February 27 2018  |  Associations

New information on Summit of the Americas

By Aijaz Khan

IAADFS and ASUTIL have released some details on the speakers for the upcoming Summit of the Americas show in Orlando, March 19 - 21, 2018. Participation in the Executive Conference Sessions is open to all registered attendees.

The Executive Conference Sessions will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Monday, March 19 – 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 20 – 8:30 am to 10:30 am
  • Wednesday, March 21 – 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • The program includes the following topics and speakers:

    Monday, March 19

    Travel Retail 2020: Digitally Disrupted or Digitally Evolved?

    Kian T. Gould, CEO / Founder, AOE GmbH

    When Different is Not Good Enough: Better Shopping for Tomorrow’s Airports

    Lewis Allen, Director, Environments, Portland Design

    Tuesday, March 20

    We will have presentations from the following speakers:

    Julían Díaz González, CEO, Dufry

    Gustavo Antorcha, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines

    Wednesday, March 21

    In-depth Dive into the Air Traffic Evolution in the Americas 2018-2023

    Peter Mohn, Owner and CEO, m1nd-set

    Charles de Gheldere, Director Travel Intelligence, IATA

    The Economic Impact of Duty Free and Travel Retail in the Americas and Caribbean

    The Duty Free World Council will present the results of a study of the Americas that better quantifies the economic impact of the duty free and travel retail industry for all of the Americas, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

    Exhibit hall hours

    As a reminder, the exhibit hall hours have been adjusted for 2018 to allow for the education programming referenced above. Please note the hours listed below and schedule appointments accordingly:

    Monday, March 19: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Tuesday, March 20: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Wednesday, March 21: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Support of Puerto Rico extended

    It has been more than five months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and the people of Puerto Rico continue in their efforts to recover and rebuild. For the 2018 Summit, in lieu of providing a conference gift (traditionally a rolling duffel bag) to attendees, the association is making a contribution to the Puerto Rico recovery effort.

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