Cannes

CANNES CANCELLED

TFWA HAS JUST ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT: TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2020 to be cancelled Given the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its members, exhibitors and the duty free & travel retail industry as a whole, Tax Free World Association has today decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the TFWA World […]

TFWA President Maingreaud: “We would not be fulfilling our mission if we did not make every effort to make Cannes happen.”

TFWA President Alain Maingreaud held a virtual press briefing on Friday afternoon (Paris time) to ad-dress industry questions following the announcement that the 2020 Tax Free World Exhibition would take place on Sept. 28-Oct. 2, as well as reveal more details of the event. Most questions dealt with the precautions that would be taken to […]

TFWA toasts a record-breaking year for Cannes as visitor numbers top 7,000 for first time

  By all indications, TFWA organized another highly successful TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, with attendance numbers reflecting the “buoyant mood” across the conference and exhibition halls. The “buoyancy” comes from the latest confirmed Generation Research figures, showing that the global travel retail industry reported sales of US$69.3 billion in 2017, up +9.5% over the […]

TFWA Board election

The election of the 37 members of the TFWA management committee took place during the week of Cannes, and the results were approved unanimously at the Annual General Meeting on Oct. 6. New board members are Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s Aude Bourdier-Rocourt as vice president commercial, Gerry Munday from Furla SPA as vice president marketing, andLuxottica Group’s Francis Gros as vice president […]

Cannes 2016 in review: optimism, millennials and engagement

  This year’s Tax Free World Exhibition could be summed up in three words—optimism, millennials and engagement. Despite the change in date of the industry’s premier event—which conflicted both with China’s Golden Week and the beginning of the Jewish High Holy days – over-all visitor numbers were down only 3% versus 2015. Several major U.S. […]

TFWA to hold first research workshop in Cannes

TFWA will host its first dedicated research workshop at the World Exhibition & Conference in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Wednesday, Oct. 21, starting at 18.00 (6 pm). The one-hour workshop will present key findings of the Association’s most recent research studies, all of which are available free of charge to members. Peter […]

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