Introduction

Since the first TFWA China’s Century Conference in 2013, this bi-annual event has become unmissable for anyone interested in the country’s fast-evolving duty free and travel retail business or the outbound Chinese traveller. The 2017 edition will run from 7 to 9 March in Guangzhou, at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in the city’s Pearl River New City district.

If the move away from conspicuous consumption and the new leadership’s economic reforms were talking points at the last Conference in Shanghai, the rise of ‘domestic’ duty free and Chinese passenger preference for new destinations will certainly feature at this one. The March 2015 event welcomed nearly 400 delegates from across the duty free & travel retail industry in China and beyond, bringing together all the major stakeholders in the business. 

Guangzhou, China’s third-largest city and an engine of economic growth, is the home base of China Southern Airlines at its rapidly expanding international airport. So it seems particularly apt that Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co is the Official Host of the 2017 Conference. 

In addition to the thoughts of leading landlords, retailers and brands, delegates will hear expert analysis from a range of commentators actively involved with the Chinese market and its consumers. TFWA’s dedicated meetings service, ONE2ONE, will be on hand to facilitate introductory encounters, while a carefully tailored social programme will maximise networking opportunities.

Delegates wishing to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel will benefit from a special room rate valid until February 1 2017. More details on how to book your place, along with details on the conference and social events programme, will follow.

Mark your diaries now for what is sure to be a landmark event.

Official Host

Baiyunport
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co., Ltd.

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