The Trinity Forum 2018 – an event co-organised by ACI World, ACI Asia-Pacific and The Moodie Davitt Report – will take place in Shanghai at the Jing-An Shangri La Hotel, West Shanghai, on October 31 to November 1.
This year’s event, which is hosted by Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA), is themed ‘The changing airport and travel retail commercial eco-system’.
The two-day event promises yet again high-level, engaging and thought-provoking discussion and debate on how the airport commercial proposition is being challenged by technology, consumer behaviour, needs and expectations and how airports are adapting to the fast pace of change in retail technology and digital marketing.
The programme will feature hard-hitting speakers from the industry’s leading retailers, luxury and premium brands and airports from across the globe as well as a number of external industry observers and partners.
Around 500 industry delegates are expected to attend the Shanghai event, which will also feature, for the first time, an exhibition space outside the conference room.
Shanghai Airport Authority's president, Xin Feng, said: “The Trinity Forum gives Shanghai Airport Authority an opportunity and platform to work with overseas brands, concessionaires and industry partners and we can use this platform to learn from the international community.
"With this event the government will show how open China is to overseas traders and investors. This is an important time: Shanghai Pudong Airport’s new satellite terminal will open next year and will be the largest satellite terminal in the world.
"We hope that The Trinity Forum will help us attract more brands and concessionaires to Shanghai Airport. The market in Shanghai is huge. We hope for a successful event.”
The Moodie Davitt Report founder and chairman, Martin Moodie, said: “China is the travel retail channel’s most exciting growth market and the source of its most important travelling nationality.
"The country’s business hub, Shanghai, is a buzzing centre of Chinese, Asian and global commerce and a hugely attractive destination for this key airport conference. We are honoured that Shanghai Airport Authority has agreed to host the event once again.”
Delegate registration for the event and hotel bookings can be made through the event website.