Highlights 2016

April 25

  • Honoring a leaderThe 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.Read More
  • A successful wrap-up of the 2016 Duty Free ShowThe 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. Read More
  • New education sessions offer industry insightNew 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.Read More
  • Gala Evening engages and entertainsAs 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.Read More
  • New faces on the IAADFS board of directorsDuring 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.Read More
  • Preserving absolute freedomAs 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. Read More