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ISPY announces first delegate list for 2014 event

Inflight Sales of the Year (ISPY) organiser Travel Retail Training (TRT) has revealed a number of airlines and inflight concessionaires have registered to participate at ISPY2014, which will take place in the UK at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel from January 12–17 2014.

The airlines that have registered for the event so far are Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Cathay Pacific Airways, Dragonair, Thomson Airways, Etihad, Finnair, airBaltic, SunExpress, Air Asia X, Singapore Airlines, Air Canada, CanJet, US Airways, American Airlines, Flybe, easyJet, Enter Air, Lufthansa, Pegasus, Onurair, Corendon, Freebird, AtlasJet, Tailwind, Air France, Cebu Pacific Airways, Delta and Wizzair.

The airline concessionaires will be attending the event are Duty Free Air & Ship Supply, Inflight Sales Group Hong Kong, King Power Inflight, Dutyfly Solutions, Gate Retail Onboard Iris Ekspres/Flemingo, LSG Skychefs and Finnair Travel Retail.

The event will include three evenings for networking opportunities and companies are invited to the ISPY Airline of the Year presentations as well as ISPY in the Dragons’ Den.

As well as the main competition there will be a new award, Master ISPY, for crew who have previously attended the event and are now ready to take on an inflight retail coaching role.

TRT CEO Christine Martin stated: “It is important for us to give the crew a chance to progress and develop their skills in order to have an even greater influence on sales for their airline. With regard to offering our sponsors unrivalled value for money, we guarantee that there will be no more than four companies exhibiting from each product category and that every sponsor will see every airline delegation over the two-day tradeshow.

“We protect the investment of those who invest is us by not allowing suppliers to attend in any capacity other than that of a sponsor. We have especially high expectations for the new interactive management conference, which we are sure is going to be a huge success,” she added.