March 9 2021  |  Associations

APTRA APAC webinar announced for March 17

By Wendy Morley

APTRA (Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association) has announced the first APTRA APAC Dialogue webinar, which will be held in association with The Moodie Davitt Report on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm (15:00) Singapore time. The webinar is free of charge. Registration is open at https://apacdialogue.com/

The opening keynote address “Emerging Stronger Together” will be delivered by Ms Lim Peck Hoon, Executive Vice President Commercial, Changi Airport Group.

Following this will be the worldwide premier of the new Trinity White Paper “Travel Retail Wayfinding for the Post-Covid Era,” co-authored by Mauro Anastasi of Bain & Company and Jack MacGowan of Castlepole Consulting in association with The Moodie Davit Report.

This document looks at all aspects of airport retail in the wake of the pandemic, from the consumer to the commercial and contractual landscape, and offers recommendations.

All attendees will receive an advance copy of the Trinity White Paper.

The lineup includes:

Mauro Anastasi (Presenter): Partner, Bain & Company Italy
Jack MacGowan (Presenter): Director, Castlepole Consulting
Doug Bagley: Managing Director Asia Pacific, William Grant & Sons
Dan Cappell: Chief Commercial Officer, Ontario International Airport Authority, Southern California
Lucy Thomas: Head of Retail, Auckland Airport
Dag Rasmussen, CEO, Lagardère Travel Retail
Sunil Tuli: President APTRA, and Group CEO, King Power Group, Hong Kong
Martin Moodie (Moderator): Founder & Chairman, The Moodie Davitt Report

Sunil Tuli, President of APTRA said, “The APTRA Dialogue sessions will each explore various aspects of the travel retail sector in the wake of the greatest upheaval in the sector’s history, one that is transforming consumer behaviour and the commercial and contractual environment.

“We’re honoured to be opening with a presentation from Ms Lim Peck Hoon, Executive Vice President Commercial, Changi Airport Group. And we’re delighted to offer a worldwide premier of the Trinity White Paper, the end result of numerous discussions with industry stakeholders over recent months. After it is presented by Mauro Anastasi of Bain & Company and Jack MacGowan of Castlepole Consulting, a distinguished panel representing all elements of the travel retail Trinity will offer their take on its findings, while we will also be opening up the discussion to our audience around the world.”

Ms Lim Peck Hoon, Executive Vice President Commercial, Changi Airport Group added: “Covid-19 has changed air travel forever, and it might be a while before the industry returns to pre-pandemic levels. But images of aircraft delivering vital Covid-19 vaccines across the world bring hope and this may potentially jump-start travel recovery globally.

“For Changi Airport, our North Star remains to deliver a unique Changi Experience to our visitors. This crisis brings with it the opportunity to innovate, digitize and transform. We resolve to work with our airport partners to respond quickly to this crisis and to adapt with agility – from introducing contactless innovations and enhanced cleaning, to transformation through digitization with our retailers and brands to reach new customers together. All this while Changi continues to identify retraining and redeployment opportunities for airport staff to protect as many jobs as possible and manage costs during this downturn.

“Air travel and Changi are down, but not out – With innovation, partnership, and determination, the embers of recovery grow brighter each day. This recovery hinges on the safe reopening of borders and our airlines restarting flights, and Changi Airport spares no effort in working with various stakeholders necessary to facilitate this recovery. We remain fully committed to work with our partners to emerge stronger from this crisis together. I look forward to engaging with members of APTRA and for the opportunity to share more at the coming webinar.”

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie said: “We’re delighted to work with APTRA on this critical thought leadership series, one that is designed to help navigate our industry through these tumultuous times and into a better and sustainable future.”

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