Registration is now open for this year’s MEADFA Conference taking place in Accra, Ghana. The event will be held from the 19th to the 21st of November at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City and will mark the first time this annual event has been hosted in West Africa.
Ghana was chosen to be the location for this year’s event to emphasise the strategic importance of the African market to MEADFA and its members, and to highlight the unique opportunities and challenges within the region. The country serves as a gateway to Africa and is home to some of the fastest emerging economies in the world.
Managed by TFWA, this year’s MEADFA Conference is hosted by Dufry, which has a significant presence in Africa with operations in several countries across the continent. This year’s event will be sponsored by Diamond Sponsors: Aphrodite Sarl (hosting the Welcome Cocktail), GN Tobacco Sweden AB, Imperial Brands Global Duty Free & Export S.L.U., Inter African Marketing and International Duty Free Trading & Agencies (IDF), Platinum Sponsors: Dubai Duty Free, Mondelēz World Travel Retail, Pernod Ricard Gulf, Gold Sponsors: Al Nassma Chocolate, Beam Suntory, Bahrain Duty Free, Benigna Parfums, Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG, Ghandour Cosmetics – Scent of Africa, Heinemann Egypt, Muscat Duty Free, and Oriental Group, Coffee Break: Nestle and Lindt, Other Sponsors: Liviko and Scent of Africa, MEDIA Partners: The Moodie Davitt Report, TR Business Limited, Global Travel Retail Magazine and DFNI-Frontier, and Airline Partners: Air France – KLM.
The conference will be held over two half days on November 20th and 21st, and will feature senior executives from airports, retailers and brands active in the Middle East & Africa, along with a number of experts in aviation, tourism and brand-building.
Topics that will be addressed include the development of aviation and related industries in Africa, the rebuilding of the business model for airport retail, a progress report on sustainability in the region, catering to the African shopper and tracking the post-Covid MEA traveller.
Visitors will also benefit from a packed social programme with ample opportunity to network. This will include an Opening Cocktail on Sunday, a Gala Dinner on the Monday and networking coffee breaks and lunches throughout the conference.