With a strong track record for attracting world-class speakers, the TFWA World Conference in Cannes regularly delivers thought-provoking insights for global duty free and travel retail professionals. This year’s edition will further enhance that record with a lineup featuring keynote speaker Bob Woodward, the American journalist whose reporting of the Watergate scandal and the 09/11 attacks won him Pulitzer Prizes in 1973 and 2003. A best-selling author who has written about nine US Presidents, the CIA and the Supreme Court among other subjects, he has a unique perspective on US and global politics. His thoughts on the shifting relations between the superpowers will be of special interest.
Also joining the Conference will be Erin Meyer, an INSEAD professor and author of several best-selling business books who studies the impact of cultural differences in global organisations. Among the themes she will address are leadership, business trends and the future of work. Completing the line-up, Dr Pippa Malmgren has advised governments on both sides of the Atlantic on trade and industry, and has herself founded and helped tech startups as well as being named one of the UK’s Fifty Top Inspiring Women.
The Conference, which runs from 9:00 to 11:45am on Monday 2 October in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, will open with TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen’s state-of-the-industry address. BBC journalist and presenter Stephen Sackur will return to moderate the event.
Offering further expert analysis of industry-relevant topics, the TFWA Airport Forum workshop (Majestic Hotel, Tuesday 3 October at 8:00am) will explore the findings of ACI’s ANARA working group on the future for non-aeronautical revenues. It will also present an exclusive report commissioned by TFWA from global consultant Kearney on how the duty free & travel retail sector can ensure it remains an attractive investment opportunity for brands and retailers. Another workshop on efforts to eliminate illicit trade in DF&TR is planned for Wednesday morning, also at the Majestic Hotel at 8:00am, with full details to follow shortly.
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