TFWA i.lab 2020
New technology and innovation are changing how we access and use information, buy goods or services and interact with the world around us. This transformation presents challenges and opportunities for businesses everywhere, including the retail and travel sectors.
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digital deviceTFWA is the world’s biggest duty free and travel retail association, organising high-quality exhibitions and acclaimed conferences for an industry with worldwide sales of around $70 billion. Foremost among these events is TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, the industry’s week-long, global gathering held every October in Cannes (southern France). In response to the fast-evolving commercial landscape, TFWA Innovation Lab is a showcase for new ideas and fresh thinking directly relevant to the 12,000 duty free and travel retail professionals who regularly attend TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. Building on the acclaimed TFWA Digital Village launched in 2017, TFWA Innovation Lab brings a unique blend of technology, traveller insight and sustainability to Cannes for 2019 in a new, dedicated space facing the Majestic Beach. There, more than 30 exhibitors will have the chance to meet the leading decision-makers and senior executives of a dynamic, premium sector looking for innovative answers to today’s (and tomorrow’s) challenges.

Who ?

woman using her phone in an airportExhibitors: Providers of digital and mobile technology, CRM and loyalty solutions, instore design, sustainability and CSR services, traveller insight and data analytics. 

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Audience: 12,000 executives from the world’s leading airports, airlines, cruise and ferry companies, travel retailers and brands.

To access the latest Exhibitor List, click here


840 m2 of prime floor spaceA dedicated space adjacent to the main exhibition from which around 30 companies can market to the visitors and exhibitors attending TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.



virtual realityToday’s international travellers expect a tech-based, personalised retail experience that resonates with their values.

To address and ultimately lead this transformation, duty free and travel retail needs access to the latest, most innovative solutions.


When TFWA Digital Village will run ?TFWA Innovation Lab will run from Tuesday 1 October to midday on Friday 4 October 2019.
(TFWA World Exhibition & Conference runs from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October).


An exclusive, tented exhibition area facing the Majestic Beach, beside the Palais des Festivals venue in Cannes, southern France.

For a quick résumé of what TFWA Innovation Lab is all about, access our series of 30-second explanatory videos here