Cannes tourism to shine with TFWA Exhibition & Conference 2023 in Oct

 Friday, September 1, 2023 


The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2023, which will be held in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes from October 1 to 5, will feature over 400 exhibitors representing thousands of brands from duty free and travel retail.Over 60 new exhibitors will join those who are returning to Cannes.

This year’s festival will include an extension to the Ambassadors Village as well as a new Majestic Beach Village.

The new participants include several of the world’s major merchants, international airports, airlines, ferry and cruise lines, and the return of numerous Asian enterprises following the relaxation of travel restrictions in the area.

China Duty Free Group,Dufry,Gebr.Heinemann,Duty Free Americas,Heathrow Airport, Lagardère Travel Retail,The Shilla Duty Free,Changi Airport Group,Lotte Duty Free, and many more have confirmed their attendance.

TFWA i.lab will also return, this time in a more central position within the Palais des Festivals. It will include a lounge where attendees may network and promote their ideas from a pitch stage equipped with audio visual presentation displays. There will be 15 firms represented in the show area. All TFWA i.lab participants will also be highlighted on a page on the TFWA 365 platform’s Discovery area.

The show will provide attendees with opportunity to meet and engage in person. With onsite facilities accessible from Tuesday to Thursday, the TFWA One2One tailored meeting service will provide a platform for official meetings between qualifying exhibitors, retailers, landlords, agents, and distributors.

Delegates may also plan meetings and connect digitally before to the event by using the TFWA Directories service via the Networking part of the TFWA365 online platform. The Exhibitor Directory is available to all pre-registered visitors, whereas the Visitor Directory is only available to verified exhibitors.

This year’s program will be updated to provide a variety of learning, networking, and social opportunities.
In order for participants to make the most of their time at the event, TFWA will hold a Cannes Preview Webinar on the TFWA 365 online platform on Tuesday, 5 September at 10am. To register, send an email to or go to the TFWA 365 platform.

TFWA gratefully acknowledges all event sponsors, including Qatar Duty Free, the event’s main partner, TFWA Lounge sponsors Mondelz International and Santa Margherita, and product distribution sponsors Heineken, Crafters Artisanal Gin, Nemiroff, Duty Free Global, Quintessential Brands Group, Perfetti van Melle, Wonderful Pistachios, Seeberger, and Food Accademia.

TFWA President, Erik Juul-Mortensen said, “The increasing number of leading brands and retailers that have confirmed their participation in the 2023 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is very encouraging, and the list continues to grow. Both the quantity and quality of these organisations only increase our confidence in the success of this year’s event. It is gratifying to see familiar names of those who have been long-term attendees, alongside many first-time exhibitors and visitors. TFWA World Exhibition & Conference continues to prove to be an unmissable event for duty free and travel retail and we are very much looking forward to welcoming delegates to Cannes once again.”

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