January 25 2021  |  Associations

IAADFS x ASUTIL announce second round of speakers for SOTA

By Laura Shirk

As previously reported, throughout the conference, the Knowledge Hub will host a selection of keynote addresses and panel sessions on the status of recovery in the Americas market. Other themes on the agenda include the transforming of the airport experience, changing consumer demand, digitalization, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, alongside sessions that analyze travel prospects for the region and the economic outlook.

Additional confirmed speakers for SOTA – A Virtual Experience include:

Martin Eurnekian, CEO, Corporación América Airports

Roger Fordyce, CEO, Hudson

Jackie McDonagh, General Manager, ARI-North Americas

Aurelio Barria, Senior VP, Motta Internacional

Sammy Patel, CEO, Midway Partnership (and CCO, Vantage Airport Group)

Eric Trichot, Managing Director, PT&M

Jane Ewing, Senior VP of Sustainability, Walmart

Jane Ewing leads Walmart’s Sustainability team and efforts, which prioritize 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 elaborate on sustainability as a core business value in retail and travel retail.

Due to her 20-year career at Diageo, where among other roles, she served as Managing Director of GTR & Middle East, Jane is well known in the travel retail industry.

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