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The MEADFA Conference 2019
The latest business opportunities for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Middle East and Africa will be discussed at this year’s MEADFA Conference, which will take place at the Kempinski Hotel, Muscat and will run from 24th to 26th November.

Key themes will include the rise of new retail in the Middle East, as well as a focus on African travellers with insight from the latest TFWA-commissioned research. Delegates will also hear from a number of the region’s leading retailers and learn more about the latest developments in Oman, Dubai and other important regional markets.

The line-up of speakers includes a host of notable names, including Dr Khalfan Said Al Shueili, CEO of Oman Aviation Services and Chairman of Muscat Duty Free; Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports Management Co.; Ray Hernan, Chief Executive of Aer Rianta International; Ramesh Cidambi, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Duty Free; Isabel Zarza, CEO of Dufry Africa; Eugene Barry, Vice President Commercial of Dubai Airports; and Andrew Day, Group CEO of MMI and Emirates Leisure Retail.

The full conference programme is available to view at the TFWA website.

Commenting on the event, MEADFA President Haitham Al Majali said; “With a rich and fascinating history, Oman has emerged as a thriving economy enjoying a truly impressive pace of development. We are delighted to be meeting here, and would like to thank Muscat Duty Free, our hosts, for allowing us this opportunity.”

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