Leisure activities

To complement the social events in Cannes, a selection of activities gives delegates the chance enjoy some Côte d’Azur sunshine before the formal start of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. From yoga by the ocean or a gentle game of pétanque to a brisk jog along the Croisette, there’s something to suit all energy levels.

Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

Sunday 1 October
09.00 Cannes Mandelieu Golf Club, Old Course, 256 rue du Golf, 06210  Mandelieu
07:30 Coach service from the Majestic Hotel

This year TFWA is delighted to assume the organisation of the Golf Tournament in partnership with Estée Lauder. Held on one of the finest courses in the South of France, this highly popular event shows the industry’s social side while raising vital funds for charity through the players’ entrance fees. After the morning’s exertions, participants can enjoy a restorative lunch.

In partnership with



Charity Run

Croisette, Cannes

Sunday 1 October
08.30 - La Croisette, Carlton Hotel

Flex those leg muscles for a deserving cause with a turn along Cannes’ famous seafront Croisette. In return for a €15 donation, which TFWA gives to a local charity, you get to walk, jog or run around a looped course and take in some gorgeous sea views. Participants can enter either individually or in teams, while spectators and supporters are always welcome.

Regatta

Sunday 1 October
09:00 to 14:30 - 
Bay of Cannes
Coach departs from the Majestic Hotel at 08:30

Another innovation from 2016 returns due to delegate demand. Under the expert eye of a skipper, several teams each crew a yacht for a morning of competitive racing in the Bay of Cannes. Participants get to decide on strategy and tactics, with the prospect of a picnic lunch on board and post-race swim if the weather allows.

Kindly sponsored by

 

Yoga

Yoga

Sunday 1 October
09.30 - Majestic Hotel jetty

After a highly successful debut last year, our yoga guru returns to lead another hour’s gentle stretching and breathing on the Majestic Hotel jetty over the bay. Contemplate the waves as you prepare mind and body for the coming week, then fortify yourself with a detox breakfast.

 

Kindly sponsored by

 

Pétanque Tournament

Pétanque Tournament

NEW VENUE

Sunday 1 October
09:30 - Allée de la Liberté Charles de Gaulle

Provence’s favourite pastime, enthusiastically embraced by duty free and travel retail, moves to a new venue near the Palais des Festivals for 2017. But if the surroundings change, the competitive spirit will remain as strong as ever with delegates battling valiantly before tucking into a post-match lunch at the Grand Café.

Promotional opportunities

Ms Isabelle Régnier, Advertising & Sponsorship Manager
T: +33 (0)1 40 74 09 86 - E-mail: i.regnier(at)tfwa.com 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS & VISITORS

1/ Beware of fraudulent accommodation providers
It has come to our attention that unknown third parties are calling exhibitors and visitors, supposedly on behalf of TFWA, to enquire about hotel rates or to acquire information about hotel bookings.
Please be aware that TFWA is making no such approaches to exhibitors and visitors on this issue and we strongly recommend that you exercise extreme caution should you be contacted in this way.
 
Who are they?
Show participants have reported falling victim to fraudulent accommodation providers using names such as
Corporate Booking Services - CBS International, Global Housing Services, Corp., Gold Exhibitions, EU Convention Bureau stareventz.net, Concierge Plus Group, Global Living Group, The Ultimate Living Group, Riviera Network, Business travel International, Expo Travel Group, Splendor Global, Universal Shows, Universal Events, Premier Destinations, Euro-Events, Biz Trade Shows, Go Fair Ltd, World Expo Plus, Expo Pros, Euro Concierge Net, Capital Exhibitions, Originata Events or Euro Events Expo (this is not an exhaustive list).
 
How can you avoid these frauds?
Before making any commitment with an unknown accommodation provider, we recommend that you:
- Check thoroughly all documentation from the provider. In France, all property rental and travel agencies must be licensed and hold a bank guarantee and civil liability insurance. These details must appear on all company documentation including the website. 
- Be wary of our logos on accommodation providers’ websites. The TFWA name and event titles are sometimes used unlawfully.
- Book through our exclusive hotel booking platform where you can benefit from special hotel rates.
 
How do the frauds work?
- A fraudulent venture repeatedly emails our show participants with accommodation offers for the event.
- Their website and/or emails feature our show name and logos, creating an impression of authenticity.
- They promote attractive deals with local accommodation providers.
- Once payment has been received, the ‘company’ generally disappears and can no longer be contacted.
Please also note that bookings made through the official hotel reservation platform are absolutely secure.
 
2/ Beware of the fraudulent listing services "Expo guide" and "International Fairs Directory"
We would also like to warn exhibitors, should they be contacted by companies named "Expo Guide" or "International Fairs Directory", that they are online listing services and are in no way affiliated with TFWA or its official exhibition guide. The use of our association name and show name by these companies has been made without our authorization. We therefore urge exhibitors to be cautious and encourage them to contact us when receiving these types of solicitations from unfamiliar sources.
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