TFWA Digital Village: where technology meets travel retail

Digital technology is reshaping our world, changing the way we access information, buy goods or services and interact with others. This transformation creates new challenges and opportunities for businesses everywhere, including the retail and travel sectors.

TFWA is the world’s biggest duty free and travel retail association, organising high-quality exhibitions and acclaimed conferences for an industry with worldwide sales of over $60 billion. Foremost among these events is TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, the industry’s week-long, global gathering held every October in Cannes (southern France). 

In response to the fast-evolving commercial landscape, TFWA Digital Village is a new initiative to showcase creative digital solutions and services to the 12,000 duty free and travel retail professionals attending TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2017. Occupying 840m2 of prime floor space for three full days, around 30 exhibitors will have the chance to meet and do business with the leading decision-makers and senior executives of a dynamic, premium sector keen to embrace new technology (see Resources for more details).



Providers of digital technology, including applications, services and hardware, for use in CRM and retail environments. 



12,000 executives from the world’s leading airports, airlines, cruise and ferry companies, travel retailers and brands.


A dedicated, 840m2 space adjacent to the main exhibition from which around 30 companies can market to the visitors and exhibitors attending TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.


Digital technology is transforming the habits of today’s international travellers. To address and ultimately lead this transformation, duty free and travel retail needs access to the latest, most innovative solutions.


TFWA Digital Village will run for 3 full days from Wednesday 4 October to Friday 6 October 2017, starting with an Opening Cocktail on the evening of Tuesday 3 October.
(TFWA World Exhibition & Conference runs from Sunday 1 October to Friday 6 October).


The Gare Maritime, an exclusive exhibition area beside the Palais des Festivals venue in Cannes, southern France.

For further information please contact:

Alain Maingreaud
T:  +33 (0)1 40 74 09 86

Patrick Buttard
T:  +33 (0)6 52 98 24 17

To pre-register, please contact:

Coline Iovleff
T : +33 (0)1 41 44 35 63