The IAADFS Show – 47 years of industry support

Now celebrating its 47th anniversary, the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas is the longest running event for the duty free and travel retail industry. In addition to a robust exhibit hall featuring thousands of the latest products available for the market, the show also provides numerous opportunities for networking and relationship building in a strong business environment.

While the IAADFS show provides a vital environment to bring together suppliers and buyers, it also does so much more. For the IAADFS leadership, the show serves as the primary funding source to support the association’s advocacy and government relations programs on behalf of association members and the industry as a whole. Revenue generated from registration and space rental fees is reinvested by the association into advocacy efforts to protect and advance the interests of the industry. IAADFS also provides charitable contributions for disaster relief efforts and donates toward industry-supported charitable campaigns.

Due to the global nature of the duty free and travel retail industry, challenges to the industry can emerge at any time, anywhere in the world. Some challenges provide opportunities for proactive action, while others, such as natural disasters or disease outbreaks, are situations that can only elicit a reactive response. In any event, we must be ready to stand up for the interests of our industry and to react appropriately to challenges that we face. The funding support provided by the show allows IAADFS to monitor and respond quickly and effectively whenever necessary, and to coordinate efforts with other industry partners as appropriate.

IAADFS would like to thank the many companies that support the association and the Duty Free Show of the Americas through their contributions as attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors. We urge you to remember that you are contributing to the welfare of the industry by enabling IAADFS to support worthy causes and activities around the world.