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                     The 2018 Conference opens on
                     Monday 1 October at 9.00 a.m.
                     with a welcome address by TFWA
                     President Erik Juul-Mortensen,
                     who will provide an overview on
                     the current state of the industry,
                     including the latest available sales
                     data. In his last address in his role as
                     TFWA President, having decided to
                     step down from the position he has
                     held since 1999,  he will also give a
                     personal view of the future of the
                     industry and TFWA’s role within it.
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           2018                              speakers to kick off the week
                                                          a world-class line up of

        THIS YEAR’S TFWA WORLD                        President Susan Whelan,
        ExHIBITION & CONFERENCE                       who will address how the industry
        IN CANNES GETS OFF TO                         can and must adapt to meet
        AN IMPRESSIVE START                           new business challenges.
                                                      The second part of the Conference
                                                      will include insight from former
                     Mr Juul-Mortensen will be followed   Secretary General of NATO Anders
                     by a panel of senior retail executives   Fogh Rasmussen, who will draw on
                     as they explore pressing issues   his experience to help make sense of
                     affecting the duty free and travel   the forces at work in today’s fragile
                     retail industry. They include Dufry   geopolitical landscape, and scientist
                     CEO Julián Diaz González, Gebr   and adventurer Dr Bertrand Piccard,
                     Heinemann, Co-owner of Claus     who will share inspiring stories
                     Heinemann, Lagardère Travel Retail   of his experiences in business
                     CEO Dag Rasmussen and King Power   and exploration and look at the   the TFWA Digital Village Pitch
                     International Senior Executive Vice   future of clean technologies.   Corner, a platform for exhibitors
                                                      A series of morning workshops    to share in-depth details of their
                                                      will also explore specific themes   new digital products and services.
                                                      in detail, such as the Digital Focus   Visitors will also be able to preview
                                                      Workshop on Tuesday morning      a groundbreaking new initiative
                                                      and the Inflight Focus Workshop   piloted by the European Travel Retail
                                                      on Wednesday, both with a highly   Confederation, which allows users
                                                      qualified panel of speakers .    to receive multilingual consumer
                                                      TFWA will be showcasing the latest   information on all products for the
                                                      technological innovation and provide   duty free and travel retail market.
                                                      a glimpse into the future t the   This technology has been designed
                                                      TFWA Digital Village, from Tuesday   to help protect the industry from
                                                      2 October to Friday 5 October at   the potential harmful effects
                                                      the Gare Maritime. Features include   of new packaging regulations.

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