November 29 2022  |  Associations

Opening cocktail marks new beginnings in Bahrain

By Jane Hobson, in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) Conference kicked off in the Kingdom of Bahrain last night with an opening cocktail at the Sunset Lounge at the The Art Hotel & Resort.

Attendees were treated to food, drinks, music and a warm evening to network and catch up with industry colleagues. The cocktail event was sponsored by Dufry (Diamond), with beverages by Gulf Beverages FZE and African+Eastern (Platinum).

Among many notable attendees were representatives from Bahrain Duty Free, the Official Host of the MEADFA Conference, managed by the Tax Free World Association (TFWA).

Global Travel Retail Magazine is a media partner for the MEADFA Conference. Here are a couple snapshots from the opening cocktail:

Via TFWA News Instagram

Haitham Al Majali, CEO, Jordanian Duty Free Shops (left) and Tariq J. Taha, Sales & Marketing Senior Manager, Jordanian Duty Free Shops

Mariem Mersni (left)

David Spillane, Owner, Global Travel Retail Sales Ltd., (left) and Ellen Torvi, Director, The Gold Bar Spirits Company

The view as the sun was setting in Manama

Delegates mingling during the opening cocktail

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