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


  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 […]

Juul-Mortensen re-elected President TFWA

Erik Juul-Mortensen has been re-elected unanimously to the presidency of TFWA – the Tax Free World Association– for a 16th term. The election took place at a meeting of the TFWA Management Committee on December 12 in Barcelona, at which the executive team presented a review of the year. Juul-Mortensen has been a member of […]

Countdown to Cannnes: Dine, Dance, and Donate

The social highlights of the 30th TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes include many opportunities to network as we raise important funding for worthy causes supported by TFWA Care. Delegates are being urged to ‘Show You Care’ on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Carlton Beach on La Croisette to take part in the first […]


Over 470 exhibiting companies have confirmed their stands at the 2014 TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, France from Oct. 26-31, including 42 new or returning (after a brief absence) companies. Among companies debuting in Cannes this year are Champagne Laurent Perrier and Treasury Wine Estates; fashion and accessories from Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Hedgren, National […]

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