Introducing TFWA

TFWA is the largest professional body in global duty free and travel retail today.
As well as organising industry-leading exhibitions, running high-calibre conferences and tracking travellers’ wants and needs through a comprehensive research programme, TFWA works to promote the interests of its members and the wider duty-free and travel-retail industry.

Members benefits

During the events

TFWA Lounge

Gain access to the dedicated concierge service, private bar and a host of other facilities?

On-site photo and video service

Capture a visual record of your stand and film interviews with VIP guests for trade or consumer audiences.

Networking privileges

Discounted entry to The Scene (Cannes' hottest nightspot during TFWA Exhibition & Conference) and an extra invitation to the Welcoming Cocktail in the eve if TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference.

Additional benefits

Enjoy special rates at exhibitions, priority booking for accommodation, enhanced visibility on and much more.

Personalised news service

Harvest critical business information from thousands of international sources in a customisable weekly email summary.

Trade-Press subscriptions

Save up to 15% on subscription rates for the leading duty free and travel retail titles.

Traveller insight

Build a clearer picture of your target consumer with TFWA's programme of in-depth, actionable market research commissioned exclusively for members.

Recruitment service

Get discounted use of specialist recruitement firm BeThe1's online service to find the talent you need from an international field of travel retail candidates.

Member directory

Member directory

TFWA’s online directory can be searched by company name or product sector with a filter for new members. Results show an individual, named contact plus phone and email details visible only to TFWA members.

How to become a member

Becoming a member

Membership is available to brand-owners and suppliers in the duty-free and travel-retail industry who meet a few simple criteria. TFWA’s Management Committee reviews applications four times a year. 



A charitable initiative providing focused support to a limited number of good causes, TFWA Care aims to improve the lives of individuals, especially women and children, in practical, tangible ways. Grants totalling over €472,000 will go to 12 projects in 2016, and members can follow their progress via regular reports at

TFWA Management Committee

Meet the team

A team of permanent staff works with the Board and Management Committee (both elected by TFWA members) to run TFWA’s activities.