IAADFS elects Dufry’s Rene Riedi as new Chairman

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) Board of Directors elected Rene Riedi to be the next Chairman of the Association, effective July 1, 2019.  Riedi is eligible for a two-year term. He replaces Erasmo Orlliac of Motta International, who remains on the Board after serving as Chair for three years. The […]

One on One with ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray

Political, fiscal winds batter business in South Americas’ largest economies The duty free business in South America’s two largest nations—Argentina and Brazil –started flailing in the second quarter of 2018, buffeted by currency fluctuations caused by external and internal factors, comments Jose Luis Donagaray, Secretary General of South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL. “The business […]

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 […]

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