THE REVIEW

THE REVIEW
PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Outgoing TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen shares his thoughts about the week in Cannes, how the trade has changed during his 19-year tenure, the stand-out moments he will treasure and his advice for the future.

THE EXHIBITOR ANGLE

Executives from some of the 516 companies exhibiting in the Palais des Festivals reflect on the role TFWA World Exhibition & Conference plays for them, the current state of the industry and how it might look in the future.

516

exhibitors

A new record with another diverse mix of brands and products.

142

fragrance & cosmetics companies

Once again, beauty was the best-represented category on show.

+38%

Asian exhibitors

Asia provided by far the largest regional rise among exhibitors.

VISITOR VIEWS

Tap into the thinking of landlords, retailers and distributors encountered on the Exhibition floor as they talk about the business of catering to travellers in a market where e- and m-commerce are on the rise.

+3%

Total visitors

A record 7,015 visitors toured exhibitor stands in Cannes this year.

2,406

key buyers

The operator and landlord presence grew by 6% in 2018.

+21%

Korean visitors

After a difficult time, things are looking up for this key market.

INDUSTRY OPINION

A range of perspectives from people working in duty free and travel retail. Leading practitioners discuss 3 key product categories, and industry professionals consider the benefits of digital marketing for their businesses.

CATEGORY CONTEXT

CATEGORY CONTEXT

Insider views on what’s really happening in 3 product categories.

HOT TOPIC

HOT TOPIC

Digital marketing – friend or foe to a previously analogue industry?

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE REVIEW

TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE REVIEW

After a successful 2017 debut, this showcase for travel retail-oriented solutions and hardware returned to Cannes with 32 exhibitors. Discover what delegates made of the tech tools on offer in our brief review.

CONFERENCE

The TFWA President’s final state-of-the-industry address, a global statesman’s impassioned defence of free trade and a scientist adventurer on defying conventional wisdom.

CONFERENCE-DELEGATE REACTION

CONFERENCE-DELEGATE REACTION

Feedback on the speaker presentations and panel discussion from among the 1,676 delegates who attended the Conference.

TFWA WORLD CONFERENCE

WORKSHOPS - THEORY & PRACTICE

Record attendance at the Digital Focus Workshop showed the industry is serious about new technology, while confidence in onboard sales is growing as evidenced by a sharp upturn in audience numbers for the Inflight Focus session.

NETWORKING - BREAKING THE ICE

Enthusiasm for Sunday’s leisure activities triggered an extra Yoga session and a waiting list for the Regatta. 1,664 guests thronged the Opening Cocktail, and over 800 enjoyed a glittering Le Premium Evening to end the week.

SEASIDE SPORTS

SEASIDE SPORTS

Sunday’s superb weather ensured strong turnouts for the Pétanque, Yoga, Regatta and Charity Run, all within a boule’s throw of the Mediterranean.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Players enthused over the new Golf venue, but the course was far from easy. Tournament partner Qatar Duty Free talks partnerships and the importance of the Cannes event.

SOCIAL EVENTS

SOCIAL EVENTS

From the Opening Cocktail with its sensational setting via The Scene, busier than ever, to an illusion-packed Le Premium Evening where guests’ enjoyment was real.

GALLERY

Striking shots that bring TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2018 to life. Capturing the week’s unique mix of debate, exchange and conviviality, these images also show Cannes’ stunning backdrop to the industry global summit.