November 13 2013  |  Industry News

Tours of new Hamad International Airport for delegates attending 2013 MEADFA conference

By Ryan White

An escorted tour of the brand new airport facilities at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar will be offered to delegates who have registered for the 2013 Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference.

The MEADFA Conference, which is managed by TFWA on behalf of MEADFA, will take place in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha on November 25 and 26, and will bring together industry leaders from across the Middle East and Africa.

One private tour of the airport facilities will take place before the Welcome Cocktail on Sunday, November 24 and a second on Tuesday, November 26 after lunch. To register please contact MEADFA Admin Coordinator Havovie Pardiwalla at Havovie@medfa.ae.

Doha is establishing itself rapidly as a key hub in the Middle East region and both the CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar al Baker and Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Keith Hunter will be sharing their perspectives on the new airport and its travel retail development at the two-day conference.

Qatar Airways is the official carrier for the 2013 MEADFA Conference and Qatar Duty Free, official host, is sponsoring the Gala Dinner on Monday, November 25.

Dufry Sharjah will sponsor the Welcome Cocktail, Imperial Tobacco will provide a Smoking Lounge and the coffee breaks will be sponsored by Nestlé and Patron Spirits.

The Platinum sponsors are Pernod Ricard, Dubai Duty Free, AirStyle Travel Retail, LeSportsac, ARI-ME and Bahrain Duty Free.

Gold sponsors are LS travel retail, Philip Morris, Tourvest Duty Free and Ferrero. The portfolio will be sponsored by Travel Retail & Duty Free Markets, lanyards by The Moodie Report, hostess uniforms by Clarins and delegate gifts are provided by Ferrero, Imperial Tobacco, Kraft Foods, Clarins, LeSportsac and Storck Travel Retail.

The event’s official media partners are Duty Free News International, Frontier, Frontier Brands, Gulf-Africa Duty Free & Travel Retailing, The Decision Makers, The Moodie Report, Travel Retail & Duty Free Markets, Travel Retail Business and Travel Retailer International.

Among the delegates present will be representatives of several new member companies who have recently joined MEADFA, including Gebr. Heinemann, Groupe Mado and LS travel retail.

For registration and program details, please consult www.tfwa.com. For further sponsorship opportunities, please contact medfa@eim.ae

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