Bahrain is destination for 2022 MEADFA Conference, announces association

By Luke Barras-hill |

This year’s Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain on 27-29 November.

The event managed by TFWA and hosted by Bahrain Duty Free will take place at the Art Hotel & Resort located in Amwaj Islands in the Persian Gulf.

Sherif Toulan, President, MEADFA (right) said: “Following our fruitful in-person event last year, the MEADFA Conference will continue to demonstrate our commitment to facilitating and accelerating the recovery of the duty free and travel retail industry in the post-pandemic era.

“We’re grateful to Bahrain Duty Free, our official host of the event, and to TFWA, our long-term partner, for their support. We are delighted to bring the MEADFA Conference to the kingdom of Bahrain for the first time, and looking forward to welcoming our friends and industry partners from the Middle East, Africa and beyond.”

Erik Juul-Mortensen, President, TFWA said: “The return of industry events this year such as the MEADFA Conference is a solid indicator of the recovery of our industry. TFWA is delighted to continue our partnership with MEADFA and provide our support to this important trade event. We look forward to once again reconnecting in person with our colleagues and friends across the industry.”

Bassam Al Wardi, Chief Executive Officer & Board Director, Bahrain Duty Free, added: “We are honoured to be the official host of the MEADFA – undoubtedly one of the key trade events in duty free and travel retail – this November. It’s gratifying to be able to play a part in supporting the industry as we continue our recovery. We can’t wait to welcome our industry colleagues to the kingdom of Bahrain.”

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