The IAADFS expects nearly 200 exhibitors and hundreds of buyers from duty free and travel retail stores throughout the world to attend the 2016 Duty Free Show of the Americas, taking place April 3-6 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida.
The IAADFS reports that approximately 95% of the available space has already been booked. Most of the exhibitors from 2015 have returned for this year, and the show will also feature a variety of first-time exhibitors.
The show features a three-day exhibit hall complemented by several social events that provide valuable networking opportunities, as well as a sports day pro-gram that includes golf, tennis, and a fun run/walk.
Exhibitors returning for 2016 after an absence include Churchill’s Confectionery, Latin American Wine & Spirits, Luxe Brands, Inc, and Thomas Sabo.
“We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and supportive base of exhibitors returning year after year,” commented IAADFS Executive Director Michael Payne.
“At the same time, it is great to welcome so many new exhibitors whose unique products and services add value to what is already a very vibrant industry,” he added.
The most current floorplan and exhibitor list can be found at www.iaadfs.org/2016floorplan.
As reported last month, the IAADFS is adding an education session on Monday morning featuring Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI World), and Peter Mohn, Owner and CEO of m1nd-set.
Gittens will share her insights about the state of the travel industry and ramifications for duty free and travel retail. Mohn will pro-vide an overview of new research findings conducted just prior to the IAADFS show concerning traveler buying habits in North America and the Caribbean.
Mohn’s Monday morning presentation will be followed by a more in-depth workshop presentation of the new research data on Tuesday morning.
As in 2015, IAADFS offers a single registration option that includes access to the exhibit hall plus all IAADFS sponsored social events – the Opening Reception, Gala Evening, and Club Americas.
This registration structure maximizes participation in all social events, making them valuable networking opportunities.
Sunday’s Sports Day program will feature a golf tournament sponsored by American Caribbean Gateway/ Macanudo Cigars, tennis, and a fun run/walk sponsored by Essence Corp that will benefit a worthy charity.
Pre-registration for the show remains open until the beginning of on-site registration on the morning of Saturday, April 2.
Go to http://www.iaadfs.org/ for more information.