There has been a tremendous surge in the trade in tax-free products, as demonstrated by the Tax Free World Exhibition, the largest trade fair in the sector. In 2016, it had some 4,625 visitors, 3,000 prestigious brands and 500 international exhibitors.
The annual international duty free industry event
This year, this unique event will be held from 2 to 6 October 2017. The exhibition will offer a tailored program for representatives of leading luxury industry brands. Meetings during conferences and workshops where every October experiences, ideas and business deals are shared and set up at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
A record year!
515 exhibiting businesses (492 in 2016)
491 stands (472 in 2016)
61 new exhibitors, some of whom (Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Cartier Parfums, Payot Paris, APM Monaco and POURCHET) are back after a short absence
TFWA Digital Village
New this year, the TFWA Digital will present digital solutions in tune with the both current and rapidly developing patterns of consumption. This new exhibition will occupy 840 m² on the first floor of Gare Maritime for 3 full days (from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October). Those wanting to discover new technologies will have the opportunity to meet more than 30 exhibitors representing the most innovative retailers.
The "Ideas Lab" workshop, from 9 to 10 am on Friday 9 October in Gare Maritime, will be an opportunity for delegates to learn more about the most important forces now shaping the digital retail revolution. In addition, representatives from some businesses exhibiting in the TFWA Digital Village will discuss the opportunities created by technological advances.
New geolocation application
This new application will allow visitors to geolocate their position on the 3D exhibition plan and be guided directly to the stand of their choice. They will also be able to select the stands they want to visit and save them in a "visits" file which they can then access on site.