TFWA launches hosted buyer program for Asia Pacific show

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is to launch a hosted buyer program for the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which will take place in Singapore from May 9 to 12.

The program is geared towards supporting industry players looking to participate in the show. Once registered, selected retailers will receive assistance from TFWA to help meet the accommodation costs of buyers who will be attending the event.

TFWA is offering the program following what it called a successful launch of the initiative at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes in October.

Information on the initiative is now being shared with travel retailers across the Asia Pacific region, the association says.

TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen said: “As the duty free and travel retail industry continues its recovery in the wake of the pandemic, it is more important than ever for businesses to maintain strong working relationships. Our events provide a forum for these relationships to be formed, to grow and to prosper. TFWA wants to do everything we can to provide support to our partners as we navigate together through these difficult times. We are once again operating our Hosted Buyer Program in order to help retailers get the most from TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, the summit meeting for the regional industry.”