The Conference will be opened by TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen, who will draw on his more than more than 40 years of involvement in the duty free & travel retail industry to give his perspective on its immediate and long-term future, at a time of considerable change.
This year’s Conference will welcome two-times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, Associate Editor of the Washington Post, and acclaimed as one of the best and most influential journalists of all time. From his role in exposing the Watergate scandal to his recent books covering the Trump presidency, Woodward has a unique perspective on US and world politics, and will share his insights at a time of heightened tension in global relations.
Over the course of a diverse career, Dr Pippa Malmgren has worked in the White House as a political and trade advisor, and more recently has founded a number of start-ups in a range of fields including robotics and AI. Her most recent book The Infinite Leader won the International Press Award for the Best Book on Leadership for 2021, and she is a global authority on the impact and uses of technology for business.
Completing the speaker line-up is Erin Meyer, professor and author at INSEAD. Erin’s book The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business saw her nominated as one of the most influential business thinkers in the world, thanks to its groundbreaking work on decoding how cultural differences impact international business. In an industry as international as travel retail, Erin’s insights will resonate and provide delegates in Cannes with fresh ways of looking at how global businesses are managed.
Delegates at the TFWA World Conference will be able to put questions to speakers via the TFWA App, available for download via the Apple Store and Google Play.