INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council (DFWC) and its member organisations will take part in the inaugural Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo from 12-16 October and at the TRMarketplace online event that takes place from 28 September to 2 October.

The Council will share details of its work, while each member will present the initiatives they are working on both under the DFWC umbrella and individually, with a live link to their recent regional reports.

Member organisations include the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA), Latin American duty free association ASUTIL, the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC), the Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA), the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS), the Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) and Tax Free World Association (TFWA).

The DFWC said it was “grateful to both organisers for making this possible”. It noted that it was “embracing the virtual model” in the absence of the platform that TFWA’s World Exhibition and Conference has traditionally provided for the Council and its regional association members to inform the industry about its advocacy work.

DFWC President Sarah Branquinho said: “We greatly appreciate the support we receive year round from all the industry trade media. We thank both The Moodie Davitt Report and TR Business for their offer to allow the Council and its members highlight the important work we have been involved in, on very many fronts, since the beginning of 2020.

“Obviously dealing with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated but there are many other initiatives impacting our industry which have also been the focus of much work this year and on which we shall communicate during both upcoming events. We look forward to a gradual return to normal for our industry and being able to communicate in more usual surroundings at all our members’ events next year.”

The Virtual Travel Retail Expo: A premium event for a premium audience

About the Virtual Travel Retail Expo

The Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo is a pioneering virtual trade show and symposium, complete with Exhibition Hub, Knowledge Hub (Symposium and Workshops) and Experience Hub (an immersive engagement zone).

As evidenced by an outstanding line-up of exhibitors, it is a premium event for a premium audience. The unique five-day ‘live’ Expo takes place on 12-16 October and is set to be the defining travel retail industry happening in 2020.

Registration is free for buyers, exhibitors and preferred media partners. Dubai Duty Free, the world’s biggest single airport travel retail business, is presenting those registered Expo visitors with multiple prospects to win grand weekly prizes in its Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise draws (click here to register).