INTERNATIONAL. Visitor registration is growing strongly for what is shaping up to be a very successful virtual retail exhibition October 11-15.
The Virtual Travel Retail Expo is owned by The Moodie Davitt Report in partnership with digital and design agency FILTR.QINGWA (and co-organized this year by the Hainan Provincial Office for International Economic Development).
Just over a month away from the event, several thousand delegates have already registered to participate, led by representatives from the world’s leading travel retailers, airports, airlines, ferry and cruise lines, as well as brand owners in multiple categories. Others join them every day through our registration portal here.
China Duty Free Group (CDFG), the number one travel retailer in China and the world by sales in 2020, registered nearly 200 delegates, underscoring the confidence the dominant Chinese player has in the virtual exhibition as a vehicle for discussing the future with brands. and other partners.
As reported, CDFG was recently announced as the Expo’s exclusive strategic cooperation partner. The company will have its own dedicated digital Expo space called CDFG City where it will showcase some of its most exciting current and planned projects. A gateway presence to CDFG City will be present both in the Hainan Discovery Zone (where most of the Hainan Offshore Duty Free Channel players will be represented) and in the Retailer Emporium.
CDFG’s management, purchasing, branding and merchandising teams will be present in large numbers at the Expo, both at CDFG City and also visiting the various exhibitors of the brand. CDFG President Charles Chen will also deliver the morning opening address in the Knowledge Hub on the first day of the Expo. Click here to learn more about a powerful Knowledge Hub agenda.
Wangfujing Duty Free, a subsidiary of famous Chinese department store company Wangfujing, registered 72 delegates, having recently registered as a Gold Partner for the Expo. Other leading players in the offshore duty-free market of China and Hainan are also sending large delegations as bookings continue to flow.
All visitors to airports and retailers registered for the Virtual Travel Retail Expo will automatically be entered into two Dubai Duty Free sweepstakes each week from now until the start of the live event.
Entrants have the chance to win tickets to the popular Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise raffles and could win the grand prizes of US $ 1 million or a luxury car respectively. Click here to register for the event.
Participation is free for all exhibitors and sponsors, airport authorities, airlines, cruise and ferry companies, retail and catering operators, other airport service providers, trade associations and partners official media.
Registration for all other delegates costs only US $ 250 for the live week and six week reminder period.
Many exhibitor partners who have registered welcome the opportunity for engagement offered by the Virtual Expo, which is underlined by the growing number of registrations. See below for comments from several – The Seva Group, William Grant & Sons, Montes Wines and iClick Interactive – who have recently signed up.