The 2020 Summit of the Americas will offer high quality Executive Conference Sessions targeted to the duty free and travel retail industry. The Executive Conference Sessions will take place the following days

  • Tuesday, March 31 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 1 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Below are the details of the Executive Conference Sessions.

Tuesday, March 31

8:00 - 8:30 am
Welcome and Official Opening
   Rene Riedi, CEO for Division 4, Dufry Group of Companies, and Chairman, IAADFS
   Gustavo Fagundes, CEO of Dufry do Brasil and Bolivia, and President, ASUTIL

Rene Riedi Gustavo Fagundes

8:30 - 9:15 am
The Future of Duty Free and Travel Retail in the View of the Managing Director of the Leading Category
   Yannick Raynaud, Managing Director Duty Free & Travel Retail Americas, L'Oreal


Yannick Raynaud


9:15 - 10:00 am
Buyer and Supplier Panel: Today's New Consumers
Martin Moodie, founder of The Moodie Davitt Report (then called The Moodie Report) and 2017 Frontier Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, will conduct a prestigious panel composed of some of the main players of the duty free and travel retail industry. These highly respected representatives will discuss the composition and buying habits of today's new consumers. Moderated by Martin, they will provide a significant perspective from the fragrances & cosmetics, liquors & spirits, confections, and operators viewpoint.

   Yannick Raynaud, Managing Director Duty Free & Travel Retail Americas, L'Oreal
   John McDonnell, International Managing Director, Tito's Handmade Vodka
   Peter Zehnder, Head of Division Global Duty Free, Lindt
   Enrique Urioste, Cluster General Manager for South America (excluding Brazil), Dufry
   Moderated by Martin Moodie, The Moodie Davitt Report

Yannick Raynaud John McDonnell Peter Zehnder Enrique Urioste Martin Moodie

Wednesday, April 1

8:00 - 9:00 am
The Secrets Behind Amazon’s Success and Key Changes Affecting E-Commerce
   Scot Wingo, CEO, Get Spiffy, Inc.
Scot Wingo is a four-time serial entrepreneur from the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina region. He is an industry thought leader in the e-commerce and on-demand economy realms. In addition to contributing to numerous business publications and broadcasts and speaking at hundreds of conferences, Scot is co-host of two podcasts: The Jason and Scot Show that focuses on e-commerce, payments and retail trends, plus the Vehicle 2.0, that covers the four trends (changing ownership models, connectivity, electrification, autonomy) that are changing the automotive and transportation industries more in the next 10 years than the past 100.

Scot previously founded Stingray Software (1995-1998), which was sold to Rogue Wave Software, AuctionRover (2000-2001) which was sold to Goto/Overture, and ChannelAdvisor (2001-present), which went public (NYSE:ECOM) in 2013. Scot still serves as Executive Chairman of ChannelAdvisor and is founder and CEO of his fourth company in the mobile car care space, Get Spiffy, Inc. (2014-present). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University. Scot has received numerous awards including Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and Triangle Business Journal's Businessperson of the Year.

Scot Wingo

9:00 - 9:15 am
DFWC Update on the WHO Tobacco Protocol
   Sarah Branquinho, President, Duty Free World Council


Sarah Branquinho


9:15 - 9:50 am
When Online and Travel Retail Get Together: The Digital Journey
m1nd-set defines the role of digital touch points in the path to purchasing and their impact on decision-making and understanding the dynamics linking both online and travel retail channels, with a special focus on North versus Latin American consumers and an overview on Chinese travelers to the Americas.

   Peter Mohn, CEO & Co-Owner, m1nd-set
   Anna Marchesini, Project Manager, m1nd-set

Peter Mohn Anna Marchesini

9:50 - 10:00 am
Closing Comments
   José Luis Donagaray, Secretario General, ASUTIL
   Michael Payne, President & CEO, IAADFS

José Luis Donagaray Michael Payne

Participation in the Executive Conference Sessions is open to all registered attendees.


Additional Events

In addition to our official Executive Conference Session program above, there are several other events being held in conjunction with the 2020 Summit of the Americas.

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