Upbeat week at TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 2023
The 25th TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference ended on a high, with the event hosting a total of 3,029 visitors, approximately 90% of 2019, which was itself a record year.
The number of representatives from duty free and travel retail operators and landlords stood at 1,291 up by 4% on 2019. There was a full house at Monday’s conference, with 1,572 delegates, a record attendance, hearing from impressive speakers.
With 200 exhibitors and a floor space of 8,469m2, the exhibition was also a quantifiable success. 61 of these companies were new exhibitors, including a mix of large international names and well-known regional brands.
Innovation continued to be a focus, with TFWA i.lab Asia making its debut in Singapore. The ideas hub had a dedicated area on Level 1 and gave delegates the opportunity to find out more about the new initiatives shaping the future of the industry.
Once again proving to be a sought-after feature of TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, the TFWA ONE2ONE meeting service facilitated a total of 678 on-site meetings throughout the week.
After a number of years apart, face-to-face networking was clearly a priority. 1,016 guests attended TFWA’s ‘Welcome Cocktail’ event at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, while over 500 guests enjoyed the TFWA Asia Pacific Lounge each evening.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of the 25th TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference. Feedback from exhibitors has been that the quality of the audience has been exceptional, with a strong representation from Asia, Middle East and indeed the world. As usual, our team worked hard to ensure the delivery of a successful event for all attendees, and we are grateful for the support from all of our partners and sponsors. We are already looking forward to next year’s event, and once again we’ll be planning to bring together the best and brightest in our industry. Thank you to everyone who made this event a success. See you in Cannes.”
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President