TFWA World Exhibition & Conference
TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2019
Excitement mounts as duty free and travel retail prepares for its global summit in Cannes. With the 2019 edition of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (29 September – 4 October) just days away, here’s a preview of what to expect.


Among the Cannes headlines this year is the extension of the Exhibition’s Beach Village,

which gains two new tented areas. The extra floorspace will be useful with over 500 exhibitors confirmed, 65 of them first-timers or returning after a break. New and returning brands include Shanghai Tang and Havaianas (Fashion & Accessories), Zino Davidoff (Jewellery & Watches), La Colline and Ren Clean Skincare (Fragrances & Cosmetics), Korea Ginseng Corporation (Confectionery & Fine Food), RHA (Electronics & Gifts), Champagne Lanson and Hunter Laing (Wines & Spirits), Al Fakher and Juul (Tobacco).

See the latest innovations in the TFWA Product Showcase

fragrances & cosmetics
fashion & Accessories
Jewellery & Watches
Confectionery & Fine food 
Gifts & Electronics

Another addition for 2019 is TFWA Innovation Lab,

in partnership with Alibaba’s travel brand Fliggy, developed to present fresh ideas and new thinking in digital and mobile technology, sustainability, CSR and more. Around 30 companies will showcase their offer opposite the Majestic Beach from 09:00 on Tuesday, after the Innovation in Action workshop at the Majestic Hotel. All badged delegates in Cannes are welcome to visit the Innovation Lab, which is open until Friday midday.

 tfwa innovation Lab Exhibitor List

TFWA meeting service ONE2ONE will operate for the main Exhibition on Thursday and Friday,

with meetings taking place on exhibitor stands. Badge-holding delegates can meet Innovation Lab exhibitors via ONE2ONE from Tuesday to Friday. one2one meeting service

TFWA World Conference on Monday morning will see two high-profile speakers

join Association President Alain Maingreaud at the podium. Brandtech pioneer David Jones is a champion of corporate responsibility and social change, while former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will share his thoughts on today’s geopolitical scene. Wednesday morning’s Inflight Focus workshop will examine a business in flux. Conference and workshop line-up

The networking programme gets underway on Sunday

with leisure activities like rooftop yoga (courtesy of Rituals), sailing (supported by Paul & Shark), a visit to the Musée International du Parfum in Grasse (sponsored by Dior) and golf (in partnership with Qatar Duty Free and sponsored by Dr Irena Eris, Interparfums and Furla). A few spaces remain, so check availability here

The social events,

from the Opening Cocktail on Sunday to The Scene and Thursday’s Le Premium Evening, all move to the Port Canto. A shuttle service will operate from the main hotels.

One final change is that registration is shifting to the Gare Maritime,

where Exhibitors can register from Friday 27 September and exhibitors from the following day. access the map

view the full event programme 

Discover who’s exhibiting