As regular readers of TRUnblocked.com are aware, this website and blog has provided a successful forum to discuss the burning issues facing the airport and travel retail industry as stakeholders seek to recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19. We’ve had some great contributors who have tackled the vital subjects which at times have made very uncomfortable reading for many in the industry.
Whether people like it or not, it is a pivotal time for the industry to effect positive change that can make it sustainable for the future and help to reduce the time lapse back to a more prosperous airport landscape. With this in mind, and in partnership with the London-based, global design firm Portland, I’m proud to announce we are taking our industry-shaping activities to a whole new level.
We are launching a webinar series – Future Airports: From Here to Where? – with the inaugural event to be staged across two two-hour sessions on 15 and 16 September 2020. The event will bring together a remarkable line-up of speakers and panellists from both inside and outside the airport and travel retail industry.
We will be confirming the full cast for the event next week – it’s what I would describe as a real ‘brains trust’ and it contains not only familiar, influential industry names but also brings in new contributors to the mix who bring an important outside perspective. This is no time for insularity in airports and travel retail and we wanted to introduce brand new thinking towards the manifold challenges that lie ahead of us.
Attendance to the live broadcast and online event – with a limit of 1,000 places per day – will be free with a donation of 50 GBP, which will go towards creating bursaries for the Duty Free World Council Academy.
Stay tuned to TRUblocked.com to find out more and details of how you can secure your place. In the meantime, please do put those September dates in your diary.
In the meantime, please scroll down to the main feature and read The Moodie Davitt Report preview of the event.