Airline retail conference organiser grounded

The organiser of the Airline Retail Conference (ARC), has gone into liquidation.

Memphis Media was due to host two inflight retail events in 2016 – the ARC Asia-Pacific at Marina Bay Sands Singapore on 25-26 February, and the ARC Conference Europe on 7-8 June at Olympia Conference Centre, London.

The firm tried to transfer paid delegates from the Singapore and UK event to other conferences, the well-established Aviation Festival Asia (23-24 February), organised by Terrapinn in Singapore and a similar event in London on 8 and 9 September.

But Memphis Media lacked the client numbers to run the events effectively, a problem exacerbated by increasing pressures on the inflight retail channel.

The firm’s website has not been updates with teh news and managing director Karim Halwagi did not respond to our calls.

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