We had a great time in Cannes, France last week at the 2018 Duty Free and Travel Retail Summit organized by the TFWA. Interacting with valued clients and partners from around the world, it was a great opportunity to also meet some new faces and hear about their plans.
The conference had its biggest attendance ever, which is not surprising the overall growth of the industry, which was up almost 10% over the prior year. As global travel booms, so do new goals in our industry: companies want to invigorate their product presentation, break into new territories, and build relationships with younger consumers.
All in all, a very exciting conference to be a part of, and one we look forward to returning to next year!
Edouard Thoumyre is a seasoned executive recruiter with over 17 years of experience in executive search, as the Founder and Managing Partner of ACCUR Recruiting Services. Specializing in the Consumer and Luxury Goods industries, he has a proven track record of placing senior level and C-level executives in family, private equity-backed, and Fortune 500 companies in the beauty, wine & spirits, watch & jewelry, home goods, and tobacco industries, among others. Edouard Thoumyre holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris (#1 European Business School, Financial Times rankings) and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Centrale Lille (a top 10 French engineering school). ACCUR Recruiting Services has been recognized as a Forbes Top 100 executive search firm since 2018.
Edouard Thoumyre and his firm, ACCUR Recruiting Services, have been featured in numerous publications such as WWD, Business Insider, Newsweek, CPG Specialist, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq.com, Marketplace by NPR, Business of Fashion…