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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”


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 5 October 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.

The Commercial Conference Moderator Martin Moodie, Chairman of www.moodiedavittreport.com

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