TFWA EXPO 2021: WORLD
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Sandra Raičević Petrović
After a pandemic-enforced break in 2020, the industry’s flagship gathering in Cannes is set to return this year from 24th to 28th October 2021 in a move widely welcomed by DF&TR professionals.
For more than three decades, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference has occupied a unique place in the duty free and travel retail calendar. Drawing 12,000 industry professionals including CEOs and key buyers to the Cote d’Azur every autumn, the week-long event has become a one-stop forum for networking, brand launches and fresh thinking. Its cancellation last year, although inevitable with coronavirus widespread internationally, deprived the business of a vital rendezvous.
Anticipation around TFWA World Exhibition & Conference continues to grow, with 50 travel retailers now confirming their intention to visit the exhibition halls. A total of 8,000sqm of exhibition floor space has also been secured so far to host the world’s leading duty free and travel retail brands in Cannes.
Those attending this year’s event will be able to benefit from the new Hosted Buyer Programme. The initiative will see TFWA provide financial assistance and additional support to industry partners, enabling brands and retailers to reconnect and make the most of their visit. Companies registered under the Hosted Buyer Programme to date include DFS Group, Inflight Sales Group, Lagardère Travel Retail, Shilla Duty Free, NAA Retailing, Qatar Duty Free and 3Sixty Duty Free.
Renowned brands and retailers joining the growing list of those intending to attend TFWA World Exhibition & Conference include Dubai Duty Free, Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Quintessential Brands in wine & spirits, and Rituals Cosmetics in perfumes & cosmetics.
“We are conscious of the constraints still in place for our industry partners in Asia wishing to travel to Cannes. We are also fully aware that restrictions will mean some companies may be attending TFWA World Exhibition & Conference with smaller teams than usual this year. Nevertheless, we have a mandate to do everything in our power to make this event happen, and our teams are working around the clock to ensure we offer our industry partners every opportunity to attend.”
Jaya Singh, TFWA President
Delegates will have from now until 7 October to book their place at the event, which will bring together the world's biggest travel retailers, brands and industry partners in Cannes from 24th to 28th October.
All visitors wishing to attend TFWA World Exhibition & Conference can register here.
"It is with great pleasure that I can officially announce registration for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is now open. We're very much looking forward to reconnecting with our members and trade partners in Cannes, if health and safety allow of course. This promises to be an unmissable event that will mark the next step in the swift recovery of the duty free and travel retail industry."
Jaya Singh, TFWA President
TFWA World Exhibition & Conference’s return to Cannes for 2021 has been welcomed by many, with exhibitor feedback being especially positive. Scheduled to run from from 24th to 28th October, its format will be guided by the prevailing health and travel environment. Speaking at the European Travel Retail Confederation’s Annual Business Forum, TFWA President Jaya Singh expressed confidence that this year’s event will be “the opportunity for which we are all desperate to gather as a global industry once again.”
Source: TFWA press release
Sandra Raičević Petrović Executive Editor, Writer and Designer
Sandrina started her work on Fragrantica from the very beginning of the site. She has strongly participated in building the content as a perfume connoisseur and writer and has been responsible for the majority of the articles and encyclopedia records at Fragrantica, while nurturing communication with the brands. She tasted the beauty of investigative journalism and found herself in the reports and coverage of the prestigious perfume fairs, exhibitions, and events. She adores sunny and blissful perfumes that represent her inner spirit. Sandrina works as an Executive Editor of Fragrantica. She was born and based in Belgrade, Serbia.
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