More than 400 exhibitors are gearing up to showcase a myriad of brands within the duty-free and travel retail sector at the upcoming TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. This exciting event is scheduled to take place at the renowned Palais des Festivals in Cannes from October 1st to 5th. Interestingly, over 60 new exhibitors will be making their debut, adding to the anticipation alongside the returning participants.
This year, the event promises to be even more engaging, with exciting additions such as an extension to the Ambassadors Village and the introduction of the new Majestic Beach Village. To explore the full list of companies exhibiting at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, you can visit this link.
The impressive lineup of participants represents a diverse spectrum of the world's leading retailers, international airports, airlines, ferry and cruise lines. This year also marks the return of many Asian companies following the relaxation of travel restrictions in the region. Some of the confirmed attendees include major players like China Duty Free Group, Dufry, Gebr. Heinemann, Duty Free Americas, Heathrow Airport, Lagardère Travel Retail, The Shilla Duty Free, Changi Airport Group, Lotte Duty Free, and many others.
A highlight of the event, the TFWA i.lab, will return with an updated location right at the heart of the Palais des Festivals. This dedicated space will feature a lounge for networking, complete with a pitch stage equipped with audiovisual presentation screens. Additionally, 15 exhibiting companies will be showcased in the exhibition area.
All participants of the TFWA i.lab will also have dedicated visibility on a special page in the Discovery section of the TFWA 365 platform. You can explore the complete list of companies participating in TFWA i.lab here.
TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will provide ample opportunities for face-to-face networking. The TFWA ONE2ONE personalized meeting service will serve as a platform for formal meetings between eligible exhibitors, retailers, landlords, agents, and distributors, with on-site facilities available from Tuesday to Thursday.
Leading up to the event, delegates can also arrange meetings and connect virtually through the TFWA Directories service via the Networking section of the TFWA365 online platform. The Exhibitor Directory is open to all pre-registered visitors, while the Visitor Directory is open to confirmed exhibitors.
This year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference boasts an enhanced event program that includes various learning, networking, and social components. You can access the complete event program here.
As a helpful preparation for the event, TFWA will host a Cannes Preview Webinar on Tuesday, September 5th, at 10 am, accessible through the TFWA 365 online platform. This webinar will equip delegates with essential insights to maximize their experience at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the TFWA 365 platform.
TFWA extends its gratitude to all sponsors of this year's event, including Qatar Duty Free, the main partner of TFWA Lounge, TFWA Lounge sponsors Mondelēz International and Santa Margherita, as well as product distribution sponsors Heineken, Crafters Artisanal Gin, Nemiroff, Duty Free Global, Quintessential Brands Group, Perfetti van Melle, Wonderful Pistachios, Seeberger, and Food Accademia. For more details about the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference sponsors, visit this link.
For those looking forward to attending the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, you can register here.
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President, expressed enthusiasm about the increasing participation of leading brands and retailers in the 2023 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. He emphasized that the event's growing quantity and quality of participants underscore the anticipation for its success. The presence of familiar names alongside first-time exhibitors and visitors solidifies TFWA World Exhibition & Conference as an indispensable event for the duty-free and travel retail sector, and everyone is eagerly looking forward to the event in Cannes.