TFWA reveals 500+ exhibitors to attend Cannes event and 65 new or returning

By Charlotte Turner |

TFWA-Cannes-2018-leadThe TFWA says that over 500 exhibitors will be in attendance at next week’s World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes (30 September-04 October), among which 65 exhibitors are making their debut or returning after a short period.


These companies include Shanghai Tang and Havaianas (fashion), Korea Ginseng Corporation (confectionery), La Colline and Ren Clean Skincare (fragrances & cosmetics), RHA (electronics), Zino Davidoff (jewellery & watches), Champagne Lanson and Hunter Laing (wines & spirits).


Other companies making their first appearance at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference include confectionery brand Cloetta, e-cigarette brand Juul and wine brand Viña Concha y Toro. They will all be among those highlighting their latest developments on the ‘elegant quayside’ at the Harbour Village, says the global trade association.


The TFWA Innovation Lab held in partnership with Alibaba’s Fliggy, the e-commerce and retail specialist’s travel brand, will also welcome 28 forward-facing companies to showcase their latest ideas and products. As reported, TRBusiness is also trade media partner of this year’s Innovation Lab.



Exhibitors include creative companies in digital and mobile technology, sustainability, CSR and more such as Ion8, Yanu, Inflyter, Blynk, Concourse, JCDecaux, SKYdeals, Airfree and others. A number of global brands including Cartier, Diageo and Breo will also present their own innovations.



The Innovation Lab takes the place of the Digital Village this year in Cannes.


The TFWA Innovation Lab will run from Tuesday 1 October to midday Friday 4 October in a special tented area facing the Majestic Beach.


The event will kick off with a Press Breakfast at 09:00, at which exhibitors will have the chance to meet visiting media from travel retail as well as consumer and business publications.


Prior to this official opening, the ‘Innovation in Action’ workshop will take place at 08:00 at the Majestic Hotel, Salon Croisette on Tuesday 1 October.


Alain Maingreaud, TFWA President, said: “From the growth of digital technology to increasing demand for more sustainable practices, the duty free and travel retail industry is undergoing a number of significant changes that will greatly impact our business in the coming years.


“Exhibitors joining us at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference and TFWA Innovation Lab will offer a window into the trends, tools and services that will enable all industry stakeholders to prepare for this transformation and help them better serve the future needs of the international traveller.”


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