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.”