Smart Project held an annual awards ceremony for Duty Free companies in Russia


On April 17, 2021, Smart Project advertising agency held an award ceremony for successful
Russian Travel Retail companies in Moscow. The event took place at the Lookin-Rooms
restaurant in a friendly meeting format. It was attended by Duty Free operators’ officials from
Heinemann, Dufry, Reg Staer, TRD, Port Alliance. The event was also visited by leading
suppliers and non-profit partnerships of the Duty Free industry. Travel Retail Awards ceremony
was founded and organized by Smart Project advertising agency with the sponsorship of Alcohol
Production Company LLC, ALVISA Group and Bacardi RUS LLC. Special support for the
event was provided by Simple Group, a leading wine, spirit and soft drink distribution and retail
company, which has in its portfolio a rich assortment of exquisite alcoholic and non-alcoholic
beverages, as well as a customer service that has been fine-tuned for many years in the Russian

As part of the gala evening, Simple Group representatives carried out a tasting of the company
own ‘Big Russian Wine’ project. The guests of the event got acquainted with the largest
collection on the market from the most progressive Russian winemakers and farms, available
only from Simple Group.

For the first time in Russia, the Travel Retail Awards ceremony was held in 2018 and it was
devoted to the 30th anniversary of the Duty Free industry in the country. Travel Retail operators
from all Russian cities from Moscow to Vladivostok, representatives of world famous alcohol
and perfume companies, as well as members of professional Duty Free trade associations took
part in the ceremony.

The evening was opened with the words of the Smart Project CEO and founder, Nadezhda
Emelianenko. In the welcoming speech she noted the main stages of the Duty Free trade industry
recovery and development considering pandemic conditions. Nadezhda also expressed gratitude
to the Travel Retail companies’ representatives for mutual assistance and support of each other
in such a difficult time for business.

Further, the guests of the event were awarded personal certificates of Acknowledgment.
“The establishment and organization of this award for the stars of the Russian Duty Free
industry has become a great honor for Smart Project,” – Nadezhda Emelianenko began her
speech. – The work of such a supreme level professionals is worth of the highest appreciation
and we are glad that we can say gratitude words to everyone. The enthusiasm and cohesion of all
industry players inspires our team to new achievements. We are wishing our colleagues well and
optimism! New achievements and bringing your ideas to life!”

Company profile:
Smart Project marketing agency, founded in 2014, specializes in BTL advertising for the Travel
Retail industry. The company unites specialists who have gone through the whole school of
advertising – from working as the promoters to managing sophisticated BTL projects. Business
portfolio includes all types of BTL advertising. The agency is a member of the Eurasian Duty
Free Association and the International Association of Advertising Agencies ‘Airport Promotion
Agencies’ and also heads the partnership called ‘Operators Association of Advertising Agencies
in Duty Free shops and in the territory of air terminal complexes’.
Headquarters and production facilities are located in Moscow. For more information, please visit