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IAADFS re-elects board chairman

Rene Riedi has been elected to serve another term as chairman of the board of the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS).

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Rene Riedi will serve another term as IAADFS board chairman

Riedi is the Central and Latin America executive adviser for Dufry America.

He will work as chairman of the board of the IAADFS until June 2023.

“It is an honour to be chosen by my peers to continue serving in the role of chairman of IAADFS,” Riedi noted.

“I deeply appreciated the dedication of my fellow board members in devoting time as volunteer leaders for organisation.”

Michael Payne, IAADFS president and CEO, described Riedi as a “real asset” in his role as board chairman.

Payne added: “We have all benefitted from his thoughtful approach to challenges and his steady leadership, especially during the pandemic and as we have been working through the recovery.”

Furthermore, Padraig Dennan, of Stellar Partners, has been elected by the board to serve as vice-chairman.

The board has also voted for Erasmo Orrilac, of Motta Internacional, to hold the post of treasurer and audit chair.

Before the officer elections, the concessionaire members of IAADFS re-elected Nuno do Amaral, of Aer Rianta International, and Michael Halpern, of International Shoppers, as members of the board of directors.

Earlier this month, the IAADFS revised the dates for its 2023 Summit of the Americas show.

The event will now take place from 16-19 April 2023 at the Palm Beach county Convention Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida, US.

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