TFWA announces 2021 conference dates

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) has confirmed its annual World Exhibition & Conference will return to Cannes, France, this year. Like the majority of trade shows last year, the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the event will take place in Cannes from Sunday 26 September to Thursday 30 September 2021. Full details about the global duty free and travel retail trade fair will be…

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TFWA expands representation with trade groups

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is looking to broaden its representation with affiliate trade associations to share the diversity and expertise of its board members. Following the recent appointment of Jaya Singh as president, TFWA hopes to create a ‘more co-ordinated’ approach to its relationships with other associations and establish a stronger common purpose throughout the travel industry. As such, Singh will represent TFWA on the Duty Free World Council board; TFWA vice president…

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TFWA president sees ‘bright future’ for travel retail

The global travel retail sector must be “financially prudent” but “the future is bright”, said the new president of the Tax Free World Association (TFWA). Singh was elected president of TFWA this month, succeeding Alain Maingreaud. Speaking during the TFWA online press conference, Singh introduced the new TFWA board and outlined its vision for the association and the wider travel retail industry. Singh offered details of the upcoming TFWA Asia Pacific Hainan Special Edition event,…

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TFWA names Jaya Singh president

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) has elected Jaya Singh as president, taking over from Alain Maingreaud. The TFWA president is chosen for a 12-month period each year by TFWA management committee members during the December meeting. Singh said: “It is a great privilege to be elected as TFWA president and I would like to thank all management committee members for their support and trust. “I also thank my predecessor Alain Maingreaud for his important…

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TFWA Asia Pacific 2021 to take place in Hainan

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) will hold next year’s Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Hainan, China, for the first time. Last month, the TFWA confirmed that the next Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference will be held from 9 to 13 May 2021, combining in-person and virtual events and networking opportunities for delegates. The show, which is usually held in Singapore, will take place in Sanya, Hainan, in 2021. The TFWA management committee made…

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