Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – April 22, 2024 – Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), a prominent member of Airports Council International Asia-Pacific & Middle East (ACI APAC & MID)/ACI World and a key player in Vietnam's aviation sector, is proud to announce its co-hosting of The Trinity Forum 2024, world's leading airport commercial revenues conference.

The prestigious forum will be hosted in collaboration with Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPP Group) and will convene in the bustling metropolis brimming with culture and innovation of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on November 5 – 6, 2024.

The Signing Ceremony for this momentous collaboration was held at Ho Chi Minh City, bringing together representatives from Airports Council International Asia-Pacific & Middle East (ACI APAC & MID)/ACI World, The Moodie Davitt Report, ACV, and IPP Group. This signifies a commitment to fostering innovation and collaboration within the global airport retail sector.

ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East, The Moodie Davitt Report, Airports Corporation of Vietnam and Imex Pan Pacific Group signing the MoU

The Trinity Forum 2024 is expected to attract a prestigious audience, including leading airports, renowned brands, and innovative concessionaires. The forum will provide a platform for industry leaders to discuss the latest trends in airport retail, share best practices, and explore new opportunities for growth.

ACV and IPP Group to receive Certificate Appointment from the two organisers of The Trinity Forum 2024

ACV’s active participation in ACI events and the presence of its Deputy General Director on the ACI APAC & MID's Regional Board demonstrate ACV's dedication to international aviation standards and best practices. With the Trinity Forum being hosted in Vietnam for the first time, ACV is excited to showcase the country's growing aviation industry and its potential as a significant part of the airport business sector.

ACV and IPP Group signing the agreement of co-hosting The Trinity Forum 2024

"We are honored to co-host The Trinity Forum 2024 alongside IPP Group", said Mr. Nguyen Cao Cuong, Deputy General Director of ACV. "This historic event marks a significant milestone for Vietnam's aviation industry and underscores our commitment to driving positive change and innovation within the sector. We look forward to welcoming delegates to Ho Chi Minh City and engaging in meaningful conversations that will shape the future of travel retail."

Mr. Nguyen Duc Hung, Regional Board Member of ACI APAC & MID and Deputy General Director of ACV, further stated: “The Trinity Forum 2024 promises to be a platform for thought-provoking discussions, innovative ideas, and valuable networking opportunities. By bringing together industry leaders and stakeholders from around the world, ACV expects that the Trinity Forum 2024 will yield plenty of fruitful outcomes for all participants, drive innovation, and shape the future of travel retail in Vietnam and beyond.”

Mr. Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, Chairman of IPP Group delivered his speech at the signing ceremony

In this momentous signing ceremony, Mr. Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, Chairman of IPP Group said: “The Trinity Forum in Ho Chi Minh City in November 2024 presents a significant opportunity for Vietnam to exchange experiences in developing the tourism and aviation sectors. It also allows us to seize the moment to promote tourism and investment in Ho Chi Minh City and showcase the image of Vietnam and its people to the global community.”

Mr. Martin Moodie, Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Davitt Report, delivered a speech at the signing ceremony

The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Mr. Martin Moodie, who created The Trinity Forum in 2003, said: “We are deeply honored by Airports Corporation of Vietnam’s (ACV) support of and commitment to The Trinity Forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ACV is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization which is spearheading the hugely exciting developments in Vietnam’s aviation sector." 

“As The Trinity Forum celebrates its 21st anniversary, what better place to host an event always committed to innovation and industry collaboration than Vietnam, where all aviation stakeholders are committed to partnering in the sector’s transformational progress? Thank you to ACV for joining IPP Group in hosting this seminal event and jointly bringing the world to Vietnam and Vietnam to the world. It is going to be an unforgettable occasion,” Mr. Moodie added.

Mr. Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East, delivered his speech at the signing ceremony

Mr. Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East, said “The signing of this MoU reaffirms our mutual commitment to continue enhancing the value of the event for both the aviation industry and travel retail stakeholders. With the event to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, a popular tourist destination, provides an ideal backdrop for the event that revolves around the overarching theme of improving passenger experience with retail offerings at airports. We thank our hosts, Airports Corporation of Vietnam and IPP Group for their exceptional support and commitment to this event.” 

ACI World Director General, Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “As airports navigate the evolving landscape of travel and commerce, fostering robust partnerships with retailers is paramount for both airport economic sustainability and enhancing the passenger experience. With projections pointing towards a doubling of passenger numbers by 2042, airports must innovate their commercial strategies to meet evolving customer demands; and this begins now. As we convene in Vietnam for the 2024 Trinity Forum with hosts ACV and IPP Group, we will embark on never-before seen dialogues between airports, brands, and concessionaires, alongside their business partners in the travel retail sector – all to ensure that airports remain vibrant hubs of commerce and connectivity in the years to come."

ACV and IPP Group extend a warm welcome to all industry leaders and stakeholders to join The Trinity Forum 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this November. Here, at the heart of Southeast Asia, attendees will experience firsthand the dynamism and growth that characterize Vietnam's travel industry.

Memorial picture of representatives of 04 Groups at the signing ceremony


Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is a leading state-owned enterprise responsible for managing and operating 22 airports across Vietnam, 9 of which are international airports. ACV plays a crucial role in facilitating air travel and promoting economic development and national defense. Committed to excellence and innovation, ACV served nearly 120 million passengers in 2023.