Some 50 travel retailers have confirmed their presence at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, taking place from October 24 to 28, health situation permitting.
Companies currently registered for TFWA’s Hosted Buyer Program include DFS Group (LVMH), Inflight Sales Group, Lagardère Travel Retail, Shilla Duty Free, NAA Retailing, Qatar Duty Free and 3Sixty Duty Free.
The Hosted Buyer Program sees the TFWA give assistance to retailers to meet the accommodation costs of buyers and category managers attending this year’s event.
Brands and retailers that have confirmed their attendance at the show include Dubai Duty Free, Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Quintessential Brands in wine & spirits, and Rituals Cosmetics in perfumes & cosmetics.
As reported, beauty companies set to exhibit at the event include Chanel, L’Oréal, Clarins, Euroitalia and Interparfums. A total of 8,000m2 (86,111ft2) of exhibition floor space has been secured for the event.
TFWA President Jaya Singh said: “We are conscious of the constraints still in place for our industry partners in Asia wishing to travel to Cannes. We are also fully aware that restrictions will mean some companies may be attending TFWA World Exhibition & Conference with smaller teams than usual this year. Nevertheless, we have a mandate to do everything in our power to make this event happen, and our teams are working around the clock to ensure we offer our industry partners every opportunity to attend.”