AMERICAS. Interest continues to build in the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which takes place on 5-9 April, with over 700 delegates registered to date. Visitor registration (free to all travel retailers and airport companies) remains open at the official event website.

Registration remains open for regional and international visitors as interest builds in the virtual event

As reported, the all-digital Summit of the Americas is being organised by the 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).

To date, the event has attracted teams from over 65 retail and F&B companies and over 20 airports and airlines, plus trade association representatives.

The event is supported by more than 35 Gold, Silver and Bronze partners. Among the latest names to join the exhibitor line-up are Haleybrooke International, Seva Group and Al Tounbak. B+D has also joined as an event sponsor.

Other exhibitor partners and sponsors already announced include Altria, Anatomie, Arterra Wines, Casa AGP, Delaviuda Confectionery Group, Duty Free Global, El Almendro, Essence Corp, Ferrero Travel Market, Flor de Caña, Haleybrooke International, JTI, Lego, Loacker, Mazaya, McCormick Distilling, Monarq Group, Mondelez World Travel Retail, Oribe, Proximo Global Travel Retail, SaniGo, Servy, Somrus, Spark Group, Stoli Group and Zimpex.

The Summit of the Americas features a powerful and diverse set of speakers in the Knowledge Hub, for which the line-up and agenda can be found here. 

Views on the shape and rhythm of recovery in the Americas market will be a central focus of the sessions. Themes to be explored include the reshaping of the airport experience, changing consumer demand, digitalisation, the business model, alongside sessions that analyse travel prospects for the region and on the economic outlook. The event will also host the DFNI Americas Awards, as well as a Sustainability Session led by TRBusiness.

The Summit also includes an engaging and dynamic programme of Engagement Lounge sessions, platforms to launch, promote and educate through virtual masterclasses, tastings and demonstrations.

Either live or pre-recorded, these 30-minute segments will be streamed to a global audience. Participants include Spark Group, Anatomie, Stoli Group and Duty Free Global. The full programme, with registration links, can be viewed here.

The Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience 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.

Registration can be found here.


For general questions about participation in the Virtual Summit, please contact Steven Antolick for further assistance.