Agenda launched for ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition – Registration now live!
Registration is now live for the newly rebranded ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition (previously known as Airport Trading). Hosted by SEA Aeroporti di Milano, the event takes place on 21-23 April 2015 at the Nhow Hotel, Milan, and will bring together airports, concessionaires and brands in the retail capital of Europe.
This year’s conference theme is ‘Challenging the traditional business model’, and over 20 speakers have already confirmed their participation.
Dubai Duty Free has announced record annual sales of US$1.9 billion for 2014, as well as a new monthly sales record of US$205 million in December. Dubai Duty Free continues to enhance its retail operation with the ongoing refurbishment of Concourse C and the opening of a 7,000sqm retail space in Concourse D.
Airports are decking the passenger halls with festive spirit, delighting travellers with creative retail and food & beverage promotions. Airport Business highlights some of the most impressive seasonal celebrations.
The world’s first airport café from CNN has opened at Abu Dhabi International Airport in partnership with SSP. The café gives visitors a comprehensive CNN experience, while offering a wide range of food and beverages, and access to free WiFi.
Increasingly, brands large and small are recognising the value of the global shop window that is our international airports, and the contest for space on the shelves and within the terminal area has never been so fierce. Airport Business spoke to the young travel retail brands making great waves in the industry, to explore the unprecedented means and innovative concepts by which they have carved a niche in the competitive sector.