May.14.2022, Singapore ------ The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) successfully launched TFWA Asia Pacific Live event that took place 9-11 May in Singapore, 667 delegates from 225 companies including major brands, retailers and airports attended the event. There was much to celebrate this week when people reunited for the first time in three years in Singapore at TFWA Asia Pacific Live.
Knowledge was shared in six workshops over the course of the conference, starting with opening addresses from TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen and Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) President Sunil Tuli, after which delegates heard a talk from futurist and Fourth Industrial Revolution expert Charlie Ang on how new technologies and modes of consumption are changing the way we do business.
TFWA was founded in 1984, Tax Free World Association (TFWA) is the world's biggest duty-free and travel retail association, TFWA Asia Pacific Live represented a vital chance to reconnect with colleagues and partners in a crucial region for duty free and travel retail.
Deprived of the opportunity to meet and network with their peers in Asia Pacific since before the pandemic, duty free and travel retail professionals in the industry’s leading region were able to interact face-to-face again. TFWA Asia Pacific Live was a two-day, in-person, live networking event on the same dates and at the same venue as the conference and exhibition it replaced. Conditions in the region made a conventional trade show impractical, but the revised format meant delegates were still able to mix, identify potential partners and do business.