Annual event

Each year members of the Travel Retail Consortium host a social event for key buyers and retailers. You can expect first-class corporate hospitality at an event that’s designed to be sociable, fun and relaxing. The event provides an entertaining daytime programme which in the past has included High Tea at Lords, Sailing the Solent, Race Day at Newbury and Wine Tasting in Jersey. In the evening, TRC hosts a convivial black-tie gala evening and tradition dictates that bacon rolls and coffee are served at 1a.m for those still socialising.

What buyers and retailers appreciate:

  • An entertaining event that allows them to recharge their batteries
  • Networking with a cross-section of global suppliers
  • Introduction to possible new suppliers and products

“Once again the TRC have excelled themselves. Great guest speaker, all round great day! Well done to all involved.”.

Anthony Faull

Global Buyer, Tourvest Duty Free

“Met some great new people and caught up with old friends too. The TRC team were great hosts and had thought of every need.”

Claire Evans

Global Retail and Marketing Director, gategroup

“My first Travel Retail Consortium event did not disappoint. The entire weekend was beautifully organised from start to finish.”

Caitlin Allen

Buyer, Harding Retail

“Once again, the TRC held a great event that allowed everyone to interact, meet new people and have great fun.”

Anthony Fletorides

General Manager UK, DFASS Group

“As always it was a good opportunity to meet some of my suppliers and share information with them.  I always look forward to attending the Travel Retail Consortium events!”

Béatrice Esterle

Purchasing and Product Manager, Brittany Ferries

Latest events

Travel Retail Consortium jazzes it up on the River Thames

Travel Retail Consortium jazzes it up on the River Thames

The Crowne Plaza hotel, idyllically situated on the River Thames at Caversham near Reading, provided this year’s backdrop for the Travel Retail Consortium’s annual customer event. TRC members and guests from UK and European based airlines, airports, ferries,...

Travel Retail Consortium gallops to a winning finish with Ascot lunch

Travel Retail Consortium gallops to a winning finish with Ascot lunch

The King George V1 Weekend at Ascot provided the perfect backdrop for the Travel Retail Consortium’s annual day-event for its airline, airport and ferry customers. Some 72 TRC members and guests enjoyed a day of exciting horse-racing, with a six race card including...

Travel Retail Consortium puts the Camaraderie into Cannes

Travel Retail Consortium puts the Camaraderie into Cannes

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...

Travel Retail Consortium scores a resounding six with High Tea at Lords

Travel Retail Consortium scores a resounding six with High Tea at Lords

Lords Cricket Ground, London and winter sunshine provided the perfect backdrop to the Travel Retail Consortium’s annual day event for its airline, airport and ferry customers. The 58 TRC members and guests enjoyed a tour of the ‘Home of Cricket’, learning about the...

“Summer on the Solent” – TRC customer event makes waves

“Summer on the Solent” – TRC customer event makes waves

The Travel Retail Consortium held its annual customer event at the Botley Park Hotel in Southampton  on 5 & 6 June with the Saturday activity at Gunwharf Quays. An exciting sailing itinerary co-ordinated by Simon Hedley of Solent Events, awaited the members of the...