The South American Duty Free Association (ASUTIL) Conference will be returning in-person in 2023 for the first time in five years, and will be managed by TFWA, it was announced at a press conference in Cannes Tuesday.
The event will take place Wednesday June 7 - Thursday 8th June at the Hotel Hilton in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina. This will be the first time the ASUTIL Conference has been held in Buenos Aires since 2005. The agenda will follow the same format as the last conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2017, in which changes had been made to the traditional format. On Wednesday, the event will offer industry leaders speaking on some of the prevalent topics affecting the duty free and travel retail industries in the region. After lunch, operators and suppliers will meet during the allotted networking time in the afternoon. The first day will then close with a cocktail. On Thursday delegates will again be afforded time to network with industry colleagues in the morning, and the afternoon will see a number of international keynote speakers giving their insights. The conference will close with the traditional dinner that evening. The fee for the event will include access to all event lunches, dinner and cocktails.
“We’re pleased to announce the return of the ASUTIL Conference, which will be back with the familiar format blending excellent learning with outstanding networking, culminating with the customary fabulous party. This is indeed very much the right partnership at the right time and in the right place and we will certainly be striving to be the best possible hosts for this event," said Jose Luis, ASUTIL Secretary General “The South American duty free and travel market is both vibrant and dynamic, and it is truly excellent to see that the continent will once again have its own event dedicated to the industry. It is an honour for TFWA to be able to be a part of this event and support in the growth of the industry in this region. I have no doubt that this returning event will be a great success once more, and I’m looking forward to meeting friends and colleagues from across South America," said Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President.