The 2024 ASUTIL Conference will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, on Wednesday 19th June and Thursday 20th June.
Continuing the successful partnership established in 2023, the ASUTIL Conference will once again be managed by TFWA. TFWA's proven track record in event management, combined with its deep-rooted industry knowledge, ensures that the ASUTIL Conference will maintain its exceptional standards.
The ASUTIL Conference is the only duty free conference of Latin America and the Caribbean that changes its city venue each year, providing a unique environment for businesses and networking. It's a conference that mirrors the travel retail industry's own journey as it constantly evolves.
This year’s chosen location, Bogotá, is a pivotal hub for the duty free and travel retail industry in the South American and Caribbean regions. Bogotá is a vibrant and culturally rich city that can offer attendees an engaging atmosphere in which to discuss the latest developments within the industry. This choice also provides an opportunity for participants to explore the beauty and culture of Colombia.
Carlos Loaiza-Keel, the newly appointed ASUTIL Secretary General, expressed his excitement about the upcoming ASUTIL conference in Bogotá, Colombia, in June 2024. Highlighting the historic nature of this event as ASUTIL's first-ever presence in Colombia, Loaiza-Keel emphasised the organisation's commitment to fostering regional integration and exploring new horizons. He also underscored the significant business opportunities in the region and the sentimental aspect of the conference, with the presence of former Secretary General José Luis Donagaray as a special guest. Loaiza assured attendees that this conference would not only celebrate ASUTIL's past but also pave the way for an exciting evolution in the travel retail industry.
Carlos Loaiza-Keel, ASUTIL Secretary General
“The South American duty free and travel market is both vibrant and dynamic and we at TFWA are honoured to once again be a part of this event and support the growth of the industry in the region. Last year’s conference proved to be very successful, and those who came were certainly motivated, enthusiastic and happy to have this event back in a region with such vast commercial potential. We look forward to meeting friends and colleagues from across South America in Bogotá.”
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President