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IAADFS show registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2023 Summit of the Americas, April 16-19 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) says the 2023 Summit returns to the traditional format featuring an exhibit hall and a limited number of private exhibit/meeting rooms. A more streamlined education program will include sessions each morning and afternoon on Monday and Tuesday. Morning sessions will run prior to the opening of the exhibit hall, reducing the amount of time that attendees must select between attending sessions versus attending meetings, and increasing the amount of time that exhibitors may attend sessions. IAADFS has already received space requests from prominent suppliers, including companies like Bacardi, Brown-Forman, Diageo, JTI Travel Retail Americas, Mondelez, Pernod Ricard, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, WEBB Banks, Worldclassbrands, and many others – with the list continuing to grow.

“We are looking forward to being back in West Palm Beach, Florida, for our second year at this new venue,” commented IAADFS President and CEO Michael Payne. He added, “We appreciate the early commitments we’ve received from key suppliers, and we expect to build upon the strong response from key duty free and travel retail buyers that we witnessed from our 2022 event. These commitments underscore the importance of the industry in the Americas and Caribbean.”

IAADFS recognizes that it will take some companies longer than usual to finalize exact plans for participation in the Summit, and the association will work to respond as soon as possible to provide ample time for exhibitors to complete their display plans and for attendees to coordinate their participation.

More information about the 2023 Summit of the Americas can be found on the dedicated Summit website at www.2023summitoftheamericas.org, including the registration and housing details. Information about the executive learning sessions will be added as program elements are confirmed.