My first visit

Visiting TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition for the first time can be a daunting experience, but if you are well prepared and aware of all the opportunities on offer, it should be a very successful week. Below are some top tips for new visitors.

Exhibition venue:

Sands Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre
10 Bayfront Avenue,
Singapore 018956

Level B2 - Exhibition Hall D, E, F
Level 1 - Exhibition Hall A

Book your visit as early as possible

Pre-registration for TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition offers several advantages, including savings on delegate fees and access to TFWA’s pre-show marketing tools, including the online guide, with a detailed list and contact information of all exhibitors, allowing you to target the companies you wish to meet well in advance of the show.

Make your travel arrangements early

Flights to Singapore and hotels get very busy around TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition. To take advantage of the best deals and to make sure you can stay somewhere convenient, book well in advance of the show.

Plan meetings well in advance

You are far more likely to have a successful show if you have a full schedule of meetings prepared in advance rather than relying on ad hoc appointments throughout the week. TFWA distributes a list of exhibitors to visitors one month before TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition, allowing them to make contact early.

Register for private meetings with the show’s official exhibitors

A unique feature of TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference is the opportunity for private meetings with the official exhibitors showcasing thousands of brands. Registering your interest with ONE2ONE, TFWA's dedicated meetings service, will enable to you request appointments with the exhibiting companies that interest you.

Take advantage of networking opportunities

As well as preparing to take advantage of the impressive business potential of TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition, take time to look at the schedule of leisure activities and social events. Sometimes the best contacts are made away from exhibition floor!

Learn more about the duty free and travel retail industry

Attending the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition conference and workshops will give you insights into the macro-economic factors affecting the Asia Pacific travel-retail market. Dedicated workshops will keep you up to speed with key issues affecting the trade.

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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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