Deadline looms for ‘Journey to Japan’ with Shiseido Travel Retail

JAPAN. The deadline looms on 31 October to take part in Shiseido Travel Retail and The Moodie Davitt Report’s ‘Journey to Japan’.

A very special experience awaits two guests from from the travel retail industry*, to be selected soon. During the weekend of 26-27 October 2019, you and a partner of your choice can witness the true meaning of ‘omotenashi’ – the art of Japanese hospitality – in Tokyo and Yokohama, winning a five-star accommodation package that includes business-class travel, transfers and cultural activities, while visiting the country during a world-class sporting event, the Rugby World Cup.

Auckland Airport General Manager Retail & Commercial Richard Barker makes his case for the trip to Japan next year.
ARI Chief Operating Officer Gerry Crawford, pictured at Larnaka Airport.
The Shilla Duty Free Head of Business & General Administration at Changi Airport KS Leong is pictured at Changi T2.
ASUTIL Secretary-General Jose Luis Donagaray with his shot from Uruguay (Montevideo Airport).

To put your name forward for this unforgettable experience, simply take a photo of yourself at a Shiseido counter, anywhere in the travel retail world, and send it with your name and company to: by 31 October. The extended deadline allows industry executives travelling to The Trinity Forum in Shanghai an additional opportunity to take part.

There has been intense interest already from around the travel retail world (with selected images from around the industry presented on this page). Send us your photo for a chance to join us in Japan.

*Defined as a member of the Trinity (landlord, retailer, supplier), distributors/agents, trade press or associated specialist consultants.

André Quednau, Gebr.Heinemann Controller Retail at Berlin Airport, tackles the challenge from the German capital.
DFS Group General Manager San Francisco Airport Karl Sutcliffe puts his case for selection at SFO.
Not one but two entries from San Francisco Airport: (Above) Wonderful Pistachios Director of Sales Australia, SE Asia & Global Travel Retail James Kfouri.
John Hume of leading industry lobbyist Hume Brophy takes his chance at Brussels Airport.
…as does Brussels Airport Company Retail Manager Yannick Vanroelen.
JES Travel Retail’s Tim Jobber at the Shiseido wall bay of the Chacalli de Decker-managed travel retail store at Weeze / Niederrhein Airport in Germany.
Butlers Chocolates Marketing Director Aisling Walsh snaps her photo at Dublin Airport T1.
Striking a pose: Gebr Heinemann Activity Manager and Head of Visual Merchandising at Hamburg Airport Charline Zuschlag-Chur says the trip to Japan “sounds like paradise”; also modelling himself (though perhaps less convincingly) on the Shiseido visual is Al Nassma Director of Sales Patrick Dorais, pictured at Dubai Duty Free, Dubai International.

ARI Global Buying Director Paul Neeson makes his bid.
Jonathan Holland of Jonathan Holland & Associates makes his pitch for the journey to Japan at T Galleria by DFS in Singapore.
GTR Sales’ David Spillane and Duty Free Global’s Barry Geoghegan seek out the Shiseido installation at Dublin Airport

Kavanagh Communications’ Anne Kavanagh at London Gatwick South en route to Cannes earlier this month.
SSP Group Senior Vice President, Business Development Asia Pacific Anthony McEvoy greets us from JR/Duty Free at Brisbane Airport.
Mondelez World Travel Retail Market Development Manager Csaba Babak grabs his snap in World Duty Free at London Heathrow.
Former ARI CEO Eamon Foley at Nice Airport.
CTD Marketing’s Mark Lewis-Jones en route from Panama’s Tocumen Airport to Mexico City. “Go Cymru!!” says the proud Welshman.
The flying Dutchman Johan Schölvinck, Managing Director of Market Square Consult, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Long-time ARI senior executive Garrett Coogan, now heading Qatar Distribution Co, on departure from Hamad International in Doha.
Gebr Heinemann’s Artem Engel at the retailer’s in-house shop at HQ…
…and Stoli Group’s Toms Bergs at nearby Hamburg Airport.
The FILTR team of (from top) Co-Founder & Managing Director Alex Cook, Lucy Hillyard (PR Director) and Helen Pawson (Account Manager), Jenard Ng (Account Manager) and Lisa De Klerk (Account Manager) strike their best Shiseido poses.

We want to be there too! The Moodie Davitt Report Publisher Irene Revilla and partner Roberto Ercolani at Heathrow T5.
The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman (and proud New Zealander) Martin Moodie takes his chance to join the party at Nice Airport.
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