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MEADFA Conference 2015 in review

26/11/2015. The 2015 MEADFA Conference, held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, brought together 342 delegates to hear some excellent addresses and presentations from high-level speakers from within and beyond our industry. Retailers and landlords made up nearly 30% of the total audience, with most of the Middle East and Africa’s leading operators in attendance. Read more


Making waves at MEADFA

04/11/2015. Like the passengers it serves, duty free and travel retail rarely stands still, but the market is changing faster than usual at present. Alongside the fallout from economic and political shifts, industry consolidation and the growth of mobile, the geographical tide is turning. One major beneficiary is the Middle East, where passenger traffic rose +10.6% over the first half according to ACI. Increasingly seen as a global aviation hub, the region now has world-class airport infrastructure and retailers to match. Factor in the rapid advance of Africa’s duty free and travel retail sector, and it’s clear why this part of the world is attracting industry attention. Read more


Screen-based support

09/10/2015. With TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (18-23 October) just around the corner, the Association has put together a selection of screen-based tools to help you prepare for Cannes, and boost your productivity once you’re there. Read more


TFWA’s official statement

05/10/2015. Despite Saturday night’s devastating storm and floods, thanks to the professionalism of our local partners, the City of Cannes and the Palais des Festivals, TFWA WORLD EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE 2015 will take place as planned from 18-23 October. Read more


The new face of Care

05/10/2015. Founded in 2005, TFWA Care is the Association’s initiative to support humanitarian organisations and charities that help vulnerable people – women and children especially – build better lives. Until now, coverage of the work TFWA Care does has been limited to an area within the ‘Association’ section of, but things are changing. Read more


Packed programme

21/09/2015. Planning will be vital to get the most from a packed programme at this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. With so much on offer, from Sunday morning’s leisure activities through the Conference, Exhibition, social events and Workshops right through to midday on Friday, when the Palais des Festivals doors close, organisation will be key. Read more


Where the action is

14/09/2015. If Asia has held duty free and travel retail’s attention recently, overtaking Europe as the largest region by sales while its travellers shape airport and downtown retail around the world, it’s actually the Middle East and Africa that are showing the strongest growth at present. This region may not yet rival Asia Pacific’s turnover but certainly punches above its weight, something that Dubai’s replacement of Heathrow as the world’s busiest airport for international traffic clearly demonstrates. Read more


Plenty to discuss

04/09/2015. With devaluations and stock market volatility in China, the reappearance of MERS and a press outcry over VAT at UK airports, the summer has provided plenty to discuss at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (18-23 October in Cannes). Luckily, duty free and travel retail’s global summit has ample scope for debate and exchange. Read more


5 questions for… Susanna Bedford, Open Arms International

03/07/2015. Open Arms International is one of the new charities supported by TFWA Care in 2015. Its work in a remote part of Kenya is transforming the lives of displaced and orphaned children, as the organisation’s Development Manager Susanna Bedford explains.

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TFWA Category Reports 2015 - Fashion & Accessories

TFWA Category Reports 2015 - Fashion & Accessories

The first edition in the new TFWA Category Reports series, featuring spending data, customer profiles and perceptions, insights and recommendations pertaining to the Fashion & Accessories category.

TFWA Airport Insight Series – Changi International Airport Singapore (2015)

TFWA Airport Insight Series – Changi International Airport

Latest edition in the TFWA Airport Insight Series, the study tracks spending patterns, conversion rates and traveller perceptions through interviews conducted at the gate.