TFWA Annual General Meeting goes virtual

Given the “exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic” and the cancellation of this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, TFWA will hold its Annual General Meeting via video-conference this year. The virtual event will be held in two parts. A video-conference on October 1 will be an interactive meeting held via the Zoom platform, allowing […]


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 says Cannes will go on – but with changes

The Tax Free World Association has announced that the 2020 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will take place as scheduled in Cannes on September 28th – October 2, albeit with a number of sweeping changes to the pricing, format and structure of what is normally the main business event of the year on the travel retail […]

TFWA ASIA PACIFIC EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE REVIEW Despite roaring success of TR in Asia, Maingreaud warns channel must remain relevant

While Latin America’s major economies continue to decline and its duty free stores suffering as a result, the Asia Pacific region’s tourism growth rates are lapping the global average, it was announced at the 24th TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference held in the beginning of May in Singapore. The Singapore event, with another year of […]

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 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 […]

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