Introduction

The TFWA China’s Century Conference, whose first edition was acclaimed by many of the 372 attendees as “the best industry conference ever”, will be held on March 10-12 2015 at the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel in China’s commercial capital, Shanghai.

The TFWA China’s Century Conference, held in partnership with APTRA, is designed not only to explore the commercial opportunities resulting from the rapid development of aviation and transport infrastructure within China, but also to deepen delegates’ understanding of the Chinese traveller, and their evolving tastes and expectations.

As in 2013, next year’s event will offer delegates the opportunity to meet key players from airports, airlines, operators, distributors and brands via TFWA’s dedicated ONE2ONE meetings service, with further networking opportunities provided by the programme of social events.

Among the topics that the 2015 event will address are the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone and the implications for foreign investment; new aviation infrastructure developments such as the Beijing Daxing International Airport; the economic reforms being undertaken by the new Chinese leadership; and the whether the slowdown in the luxury goods market will have a lasting impact on duty free & travel retail.