TFWA has announced that Dufry CEO Julián Díaz González will address delegates at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. As head of a business that is one of the most significant players in the global duty free and travel retail industry, Díaz will be offering a unique perspective on the industry during this period of its evolution.
Former UK foreign secretary David Miliband and social media pioneer Randi Zuckerberg will also be key speakers. They will join TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen, who will outline the challenges and the opportunities facing duty free and travel retail at a time of considerable political and economic change and a slowing of growth of global sales.
TFWA will also present several “debate-fueled” workshops during the week, designed to provide insights into some major issues currently shaping the duty free and travel retail industry. The workshops will include an assessment of the inflight sales channel, and a Market Watch on Russia, a country whose crucial outbound passengers have come under increasing pressure. A second Research Workshop will detail the latest TFWA data on the traveling consumer.
In addition to the conference and workshops, the TFWA World Exhibition will showcase the latest products from the leading brands, and provide the chance to meet the key decision makers from the world’s foremost retailers and landlords.
New features for 2016 include the launch of TFWA’s ONE2ONE meeting
service. This service has already proven highly popular and successful at the TFWA China’s Century Conference and the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference. At the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference, meetings will be scheduled on exhibitors’ stands throughoutThursday, Oct. 6 and during the morning of Friday, Oct. 7.
“There is considerable opportunity for growth in our industry, but we also face challenges from a diverse range of quarters,” says TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen. “The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will provide attendees with useful and up-to-date information that will help them to overcome these challenges. Sharing debate on the latest thinking in our business will enable us to lay the foundations for a successful future in the duty free and travel retail industry across the world.”
Registration is open at www.tfwa.com until September 7. The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will take place at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, between October 2-7, 2016.