The Review: Cannes recaptured

26/10/2016 Arguably the most intense week in duty free and travel retail’s annual calendar, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference has so much going on that it can be difficult to see everything on offer. Especially when there are more exhibitors than ever before, as happened at the recent 2016 edition.

If you couldn’t make it to the industry’s global summit this year, were in Cannes but unable to attend one of the many events, or simply want to relive the experience of a busy few days on the Côte d’Azur, visit tfwa.com and follow the links to The Review. As the Association’s official online digest of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2016, The Review has highlights from the Exhibition, Conference, Workshops and Networking programme. It contains video coverage, still photography and reporting of all the high points during the show. 

Anyone who missed Randi Zuckerberg’s highly entertaining Conference speech on technology today can watch the best moments in The Review. And if you didn’t catch the fascinating Market Watch Workshop on Russia, extracts from all three speakers’ presentations, together with those of everyone who spoke at the Conference or Workshops, are likewise available.

Interviews filmed on the Exhibition floor reflect the viewpoints of just some of the record 492 exhibitors and the visitors who came to see them. A new feature for The Review 2016 is ‘A Day in the Life of Cannes’, a time lapse video condensing a typical visitor’s day into less than two minutes. Another innovation is a series of mini-interviews straight to camera with exhibitors in each of the main product categories under the title ‘Category Call’. These were distributed daily via TFWA’s Twitter feed straight after the show as precursors to The Review and can still be seen there. 

Networking forms an integral part of the Cannes experience, and here too The Review provides a flavour of the action at the leisure activities and social events, along with the thoughts of participants.

The next-best thing to being in Cannes, The Review is a comprehensive online resource recapturing the mood of the industry’s major annual gathering.