Next month we’re off on our annual pilgrimage to the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference in Cannes. This Duty Free and Travel Retail Summit presents us with the chance to showcase our talents to a prestigious selection of premium brands in an industry-wide forum along with the chance to network with many key influencers and decision makers in the travel retail industry.
The TFWA World Exhibition and Conference is the duty free and travel retail industry’s most significant event of the year. Billed as an unmissable global gathering, the show is attended by more than 12,000 travel retail industry professionals. Our recent work for Sri Lanka Duty Free, Thomas Cook, Travelex and the Hong Kong Cruise Plaza, have helped Barber Design to firmly establish ourselves as leading retail designers for the travel industry and this event has become increasingly important for us. It provides some great opportunities to reconnect with existing clients as well as meeting new faces – whilst also connecting with other likeminded industry professionals.
THE TFWA event showcases innovative new travel retail ideas from more than 3,000 premium brands. It also includes a conference featuring world-class speakers sharing their experiences and giving their own take on the state of the industry. This gives us many valuable insights into how the travel retail industry is headed – particularly in the wake of Brexit and other global issues. It provides us with inspiration and shows us where we should be focusing our attention next, based on our well-informed understanding of the emerging and topical issues for both customers and retailers. The conference is complemented by a series of excellent workshops providing further analysis and insights into the travel retail industry – which we pass directly on to our customers.
Along with the conference and workshops, the best part of the show for us – fabulous location aside – is the amazing opportunity for networking. With both formal and social events arranged throughout the week we are able to touch base with both existing and potential clients as well as meeting other industry peers, sharing our knowledge and expertise and learning from new experiences.
If you are interested in developing a travel retail offer and would like to meet up with us for a coffee in Cannes to discuss your business’ travel retail plans then we would love to meet you! We will be there from the 2nd October until the 6th October this year. Please get in touch with Jessica and we will be happy to come and meet you and tell you about our work. Email us for more information!