Tax Free World Association (TFWA) Sees Record Attendance Surge


The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference held last week in Cannes (1-5 October 2023), garnered remarkable attention, with a substantial increase in attendance.

Attendance in numbers in 2023:
2.761 buyers and landlords (15% more than the previous record number in 2019)
7,375 visitors (23% growth compared to 2022; record 7,531 in 2019)

With more exhibitor space, buyers and landlords than ever before, the 2023 edition of Duty Free & Travel Retail’s Global Summit showed an industry with renewed momentum. From Sunday evening’s Opening Cocktail to a packed Conference auditorium, Exhibition aisles teeming with life, well-attended workshops, exciting innovations at TFWA i.lab and after-hours networking in the TFWA Lounge, the pace was relentless.

TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen commented: “We thought that the mood was great at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2022, but the atmosphere this year has reached another level. Beyond just the large number of attendees, it is the spirit that we have seen that has been remarkable – the quality of the exhibition and those attending it has been outstanding. It is particularly gratifying to be able to welcome delegates from all parts of the world once again, and there is no doubt that TFWA World Exhibition & Conference has fully returned to being a truly global event”.

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