November 5 2018  |  Associations

FDFA Convention gets started in Toronto

By Hibah Noor in Toronto, Canada

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Frontier Duty Free Association's board of directors took place ahead of the opening cocktail


The 33rd annual Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) Convention and Trade show kicked off yesterday at the prestigious King Edward Hotel in Toronto.

Abe Taqtaq, President of FDFA and Executive Director Barbara Barrett addressed the delegates during the evening

During the cocktail Abe Taqtaq, President of FDFA made a small speech sharing his gratitude for attendees and their continuous support of the show.

"Events and conventions like this are only possible with the support that we are seeing here tonight with our sponsors and with these amazing corporations and companies we work with day in and day out in our everyday businesses," he said. "So on behalf of everyone here today, thank you very much for your unwavering support over the years. And I know with all of us working together and collaborating and ensuring that we innovate, we will continue to make our businesses stronger."



FDFA offers a silent auction every year at the opening cocktail. All proceeds are donated to "Missing Children Society of Canada"

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