Delegates and sponsors sign up for Middle East Duty Free Conference

Over 120 top executives from the travel retail and duty free industry - three times the number at the same stage last year - have already signed up for the Middle East Duty Free Conference, which takes place in the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai on 3 and 4 December.

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By  Rhys Jones Published  November 18, 2003

Over 120 top executives from the travel retail and duty free industry - three times the number at the same stage last year - have already signed up for the Middle East Duty Free Conference, which takes place in the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai on 3 and 4 December.
Delegates have been attracted by the prospect of making high-level contacts in a region where travel retail sales are growing at an unprecedented rate and learning more about the rationale behind trading in this particular market. Similarly, sponsors and media partners have been quick to confirm their support for this unique event.

Juergen Jost, Travel Retail Director, P&G Prestige BeautT: "With its world class airports and excellent retail outlets combined with up-to-date merchandising and promotion activities, the Middle East region is an important part of our global duty free business. A regional meeting like the Middle East Duty Free Conference is the right platform to create mutual understanding and to find new ways to build the business further. It is the perfect place to talk and network with all our customers, distributors and partners and to meet all decision makers in one place."

The Middle East Duty Free Conference is being organised for the Middle East Duty Free Association by the premier industry event organiser, Tax Free World Association, with the assistance of Moodie International.

The Conference will be opened by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Dept of Civil Aviation and President, Emirates Group, introduced by CoIm McLoughlin, Managing Director, Dubai Duty Free.

Key retailers from Abu Dhabi Duty Free, Weitnauer Middle East & Asia Pacific, Emirates, and Dubai Duty Free will speak on innovation in promotion; their colleagues from Beirut Duty Free, Phoenicia Aer Rianta Company (PAC), Aldeasa Jordan, and ARY Group of Companies will look at destination merchandising; while leading suppliers will address the performance and future of four product categories: liquor/tobacco; fragrances/cosmetics; gifts/luxury goods; and food/confectionery.

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