Dec 05

Dubai Duty Free 27th Golf World Cup

Dubai Duty Free once again hosted some of travel retail’s golfers on 27– 28th November at the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup – an annual social and sporting highlight in DF&TR’s calendar.

The golfing took place at Dubai Hills Golf Club on 27 November and Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club on 28 November, and also included a welcome dinner at The Irish Village on Wednesday night plus a presentation dinner on the Thursday after play had finished. With over 60 overseas players taking part, as well as those competing from the UAE and Gulf region, Barry was thrilled to be asked back to play again. Many thanks to Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO for the invitation, to Salah Tahlak – Executive Vice President Corporate Services for his hospitality and to Sinead El Sibai – Senior Vice President Marketing and her team, for such a warm welcome.

Golfing guests register on Day 1 at Dubai Hills Golf Club
Barry with (from centre): Des Smyth – Golf Pro & Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Ambassador; Gerry Crawford – Chief Operating Officer,
Aer Rianta International: and Giles Marks – Senior Duty Free Sales Director, Maui Jim
Barry and Gerry Crawford – Chief Operating Officer,
Aer Rianta International strike a pose at Hole 17

From left: Giles Marks – Senior Duty Free Sales Director, Maui Jim; Gerry Crawford – Chief Operating Officer, Aer Rianta International and Barry at the ARI-sponsored Hole 6, Dubai Hills Golf Club
Ready for Day 2. From left to right: Jonathan Holland – Managing Director, Jonathan Holland & Associates; Barry Geoghegan – DFG; Des Smyth – Golf Pro & Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Ambassador; David Spillane – Owner, Global Travel Retail Sales ; and Sunil Tuli – CEO, King Power Group (HK)
Action shots from the tee on Day 1 (left) and Day 2 (right)
Left: Barry gives his golf on Day 1 a thumbs up Right: Nathalie and Barry enjoy the hospitality during the gala dinner at The Irish Village
A wonderful Welcome Dinner at The Irish Village with (from left): Jeannie Archer – Owner, JA Associates; Breeda McLoughlin: Barry Geoghegan – DFG; and Colm McLoughlin – Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Dubai Duty Free
From left: Barry Geoghegan – DFG; Jonathan Holland – Managing Director, Jonathan Holland & Associates; John Sutcliffe – Advisor, Travel Retail; and Salah Tahlak – Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, Dubai Duty Free
From left: Sunil Tuli – CEO, King Power Group (HK); Barry Geoghegan – DFG; Carmel Horan; Patrick Dorais – Director of Sales, Al Nassma Chocolate; Dave Cattanach – General Manager, The Irish Village Complex ; and Nathalie Roelands – DFG
Barry and Nathalie with (from centre): Liz Fulwood – General Manager, Focus Brands; David Spillane – Owner, Global Travel Retail Sales; and Jess Howells – Group Marketing Manager, Concourse
Barry with (centre) Martyn Westbury – Head of Sales, New Thing Ltd and (right) Peter Dige – Travel Retail Director, Toms Gruppen

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