More than 100 exhibitors confirm attendance at returning TFWA Cannes

By Andrew Pentol |

More than 100 exhibitors have confirmed their attendance at the returning Tax Free World Association Exhibition and Conference in Cannes (24-28 October) should the event go ahead as planned.

Major DF&TR brands have confirmed this week they will be joining the growing number of brands exhibiting in the South of France.

Gonzalez Byass (wine and spirits) and Clarins and Interparfums (perfumes & cosmetics) are among the growing number of major brands which have now confirmed their intention to bring teams to Cannes.

As reported, Chanel and L’Oréal (perfumes and cosmetics), Lacoste and Ermenegildo Zegna (fashion & accessories), Brown-Forman and Moët Hennessy (wine & spirits), and Mondelez and Al Nassma (confectionery) have already joined the growing list of exhibitors.

Violaine Creuzé, Global Duty Free & Travel Retail Director, Gonzalez Byass said: “TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is an essential event for connecting with customers.

PHYSICAL MEETINGS KEY TO RECOVERY

“Online meetings have been very important to maintain contact and keep the business moving, but meeting in person is key in helping to revive the travel sector and clearly demonstrate our commitment to the industry.

The TFWA World Exhibition and Conference is due to return in October providing the global health situation improves.

“After a long pause due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to meeting our customers face-to-face in Cannes and showcasing the latest launches and brand developments that we have been working on.”

Flaka Hamiti, General Manager Travel Retail Europe, Clarins added: “What I’m most looking forward to at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is reconnecting with industry colleagues. It will be the first opportunity in a long time to meet face- to-face with our retailers and showcase our amazing products. We are confident in the recovery of the travel retail industry.

“This has already begun and we are getting stronger every day. Soon we will be able to leave any lingering uncertainty behind and plan for a brighter future ahead.”

More than 100 brands across multiple product categories have already confirmed their participation at the upcoming Tax Free World Association Conference and Exhibition.

Jaya Singh, President, TFWA says the Association is very much looking forward to welcoming Clarins, Gonzalez Byass and Interparfums to Cannes. He remarked: “We are seeing strong momentum in the growing number of exhibitors and these latest additions will further bolster the already impressive line-up of brands planning to join us.

“Only by working together as a single joined-up industry can we hope to overcome the challenges that we currently face.

“TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will offer a sound platform for duty free and travel retail professionals to learn about the latest market developments and innovative strategies that will steer us towards a more positive and prosperous future.”

TRBusiness has reached out to TFWA to request an exhibitors list and can confirm that the matter is being discussed.

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