TFWA World Exhibition & Conference
TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2021
Dufry, Qatar Duty Free, Coccinelle and Imperial Brands are the latest names to join the growing ranks of those planning to attend this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference. 

The event, which will bring together duty free professionals from across the globe, will take place at the Palais des Festivals from 24th to 28th October, health situation permitting.

Delegates can register for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference from now until 7th October here.

“The TFWA Cannes event is an institution, and a fixture in our calendar that we greatly missed last year for its huge networking benefits. We very much hope that this year we will finally be able to reunite with our brand and airport partners and continue to rebuild our industry after this difficult time.”
Andrea Belardini, Chief Commercial Officer, Dufry
“It was very important for Qatar Duty Free, established in 2000, to be part of the TFWA family of suppliers and operators to contribute to the mission for the global duty free and travel retail industry to prosper. Each year we attend the TFWA events in Cannes and Singapore where, undoubtedly, a large proportion of our business with our suppliers is done. We expect the same for Cannes this year. It has never been more important for us to come together as an industry at TFWA to explore and agree strategies to grow our collective business as travel continues to rebound from the ongoing pandemic.”
Thabet Musleh, Vice President Operations, Qatar Duty Free
“TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is THE event for our industry and in late October it should give all of us the opportunity to gather together after such a long time. During this tough phase we have been working tirelessly on the next Coccinelle, shaping a brand able to meet desires of current and new customers when the market will be finally ready again; we look forward to sharing our developments with the Travel Retail partners in Cannes, confirming how this channel will continue to be pivotal in the future of our company.”
Giorgio Lepratto, Head of Travel Retail & Global E-Commerce, Coccinelle
“We are very much looking forward to the TFWA Cannes event this year. We have long waited for the moment when we can meet with our close industry partners in person once again at this iconic annual event. The past year has been particularly challenging for the entire global duty free industry, therefore we believe it is now more important than ever to revitalize key networks, so that we can successfully shape a brighter future by working closely with key partners – together as one.”
Christian Münstermann, General Manager Global Duty Free & Export, Imperial Brands
“It’s incredibly heartening to see the number of companies bound for Cannes continuing to swell, and we’re thankful for the support from Dufry, Qatar Duty Free, Coccinelle and Imperial Brands. The commitment of all brands and retail partners to TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will help strengthen our efforts to host the best possible event for duty free and travel retail professionals in the current circumstances. We’re very much looking forward to seeing all of you again at the Palais.”
Jaya Singh, TFWA President

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