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Record attendance at travel retail expo

The annual TFWA World Exhibition held on 22-26 October in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, exceeded all expectations this year with a record number of 6,074 visitors representing 2,877 companies (up 5% on last year). Of that total 70% were duty free and travel retail operators, landlords and agents from 1,726 companies. The top 10 originating countries of the visitors were France, UK, Germany, UAE, USA, Korea, Russia, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

The TFWA conference entitled ‘A Brand New Dimension’ was also attended by a record 894 people who crowded into the auditorium to hear fascinating presentations by Dr Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State & Chair of the Albright Stonebridge Group, Jean-Charles Decaux, CEO JCDecaux, Kjell  A. Nordstrom, economist and author, and Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President.

7 November 2012 - Felicity Murray