OPENING NEW VISTAS IN TRAVEL RETAIL – RETAIL ON THE ‘GO’ – TRAVEL RETAIL: A SIXTH CONTINENT WITH 1 B
1.087 billion people travelled internationally in 2013, spending $1159 billion, prompting brand executives to name travel retail as the ‘sixth continent’! With the Delhi Airport acclaimed as the ‘World’s best Airport’ recently, and largely so on the breath-taking ambience and experience created by the retail spaces there, it is no exaggeration on the opportunity and scope in this transit retail segment – be it food, fashion, electronics, lifestyle and luxury goods. The second big opportunity is definitely along the upcoming railway transit systems – the Indian Railways and the Metro Rail, and along prime highway locations. Most of the retailers plan to scale up and are upbeat about the future development of these transit locations. Hear from the brands and retailers on how to develop this future piece of opportunity and play it out into their retail expansion plans.
Moderated by: Himanshu Chakrawarti, CEO, Hi-Care Services and formerly CEO, The Mobile Store
Atul Ahuja, Vice President-Retail, Apollo Pharmacy
Gopalakrishnan Sankar, CEO, Reliance Footprint
Pankaj Renjhen, MD, Retail Services, JLL
Sumeet Soni, Brand Director, Premium Apparel, Raymond
Yashovardhan Gupta, Director & CEO, CROSS (Exclusive Global Licensee-Torero Corporation) Zubin Cooper, CEO, Bentel Associates