Julían Díaz: One of the keynote audio system that ASUTIL and IAADFS hope will construct curiosity within the convention classes on the new-look Summit of the Americas

AMERICAS. Regional journey retail associations ASUTIL and IAADFS have revealed the total speaker checklist for subsequent month’s Executive Conference Sessions on the Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas. The occasion will probably be held in Orlando on 18-21 March.

Joining keynote audio system beforehand introduced corresponding to Dufry Group CEO Julían Díaz will probably be Carnival Cruise Lines Chief Operating Officer Gustavo Gustavo Antorcha. He will mirror on the problems going through the vital cruise retail channel. 

Kian Gould, Founder and CEO of AOE, a pioneer of airport omnichannel retail actions, will tackle the theme, ‘Travel Retail 2020: Digitally Disrupted or Digitally Evolved’. (As reported, Gould was named considered one of The Moodie Davitt Report’s Positive Disruptors of 2017).

In addition, Lewis Allen, Director of Environments at Portland Design, will tackle the subject: ‘When Different isn’t Good Enough: Better Shopping for Tomorrow’s Airports’.

The evolution of airline site visitors within the area from 2018 to 2023 will probably be addressed by m1nd-set Owner and CEO Peter Mohn and by IATA Director Travel Intelligence Charles de Gheldere.

The Executive Conference Sessions happen on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings on the occasion.

IAADFS and ASUTIL have additionally confirmed the participation of a number of key suppliers which can be returning after an absence.

In fragrances & cosmetics, returning manufacturers embody Bvlgari, Christian Dior, L’Occitane, Puig Panama, and Rituals Cosmetics, becoming a member of long-time supporters within the class corresponding to Essence Corp, Estée Lauder, Euroitalia and L’Oréal, amongst others. Other historic exhibitors returning after an absence are Furla, Haribo, Misaki and Philip Morris Duty Free, amongst others.

“We are excited to welcome again a few of these main manufacturers which can be so vital to the obligation free and journey retail trade within the Americas and the Caribbean,” commented ASUTIL Secretary General José Luis Donagaray.

IAADFS president and CEO Michael Payne added: “We are additionally grateful for the continued assist of our many long-time exhibitors, and we’re happy that this 12 months’s provider participation will probably be an excellent higher reflection of the variety supplied by our many provider companions.”

The exhibitor checklist for the 2018 Summit of the Americas contains almost 140 corporations. The 2018 floorplan might be discovered at www.2018summitoftheamericas.org/Exhibitors

More particulars in regards to the 2018 Summit of the Americas, together with the schedule of occasions and details about registration and housing, might be discovered at www.2018summitoftheamericas.org

ASUTIL and IAADFS affirm speaker line-up as Summit of the Americas takes form by: Pamela Hendrix published:


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