July 10 2024  |  Industry News

Pernod Ricard partners with APTRA for Summer in the City networking evening

By Wendy Morley

Avolta's Pedro Castro and Pernod Ricard’s Simon Van Moppes with colleagues at last year’s networking event

The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has welcomed Pernod Ricard as the drinks partner of its Summer in the City evening of networking, scheduled for August 21 at Duddell’s in Hong Kong. The event is open to both members and non-members.

Sunil Tuli, President of APTRA & Group CEO King Power Group (Hong Kong), said, “We are very grateful to Pernod Ricard for their generous sponsorship of Summer in the City, a welcome return following their support of the evening in 2023. Their portfolio of premium spirits and champagne will elevate the guest experience as a perfect pairing for the Michelin star dim sum and canapés from the Duddell’s team. This is a fantastic networking opportunity for the travel retail community in Hong Kong and we warmly welcome everyone in the industry to join us.”

Simon Van Moppes, General Manager, North Asia Travel Retail, Pernod Ricard, commented, “We are pleasedvto be active supporters of APTRA in everything it does to support the industry and we are proud of Pernod Ricard’s position on the APTRA Board. Networking is an essential component of travel retail and Summer in the City is a natural fit with our mission as creators of conviviality.”

In keeping with APTRA’s non-profit status, attendance at the event is priced at US$100 per person to cover costs. Entry price includes Duddell’s dim sum and drinks from the Pernod Ricard portfolio. Places are limited to 100 and can be booked on a first come, first served basis. Summer in the City is open to all APTRA members and the wider travel retail industry.

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