TFWA reports 433 stands booked to date

By Doug Newhouse |

TFWA reports that this year’s TFWA World Exhibition currently has 433 stands confirmed to date, at the same time that the organiser reports that demand ‘has been overwhelming’.

In a statement today, TFWA says that by ‘working creatively with the available space’ in liaison with its technical partners, it has been able to accommodate the maximum number of prestigious exhibitors, including some major international brand-owners who are new to the exhibition and those returning after a short absence.

Among the 433 stands confirmed to date are 27 new exhibitors, including Beurer, Fratelli Rossetti, Hédiard, Morrison Bowmore, Safilo and Tommy Hilfiger.

The newcomers join a plethora of all the top companies in global duty free and travel retail by sales value (according to Generation Research’s World Top 50 ranking in 2009. These include: BAT; Chanel; Clarins; Coty Prestige; Diageo; Estée Lauder; JT International; Kraft; L’Oréal, P&G Prestige; Parfums Christian Dior; Pernod Ricard; Philip Morris; Puig; and Rémy Cointreau.

TFWA adds that hundreds of other big names from the various categories in the channel are also exhibiting, including Bally; Braun; Etro; Lego; Montblanc; Paul Frank; Salvatore Ferragamo; and Swarovski.

TFWA said: “Between them the exhibitors will showcase some 3,000 brands, many of which are launching fresh ideas at the show and exhibiting many items which are exclusive to travel retail.

TFWA World Exhibition opens its doors in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Monday 19th September and will run until midday on Friday 23rd September.

Last year, TFWA World Exhibition welcomed 5,398 visitors from 2,570 companies (+8% more visitors than attended in 2009) of which 72% were influential duty free and travel retail operators, landlords and agents.

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