TFWA World Exhibition & Conference
As duty free and travel retail’s largest gathering, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference offers a unique opportunity to socialise with influential industry figures. The week-long networking programme provides a mix of events. Add to your contacts and enhance your profile or just relax with colleagues – it’s your call.

Opening Cocktail

cocktailSunday 30 September
19:30 - Carlton Beach

As the curtain-raiser for duty free and travel retail’s global summit, the Opening Cocktail is consistently one of the best-attended social events. The beach venue in front of Cannes’ renowned Carlton Hotel sets the scene for an evening of socialising and networking.
Fireworks over the bay, courtesy of the City of Cannes, provide a spectacular finale.

Dress code: smart
Entrance by invitation only - Part of the full-delegate package
A shuttle service operates from all major hotels

The Scene

The SceneMonday 1 to Thursday 4 October
from 22:00 to 02:00 - Plage du Palais des Festivals

Delegates in search of rest and recreation after the working day need look no further than The Scene. Expert DJs and a dancefloor await the energetic, or why not relax with friends over a drink in the groovy, Sixties-themed Lounge. Either way, the beach venue and sea views add the finishing touch.

Entry tickets compulsory.

Order your tickets online before midday on 29 September to secure preferential pricing versus the on-site tariff in Cannes.

Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the Scene desk (Palais des Festivals, Level 1) or directly at the entrance. The TFWA badge is mandatory to buy tickets on-site.

Le Premium Evening

chef Romain Gandolphe & five top international illusionistsThursday 4 October
20:00 - Port Canto

The glamorous culmination of the week’s networking has some surprises in store this year. Celebrated chef Romain Gandolphe skilfully blends taste and texture for his unique ‘trompe l’oeil’ cuisine where all is not as it appears. Afterwards, five top international illusionists bring their record-breaking Broadway show to Cannes complete with feats of levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and more.

Dress code: Black Tie
Entrance by invitation only - Part of the full-delegate package
A shuttle service operates from all major hotels

Please note that any special dietary requirements must be indicated when reserving your table at Le Premium Evening Desk in the Palais des Festivals, by 4pm on Tuesday 2 October at the latest. Beyond that date, dietary options will depend upon what is available.