Top Dufry and Carnival Cruise execs headline speaker lineup at ASUTIL/IAADFS Summit of the Americas

ASUTIL and IAADFS have now released the full slate of speakers for the Executive Conference Sessions at the 2018 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas to be held March 18–21, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Julían Díaz González, CEO, Dufry and Gustavo Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines will headline the Executive Conference Sessions, […]

IAADFS launches relief effort to help Caribbean recovery from Hurricane Irma, as it prepares for first Summit and works to improve airports and industry conditions

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) took an important step to help colleagues in the Caribbean who had been impacted by Hurricane Irma, the category 5 storm that flattened some of the key tourist islands in the Caribbean in early September. Hoping to fund immediate relief efforts, the Association contributed US$10,000to […]

IAADFS panelists examine growth opportunities in the Americas

IAADFS provided show goers with a preview of the conference that will be an integral part of next year’s Summit of the Americas, with two mornings of educational sessions at its Duty Free Show of the Americas last month. On Monday morning, a panel of speakers representing specific regions discussed “Growth Opportunities in the Americas.” […]

IAADFS reports 2016 exhibition space 95% sold out

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 […]

Chase International has strongest year yet in 2014

Chase International experienced its strongest year ever in 2014, despite difficult trading conditions due to exchange rates, and increasing product, freight, warehousing costs, and supply availability issues on its bourbons, says Chase International President Chase Donaldson. “We are very fortunate to represent brands that are in many of the ‘Hot categories’ now – Confections, Bourbons […]

Galbis’ Global Brand Equity Solutions debuts in Orlando

Popular industry veteran Jorge C. Galbis is debuting his company — Global Brand Equity Solutions, LLC — at IAADFS. The company’s mission is to help its clients create global visions, and then enable them to achieve these by assisting with strategy, planning, and ultimately execution in domestic and duty free markets. Specific guidance can be […]

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