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From duty free and travel retail’s annual global gathering in Cannes to the regional summit for today’s fast-expanding Asia Pacific market, TFWA organises a portfolio of premium exhibitions and conferences with industry professionals in mind.

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2021TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is where over 12,000 duty free and travel retail professionals come together every year to do business and share ideas. Combining a global shop window for premium brands with a forum for discussion and debate, the week-long event in Cannes also provides ample opportunity to network with key influencers. From modest beginnings over 30 years ago, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference has carved out a unique position as the only industry-wide rendezvous, an occasion many in duty free and travel retail consider unmissable.

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TFWA i.labTFWA i.lab runs alongside TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, presenting creative digital solutions and services to a duty free and travel retail industry keen to embrace new technology. With its own floor space beside the main venue, the event provides a point of contact for around 30 exhibitors and the many industry executives already present in Cannes.

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TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan EditionTFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition gathers the region’s entire industry in a single convenient location ideal for meeting existing clients and making new contacts. The Showcase features a wealth of premium brand companies, established and emerging, while the Conference draws expert speakers from the domains of economics and business. Delegates can relax and network every evening at the TFWA Social Club, and TFWA’s ONE2ONE service arranges exploratory meetings with potential partners for those new to the region.

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The Meadfa Conference 2021The MEADFA Conference is the meeting point for the Middle East and Africa’s leading duty free and travel retail players. This fast-developing region is home to some of the world’s newest airport infrastructure and a major tourist destination, so the Conference addresses retail developments and travel trends within the wider business and geopolitical context. Organised by TFWA on behalf of the Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association, the event includes several networking opportunities and is essential for anyone marketing to travellers in this dynamic region.

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TFWA China RebornTFWA recently organised a three-day virtual event in partnership with APTRA and China Duty Free Group. From 1 to 3 December 2020, the ‘TFWA China Reborn’ event combined daily seminar sessions with TFWA's ONE2ONE meeting service. Attendees were given access to the latest data, expert analysis of emerging trends and the chance to encounter prospective partners, all using a versatile online platform powered by Tencent. The event attracted over 5,000 livestream connections in total, while more than 100 private e-meetings were scheduled.

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