TFWA World Exhibition & Conference to return to Cannes in Sept. 2021

The Tax Free World Association has announced the welcome news that the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is planning to return to Cannes from Sunday,  September 26 – Thursday September 30, 2021.

The Association says that it is closely monitoring the development of the health and travel environment, but that it has informed its members and exhibitors about the dates and will release full details of the event in due course.

“Despite the unprecedented circum-stances our industry continues to face, TFWA will continue preparations for the world event the global duty free and travel retail industry cannot wait to attend,” said the announcement.

“We’re delighted to confirm our preparations to ensure the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference can return later this year. It has been great to see the early excitement among our members and exhibitors around our return to Cannes, and we’re looking forward to telling you all more about this exciting event in the coming months,” noted TFWA President Jaya Singh.

TFWA sent exhibitors and members booth and pricing information last week.

Most companies TMI has spoken to are cautiously optimistic that the event can take place in Cannes this year as vaccines begin to roll out worldwide.

In more news from TFWA, Jaya Singh said that TFWA is widening its representation within its affiliate trade associations to better share the diversity and expertise of its Board members. A more coordinated approach with other associations will ensure that TFWA plays its part to enable the industry to speak with one voice and with a common purpose, said Singh, as the industry’s associations work together to highlight its value across global and local economies.  

As a result TFWA President Jaya Singh will represent TFWA at the Duty Free World Council Board; TFWA VP Finance Frédéric Garcia-Pelayo will represent TFWA at the MEADFA Board; TFWA VP Commercial Donatienne de Fontaines-Guillaume will represent TFWA at the ETRC Board; and TFWA VP Corporate Sam Gerber will represent TFWA at the APTRA Board.