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.
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.
A new record with another diverse mix of brands and products.
Once again, beauty was the best-represented category on show.
Asia provided by far the largest regional rise among exhibitors.
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.
A record 7,015 visitors toured exhibitor stands in Cannes this year.
The operator and landlord presence grew by 6% in 2018.
After a difficult time, things are looking up for this key market.
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.
Insider views on what’s really happening in 3 product categories.
Digital marketing – friend or foe to a previously analogue industry?
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.
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.
Feedback on the speaker presentations and panel discussion from among the 1,676 delegates who attended the Conference.
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.
Digital Focus Workshop
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.
Sunday’s superb weather ensured strong turnouts for the Pétanque, Yoga, Regatta and Charity Run, all within a boule’s throw of the Mediterranean.
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.
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.