The IAADFS – International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores is hosting a yearly trade show for all the players of the duty free industry in the Americas. ACCUR has been attending this show every year since 2006.
What is the IAADFS
The IAADFS is essentially an International Trade Organization representing the interests of both the Duty Free Retailers and the Duty Free Suppliers. It also promote the channel and organizes this yearly show in Orlando, FL.
The Duty Free Retailers
Initially the IAADFS was only meant for the Airport retailers, but in reality it also includes the other Duty Free or Travel Retail operators regardless of their nature.
- Duty Free or Duty Paid Airport Stores
- Cruise Ship stores
- Inflight Sales
- Border Stores
The Duty Free Suppliers
The Suppliers are usually the brands or some distributors. They span across various categories such as:
- Beauty / Cosmetics
- Wines & Spirits
- Watches & Jewelry
The 2019 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas
For 2019 again, the show will be co-organized with ASUTIL (South American Association of Free Stores) and will be held March 24-27, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. For more information about the 2018 edition, you can visit their site here.