Event overview

Once a year, the world’s duty free and travel retail industry meets in Cannes
for five days of ideas-sharing, business development and networking.
The reason is TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, the only truly global event
for anyone marketing to international travellers. 

To find out why you too should come to Cannes, either as an exhibitor or a visitor, keep reading.

Fragrances & Cosmetics, Wine & Spirits, Fashion & Accessories, Tobacco, Jewellery & Watches, Confectionery & Fine Food, Gifts, Pen & Toys, Electronics, Home Decoration, Press

The ultimate shop window

Want to see the latest offerings by the world’s leading brands? Looking for something different from a new supplier? You’ll find both at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, where 470 exhibitors large and small from 39 different countries displayed over 3,000 premium products in 2013.

Duty free & Travel Retail Operators, Agents, Landlords

Maximise your exposure

The uniquely global nature of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference means exhibitors can reach buyers from around the world. Over two thirds of the 6,303 travel-retail professionals visiting last year’s event were operators or distributors, and over half came from outside the European Union. Where else offers such international exposure for your portfolio?

Fresh thinking

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference brings you world-class speakers, from captains of industry and political leaders to academics and authors. Get a new perspective on duty free and travel retail, business and geopolitics from some impeccable sources. You can also hone your professional skills at a range of industry-focused workshops with expert insight on today’s key issues. 

Speakers at the 2013 Conference included Lord Sebastian Coe, multiple Olympic gold medallist and moving force behind the highly successful London 2012 Olympics; Willie Walsh, who oversaw British Airways’ merger with Iberia to form International Airlines Group which he now heads; John Gerzema, writer and consultant with a special interest in how social change affects business; and TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen whose state-of-the-industry address opened the Conference. At two workshops, specialists examined the inflight sector plus Indonesia and Turkey from the CIVETS group of markets, forecast to lead the next wave of economic growth.

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Colleagues and contacts

Networking is the lifeblood of business and TFWA World Exhibition & Conference makes it easy to mix with others in the industry. A comprehensive programme of leisure activities and social events runs throughout the week, enabling you to make friends and meet prospective clients.


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