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EVENTS

Singapore is where the world of travel retail meets from 7th to 11th May for the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition& Conference

TFWA ASIAdateantoessential develop PACIFIC business in this region With the Asia Pacific region one of the most dynamic in terms of growth and opportunity, TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference is the must-visit event in the duty free and travel retail sector in the region. Held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, the Exhibition starts on Monday 8th May with the Conference, themed Re-igniting our industry, which will explore the implications of the current political and economic environment for travel, tourism and related markets. TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen will look at the implications for the travel retail and duty free industry in Asia Pacific,

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exploring recent developments in the market and assessing the prospects for growth. Jaya Singh, President Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association will update delegates on the key issues facing the business in Asia Pacific, touching on efforts to define and communicate tis economic value to the wider travel industry. The keynote speakers will explore how businesses can drive growth amid a changeable political and economic climate. They are Anil Gupta, commentator and member of the World Economic Forum and Rafidah Aziz, former Malaysian Minister of International trade and Industry, chairman of AirAsiaX. The workshops in the afternoon will be focused on Rediscovering Japan and Re-engage; driving customer loyalty. And Re-assessing our industry: challenges today and tomorrow. The Conference is preceded on the Sunday by social events including a Golf Tournament, Tai Chi and a Welcome Cocktail at the Raffles Hotel, marking the formal start of Asia Pacific’s duty free and travel retail summit. The TFWA

Asia Pacific Bar is open every evening in the Expo & Convention Centre, ideal for unwinding with early evening drinks, The Chill-Our Party will be held on Tuesday 9th May at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the next day the Singapore Swing Party returns to Universal Studios, Sentosa Island, with four rides available for the exclusive use of guests with live music, entertainment and a delicious array of dining options. During the event, the One2One personalized appointment service is a tailor-made opportunity for retailers, exhibiting brands and service concessionaires to meet with senior executives from Asia pacific airports, airlines and, new this year, cruise and ferry companies. The success of Singapore as a venue for the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition has been confirmed by the news that this key event will remain in Singapore for at least the next three years. The new agreement will see the conference and exhibition staged in Singapore until at least 2020, with the option to extend this arrangement for a further two years.

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