THE REVIEW

THE REVIEW
ACROSS THE BOARD

ACROSS THE BOARD

TFWA Board Members assess exhibitor feedback, reaction to the TFWA Digital Village, a well-received networking programme, some fascinating speaker insights at the Conference and prospects for the industry’s next 70 years.

BRAND CHAMPIONS

Get a cross-section of exhibitor views in the Palais des Festivals from the more than 500 companies taking stand space as they talk frankly about the business outlook in duty free and travel retail for the coming 12 months.

514

exhibiting companies

A rise of 4.5% on 2016 and a new record for the Exhibition.

63

new exhibitors

Well above the recent trend of about 50 debutants and returnees.

16

official boats

More exhibitors take to the water as the Harbour Village expands.

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Around the World in 80 Seconds

As duty free celebrates its 70th birthday, we ask four experienced executives from different continents how they think the industry has changed in recent years.

BUYERS
AND BEYOND

We sample the perspectives of agents, concessionaires and retailers encountered on the Exhibition floor and hear their thoughts on the commercial issues confronting them in the immediate future.

+6%

Total visitors

Over 6,800 came to see the exhibitors at this year’s global summit.

2,262

operators and landlords

The key-buyer presence rose as strongly as total visitor numbers.

+16%

Americas visitors

The Americas saw the largest increase among visitor nationalities.

TFWA Digital Village

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE REVIEW

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE REVIEW

New technology was a leading theme in Cannes this year, as the first TFWA Digital Village underlined. See how this digital dimension touched every aspect of the show in our short video review

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE FEEDBACK

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE FEEDBACK

Hear delegates give their verdict on the inaugural showcase for digital expertise.

conference

A candid assessment of the industry’s current state, some eye-opening revelations of how new technology is transforming the relationship with consumers and shrewd geopolitical analysis from two globally-renowned leaders.

CONFERENCE - INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

CONFERENCE - INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

Discover what delegates in the busy Conference auditorium made of the opening morning’s presentations.

TFWA World Conference

WORKSHOPS - BUSINESS FOCUS

An oversubscribed Digital Focus Workshop underlined industry interest in embracing new technology, and the challenges for airlines and concessionaires in today’s on-board sales sector drew many to the Inflight Focus session.

NETWORKING – PUTTING NAMES TO FACES

Delegates were, as ever, keen to socialise. Demand outstripped supply for the Yoga and Regatta, while the other sports likewise proved popular. 1,642 attended the Opening Cocktail and Le Premium Evening was a sell-out

SOCIALLY ACTIVE

SOCIALLY ACTIVE

Pétanque participants praised the accessibility of this year’s new, more central venue. Early grey skies for the Golf Tournament, Regatta and Yoga soon brightened up, but the Charity Runners appreciated the cool start.

ACTIVELY SOCIAL

ACTIVELY SOCIAL

A warm evening on the beach – where better to hold the Opening Cocktail? Revellers at The Scene enjoyed their own waterside backdrop, while the Port Canto played host to the show-stopping Le Premium Evening.

GALLERY - SMILING FOR THE CAMERA

Stand-out, static images from the biggest, busiest TFWA World Exhibition & Conference to date. Spot friends and colleagues or simply enjoy some stunning shots of duty free and travel retail at work and play on the Côte d’Azur.