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Counterfeit goods on the agenda at 30th TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014

Hosted by TFWA in partnership with French manufacturers’ association Unifab, the high-level panel of speakers taking part in this session includes Bob Barchiesi, President of IACC, Emmanuelle Hoffman, lawyer at Cabinet Hoffman and Vice-President of UNIFAB, Philippe Lacoste, Vice President of UNIFAB and Nestor Martinez-Aguado, who is responsible for intellectual property at the French Foreign Ministry.

The threat posed by the influx of counterfeit goods to the luxury goods market is on the agenda of a special workshop at 2014 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference which takes place in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes from 26th to 31st October.

“Estimates from OECD value the global counterfeit market at between USD 600 billion and USD 700 billion per year, and we know that the counterfeit goods market is a huge problem for premium brands, many of whom are members of TFWA,” comments Erik Juul-Mortensen, President TFWA. “Although our industry is successful in ensuring that goods offered in duty free & travel retail outlets are sourced from genuine suppliers, the threat of fakes is always present and indeed growing as miscreants become ever more inventive.”

A working lunch will be held in the Salon Croisette, Majestic Hotel on Tuesday 28th 12:30-14:00 to encourage debate among suppliers, retailers and landlords on ‘Counterfeit – a Real Threat to our Industry’.

Hosted by TFWA in partnership with French manufacturers’ association Unifab, the high-level panel of speakers taking part in this session includes Bob Barchiesi, President of US anti-counterfeit association IACC, Emmanuelle Hoffman, lawyer at Cabinet Hoffman and Vice-President of UNIFAB, Philippe Lacoste, Vice President of UNIFAB and Nestor Martinez-Aguado, who is responsible for intellectual property at the French Foreign Ministry.

All visitors to TFWA World Exhibition & Conference are encouraged to attend what promises to be a fascinating addition to the programme.

In addition to this workshop, a ‘Market Watch Workshop: Latin America’ will take place on Tuesday 28th 08:00-09:00 and the ‘Inflight Focus Workshop’ on Wednesday 29th 08:00-09:00, at the same venue.

The prestigious Conference on Monday 27th 09:00-11:30 will feature a state of the industry address from Erik Juul-Mortensen, President TFWA and keynote speeches by Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), 65th US Secretary of State, and Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Air France-KLM. After a 30th Anniversary Champagne Cocktail on the Palais concourse, the doors to the exhibition will open at 12:00.

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