there are plenty of good reasons to be here this week, and much good business has been done.” All signs suggest that the 2019 Asia

Pacific Exhibition and Conference with be even busier and more successful than last year’s event. The exhibition will present the latest innovations from leading duty free and travel brands in Asia and beyond. Among the brands in attendance

will be Kering Italia, showcasing fashion accessories and jewellery and watches, in addition to Kering Eyewear, which exhibited in 2018. Also exhibiting will be fashion and

accessories brands Havaianas and Silhouette International along with electronics brand Ya-Man. George Jensen (jewellery and watches), Eu Yan Sang (confectionery and fine food), Pierre Fabre and Foreo (beauty) and Rémy Cointreau (wine and spirits).

First-time exhibitors Those exhibiting for the first time or returning after a break include Lancel (fashion and accessories), Chow Tai Fook (jewellery and watches), By Terry (beauty) and Stoli/Cognac Prunier (wines and spirits). Last December, 250 exhibitors

had already confirmed their participation. Companies taking stands this year will once again be able to use TFWA’s One2One service to meet senior executives from the region’s airports, airlines and cruise & ferry operators.

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A total of 309 companies, 53 of which were new or returning, exhibited at the show across 10,505sq m of exhibition space in 2018.

TFWA President Alain Maingreaud commented: “Asia remains the largest duty free and travel retail region and is continuing to expand at a rapid pace. “Buyers from around the world

come to the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference to do business and many leading duty free and travel retail companies have expressed their interest in attending this year’s show – with a number of the industry’s most exciting brands confirming their participation. “I’m certain the new contacts

made, as well as the strengthening of ongoing relationships during a busy week, will help to ensure further business success in Asia in 2019 and into the next decade.” The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition

Foreo targets further Asian expansion

As the 2019 TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference beckons, one exhibitor which will be looking to build on a positive start to the year is Swedish beauty tech and wellness brand Foreo. The company is sponsoring the Travel

Sales to travellers in Asia Pacific rose +14.7% in the first nine months of 2018, according to data from Generation Research, comfortably outperforming the worldwide figure of +9.9%.


and Conference will be supported once again by the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group as Diamond Sponsor of this year’s Conference. Other confirmed sponsors

include Neuhaus (Lunch sponsor), Leonidas (Coffee Break), Incheon Airport (Afternoon Networking Session and Workbook) and Nestlé, also an Afternoon Networking Session Sponsor. «

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CNY Collection in partnership with DFS. This wasn’t the end of Foreo’s Asia

Retail Awards – a game-changing initiative created by TRBusiness & M1nd- set – which takes place during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, and has enjoyed a busy start to 2019. In early January, it announced a

partnership with The Shilla Duty Free to launch a limited edition version of the Luna Mini 2 facial cleansing brush for Chinese New Year. Later in the month, it also revealed the launch of an exclusive

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development as news emerged it had again partnered with DFS, this time at its T Galleria store in Saipan. This was preceded by the announcement of its first global placement with Duty Free Americas at the Venetian Macau Resort. More recently, listings have been

secured with Eva Airlines, China Airlines and Hainan Airlines and a new pop-up at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 has also opened. The airline listings were finalised

following discussions at last year’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. With the Singapore exhibition just around the

The Swedish beauty tech brand has secured listings with Eva Airlines, China Airlines and Hainan Airlines in 2019.


corner, Foreo will be hoping to secure further key listings and continue its rapid Asia Pacific expansion.

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