Under the patronage of His Excellency Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) have teamed up to host the 2019 Trinity Forum – the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference – from 30-31 October at the St. Regis Doha.
The Trinity Forum is an annual event organised by The Moodie Davitt Report, Airports Council International (ACI), and ACI Asia-Pacific. This year’s edition in Doha marks the first time the conference will be hosted in Qatar and co-hosted by an airline carrier.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, will be a keynote speaker at the event, alongside Engineer Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA. They will be joined by other leaders in the aviation and retail industries, who will explore how airports, concessionaires, and brands can work together for the benefit of the travelling consumer.
The Qatar Airways Group offers passengers unrivalled, award-winning services throughout their journey. HIA was ranked as the fourth-best airport in the world at the 2019 Skytrax World Airport Awards, while QDF was named ‘Airport Retail Operation of the Year’ at the 2019 DFNI-Frontier EMEA Awards.
Together, HIA and QDF curate memorable luxury and retail experiences for travellers. This year alone they unveiled the first Qatar Airways Boutique at HIA, opened the Penhaligon’s Made to Measure pop up boutique as an airport world-exclusive, and complemented HIA’s two Harrods boutiques by launching the Harrods Tea Room – a first for an airport. It also staged the largest airport podium for Puig brands Paco Rabanne and Carolina Herrera, called Pacomarket/Carolina Hotel.
HIA is currently undertaking phase two of its expansion. The airport will increase its capacity to accommodate 53 million passengers annually by 2022 and introduce new, innovative features such as a stunning indoor garden and additional food, beverage, and retail space.