The five-day ‘live’ Expo takes place on October12-16, followed by a 30-day showcase.

The event will offer exhibitor partners a combination of a top-quality digital showcase offering multiple interactive touchpoints and unlimited brand information display.

Among the newest additions to the lineup are:

Online marketing technology platform iClick will take part within a strong omni-channel and services zone of the Exhibition Hub. “…As a thought leader with the largest independent online marketing technology platform in China, we are here to help global travel retail clients to make the most out of smart retailing and digitalization to capitalize on the growth opportunities in the China market,” said the company.

Travel data analytics company ForwardKeys is also supporting the event. CEO Olivier Jager said: “ForwardKeys appreciates all the hard work the Moodie Davitt team does in keeping the travel retail sector well informed over the years, including during this chaotic period that has turned the travel world upside down. As such, it gives us such pleasure to partner with such a trusted medium of truth for the Virtual Expo in October.”

Other service providers include the Spark Group of Companies, under Founder and President Heidi van Roon. The company specializes in staffing and recruiting for luxury retail brands in environments including airports.

In-store visual communication solutions provider Kendu will also participate. Kendu will be launching the all-new-Flowbox, the dynamic display for retail and an exciting range in visual merchandising displays. “With our focus on quality and experience design, we really hope that our products and services can become a catalyst to attract customers back into the stores once the travel industry recovers,” the company told the event organizers.

Among the new brands signing on are the House of Somrus, rum-based cream liqueur brand with India-inspired flavors, and Portuguese port and wine company Symington Family Estates, both represented by Global Travel Retail and fast-growing South Korean beauty & well-being brand Tony Moly, represented by TR Partners.

The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo is a pioneering virtual trade show and symposium, complete with Exhibition Hub, Knowledge Hub (Symposium and Workshops) and Experience Hub (an immersive engagement zone). It currently has more than  110 exhibitors lined up.

Registration is free for buyers, exhibitors and preferred media partners.

Dubai Duty Free, the world’s biggest single airport travel retail business, is presenting those registered Expo visitors with multiple prospects to win grand weekly prizes in its Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws (click here to register).

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