TFWA World Exhibition & Conference
TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2023
More than 400 exhibitors presenting thousands of brands across duty free and travel retail, have confirmed their participation in TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, taking place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from 1st to 5th October. Over 60 new exhibitors, alongside those returning to Cannes.

Among additions to the event this year will be an extension to the Ambassadors Village, and a new Majestic Beach Village. To see the list of companies exhibiting at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, click here.

The organisations now participating represent a wide variety of the world’s leading retailers, international airports, airlines, ferry and cruise lines, and include the return of many Asian companies following the lifting of travel restrictions in the region. Among confirmed attending companies are China Duty Free Group, Dufry, Gebr. Heinemann, Duty Free Americas, Heathrow Airport, Lagardère Travel Retail, The Shilla Duty Free, Changi Airport Group, Lotte Duty Free and many more.

TFWA i.lab, a showcase for new and innovative ways to engage travellers and increase spend, will also be returning with a new location in a central location within the Palais des Festivals. The dedicated TFWA i.lab space will feature a lounge where participants can network and promote their ideas from a pitch stage complete with audio visual presentation screens. The exhibition area will feature 15 exhibiting companies.

All TFWA i.lab participants will also be featured in a dedicated page in the Discovery section of the TFWA 365 platform. To see a list of all companies taking part in the TFWA i.lab, click here.

TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will present numerous opportunities for participants to meet and connect in-person. The TFWA ONE2ONE personalised meeting service will provide a platform for formal meetings between eligible exhibitors, retailers, landlords, agents and distributors, with onsite facilities available from Tuesday to Thursday.

Ahead of the event delegates can also arrange meetings and connect virtually through the TFWA Directories service via the Networking section of the TFWA365 online platform. The Exhibitor Directory is open to all-pre-registered visitors and the Visitor Directory open to confirmed exhibitors.

This year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will boast a refreshed event programme, featuring a range of learning, networking, and social elements. For the full event programme, click here.

TFWA will be hosting a "Cannes Preview" Webinar taking place on the TFWA 365 online platform on Tuesday, 5th September at 10am, to ensure delegates are equipped to make the most from their time at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. To register, please email or visit the TFWA 365 platform.

TFWA would also like to thank all sponsors of this year’s event, including Qatar Duty Free, the main partner of TFWA Lounge, TFWA Lounge sponsors Mondelēz International and Santa Margherita, and product distribution sponsors Heineken, Crafters Artisanal Gin, Nemiroff, Duty Free Global, Quintessential Brands Group, Perfetti van Melle, Wonderful Pistachios, Seeberger and Food Accademia. For more information on the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference sponsors, click here.

Those wishing to attend TFWA World Exhibition & Conference can register here.

“The increasing number of leading brands and retailers that have confirmed their participation in the 2023 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is very encouraging, and the list continues to grow. Both the quantity and quality of these organisations only increase our confidence in the success of this year’s event. It is gratifying to see familiar names of those who have been long-term attendees, alongside many first-time exhibitors and visitors. TFWA World Exhibition & Conference continues to prove to be an unmissable event for duty free and travel retail and we are very much looking forward to welcoming delegates to Cannes once again.”
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President