Last week, the DFG team were exhibiting at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition Centre in the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore, where Barry and Nathalie were joined by new team member, Khimnoy Yeo, Sales Manager, Asia. The event is a really important calendar date in the duty free and travel retail industry, with visitor and exhibitor numbers again reflecting the region’s continued momentum.
Just before the exhibition week kicked off, Barry began energetically in the role of auctioneer for the Duty Calls Charity Dinner, an event put on by The Moodie Davitt Report to raise much needed funds for Friends International. During the evening, an incredible US$60,000 was raised through both live and silent auctions, taking the total amount raised to date to US$265,000. Please see our Media page for more info on this charity endeavour.
For the rest of the week, the DFG team were then kept busy on their stand, meeting and networking with operators and brand partners, whilst expertly showcasing new products and ranges as well as offering many tastings to stand visitors. Many of their brand partners’ products were also available in the official Asia Pacific bar, the place to retire to after the exhibition closed every day to carry on with networking and business talks.