Dates released for DF&TR Summit of the Americas 2021 at Palm Beach

By Luke Barras-hill |


The Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas is due to shift to a new venue in 2021 at the Palm Beach County Convention Centre. Source: Palm Beach County Convention Center.

The 2021 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas is scheduled to be held on 11-14 April at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

IAADFS President and CEO Michael Payne has told TRBusiness that the details for the event remain under discussion, with the ‘specifics’ still to be decided.

As reported, IAADFS and ASUTIL made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Summit of the Americas (30 March – 2 April) due to mounting health and safety concerns mixed with heightened travel advisories due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The decision was made in early March following close guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, which subsequently declared the virus a pandemic on 11 March.

In an extended interview last month, Payne outlined how the new venue offers flexibility and the opportunity to experiment with different tradeshow configurations.

Click here to read the full interview.


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