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140 people attended the Nordic Travel Retail Seminar at Langelinie Pavillonen beautifully located at the Copenhagen waterfront.karinnilsdotter

Like previous years, this must-attend event had a stimulating atmosphere. Inputs from within and outside our industry are key to this succes.

Thank you to all speakers for contributing and sharing:

  • Mikkel Viager, Partner, Gain & Co
  • Dermot Davitt, President and Co-Owner, The Moodie Davitt Report
  • Cécile Shrimpton, Global Marketing Director, Lumene
  • Ivo Knuesel, Head of Category Planning, Mondelez World Travel Retail
  • Ifan Jenkins, Head of Marketing Global Travel Retail, William Grant & Sons
  • Rune Seebach, Industry Manager, Google
  • Karin Nilsdotter, CEO, Spaceport Sweden

Thank you to all attendees for your support. The Danish summer took us somewhat by surprise, but we hope that all our guests managed to cope with the warmth and enjoyed being at this fantastic location.

Images from the day follow below.

Thank you, and see you again in 2019.

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70 Years of Duty Free and Travel Retail

As the duty free & travel retail industry celebrates the 70th anniversary of the opening of the first airport duty free shop in Shannon, Ireland, TFWA is marking the occasion with a visual campaign designed to remind travelers of the positive contribution our industry makes to the world of travel.

“The 70th anniversary of our industry gives us a wonderful opportunity to tell people why duty free and travel retail matters – whether it’s at airports, on board ferries and cruise ships, at the border, downtown or during a flight,” says TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen.

The Nordic Travel Retail Group supports the campaign by bringing forth some of the campaign material in Tuesday Update and TFWA invites industry partners around the world – airports, airlines, cruiselines, ferries, retailers and brands – to use the visuals of the campaign.


NTRS 2017: Happy Renunion with Closing Keynote

In 2016 Mr. Kjell A. Nordström carried away the attendees onboard Teaterskeppet in Stockholm at a very kjell-a-nordstromsuccessful Nordic Travel Retail Seminar.

Following the impressive feedback from the attendees and the fact that Kjell A. Nordström was far from delivering his last messages and insights when being applauded at the end of the seminar, the Nordic Travel Retail Group has invitet Kjell A. Nordström to take us even further into the future of changes, opportunities and challenges.

Kjell A. Nordström is a Swedish a guru of the new world of business. In 2009 he made it into Thinkers 50.

Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt is previously announced to be this year’s opening keynote and spearheading what will become an exclusive speaker line-up.

Further announcements of speakers will be made on our website and in our newsletter Tuesday Update.

The moderator of NTRS 2017 will be Dermot Davitt, Co-Owner and President at The Moodie Davitt Report. We are happy to have Dermot Davitt moderating Nordic Travel Retail Seminar again this year, and we are confident, that this too will be a happy renunion in every sense.

At the website you will find information about online registration, program and hotel offers.


NTRS 2017, Helsinki 8 June

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2017


Global Changes

Opportunities and Challenges Facing Travel Retail

in the Nordic and Baltic Region


Our yearly Nordic Travel Retail Seminar has turned into a must-attend event for the duty free and travel retail fredrik-reinfeldt-ange-fotograf-peter-knutson-arkiv-talarforum3industry in the Nordic & Baltic Region. This year, like every year, we strive to be highly relevant and face ongoing changes and developments in the world as well as within the DFTR industry. (Chairperson Eva Rehnström, Nordic Travel Retail Group)

Members of Nordic Travel Retail Group and non-members are invited to attend NTRS 2017 and we urge you to share this invitation with your colleagues and business partners.

Former Prime Minister of Sweden (2006-2014), Fredrik Reinfeldt, is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Nordic Travel Retail Seminar in Helsinki 8 June. Mr. Reinfeldt will address the ongoing political and economic changes and share with us a high level perspective based on more than 25 years of experience with international politics.

The moderator of NTRS 2017 will be Dermot Davitt, Co-Owner and President at The Moodie Davitt Report. We are happy to have Dermot Davitt moderating Nordic Travel Retail Seminar again this year.

The Nordic Travel Retail Group is looking forward to announce even more speakers for NTRS 2017. Confirmation of more speakers will be announced at the website.


Arrival & Registration will start at 11.00 am local time Helsinki. First Session, welcome by Chairperson Eva Rehnström and keynote speech by Fredrik Reinfeldt, will start at 11.45. Lunch will be served at 13.00. Further details about the program will follow as we announce more speakers.


The conference venue will be magnificently renovated Scandic Park close to Helsinki city centre, and the conference dinner will be served at legendary Restaurant Savoy which has been at the top of Helsinki’s restaurant scene since the 1930’s.

Online Registration

If you register no later than 28 April 2017, an early bird rate is available. NTRG members’ registration fee is only EUR 249. NTRS 2017 is open for non-members as well and the attractive early bird rate is only EUR 399.

The Registration Fee Includes:

  • Food and beverage during the scheduled coffee breaks and meals
  • Full conference program and networking opportunities
  • Printed list of participants
  • Conference Dinner at Restaurant Savoy


All prices are exclusive of VAT (25%)


If your company has a Danish VAT-number, please register here:

If your company has a non-Danish VAT-number, please register here:

Payment by credit card only

Early Bird Rate, NTRG-Members EUR 249 (Until 28 April 2017)

Early Bird Rate, Non-Members EUR 399 (Until 28 April 2017)

Registration Fee, NTRG-Members EUR 299 (Until 1 June 2017)

Registration Fee, Non-Members EUR 449 (Until 1 June 2017)




Hotel Offers

At three Kämp Collection Hotels attractive hotel offers in central Helsinki – 7 to 9 June – are available at:

Hotel Haven, Hotel Lilla Roberts & GLO Hotel Kluuvi.

To get the discount, please go to website

  • Choose stay dates
  • Choose preferred hotel and check availability to all hotels at once
  • Add booking code PROEVENT15 in to field “code”, click “Find Rooms” and get rates!
  • Book rooms



Further Information about NTRS 2017

News about the program for NTRS 2017 will be continually announced at our website and in the weekly Tuesday Update to the members of NTRG.

You will find the NTRS 2017 website here.


Nordic Travel Retail Group

Registration is Open – Stockholm & Brussels

NTRG Members’ Meeting & AGM – 16 March 2017 in Stockholm

The upcoming NTRG Members’ Meeting will take place in Stockholm at convenient Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport.

New YearRegistration is open – please register by e-mail to info(at)

The Theme of the day is: Nordic Duty Free & Travel Retail – Market & Consumer Behavior.

The ongoing market study conducted by m1nd-set is scheduled to be reported to the attendees by Peter Mohn, CEO & Owner at m1nd-set, and Alex Seret, Technical & Managing Director at Generation Research.

The inspirational speaker on the day is Manuel Knight, CEO at the Manuel Knight Academy.

You can read more about the event here.


ETRC Business Forum – 26 January 2017 in Brussels

The annual one-day ETRC workshop this year is about the digital transformation of travel retail and its future post-Brexit.

ETRC Business Forum is free of charge for Corporate Members of ETRC and Members of National Associations including the Nordic Travel Retail Group.

This year’s venue is Brussels Airport Sheraton Hotel.

You can read more about the event and how to register here.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2017 – Mark Your Calendars

DSC05732The Nordic Travel Retail Seminar (NTRS) is a well-established must-attend event for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Nordic & Baltic Region.

In recent years, this annual event has attracted more and more attendees and the feedback has been impressive.

NTRS 2017 sticks to previous year’s tradition and focus on:

  • Industry Relevant Themes and Topics
  • High Level Speakers
  • Top Class Venue
  • Great Networking Opportunities

Venue and Speakers are to be announced in the first weeks of 2017.

Please Mark Your Calendars for the 8-9 June 2017

  • 8 June: Arrival, Registration, Lunch, Conference, Dinner and Accommodation
  • 9 June: Breakfast and Return Journey

Members of NTRG as well as non-members are welcome at NTRS 2017. Please share this information with colleagues and business partners and please send us an e-mail if you want to receive an invitation by e-mail.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!