March 15 2023  |  Industry News

Registration opens for ASUTIL Conference 2023

By Jane Hobson

Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President

Registration is now open for this year’s ASUTIL Conference, with delegates encouraged to book their place now to benefit from “early bird rates,” available from now until April 6, according to the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) press office. Managed by TFWA, the event will take place on June 7 to June 8 at the Hilton Hotel in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Discounted rates are available for both ASUTIL and TFWA members and delegates will be able to register online.

Event schedule
ASUTIL will kick off on June 7 with three conference sessions in the morning. A lunch and networking session will follow until the end of the day, closing with a cocktail night at the Hilton sponsored by Colonia Express.

On day two, June 8, the day will start with a networking session in the morning, followed by lunch. The afternoon will see a range of expert speakers giving their insights in four conference sessions in the afternoon into the early evening. The conference will close with a Gala Dinner and party sponsored by Interbaires.

On June 9, attendees will be able to take part in a full day of social activities and excursions sponsored by Colonia Express.

Full ASUTIL Conference program available here.

Speakers highlight
The ASUTIL Conference boasts a strong lineup of industry leaders speaking on the dynamics shaping the Latin American duty free and travel retail industry today. Speakers will include ASUTIL President and CEO of Dufry Brazil, Gustavo Fagundes, CEO of Dufry Group, Xavier Rossinyol, CEO of Corporacion America, Martin Eurnekian, CEO of m1nd-set, Peter Mohn, leading regional economist, Carlos Melconian, Director of Sales at Meta PanLatam, Daniella Valeriano, Executive Director and CEO of Alta, José Ricardo Botelho, CCO of Guarulhos Airport, Gustavo Figueiredo, General Manager of Travel Retail Americas at Pernod Ricard, Gregory Ford, President & CEO LATAM at DUFRY, Enrique Urioste, Director of Global Sales WTR at Mondelēz International, Carlos Granados Moyano, and many more.

More details will be announced soon, says TFWA.

A word from the organizers
“I am thrilled that ASUTIL is bringing our industry together in South America once again, for what promises to be some great and worthwhile days in Buenos Aires. The event will provide an opportunity for all attendees to gain an understanding of the current forces within the market in the region and how they will shape our industry’s future.

Alongside the compelling conference content, buyers and brands will have ample networking time together, as always at ASUTIL events. The ASUTIL Board and I are very excited that the Conference is back and we look forward very much to seeing our friends and colleagues reunited in Buenos Aires,” said Gustavo Fagundes, ASUTIL President & CEO Dufry Brazil.

“The ASUTIL Conference is returning to South America and at TFWA we are proud to be lending our support and to be a part of the growth of the industry in this vibrant region.Many people always looked forward to this event and I am delighted it is restored to the industry calendar, and in one of the great cities of the world. We look forward to welcoming ASUTIL and TFWA members and their business partners to Buenos Aires,” said Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President

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