DFD toasts successful TFWE in Cannes with new products and partnerships

By Luke Barras-hill |


Arnaud Ryser, Business Development Manager, DFD (far right) with some members of the DFD team during the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Travel retail distributor Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) has reported it hosted more than 200 guests to its exclusive showroom during last month’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (30 Sep-4 Oct) in Cannes.

Operators, partners and brands were able to view sunglasses, footwear, outdoor and travel products, toys, electronics and watches across two sections linked by a balcony overlooking the Boulevard de la Croisette.

They were also treated to a sneak preview of novelties and limited editions destined for the Spring/Summer 2020 season.


Nicolas Dobry, CEO, DFD said: “Our visitors enjoyed a great service and attention from our commercial team in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

“As master franchisor for the Americas and Caribbean, and looking forward to next year, DFD’s team will continue to be focused on developing new relationships and expanding our portfolio with new and exciting brands, surely to be welcomed by our growing customer base.”

The Frédérique Constant Horological smartwatch for ladies, Luminox Navy Seal 3500 Series, Seiko 5 Sports model, Timex Command Urban collection and an array of styles from Guess featured among DFD’s watches portfolio.

In toys, Lego’s Hidden Side using augmented reality showcased alongside AfterShokz in the electronics segment and Samsonite and Osprey in travel accessories.


High-end, Swiss-made watch brands on display at the DFD showroom.

Meanwhile, the footwear category boasted golf shoes from Ecco, Toms and Teva.

Brand representatives across the categories joined the DFD commercial team at the show to support customers with knowledge provision.



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