TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference set to return in May 2021

By Luke Barras-hill |

Marina Bay Sands Singapore at night

The industry will look forward to returning to Singapore should the event proceed as planned.

Tax Free World Association (TFWA) will look to host the Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference on 9-13 May 2021, TRBusiness is reliably informed.

The decision to press ahead with the provisional dates is understood to have been made following a discussion among management in the past week.

In March, TFWA made the difficult – but correct – decision to cancel this year’s Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore set for 10-14 May due to escalating health and safety concerns linked to the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). The World Exhibition & Conference was cancelled in May.

The last time the TFWA Asia Pacific event was cancelled was in 2003 due to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

Should next year’s Asia Pacific show materialise on the aforementioned dates, the event would begin eight days after China’s Labour Day holiday (1 May) and 81 days after the end of the Spring Festival/Chinese New Year holidays (11-17 February).

As reported, TFWA will host its ‘China Reborn’ virtual event on 1-3 December, part of a series of online events scheduled for the second half of this year.


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