09:00 - 11:30

TFWA World Conference

Grand Auditorium, Level 1, Palais des Festivals

Erik Juul-Mortensen, President TFWA will present his annual State of the Industry address, summarising progress, successes and challenges facing the duty free & travel retail industry at the opening plenary of the Conference.

The speakers who will headline are former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of  New York City and Peter Long, Joint CEO of TUI Group.

As New York City Mayor from 1994 to the end of 2001, Rudy Giuliani led the city through the aftermath of the 09/11 attacks. Besides being an authority on crisis management, he has demonstrated his capacity for providing guidance and support, rebuilding morale and uniting citizens towards a common goal. His broad political perspective and successful business career mean his views are sought on a wide range of subjects from leading change to economic and foreign policy.

TUI Group, headquartered in Germany, is the world’s largest leisure, travel and tourism company and operates several airlines, hundreds of hotels, travel agencies, retail stores plus a dozen cruise ships. Peter Long brings a remarkably broad overview of current global travel trends, tourism and retail.

The conference will be moderated by Stephen Sackur, journalist and presenter of current affairs programme HARDTalk on BBC World. 

Conference open to all badge holders. Due to the limited capacity of the conference theatre, seats will be allocated  on a first come first serve basis.