Registration opens for Tax Free World Association China Reborn virtual event

By Andrew Pentol |

Alain Maingreaud, President, TFWA

Registration is open for the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) China Reborn online event which will be held from 1 to 3 December in partnership with the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) and China Duty Free Group.

The event, powered by Tencent Cloud Conference, will feature daily webinars taking place from 10am to 12pm CET, alongside a programme of One2One e-meetings. The e-meetings will run on all three days.

Networking opportunities will be managed by the same team that runs TFWA’s face-to-face programme and will provide an efficient platform for attendees to meet buyers and other stakeholders.

Day one will explore the theme of ‘Changing market, changing consumer’. It will look closely at how the region has led the way in preparing for recovery post-Covid-19, the latest developments in Chinese travel retail and the evolution of Chinese consumer behaviour.

Speakers will include TFWA President Alain Maingreaud, China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen, Lagardère Travel Retail North Asia CEO Eudes Fabre and Angel Zhao, President of International Business Group, Ant Group, which owns Alibaba.


Day two will address Chinese travel patterns today and tomorrow and will include analysis of the latest inbound and outbound air traffic data and forecasts of travel patterns for Q1 2021.

Delegates will gain valuable insight from speakers including APTRA President Sunil Tuli, Jessica’s Secret CEO Mirko Wang and Zhiyong Wang, General Manager of Variflight, the leading Chinese aviation data provider.

Day three will focus on how Chinese trade relations and tech investment will shape the future for conducting business in the country. Speakers will include Professor Yang Yao Director, China Centre for Economic Research and Edward Tse, Founder & CEO, Gao Feng Advisory, who will discuss topics ranging from how Chinese technology giants are shaping global commerce to updates on China’s Belt and Road initiative.

Alain Maingreaud, President, TFWA said: “With our strong line-up of speakers and contributors, plus a valuable opportunity to connect with key contacts via One2One e-meetings, TFWA China Reborn is shaping up to be an unmissable event for all industry professionals looking to understand more about China.

“It will doubtless provide much inspiration for practical ways in which we can begin to pave the way for the recovery of the global duty free and travel retail market in these uncertain times.”

Visit the TFWA website for more information on how to register.






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