With the start of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference just one week away, a busy agenda awaits delegates as the global summit of the duty free & travel retail industry returns to Cannes. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the duty free and travel retail industry’s leading figures and experts at the TFWA World Conference, taking place from 09:00 to 11:45 on Monday 25th October and streamed live on on TFWA 365.

The line-up of speakers includes TFWA President Jaya Singh, Jane Sun, CEO of Group; Benjamin Vuchot, CEO of DFS Group; Rafael Schvartzman, Vice President Europe of IATA; and Jay Richards, co-founder of Imagen Insights. The conference will provide invaluable insight on pressing industry issues ranging from the future of air travel to the purchasing habits of Gen Z shoppers.

Delegates can also learn more about the latest duty free and travel retail innovations at the TFWA i.lab, a fully digital showcase hosted on TFWA 365. Taking place from 25th to 28th October, TFWA i.lab, kindly sponsored by Mondelez World Travel Retail, will present the latest ideas and new ways of thinking from a host of forward-thinking companies. TFWA i.lab will be hosted on the Discovery section of the TFWA 365 platform, where users can find out more about the businesses taking part, as well as learn about the latest activity from leading brands exhibiting at the Palais des Festivals during the TFWA World Exhibition. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with industry colleagues and friends in a relaxed atmosphere at the TFWA Lounge, located on the scenic Carlton Beach close to the Palais. The TFWA Lounge will host a series of themed evenings celebrating the diversity and strength of the duty free and travel retail industry.

Monday’s theme will centre around Innovation in Action with support from Altavia Travel Retail and BW Confidential; Tuesday will highlight women working in the industry with membership organisation Women in Travel Retail; and Wednesday will see industry associations and their staff honoured for their hard work during these recent challenging times.