TFWA sets Singapore social programmeBy Kristiane Sherry
The Tax Free World Association (TFWA), organisers of the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, has released details of the networking and social programme for this year’s event.
Set to take place from 8-12 May at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore, the trade event will attract up to 3,000 visitors from across the duty free and travel retail industry.
Activities get under way on the Sunday with a Tai Chi class in the morning, set to take place on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands. The fully booked TFWA golf tournament will run simultaneously at the Raffles Country Club.
The evening networking gatherings also kick off on the Sunday, with the Welcome Cocktail held at Raffles Hotel from 19:30. For 2016, the evening takes the theme of paper cutting which dates back to second century China.
On Tuesday, the Chill Out Party at the Mandarin Oriental will offer delegates the opportunity to unwind with relaxing massages, and to try their luck at the raffle, with the top prize tickets to the French Open tennis final at Roland Garros.
For those of a dancing persuasion, the Singapore Swing Party, to be held on the Thursday at Mambo Beach, Sentosa Island, will provide the ideal setting. Celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant will offer a French-Asian fusion menu set to delight and inspire guests.
In addition, the TFWA Asia Pacific Bar at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, kindly supported by a number of exhibiting brands, is open Monday to Wednesday to provide even more networking opportunities over a well-earned post-show drink.
Last month, the TFWA released details of the full-day conference set to take place at the event, with the speaker line-up including author and diplomat Kishore Mahbubani, and “futurist” and author Mike Walsh.