AMERICAS. South American border store retailer Neutral by Luryx Duty Free Shop is the latest leading player to voice its strong support for the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which will be held on 5-9 April 2021.

As reported, the all-digital event is being organised by trade associations International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL) in partnership with The Moodie Davitt Report (which organised the successful Virtual Travel Retail Expo from 12-16 October).

Organisers have received strong commitments from travel retailers and airports across the Americas to participate. Speaking about the opportunity (see the video above), Neutral by Luryx Duty Free Shop CEO Marcelo Montico called on the wider industry to support the event. He said: “It will be a great opportunity to review the key business indicators in Latin America, both in airports and border stores. We will invite operators from the borders in Brazil and review perspectives for 2021. Join us from 5-9 April and be part of the virtual Summit of the Americas.”

More statements of support from leading regional retailers appear below, as does a short video explaining the opportunities that the virtual format presents.

Excitement builds in the pioneering virtual Americas event, with three tiers of exhibitor options available

Among the early exhibitors to book are Ferrero, Mondelez, Essence Corp, Monarq Group, Proximo Spirits, Duty Free Global, Zimpex, Spark and Lego, with more to be announced soon. A strong Knowledge Hub educational programme is planned, with details to be revealed soon.

Visitor registration is also open at the official event website, which is now live.

For exhibitors there are three tiers of virtual packages from which to choose, offering multiple options to display products, deliver brand and product presentations, offer virtual tours of their facilities and showrooms, and connect with buyers.

These spaces will be curated by Virtual Stand & Experience Partner, FILTR. Event sponsorship options are also available through our team.

The Summit is open to airports and all other landlords from travel-related sectors; retailers, food & beverage operators and other commercial service providers; brands, agents & distributors; media and other relevant parties.

Contacts

To learn more about this opportunity, please download the 2021 Virtual Summit Information Briefing. If you have any questions regarding stand reservations or media, please contact Irene Revilla at Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com. For general questions about participation in the Virtual Summit, please contact Steven Antolick for further assistance.