MEADFA Conference in Muscat to address latest DF&TR opportunities

By Andrew Pentol |


Muscat Duty Free hosted an official unveiling of its shops in November 2018.

The 2019 Middle East and Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) conference will address latest business opportunities for DF&TR in the region. The event will take place at the Kempinski Hotel, Muscat from 24 to 26 November.

Key themes include the rise of new retail in the Middle East and a focus on African travellers with insight from the latest TFWA-commissioned research. Delegates will hear from a number of retailers in the region and learn more about latest developments in Oman, Dubai and other important regional markets.

The speaker line-up includes Dr Khalfan Said Al Shueili, CEO of Oman Aviation Services and Chairman of Muscat Duty Free; Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports Management Co.; Ray Hernan, Chief Executive of Aer Rianta International; Ramesh Cidambi, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Duty Free; Isabel Zarza, CEO of Dufry Africa; Eugene Barry, Vice President Commercial of Dubai Airports; and Andrew Day, Group CEO of MMI and Emirates Leisure Retail.

MEADFA President Haitham Al Majali said: “With a rich and fascinating history, Oman has emerged as a thriving economy enjoying a truly impressive pace of development. We are delighted to be meeting here and would like to thank Muscat Duty Free, our hosts, for allowing us this opportunity.”


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