Summit of the Americas organizers add key new speakers to Knowledge Hub agenda

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL have unveiled additional speakers for the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which takes place on April 5-9, 2021.

Keynote addresses and panel sessions will take place at the virtual Knowledge Hub each day, focused on the recovery in the Americas market. The latest additions to the speaker lineup include some of the top industry people in the Americas.

They include: Martín Eurnekian, Chief Executive Officer of Corporación América Airports (AA2000); Hudson CEO Roger Fordyce; ARI-North America General Manager Jackie McDonagh; Motta Internacional Senior Vice President Aurelio Barria; Midway Partnership CEO (and Vantage Airport Group Chief Commercial Officer) Sammy Patel; PT&M Managing Director Eric Trichot (whose company is leading the tender process at Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport Company).

Also speaking is Walmart Senior Vice President, Sustainability Jane Ewing.

Jane Ewing leads Walmart’s Sustainability team and efforts, which prioritizes people and the planet by aiming to source responsibly, sell sustainable products, restore natural resources and reduce waste and emissions.

 She will discuss these initiatives in a special session at the Summit of the Americas and talk about sustainability as a core business value in retail and travel retail.

Ewing is well known in travel retail from her 20-year career at Diageo, where among other roles, she was Managing Director Global Travel & Middle East.

The all-digital event is being organized by the IAADFS and ASUTIL in partnership with The Moodie Davitt Report (which organized the Virtual Travel Retail Expo in October).

Visitor registration is free to all travel retailers and airport companies and is open at the official event website, which is now live.