With the start of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference just one week away, a busy agenda awaits delegates as the global summit of the duty free & travel retail industry returns to Cannes.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the duty free and travel retail industry’s leading figures and experts at the TFWA World Conference, taking place from 09:00 to 11:45 on Monday 25th October and streamed live on TFWA 365. The line-up of speakers includes TFWA President Jaya Singh, Jane Sun, CEO of Trip.com Group; Benjamin Vuchot, CEO of DFS Group; Rafael Schvartzman, Vice President Europe of IATA; and Jay Richards, co-founder of Imagen Insights. The conference will provide invaluable insight on pressing industry issues ranging from the future of air travel to the purchasing habits of Gen Z shoppers.
Delegates can also learn more about the latest duty free and travel retail innovations at the TFWA i.lab, a fully digital showcase hosted on TFWA 365. Taking place from 25th to 28th October, TFWA i.lab, kindly sponsored by Mondelez World Travel Retail, will present the latest ideas and new ways of thinking from a host of forward-thinking companies. TFWA i.lab will be hosted on the Discovery section of the TFWA 365 platform, where users can find out more about the businesses taking part, as well as learn about the latest activity from leading brands exhibiting at the Palais des Festivals during the TFWA World Exhibition.
There will be plenty of opportunities to network with industry colleagues and friends in a relaxed atmosphere at the TFWA Lounge, located on the scenic Carlton Beach close to the Palais. The TFWA Lounge will host a series of themed evenings celebrating the diversity and strength of the duty free and travel retail industry. Monday’s theme will centre around Innovation in Action with support from Altavia Travel Retail and BW Confidential; Tuesday will highlight women working in the industry with membership organisation Women in Travel Retail; and Wednesday will see industry associations and their staff honoured for their hard work during these recent challenging times.
TFWA would like to thank all supporters of this year’s event, including Qatar Duty Free as main partner of TFWA Lounge, and TFWA Lounge sponsors Interparfums, Altavia Travel Retail, BW Confidential, Quintessential Brands, Duty Free Global, Perfetti Van Melle, Heineken, Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, Bonne Maman, Valrhona and Mionetto. TFWA also gives special thanks to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport for their continued support.
Attendees are reminded that a valid vaccination certificate or recent negative COVID-19 test will be required to visit TFWA World Exhibition and Conference. Delegates vaccinated outside Europe are also advised to convert their vaccination certificate into a valid French health pass, which will be needed for entry to the Palais. Testing facilities will be available on site at a dedicated area located on the Majestic Beach. TFWA has also partnered with the Cannes Ferrage Testing Centre to provide PCR tests.
“With a wide-ranging, business-focused agenda planned for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, we are determined to provide an enlightening and informative experience for all delegates joining us in person in Cannes or tuning in virtually during the week. This year’s event will centre round the latest innovations – reinforced by our online TFWA i.lab event – while vital knowledge shared by our TFWA World Conference speakers will be geared around the biggest trends that will accelerate our industry’s recovery. We can’t wait to take you with us on this journey, and we look forward to seeing you all there” said Jaya Singh, TFWA President.