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TFWA 2011

May 27, 2016



The 2011 Tax Free World Association Exhibition will be held from the 18th to the 23rd of September.

The TFWA World Exhibition is an annual event which is held in September at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes. It was first held in 1984. TFWA is the biggest duty free and travel retail association of the world. It provides high-quality exhibitions, acclaimed conferences and workshops and in-depth market research to the industry.

TFWA helps to maintain a close relationship between suppliers and operators and plays an important role in representing the interests of its members and the industry as a whole. TFWA moto is by the trade for the trade. Click here to view the yachts.


It is a non-profit-making organisation and has members from more than 400 companies, including some of the world’s best-known brands and suppliers of premium goods.

The TFWA World Exhibition Conference has established itself as the leading forum where top industry personalities offer unique insights and fresh perspectives on the business today and tomorrow. Throughout the week, specialists from the world of retailing, branding and marketing will once again provide their perspectives on taking the business forward, meeting challenges and seizing opportunities.

There will be a series of conferences, workshops and events organised during the exhibition.

This year’s conference, themed “A brand new world”, will once again bring to the front a selection of issues of utmost significance to the global duty free and travel retail industry. Following on from some of the innovative ideas discussed at last year’s conference, TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen and other guest speakers will highlight some of the ways in which the industry can adapt to this fast changing world.

TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen will reflect on an industry in progress, coping with constant change in the geopolitical, macro-economic and social worlds and adapting to new realities. With a special focus on the impact of technological innovation on retail and the rapid development of new communication means, he will call on the industry to embrace the future changes that will be necessary to adapt to a brand new ever-changing world.

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, will give his idea of “A brand new world” and the implications for the global duty free and travel retail industry. As a truly respected global statesman and visionary, Secretary General Annan will draw on his experience to assess current political, economic and social events in the world today, looking at the economic shift from west to east, the political and social unrest in the Middle East and mapping out his vision of the present and the future.  

A highly qualified expert in the world of luxury brands, Salvatore Ferragamo Chief Executive Officer Michele Norsa will look at how a traditional luxury brand with age-old family values can adapt to a changing world and the new profile of consumers that is emerging.

Stephane Garelli, an economist and business school professor, will provide a uniquely refreshing perspective on the global economic situation. He will look at what factors will influence economic growth region by region, where the potential may really lie.

Airline, Cruise & Ferry Workshop

This year sees a change in the traditional workshop programme as the airline workshop expands to encompass two other important distribution channels in the industry: the cruise and ferry sectors. While the retailing environments and customer profiles may differ significantly among each of these channels, there are undoubtedly learning experiences which, when shared, may be transferable and applicable to the others.

Asia Pacific workshop

Emerging Asia will be the theme of this year’s Asia Pacific workshop. While a number of Asia Pacific’s major markets have been the focus of this session in recent years, there are a number of high growth potential markets where consumer confidence and purchasing power are on the increase. The speakers will aim to put these markets into perspective in terms of duty free and travel retail sales in the region currently.

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An elegant and varied programme of social and leisure activities allows you to optimise your connections and relationships with business contacts. TFWA World Exhibition offers several chances to engage with colleagues and counterparts beyond the trade floor. Whether you are looking to network in an informal or elegant setting, the week’s social programme offers opportunities to connect with new contacts or relax in style with established business partners.
Invitations to the Opening Cocktail and Le Premium Evening are available upon pre-registration as a Full Delegate.

Opening Cocktail, held on Sunday 18 September, 19.30 at Palm Beach .

This year”s Opening Cocktail returns to the Palm Beach – with a difference. The elegant terrace and pool area – facing the beautiful Lerins Island – will be the focal point, while wooden decking on the beach will add to a spectacular outdoors setting; perfect for making the most of a late summer”s evening, and an ideal way to welcome colleagues old and new to TFWA World Exhibition.

The Scene, held on Monday 19 to Thursday 22 September, 22.00-02.00 at Riviera Beach.

The TFWA World Exhibition nightspot, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, is popular with delegates looking for fun and relaxation after exhibition hours. This year the two tents of recent years become one as The Scene recreates the vibe of a luxury club on Riviera Beach.

Le Premium Evening, held on Thursday 22 September, 19.30 at the Palm Beach.

Le Premium Evening has produced some of TFWA World Exhibition’s most memorable moments in the past, with a host of international stars performing for guests over the years. And this year that tradition continues. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter James Blunt, a multi-award winning artists whose hits include ‘You’re Beautiful’ and ‘Goodbye My Lover’, will perform for guests at an elegant seated gala dinner. An unforgettable experience to share with colleagues and friends, and a great way to conclude a week of business.

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