Preserving absolute freedom

As I pen this special column for the Duty Free Show of the Americas, the airport industry is still reeling from the March 22 terrorist atrocities in Brussels.

New faces on the IAADFS board of directors

During the Concessionaire Business Meeting on Sunday, April 3, concessionaire representatives were elected to the IAADFS Board of Directors. Parker Gundersen and Rene Riedi look forward to serving their first three-year terms as board members.

Gala Evening engages and entertains

As an elegant finale to the show, nearly 600 IAADFS Show attendees enjoyed an evening of gourmet food, open bar, and a variety of classy entertainment at this year’s Gala Evening.

New education sessions offer industry insight

New to this year’s Duty Free Show schedule were education sessions offering expert insight into the current state of the airline and travel retail industries, as well as a detailed look at the decision-making process of the duty free retail shopper.

A successful wrap-up of the 2016 Duty Free Show

The 2016 IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas was a success, offering plenty of networking and face-to-face meeting time — and, as always, social events.

Honoring a leader

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores, along with the entire duty free industry, joins Motta family and friends in mourning the death of IAADFS board president and director of Motta Internacional Alberto “Pancho” Motta Jr., who passed away unexpectedly just days after wrapping up this year’s successful IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Gala a grand finale

Duty Free Show attendees changed from their business suits into cocktail attire and enjoyed a break from the Tradeshow floor at last night’s Gala Evening.

750 Brands brings 30 years of experience to the duty free market

The company may be a new exhibitor at the IAADFS Show, but 750 Brands has more than 30 years of brand building experience.

A repeat performance

For the second year in a row, DFS Group snagged the top prizes at the DFNI Awards for Travel-Retail Excellence in the Americas.

WiTR raises money for needy children

It was standing-room-only at yesterday’s Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) breakfast. The popular annual networking event raised $5,400 for needy children in Haiti and Guatemala via a raffle and silent auction.