DUTY FREE IS BACK! UK Travel Retail Forum partners with British-Irish Airports EXPO for Commercial Conference – “A new Golden Age for UK Duty Free”

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9 June, 2020 EXCEL London

DUTY FREE IS BACK! UK Travel Retail Forum (18 airports) partners with British-Irish Airports EXPO for new Commercial Conference.

UK-Europe Duty Free shopping returns to UK airports, ports and international rail stations on 1 January 2021. The jointly-held UKTRF-EXPO Commercial Conference – “A new Golden Age for UK Duty Free” – will examine how return duty free will translate into a potential boom for the UKTRF’s 18 airport members, plus the main duty free concessions and brands which also belong to UKTRF.

UKTRF = 18 airports + retailers & brands

The UKTRF (www.uktrf.co.uk) comprehensivly represents the UK airports and travel retail sector:

  • 18 airports comprising all major and most regional UK airports (from Heathrow to City of Derry)
  • All the main duty free concessionaires – World Duty Free, The Nuance Group, Lagardère + WH Smith, Dixons, Harrods, Luxottica etc
  • Major brands ranging from Diageo, Brown-Forman (Jack Daniel’s), Pernod Ricard, William Grant, Bacardi-Martini, Coty etc
  • Others – DFDS (ferry company), Alpha LSG, Gate Retail Onboard, JTI, British American Tobacco etc

Conference Chair Martin Moodie; Keynote by Glasgow Airport CCO

Francois Bourienne, Chair of the UKTRF and Chief Commercial Officer, AGS Airports (operators of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Southampton airports) will give the Keynote presentation detailing how: “UKTRF analysis has shown that the duty free sector could contribute up to £900 million to the UK economy after Brexit, and generate approximately 9,300 new jobs.”

The conference, on 9 June on the Tony Ryan Stage on the opening day of the British-Irish Airports EXPO, will be moderated by Martin Moodie, Chairman of the Moodie-Davitt Report, the leading online travel-retail platform which is also the Conference Official Media Partner.

UKTRF (18 airports) partners with British-Irish Airports EXPO for new Commercial Conference. The Keynote Speaker will be Francois Bourienne, Chair of the UKTRF, and Chief Commercial Officer AGS Airports (operators of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Southampton airports).
The Commercial Conference Moderator Martin Moodie, Chairman of www.moodiedavittreport.com

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