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 Conference.
The MEADFA Conference, which is managed by TFWA on behalf of MEADFA, will take place in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha on 25th and 26th November 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 24th November and a second on Tuesday 26th after lunch. To register please contact MEADFA Admin Co-ordinator Havovie Pardiwalla at Havovie@medfa.ae.
Doha is establishing itself rapidly as a key hub in the Middle East region and both CEO Qatar Airways Akbar al Baker and Qatar Duty Free Senior Vice President Keith Hunter will be sharing their perspectives of 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 providing the Gala Dinner on Monday 25th.
Dufry Sharjah will sponsor the Welcome Cocktail, Imperial Tobacco will provide a Smoking Lounge, and the coffee breaks will be sponsored by Nestle 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, Mondelez World Travel Retail LLC., Clarins, LeSportsac and Storck Travel Retail.
The event’s official media partners are Duty Free News International, Frontier, Frontier Brands, Gulf Africa Magazine, 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 members who have recently joined MEADFA, including Gebr Heinemann, Groupe Mado and LS Travel Retail.