Early bird rate for TFWA ends August 18

Anyone intending to attend TFWA 2011 should register straight away to make savings. Pre-registration for the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition in Cannes, September 18–23, ends on August 18, 2011. After that date anyone wishing to attend the event needs to register on arrival.

Workshops and major brands

Pre-registrations for the exhibition and conference have been “very satisfactory both in the quantity and quality of visitors” compared with last year’s event, which can’t be a bad thing given the current economic climate.

Two breakfast workshops during TFWA World Exhibition will explore the emerging markets of Asia and the airline, cruise and ferry retail channels. This year’s event will also feature over 400 suppliers from across all product categories such as Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual, Fratelli Rossetti, Hédiard, Bourjois, Nuxe, The Sharper Image, Gérard Bertrand and José Cuervo.

Conferences to debate “a brand new world”

The TFWA World Exhibition 2011 conference, to be held on Monday September 19, will feature high profile speakers from the fields of geopolitics, economics and the luxury business. Salvatore Ferragamo CEO Michele Norsa will look at how traditional luxury brands can adapt to a changing world and changing consumers. IMD World Competitiveness Centre director Stéphane Garrelli, economist and business school professor, will take a region-by-region look at the global economy, identifying factors affecting growth and highlighting potential growth hotspots. Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will give the keynote presentation, bringing his unparalleled global political experience and insight to bear on some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, including the dramatic changes underway in the Middle East and North Africa. TFWA president Erik Juul-Mortensen’s ‘State of the Industry’ address will reflect on an industry in evolution, coping with constant change in the geopolitical, macro-economic and social worlds and adapting to new realities.

For details, visit TFWA.

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