Cannes 2018


Saluting achievement:

2018 Frontier Awards

Held at the Congress Mandelieu, the 2018 Frontier Awards honoured industry achievement across a range of categories.

The 2018 Frontier Awards winners celebrate their success.

Ever Rich Duty Free Shop Chairman Simon Chiang was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Frontier Awards, one of the big highlights of the industry 'Oscars' in Cannes.

Chiang received a standing ovation from the 700-plus guests for his many corporate and CSR achievements and his positive impact on the travel retail industry over the past 40 years.

Shared celebration: Simon Chiang (fourth from left) with his family and the Ever Rich team.

Speaking after the award, Chiang expressed his gratitude to the Ever Rich team, and acknowledged the support of his family. He said the award represented worldwide recognition for Ever Rich’s performance.

He said his central belief is putting people first, and he explained he had made integrity, professionalism, innovation, and community work core values of Ever Rich.

Furla Global Travel Retail Director Gerry Munday presented Simon Chiang with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

As Dubai Duty Free was named ‘Airport Retailer of the Year’ Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin said: “We are delighted to receive our ninth Frontier Airport Retailer of the Year Award. This is the second time that we have won this award back to back (2000, 2001, 2017 and 2018) and to win it for a record ninth time takes lot of hard work and commitment."

Dubai Duty Free senior officials headed by Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi (centre) accepted the award on behalf of the retailer.

He added: “This award will always be treasured and I would like to thank the organisers and the judges for their support. I join our Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum in dedicating this Frontier award to each and every member of our staff.”

Here is the full list of 2018 Frontier Awards winners (source: DFNI/Frontier):

Frontier Buyers’ Forum Award

Gold: Rituals Cosmetics – Rituals Essential Collection

Silver: Crystal Head Vodka – John Alexander Artist Series No 1

Bronze: FRAAS – Signature Needle Punch Scarf


Partnership Initiative of the Year

Maison Christian Dior at Changi Airport – The Shilla Duty Free, Parfums Christian Dior and Changi Airport Group


Speciality Concept of the Year

From ‘Destination’ With Love – DFS


Cruise & Ferry Line Retailer of the Year

MSC Cruises


Inflight Retailer of the Year

Oman Air/Muscat Duty Free


Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Supplier

Ultimune #StrongSouls – Shiseido Travel Retail


Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer

Big Bollywood Campaign – Mumbai Duty Free


Marketing Campaign of the Year by an Airport

Heathrow Gin Festival – Heathrow Airport


Technology Innovator of the Year

BrApp Worklife & Sales App – Ethos Farm


Star Product of the Year: Under US$100

Monkey Shoulder – William Grant & Sons


Star Product of the Year: Over US$100

Glenfiddich 25 Year Old – William Grant & Sons


Supplier of the Year

William Grant & Sons


Airport Operator of the Year

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport


Border, Downtown & Non-Airport Retailer of the Year

King Power Rangnam, Bangkok – King Power International


Airport Retailer of the Year

Dubai Duty Free


Best Global Travel Retail-Exclusive Packaging of the Year

The Macallan Quest Collection – Edrington


Best F&B Partnership of the Year

Lounge 1 Food Court at Schiphol Airport – HMSHost, Schiphol Airport and Portland Design


Best Inflight Product of the Year

Guylian Sea Horses Tin – Guylian


Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Women in Travel Retail


Lifetime Achievement

Simon Chiang, Chairman, Ever Rich Duty Free Shop


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