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12 more airports in the People’s Republic of China plan to send official delegations to this year’s China Travel Retail event in Shanghai on the 24th and 25th of July

Special airport tour to be hosted by Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Shanghai 23 April, 2012 – Today, China Travel Retail (CTR), the conference and exhibition for travel retail brands, concessionaires and retailers targeting Chinese travellers both inside China and overseas, announced that 12 more airports in the People’s Republic of China are planning to send delegations to the inaugural China Travel Retail event, which will take place this year at the Marriott City Centre Shanghai on the 24th and 25th of July.

Chongqing Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Hangzhou Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Ningbo Airport, Pudong Airport, Shenzhen Airport, Sichuan Chengdu Airport, Xian Airport, Xinjin Airport, Yunnan Kunming Airport and Zhuhai Airport plan to attend the event.

The event will be in part hosted by Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, where coaches will take delegates for an exclusive tour of their new state-of-the-art terminal.

CTR is being launched with the leading events company in China, GIS Events. The event will highlight and feature the importance of the fast-emerging regional airports in the People’s Republic of China. The Moodie Report’s Founder & Chairman, Martin Moodie, will moderate the event, together with his Deputy Publisher, Dermot Davitt.

“The overwhelming importance of China to the global travel retail market is self-evident”, said Jeffrey O’Rourke, Chief Executive of Ink. “Over the last ten years, the number of passengers served by the top 100 PRC airports alone has surged from 148 million in 2001 to over 613 million in 2011. In ten years, the annual number of passengers going through Chinese airports has grown to nearly ten times the population of France, and 100 million more than the population of the entire European Union. In fact, in the last 12 months alone the top 100 PRC airports added as many new passengers as were handled in the whole year by Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. (CAAC)”

“The travel retail industry urgently needs to address this market with a conference that brings in the players in the Chinese market. Sales at regional airports and domestic terminals are already taking off, and understanding and addressing the Chinese market is already the difference between success and failure for many airports and travel retail concessionaires both inside and outside China.”

Nick Tan, President of GIS Events, added, “We are really excited to have so many Chinese airports onboard already. This audience is relatively new to the travel retail market, and will clearly be a key factor going forward. Not only are they coming to hear about best practice from international airport retailers and global brands for the first time, but also to shed light on domestic retail trends at airports across China itself.

Tan continued, “The Chinese travel retail market is moving at a remarkable pace, and now we are able to invite our delegates to take a tour of the new terminal at Hongqiao Airport, where retailers, airports and brands will be able to see the latest in terminal design with the Chinese passenger in mind.”

The event and exhibition will take place at the prestigious Marriott City Centre in Shanghai and will showcase best practices both inside China at Chinese airports, on airlines and at sea, as well as showing how companies are successfully selling to Chinese consumers travelling overseas.

Exhibition and Conference Information

For details about attending the event, please contact Adrien Collilieux at adrien.collilieux@chinatravelretail.com or on +44 20 7613 6966.

About Ink

Ink is the global leader in connecting companies with travellers. As well as producing more inflight magazines for more airlines than any other company in the world, Ink reaches a captive audience of hundreds of millions of travellers each year with Targeted Advertising (TAD) on confirmation emails, check-in emails, print-at-home & mobile boarding passes and on onboard entertainment systems.


Ink works with over three dozen airlines, produces media in 17 languages, and sells advertising in over 100 countries. Our travel clients include companies as diverse as Air France-KLM, Air Macau, Bangkok Airways, bmi, easyJet, Eurostar, Germanwings, Gulf Air, Jetstar, Ryanair, South African Express, THAI Airways, Tiger Airways, TurboJET (the ferry from Hong Kong to Macau), United Airlines, PrivatAir and Wizz Air.

文墨出版社现在和超过36家航空公司,制作17国语言的媒体平台和在100+国家推销广告。我们的旅游企业客户包括:法国航空-KLM、澳门航空、曼谷航空、英伦航空、易捷航空、 欧洲之星、德国之翼、海湾航空、捷星航空、瑞安航空、南非航空快运、泰国国际航空、老虎航空、喷射飞航、联合航空、普里瓦航空、威兹航空。

Ink is the owner of the Airline Retail Conference (ARC) in Europe and Asia, the China Travel Retail conference in Shanghai, and produces the Airline Passenger Experience Media Platform in association with APEX, the Airline Passenger Experience Association. We also publish CNBC Business magazine and Time Out Singapore. Ink has offices in Atlanta, London, New York and Singapore. For more information see www.ink-global.com.

文墨出版社是欧洲和亚洲航空零售大会,中国旅行零售大会的拥有者与主办方。它还与航空旅客体验协会(APEX)创办了航空乘客体验媒体平台。我们同时还出版了《CNBC商业杂志》和《TimeOut 星加坡》。文墨出版社在亚特兰大,伦敦,纽约和星加坡设有办公室。如需要了解更多有关INK 请参考我们的官网:www.ink-global.com

About GIS Events

上海君实商务咨询有限公司(GIS Events)简介

GIS Events began in Shanghai in the year 2000 as an international event organiser. Owned and operated by a professional Australian trained team, with more than 15 years of experience in research, program design, and conference planning, the GIS team works to bring high level Chinese officials and their organisations together with leading international companies. Through our GIS Event Summits, Congresses, Forums and Expos we enable access to key decision makers of particular market sectors for networking and marketing opportunities.

作为一家国际性的会议组织策划公司,GIS Events于2000年在上海成立。它由一支在研究、项目设计及会议策划领域拥有超过15年经验的专业澳大利亚队伍经营管理,这支团队将中国高层政府官员和机构以及大型跨国公司汇聚于一堂。通过举办各种峰会、会议、论坛和展览,我们给各个市场领域的主要决策者提供了进行交流和洽谈业务的机会。

From 2007 GIS Events has been working closely with Chinese government associations for both the airline and the airport sectors – the China Air Transport Association (CATA) and the China Civil Airports Association (CCAA), both of which come under the central government civil aviation authority (CAAC). Since then GIS Events has been the exclusive company of choice for the professional organising of CATA and CCA international conferences, exhibitions, summits and other training programs.


GIS Events strives to create platforms enabling industry to develop in China, connecting China’s airlines and airports with top global players and solutions providers. With excellent reputation and references in the industry, we continue to deliver high level and meaningful events focusing on the China market.


Media Contacts:

Ink 文墨出版社

James Harrison

Group Marketing Director

+44 20 7613 6995



GIS Events 上海君实商务咨询有限公司

Nick Tan 谭谦

President 总裁

+86 13701792101




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