TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference
TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 2024 programme revealed

As anticipation continues to grow ahead of TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, TFWA has announced the programme for the event, which takes place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 12th to 16th May.

As always, the event will get off to a flying start with TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, which will see some of the industry’s brightest minds taking to the stage to debate the industry’s most pressing topics. The conference will open with a state of the industry address from TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen. This will be followed by remarks from APTRA President Sunil Tuli and His Excellency Alvin Tan, Minister of Trade and Industry for Singapore. 

Author and economist Keyu Jin will outline her perspectives on the economic outlook of Asia Pacific and analyse the macroeconomic challenges in the region. Business marketing expert and author Nirmalya Kumar will then take to the stage to discuss the growing importance of the Indian market, and the vast opportunities presented throughout the region. Closing the conference, physicist, author and professor, Dr Michio Kaku will paint a picture of what comes next in the ever-evolving world of tech advancement and predict how this might impact the duty free and travel retail industry. 

Conference moderators are former AirAsiaX CEO, Azran Osman-Rani and TFWA Conference Director Michele Miranda. 

This year, for the first time, the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition will open on the same day as the conference, with delegates having access to the exhibition from 2.30pm. 

There will also be plenty of insights on offer over the course of two informative workshops, ‘China Watch’ and ‘Decoding Today’s Dwell Time’. Taking place over breakfast from 8 to 9am, these sessions will delve into key trends currently affecting duty free and travel retail. Keep a close eye on TFWA’s social channels as we confirm the line-up of distinguished speakers. 

Delegates can look forward to the return of TFWA i.lab Asia, located on level 1 of Marina Bay Sands, which will offer the opportunity for an immersive exploration of cutting-edge concepts set to revolutionise the future of customer experience. To see the list of confirmed companies taking part in the TFWA i.lab Asia, click here

For the full event programme, click here. Make sure to sign up for our upcoming Singapore Preview webinar, taking place on 10th April, offering an exclusive sneak peek into what awaits at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference. 

The Changi Airport Group is the official host of this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, while China Duty Free Group will be the event's diamond sponsor. 

Other high-profile sponsors include: the city of Singapore, the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau, Avolta, Mondelēz International and Qatar Duty Free. The TFWA Conference is also supported by Nestlé, Lindt and Skross. 

Products and refreshments are kindly offered by Duty Free Global, Liviko-Crafter’s, Heineken, Santa Margherita, Mondelēz International, Wonderful Pistachios and Perfetti Van Melle at the TFWA Asia Pacific Lounge in partnership with Qatar Duty Free. 

“With a refreshed format and an outstanding line-up of esteemed speakers, this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference will provide attendees with ample opportunity to learn, discuss emerging and existing trends and hear from some of the brightest minds in the industry. “We look forward to another great few days in Singapore and to marking TFWA’s 40th anniversary in style.” 
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President 

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