Espace Voyageur workshop scheduled for Cannes

FRANCE. A meeting hosted by the International Travel Retail Confederation (ITRC) and AFCOV on the closing day of TFWA World 27 October will report on important successes in the French market.

The Espace Voyageur concept, already in use in France, effectively differentiates retailing to travelling consumers from domestic high street retailing. Over time it has successfully established an important legal framework to support the European travel retail trade.

Operators and suppliers can get the facts and get the information your European travel retail business needs to support the ongoing transition from duty free to travel retail.

Espace Voyageur Workshop
Cannes, 27 October, 9.00am to 10.00am

Venue: Palais des Festivals, Auditorium I
Open to all TFWA World Exhibition badge holders

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The programme includes breakfast followed by an introduction from AFCOV president and ITRC chairman Alain Falque entitled “Espace Voyageur: What it is, and why you need it”.

Philippe Lagard of AFCOV and ITRC director-general Keith Spinks will speak about “How Espace Voyageur is being used: Frequently asked Questions”.

The panel will also answer any additional questions.

Who should attend? Any executive involved in the European travel retail, tax and duty free trade, including airlines, airports, the maritime trade, shop operators, suppliers, distributors, agents and press.

Note: Since the 1999 abolition of intra-EU duty free, the industry has regrouped and partially compensated for its losses.

However, although duty free retailing to travellers is recognised globally as a separate market from domestic high street shopping, the retailing of tax and duty paid products to travellers is not. Espace Voyageur is the movement to correct this legal anomaly.

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