TFWA Cannes: first-ever dedicated research workshop

The Tax Free World Association has announced its first-ever dedicated research workshop at its World Exhibition in Cannes on Wednesday October 21.

The one-hour, which starts as the doors of the exhibition close at 18.00, the TFWA Research Workshop will present the findings of the association’s most recent research studies, all of which are available free of charge to members.

Peter Mohn, owner and CEO, m1nd-set, and Alison Hughes, research director, Counter Intelligence Retail, will present highlights of the studies.

All registered show delegates are welcome at the session at which handouts featuring summaries of the research will be available. 

Over the past year, TFWA has commissioned two major series of reports: the TFWA Airport Series, conducted by m1nd-set, and the current series of TFWA category reports focusing on individual product categories, in partnership with Counter Intelligence Retail. 

On Tuesday October 20 (Majestic Hotel, 08.00-09.00) the Market Watch Workshop will focus on South Korea. The speakers include SK Walkerhill senior vice president & head of duty free division Mikyong Kwon and Yang Soung-hoon, professor of the division of International Tourism at Silla University in Busan.

The Inflight Focus Workshop on Wednesday 21st (Majestic, 08.00-09.00) will feature presentations and debate led by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines category manager Inflight Retail John Linssen, Inflight sales group director Europe & Africa Karen Durban and Counter Intelligence Retail MD Garry Stasiulevicuis..

Delegates are requested to pre-register for the workshops by contacting Catherine Fily at

Registration for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2015, the annual summit for the global duty free and travel retail industry, is now open at The event takes place in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from October 18 to 23.