The MEADFA Conference
The Meadfa Conference 2023

Rebalancing airport retail, understanding the post-pandemic traveller and interpreting the latest traffic trends are just some of the subjects to be addressed at the 2023 MEADFA Conference (19-21 November in Accra, Ghana).

speakers1Accounting for over $5 billion of DF&TR turnover last year (source: Generation), the Middle East and Africa is experiencing a robust recovery with passenger growth above the global average according to ACI World and traffic forecast to exceed 2019 levels early next year. Yet the challenges confronting the region will be familiar to industry executives everywhere. How to navigate a commercial landscape reshaped by Covid where airport, retailer, brand and, crucially, traveller expectations have changed? The programme of the forthcoming MEAFDA Conference in Ghana meets these challenges head-on.

speakersFor this visit to Accra, the Conference naturally has a strong African focus. Staged at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra’s Gold Coast City, the event will host speakers from Ghanaian and Egyptian airports alongside travel retailers Dufry/Avolta (Conference host), Gebr. Heinemann, Lagardère Travel Retail and Tourvest Retail Services. JTI Worldwide and Beam Suntory will be among the brands represented, while travel retail specialist Pi Insight will share the results of an exclusive study on MEA travellers. Euromonitor will offer a High Street perspective, with airline and tourism viewpoints from IATA and UNWTO Africa respectively. The Duty Free World Council will also update delegates on advocacy initiatives.

speakersEight sessions over two days will examine the airport retail model, current traveller behaviour, the local aviation market and regulatory issues like the World Health Organization’s Illicit Trade Protocol, which has important implications for DF&TR globally. Other topics include African shoppers and innovation in action. The opening cocktail, gala dinner, coffee breaks and lunches will encourage networking. Registration for the event is now open at tfwa.com and, with interest already strong, DF&TR professionals should secure their place as soon as possible.

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Official Host

Avolta
Platinum

Sponsors

Air France
Airline Partner
Aphrodite
Diamond
GnTobacco
Diamond
International Duty Free
Diamond
IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC
Diamond
Inter African Marketing
Diamond
Scent of Africa
Diamond
Dubai Duty Free
Platinum
Hama
Platinum
Mondelez Meadfa
Platinum
Pernod Ricard
Platinum
AL NASSMA CHOCOLATE LLC
Gold
Bahrain Duty Free
Gold
BEAM SUNTORY DISTRIBUTION TLD
Gold
Benigna
Gold
GEBR. HEINEMANN
Gold
Heinemann
Gold
Muscat Duty Free
Gold
Oris By Oriental
Gold
Lindt
Networking coffee break
Nestlé
Coffee break

Other Sponsors

Altimex
Bloom Dead Sea Life
Energizer
Ixsir
https://www.liviko.eu

Media Partners

The Moodie Davitt Report
DFNI
Euromonitor International
Global Travel Retail Magazine
TR Business