TFWA calls for Committee nominations

By Charlotte Turner |

The TFWA is inviting its member companies to submit their nominations for the TFWA Management Committee in advance of the Annual General Meeting which will take place on Thursday 25th October during TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.


At the Annual General Meeting, which is open to all TFWA Members, the Management Committee for the coming two years will be approved.


Nominations for the Management Committee should be addressed to the President of TFWA at the office in Paris and received before 24th September.


The Election Committee, which includes representatives from the Board as well as a Management Committee representative from each key product group, will meet the Managing Director, the Membership Co-ordinator and an independent legal adjudicator on 25th September to discuss the nominations received against the agreed seat allocation by product sector.


The validated list of candidates will be communicated to the TFWA Members and the elections by sector will be carried out on 24th October in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes.


Election of the five Vice-Presidents of the association, also for a two year period, will take place at a meeting immediately following the AGM. At the moment the seat of Vice President Commercial is vacant following the departure in June of Erik Thomsen, then William Grant & Sons Ltd. The current Vice Presidents are Frédéric Garcia-Pelayo, VP Finance, Sylvie Lavagno, VP Marketing, Alessandra Visconti, VP Corporate and Thom Rankin, VP Conferences & Research.


The role of President will also be up for election and this will take place at the next TFWA Management Committee meeting on 7th December. This role is open to all members of the Management Committee and also to individuals from outside the MC who would like to put themselves forward and who believe they have sufficient time and capacity to lead the largest and most influential membership association for the duty free and travel retail industry.


All members of the Management Committee can propose candidates from the MC for the presidency at any time before the beginning of the December meeting. Candidates from outside the MC are required to submit their applications to the TFWA Election Committee by 7th November 2012.


For full details of TFWA World Exhibition and pre-registration, which will remain open until 12th September, please consult

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