Welcome to the 2017 Duty Free Show of the Americas

Dear colleagues:

Erasmo Orillac

On behalf of IAADFS and the association’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to the 2017 Duty Free Show of the Americas.

The show officially began yesterday with our Sports Day program featuring golf, yoga, and the 5K Fun Run/Walk benefiting Hand in Hand for Haiti, followed by the Opening Reception, where attendees had a chance to network and reconnect with each other. This morning, we begin our educational program followed by the opening of the Trademarket exhibit hall at 9:30, where nearly 150 exhibiting companies are poised to show their latest products. Please watch for attendees with “New Exhibitor” ribbons and booths with “New Exhibitor” decals, and give an especially warm welcome to our newest additions to the show.

Tomorrow, we continue our educational program, followed by another full day of exhibits, and then a very special Gala Evening that will include a tribute to our past President, Pancho Motta. Attendees can also take advantage of Club Americas on Monday and Tuesday nights for entertainment, dancing, and relaxation.

The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas provides a prime opportunity for industry colleagues to meet, learn, stay current on industry trends, and conduct business. Of course, the show serves another vital purpose — revenue from the Duty Free Show of the Americas is used by IAADFS to fund advocacy work that benefits association members and the industry as a whole. We take this opportunity to thank our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for their support of IAADFS and the 2017 show. We appreciate that you have dedicated time and resources to be with us here in Orlando, and we wish you a very productive show.

Best regards,

Erasmo Orillac

IAADFS Chairman of the Board