TFWA World Exhibition & Conference
TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2023 pre-event round up
A record number of delegates have pre-registered for the 2023 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, taking place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from Sunday, 1st October to Thursday, 5th October. In addition, a record-breaking amount of floor space has been reserved by exhibitors, with the event set to span more than 25,000 square metres.

Taking place from 09:00 to 11:45 on Monday 2nd October, TFWA World Conference boasts a strong line-up of expert speakers from across the globe, including American journalist and author Bob Woodward, professor and author Erin Meyer, and economist, entrepreneur and author Dr. Pippa Malmgren. The conference will be moderated by highly respected journalist and broadcaster Stephen Sackur and will explore the forces shaping today’s economic and business environment.

The popular TFWA Airport Forum workshop will return to Cannes this year, and will take place at the Majestic Hotel on Tuesday at 8:00am. A second workshop on the ‘Duty Free: Trusted, Transparent, Secure’ anti-illicit trade campaign will be held from 8:00am on Wednesday, also at the Majestic Hotel. Places at the workshops are limited and allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. To book your place, please email us

Visitors to the Cannes event will also be able to engage with the latest industry innovations at TFWA i.lab, which returns with a new central location within the Palais des Festivals. The dedicated TFWA i.lab space will feature 15 exhibiting companies, including an activation area where participants can network and promote their ideas from a pitch stage. 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 hereTFWA i.lab is sponsored by main partner Alipay, media partner BW Confidential and digital partner JCDecaux.

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 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

“The anticipation for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference continues to build. The record numbers we are already seeing are a testimony to the enthusiasm and energy currently surrounding the industry. We look forward to seeing you all in Cannes.”
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President

Main Partner

Qatar Duty Free WEC
TFWA Lounge Main Partner

Sponsors

TFWA Lounge Sponsor
TFWA Lounge Sponsor
Santa margherita
Product distribution
Heineken
Product Distribution Sponsor
Crafters
Product distribution
Nemiroff
Product Distribution Sponsor
DUTY FREE GLOBAL LIMITED
Product distribution
Quintessential Brands
Product Distribution Sponsor
Perfetti Van Melle
Product Distribution "snacking"
Wonderful Pistachios
Product Distribution "snacking"
Seeberger
Product Distribution "snacking"
FOOD ACCADEMIA
Product Distribution Sponsor

TFWA i.lab partners