TFWA World Exhibition & Conference reveals new datesBy Melita Kiely
The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition & Conference will now take place at the end of October in Cannes, France.
The association’s management committee has decided to push the 2021 conference back by a month after an ‘extensive’ consultation with members and local partners in Cannes.
The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will now be held from 24-28 October, in the hope that it will give ample time to see an improvement in the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and elsewhere.
Jaya Singh, TFWA president, said: “There is no doubt that the return to live events is eagerly awaited by everyone in our business, and there’s a huge amount of excitement about the return of our industry’s flagship event, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.
“The desire among exhibitors and buyers to meet in person to help revive our market is very clear.
“Our permanent staff, management committee and board have been working tirelessly with the team at Palais des Festivals and the City of Cannes to arrange the best timing that will be beneficial to all.
“By selecting an end of October slot for this essential diary date for travel retail professionals, we plan to give our members and their business partners more time to prepare for a successful show.
“With the industry’s support, TFWA is determined to deliver a world-class platform that will allow us to establish new business foundations as we move towards recovery.”
TFWA added that it has seen a ‘very positive’ response to its Hosted Buyer Programme, which was unveiled last week.