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TFWA announces a Digital focus for 2017 Cannes workshops

The workshop program for this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes will focus heavily on the impact and potential of new technology. The workshop themes also mark the launch of TFWA’s new exhibition TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE, which will run parallel to the long-standing industry event. The workshops kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with a […]

Importations Guay & TFWA Cares program make a difference in Haiti

Importations Guay’s TFWA Cares project in Haiti continues to make a difference for Haitian youth with water, energy and food projects, Justin Guay tellsTMI. Guay initially began donating running shoes through the organization Streethearts in 2014. Streethearts’ goal is to provide shelter and a safe place for street youth in Cap Haitian. Guay realized the […]

TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen honored at the Singapore Tourism Awards

Erik Juul-Mortensen has been named Best Business Event Champion at this year’s Singapore Tour-ism Awards, organized by the Singapore Tourism Board. The Best Business Event Champion award celebrates individuals from a trade or professional association whose contributions have had a significant impact on the development of the business events industry in Singapore. Juul-Mortensen was honored […]

Erik Juul-Mortensen re-elected TFWA president

Erik Juul-Mortensen has been re-elected president of Tax Free World Association for a further year. The election, which took place during the quarterly meeting of the TFWA Management Committee on December 9, in Lisbon, was unanimous. Juul-Mortensen said: “This is an exciting time for the industry and for TFWA. In 2017, we will be progressing […]

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

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  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. […]

Dufry’s Julián Díaz González, former UK foreign secretary David Miliband and social media pioneer Randi Zuckerberg to top bill at Cannes

TFWA has announced that Dufry CEO Julián Díaz González will address delegates at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. As head of a business that is one of the most significant players in the global duty free and travel retail industry, Díaz will be offering a unique perspective on the industry during this period of its evolution. […]

Statement from TFWA re Brexit

Industry association TFWA has just issued the following statement regarding the UK vote to exit from the European Union: Comment re Brexit From Erik Juul-Mortensen – President, TFWA As yet, it is not possible to predict how Brexit will affect the duty free and travel retail industry, and it is wiser not to make assumptions […]

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 […]

Registration opens for 2015 TFWA Asia Pacific

Registration is now open for the 2015 TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, taking place in the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore from May 10 -14, 2015. This is a landmark year marking the 20th edition of TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference and the 50th birthday of the city of […]

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