DFWC & TFWA launch new campaign against illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft

The  global duty free and travel retail industries are banding together in a new campaign that targets illicit trade, counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft. Organized by the Duty Free World Council and Tax Free World Association, the global campaign– Duty Free: Trusted, Transparent, Secure—launched today, July 6. Its goal is to highlight the industry’s […]

TFWA’s new president Jaya Singh introduces Board and talks about his vision for TFWA and its role in travel retail going forward

Incoming Tax Free World Association (TFWA) President Jaya Singh met with global media during a digital press conference last Thursday in a candid discus-sion that he called a “dialogue session” which touched on a wide range of topics critical to the industry. Singh was joined by the new TFWA Board–   Vice-President Finance Frédéric Garcia-Pelayo of […]


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 […]

Cannes 2019: attendance tops record 7.5k; industry calls for a major thrust for sustainability

The 35th TFWA World Exhibition & Conference was deemed an unqualified success, according to the organizers. Following a week of spectacular weather on the French Riviera, the annual industry event closed on an upbeat note as TFWA President Alain Maingreaud announced that a record 7,531 delegates visited the exhibition during the week, an increase of 7% […]

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair announced as keynote speaker at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2019

TFWA has announced that Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of The United Kingdom, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. Blair will share his experience of working on the frontline of UK and international politics and offer his thoughts on Brexit, foreign policy and other pressing geopolitical matters. Blair […]

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 […]