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 Geographic Store, Princesse Tam Tam and Radley London; Aurora World and Staedtler Mars gifts & toys, La Cure Gourmande fine food; and Perfumer’s Workshop and Shanghai Jahwa Herborist fragrances & cosmetics, reports TFWA.

Online pre-registration at is closing soon.

TFWA also announces that registration is now open for the 2014 Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference, taking place at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai on Nov. 24-25.

Speakers include MEADFA President Sean Staunton; Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing; a representative from Dubai Airports; Abu Dhabi Airports Company SVP Business Development Dan Cappell; and Matthew Brown of retail consultancy Echochamber. There will also be two concurrent workshops and an interactive MEADFA Debate. Speakers on Day 2 will also focus on Africa.