Panama-based “master distributor” Duty Free Dynamics welcomed more than 200 different guests at its showroom located across the Palais des Festivals during TFWA in Cannes last month. These visitors included operators, partners and brands, in a 2-section showroom where DFD exhibited its Sunglasses, Footwear and Outdoor & Travel Gear products in one section and Toys, Electronics and Watches in the other. Visitors also had an opportunity to preview novelties and limited editions coming in the Spring/Summer 2020 season.
“Our visitors enjoyed a great service and attention from our commercial team in a comfortable and relaxed environment,” commented Nicolas Dobry CEO-DFD. “As Master Franchisor for the Americas and Caribbean, and looking forward to next year, DFD’s team will continue to be focused on developing new relationships and expanding our portfolio with new and exciting brands, surely to be welcomed by our growing customer base.”
Among the highlights of the products featured by DFD in Cannes was a full array of high-end, mid-range and fashion brands from DFD’s flagship watch category.
These included the ORIS Aquis Date Relief, a high-performance diver’s watch; the FREDERIQUE CONSTANT Horological Smartwatch for ladies; and LUMINOX’ Navy SEAL 3500 Series.
Seiko extended the launch of its Seiko 5 Sports model, offered in a broad array of styles. Timex presented its durable Command UrbanTM Collection.
The DFD commercial team was joined and supported by Mariano Riaboi, Vice President of Sequel (GUESS) for the Americas and Pierrick Marcoux, International Marketing Manager for Luminox.
Duty Free Dynamics carries a full range of Lego products from Duplo blocks to the Architecture themes. The featured product in Cannes was Hidden Side, a creative building toy, tech toy and Augmented Reality (AR), all rolled into one game in which kids can build a multi-layered model, then use a free interactive AR app to hunt and trap ghosts.
LEGO’s Simon Stansfield Bast, Head of Sales for Travel Retail Americas and Mogens Laursen, Vice President for Travel Retail, joined DFD for a meet and greet.
DFD reports that AfterShokz was the sensation in the Electronics cluster, with its revolutionary bone conduction technology and open ear design. The new Aftershokz Aeropex provides more dynamic bass, higher volume and less vibration.
Samsonite now represents more than travel bags, offering a full assortment of travel accessories including pillows, wallets, locks and scales. Osprey with its innovative, high-quality backpacks is now complemented by Hydro Flask, the award-winning leader in the field of insulated bottles.
Rosine Dallos Jabbour, Samsonite’s Sales Director for “CECAC” (Colombia, Ecuador, Central America & Caribbean)
DFD’s Footwear presented golf shoes by ECCO, casual designs from Toms colorful espadrilles, and Teva signature sport sandals.