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A watershed point

08/06/2015. After several years of reliable growth driven by vibrant local economies and rising passenger numbers, the business climate for Asian duty free and travel retail has cooled in the last 12 months. Some, then, might have expected a subdued atmosphere as the industry gathered for the 20th TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore recently.

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A competitive edge

05/03/2015. Few were surprised when, as the largest region by value, Asia Pacific took over leadership of global duty free and travel retail from Europe two years ago. Between 2008 and 2012 Asia’s turnover doubled while Europe’s, still recovering from the financial crisis, edged up just a few percent. However, winning leadership is one thing but retaining it is another, especially when growth is slowing in the region’s largest economy.

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Tooling up for TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference

17/04/2014. Exhibitors and visitors to TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 2014 (11-15 May in Singapore) have at their disposal several digital tools to help them before and during the event.

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The bigger picture

24/03/2014. It may be global duty free and travel retail’s largest region by sales, but Asia poses formidable challenges to the uninitiated. Delegates at this year’sTFWA Asia Pacific Conference (12 May in Singapore), however, will enjoy an unfair advantage.

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Asia (still) rising

24/01/2014. After a record-breaking year in 2013, TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (11-15 May in Singapore) has its work cut out to produce any more superlatives in 2014. However, exhibitor demand for floor space at the Marina Bay Sands complex looks like exceeding last year’s total several months before the opening ceremony.

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