The Frontier Awards continue to celebrate the very best of innovation, creativity and excellence within the travel retail sector, and we are delighted that the Awards will return on October 27 to the iconic Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic in Cannes.
Judging of each and every entry by our independent panel of industry experts is now complete and all the shortlisted Finalists can viewed here. We have seen a fantastic range of entries from retailers and brands, with many amazing examples of innovation and hard work even during the challenges of the last 12 months, and all worthy of our recognition. As we can start to look forward towards recovery the Awards will provide a unifying focus for the industry and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.
In keeping with the times, this will be a special edition of the Frontier Awards with a different format to past years. Guests will be treated to opening drinks & networking reception, replete with light bites and small plate food, followed by the Award themselves and more networking and music after the presentation. Dress code will be business or lounge suits/cocktail attire.
Guest safety will be paramount and the awards will be held in line with all current legislation and recommendations. In keeping with French government regulations, to gain entry, all guests will need to bring with them a valid health pass or "pass sanitaire" - please view full details of all covid-related requirements and provisions here.
“We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards which showcase the commitment, dedication and creativity of our team who continually deliver the ultimate passenger experience, right throughout our estate. I would like to thank everyone that has been involved in making these awards possible”
Aer Rianta International Chief Executive, Ray Hernan
“Praise at the Frontier Awards in any form is the industry’s ultimate feedback to one’s efforts, whereas being chosen the Best Supplier is the highest possible achievement. For us, the Frontier Awards are the ultimate platform to recognise, showcase and celebrate innovation, creativity and executional excellence in the channel. By highlighting past achievements, it helps us raise our standards and inspire us all in shaping the future of this unique retail environment.”
Mondelēz World Travel Retail Managing Director, Jaya Singh
"The Frontier Awards provide independent recognition of innovation and creativity within the travel retail sector. They highlight the best of the best in global travel retail. It is immensely gratifying to be recognised by Frontier and independent industry peers especially during this very difficult year for travel retail."
Philip Morris International Duty Free VP, Edvinas Katilius
“I was thrilled and honoured to receive the news, not only for myself, but for the wider team as it truly was a team effort. Our Marketing team are passionate and committed to Travel Retail and our brand and, given what we are all experiencing in our industry at present, this wonderful recognition is the perfect boost for morale.”
Whtye & Mckay Trade Marketing Manager, Athena Lau
"Without doubt, the Frontier Awards are the longest established and most respected of their kind within the travel retail industry. For brands, retailers and operators alike, winning a Frontier Award is a major accolade and a great reward for the dedicated teams that are behind the successful entries."
Ricola Vice President Region Middle East & Travel Retail, Andreas Reckart
“My initial reaction is one of great pride as I know we are competing with some extremely high-quality entries from some of the industry’s best airports and retailers. For myself, to have Heathrow Retail applauded in this way by our peers is always extremely gratifying and is certainly a source of pride for Heathrow itself where our retail operation is valued as a vital aspect of giving great passenger service”
Heathrow Retail Director, Fraser Brown
"This will be the most memorable award we have ever received especially during this COVID situation. We wanted to thank DFNI-Frontier for giving us the award and the judges and industry for acknowledging the effort and investment we have put in to bring inflight retail to the next height.”
3Sixty Duty Free Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, Ms Lee Hwee Ming
See if you are eligible to enter the Frontier Awards
See the full list of winners from the 2020 awards