Tuesday

08:00 - 09:00

Market Watch: Latin America

Salon “Croisette”, Majestic Hotel, Cannes
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Latin America is one of the duty free & travel retail industry’s most diverse markets. Home to some of the most commercially developed airports in the Americas, the region also boasts thriving border and ferry retail sectors, and arrivals shopping is a must for many travellers. Yet for all its promise, the regional industry has historically faced numerous challenges, often linked to the volatile economies of several key Latin American countries.

For the first time at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, the 2014 Market Watch workshop was devoted to exploring the Latin American region, including infrastructure developments, market and product trends and changes to customer profile.

Enrique Urioste, President of Latin American duty free association ASUTIL and CEO of leading regional retailer Neutral, shared the market insights gained over 20 years of experience in the region’s duty free business.  

He was joined by World Duty Free Group International Operations Director and fellow board member of ASUTIL Pedro Castro, another senior executive with a wealth of experience in Latin American duty free.

The workshop also featured highlights from recent TFWA research carried out among travelling consumers in Latin America. Peter Mohn, owner & CEO of m1nd-set Global Marketing Intelligence & Solutions, explored what this research tells us about travellers in Latin America today.

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12:30 - 14:00

Working Lunch: Counterfeit - a real threat to our industry

Salon “Croisette”, Majestic Hotel, Cannes
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TFWA joined forces with French manufacturers’ union Unifab to hold a Working Lunch to discuss the growing threat to duty free & travel retail posed by counterfeit goods. Attendees heard case studies and insights from several experts on the issue in a session designed to encourage exchange and debate.

Speakers included Maître Emmanuelle Hoffman, Philippe Lacoste (both Vice-Presidents of Unifab) and Nestor Martinez-Aguado, responsible for intellectual property at the French Foreign Ministry.