May 30 2022  |  Associations

MEADFA Conference to be held in Bahrain this November

By Hibah Noor

Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) has announced that the MEADFA Conference will be held in the kingdom of Bahrain from 27 to 29 November this year.

The event, managed by Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and hosted by Bahrain Duty Free, will take place at The Art Hotel & Resort, located in Amwaj Islands in Bahrain.

Further details will follow in due course.

MEADFA President Sherif Toulan said: “Following our fruitful in-person event last year, the MEADFA Conference this year will continue to demonstrate our commitment to facilitating and accelerating the recovery of duty free and travel retail industry in the post-pandemic era. We’re grateful to Bahrain Duty Free, our official host of the event, and to TFWA, our long-term partner, for their support.

“We are delighted to bring the MEADFA Conference to the kingdom of Bahrain for the first time, and looking forward to welcoming our friends and industry partners from the Middle East, Africa and beyond.”

TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen added: “The return of industry events this year such as the MEADFA Conference is a solid indicator of the recovery of our industry. TFWA is delighted to continue our partnership with MEADFA and provide our support to this important trade event. We look forward to once again reconnecting in person with our colleagues and friends across the industry.”

For his part, Bassam Al Wardi, CEO & Board Director, Bahrain Duty Free, said: “We are honored to be the official host of the MEADFA Conference – undoubtedly one of the key trade events in duty free and travel retail – this November. It’s gratifying to be able to play a part in supporting the industry as we continue our recovery. We can’t wait to welcome our industry colleagues to the kingdom of Bahrain.”

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