WiTR to open event to men at the 2021 TFWA World Exhibition this month

By Charlotte Turner |

The membership organisation Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) will partner the TFWA for this month’s World Exhibition & Conference, to take over its Lounge event on Tuesday 26th October at the Carlton Beach from 18:30 to 21:00.


This year’s event will be dedicated to Women in Travel Retail but will be open to women and men alike.


This year’s gathering is in place of WiTR’s traditional networking event in the Palais des Festivals, which has proven challenging to organise due to ongoing Covid restrictions, said WiTR.


In the past, this event has raised substantial sums for charities in many countries, with a clear focus on women and children.


For the second year running, WiTR is raising money for Impact Hong Kong, which helps women experiencing homelessness to settle in a safe home, restore their mental and physical wellbeing, build their self-esteem and social capital, and discover their purpose.

WiTR held an event in Cannes at the 2019 TFWA World Exhibition.

WiTR held an event in Cannes at the 2019 TFWA World Exhibition.


At the TFWA Lounge, guests will be invited to make a voluntary contribution to the charity, but all will be welcome to come along and enjoy the evening.


Sarah Branquinho, President of WiTR, said: “Strong relationships are key to the success of the duty free and travel retail community and WiTR members, like many others, are really looking forward to the opportunity to meet face to face at TFWA in Cannes.


“After such a turbulent period, this will be the perfect opportunity to celebrate with all colleagues in the industry as we join to revitalise our fabulous industry.”


TFWA Board, said; “We are very pleased with the platform the TFWA Lounge will provide the WiTR association to offer the visibility that women in travel retail deserve.


“TFWA and WiTR look forward to welcoming all attendees of the TFWA Exhibition to the lounge to celebrate the re-emergence of a vibrant travel retail channel and contribute to a meaningful charitable cause.”

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