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The TFWA Lounge event on Tuesday 26th October at the Carlton Beach from 18:30 to 21:00, will be dedicated to Women in Travel Retail but open to women and men alike.
This year’s gathering is in place of WiTR’s traditional networking event in the Palais des Festivals, which has proven challenging to organise due to ongoing COVID restrictions. In the past, this event has raised substantial sums for charities in many countries, with a clear focus on women and children.
For the second year running, WiTR is raising money for Impact Hong Kong, which helps women experiencing homelessness to settle in a safe home, restore their mental and physical wellbeing, build their self-esteem and social capital, and discover their purpose.
At the TFWA Lounge, guests will be invited to make a voluntary contribution to the charity, but all will be welcome to come along and enjoy the evening.
Women in Travel (WiTR) was created in 2006 to recognise the contribution of women to the travel retail industry, past, present and future and as a forum for the women in the travel retail industry. It allows us a privileged medium to exchange ideas, help women to develop their careers in duty-free and travel retail, and to support people in need who we believe would benefit from our help. From year to year we help different groups or communities (from Haiti to India to Sichuan) to help themselves, with a strong focus on children.
About ImpactHK. ImpactHK became a registered charity in March 2017 but never began with that aim. Its founder, Jeff Rotmeyer, had the idea of doing one act of kindness per month for the homeless and began by walking the streets of the more impoverished areas of Hong Kong handing out supplies to those in need. The initiative touched the hearts of volunteers throughout Hong Kong and became quite popular – giving ImpactHK the opportunity to make great impact. It progressed to two walks a month, then four, and so on. ImpactHK now does 50 walks per month in six locations across Hong Kong and is built upon the kindness of hundreds of passionate volunteers. Its numbers bring power and the opportunity to create massive change – not only by positively helping homeless individuals in Hong Kong, but also by changing the face of philanthropy in the territory.