The stunning MV Indulgence of Poole played host to the Travel Retail Consortium’s annual Monday evening cocktail in Cannes on October 3rd.  Heralded as one of the most relaxed and enjoyable evening during an incredibly full week, the TRC evening welcomed some 60 industry buyers from airlines, cruiseships/ferries and airport retailers to a casual evening of drinks, canapés and laughter.

Originally conceived in the late 1960s and formalised in 1971 to further the interests and development of the Travel Retail Industry within the UK through its member companies, the Travel Retail Consortium’s Cannes evening is one of three annual networking events that put the emphasis on informal, friendly gatherings with the emphasis on social bonding rather than business.

Guests included Alpha LSG, Condor Ferries, DFASS, MSX, P&O Ferries and Tourvest.  Said Joe Harvey, ‎Head of New Business Development at Tourvest Inflight Retail Services: “We always look forward to TRC events – always great fun and a fantastic mix of industry people. I always meet somebody new as well as some very dear colleagues and friends.”

TRC member companies represented on the evening included Aeon, Accolade Wines, Aurora World, Coty Inc., Guinness, Heineken, Imperial Tobacco International, Invu (Swiss Eyewear Group) , Mars,  Morgan & Oates, Rémy Cointreau,  Sekonda, Taittinger Champagne & Twinings

Added Rebecca Harwood Lincoln, Vice Chair of the Travel Retail Consortium: “We know how busy everyone is during ‘Cannes’ week and so were delighted to have such a wonderful turnout at our event, with many people staying most of the evening.”


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