His presentation was themed, ‘A kiss is still a kiss, how to marry cash and unforgettable moments.’ I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard travel retail’s ultimate challenge better articulated.
With four nationalities and diverse backgrounds and perspectives represented on the judging panel, there’s plenty of heat, lots of spice and even the occasional boilover in the judging kitchen.
‘Being Heinemann’ is about respecting the status quo but also challenging it. It’s about honouring history (five generations and 139 years of it) but also writing new chapters.
There is much food for thought and for now the Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas remains very much a work in progress.
I hate this disease. So does everyone who marched today. And yet the overwhelming sentiment on display was not hate but love, the prevailing mood not of despair but of optimism.
You might say that walking 5k is not very far. But believe me, if I had thought back in those dark days of 2010 that I would be doing it eight years on while in robust health, I would have been euphoric.
The innovation I like most is called Scents & Spirits, an ‘experience wall’ designed to fuse the worlds of fragrances and ‘luxury libations’.
It is a gesture that emboldens the Trinity spirit and affirms the Christmas spirit. Truly, happiness declared. And happiness shared.
Since The Trinity Forum in early November, Emmanuel has been busy rolling out Lancôme Travel Retail’s ‘Declaring Happiness’ campaign. I think we can safely declare that today Emmanuel is himself full of happiness.
Unlike Christopher Columbus, Isaac won’t be in a sailing ship. He’ll be in a rowboat.
The golf pro asks the hacker where his feet are. “They’re at the end of my legs,” replies the hacker, surprised at such a naive question. “Where they always are.”
On a course with about three and a half times the volume of sand as the Sahara, I may as well have taken my bucket and spade, so much time did I spend in the damn stuff.
And so, here I am at the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup 25th anniversary tournament, my bookmaker’s odds of winning at 67,500 to 1 based on previous form. Dermot Divot is at 25 to 1. Or was before yesterday.