Summit of the Americas goes Virtual for 2021

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL) announced today that the 2021 Summit of the Americas, originally scheduled to be held in Palm Beach, Florida next April, will now be conducted as a virtual expo on April 5-8, 2021. The 2021 Virtual Summit of the Americas […]

Dufry’s Rene Riedi re-elected Chairman of IAADFS Board

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) has announced the members of the association’s newly-elected Board and officers whose terms began on July 1, 2020. Dufry’s Rene Riedi, was elected as Chairman of the Board for another one-year term. Enrique Urioste, Dufry, was elected Vice President, and Padraig Drennan, Stellar Partners, Inc., […]

IAADFS joins U.S. airport concessions groups seeking $5 billion in financial relief

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) co-authored a letter to the U.S. Congress with the Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA), the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the National Parking Association (NPA), and the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), asking the U.S. Congress to provide financial relief for duty free, travel retail, […]

IAADFS adds its plea for concessionaire relief as airlines seek $50 billion U.S. bailout to survive coronavirus turbulence

A bipartisan coalition of governors and mayors from across the country joined with the entire U.S. aviation industry in a joint letter last Thursday to U.S. Congressional leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives urging the Administration and Congress to work swiftly to provide financial stability for the U.S. airline industry. The International Association […]

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, […]

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