2014 Convention Photos & Highlights

email_-banner-2014

2014 FDFA 29th Annual Convention Follow-up, Highlights,
Media Coverage & Sponsor Recognition

gala_1On behalf of the FDFA, we would like to thank all of our convention delegates for attending our recently held 29th Annual Convention in Toronto, ON – November 2014. 

It was a tremendous success and we look forward to seeing you again in Vancouver, BC at the Westin Bayshore for the
FDFA's 30th Annual Convention – November 15th – 18th, 2015. 

Links to the photo galleries are included below

2014 Convention Online Directory

Hard copies of the 2014 Convention Directory providing contacts for all FDFA members were given out at the registration desk to all registered convention delegates. This listing is now also available in a electronic format for FDFA members under the 'Members Directory' tab of the Members only section of this website. Or to access now - click here

2014 Gold Standards Awards

To view the 2014 Gold Standards page which lists the winners and includes photos and the winning submissions - click here

iglmarketing

To view the photo Gallery from the Imperial Gala Dinner & Awards - click here

To view the professional portraits taken during the Gala cocktail - click here

To view the Video taken during the Gala Dinner & Awards - click here


On behalf of the FDFA we would also like to thank all the duty free media representatives that attended the FDFA 29th Annual Convention.

Lois Pasternak - Travel Markets Insider
Michael Pasternak - Travel Markets Insider
Wendy Gallagher -  WAG Communications 
Hibah Noor - Americas Duty Free & Travel Retail
Wendy Morley - Americas Duty Free & Travel Retail
Jacqueline Hammill - Americas Duty Free & Travel Retail
Kapila Gohel - DFNI
Luke Barras-Hill - Frontier Magazine

FDFA 2014 Convention Media Coverage:

DFNI - November 16th, 2014
Americas Duty Free Magazine - November 17th, 2014
Frontier Magazine - November 17th, 2014
Frontier Magazine - November 20th, 2014
Americas Duty Free Magazine - November 24th, 2014  
Travel Markets Insider - November 27, 2014


On behalf of the FDFA we would also like to thank all the duty free media representatives that attended the FDFA 29th Annual Convention.

Lois Pasternak - Travel Markets Insider
Michael Pasternak - Travel Markets Insider
Wendy Gallagher -  WAG Communications 
Hibah Noor - Americas Duty Free & Travel Retail
Wendy Morley - Americas Duty Free & Travel Retail
Jacqueline Hammill - Americas Duty Free & Travel Retail
Kapila Gohel - DFNI
Luke Barras-Hill - Frontier Magazine

FDFA 2014 Convention Media Coverage:

DFNI - November 16th, 2014
Americas Duty Free Magazine - November 17th, 2014
Frontier Magazine - November 17th, 2014
Frontier Magazine - November 20th, 2014
Americas Duty Free Magazine - November 24th, 2014  
Travel Markets Insider - November 27, 2014


Thank you to all our 2014 Convention supporters. Please scroll down to view event photos.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Operators Breakfast 

Sponsored by - JOANEL Inc.

joanel_inc-_1200_dpi

 


Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Operators Breaks

Sponsored by - Godiva Chocolatier

 


Sunday, November 16, 2014 - Operators Lunch 
Sponsored by - Diageo Global Travel

 


Sunday, November 16, 2013 - Welcome Reception
 
Brought to you by:  

Bacardi Canada
Brown Forman
Jaan Inc.
Diageo Global Travel
Don Good Tequila
Duty Free Americas
First China Tobacco Company
Lifford Wine & Spirits
Mark Anthony Brands
Molson Coors Canada
The Patron Spirits Company
Peller Estates Winery
Penrod Ricard Americas Travel Retail
Peter Mielzynski Agencies
Proximo Spirits Canada
Remy-Cointreau Travel REtail Americas

welcome-cathie_phil_heather
welcome_pat_rita_justin
welcom_peterh_mcraig
welcome_amy_arina
welcome_len_brian
welcome_wendy_jean

To view the complete photo Gallery from the Welcome Reception Click Here


Monday, November 17th, 2014
Missing Children Society of Canada Charity Run

charity_run_004

Monday, November 17, 2014 - Welcome Luncheon
Sponsored by The Tax Free World Association (TFWA)

tfwa

Erik Juul-Mortensen, President - TFWA

TFWA presentation 'Duty Free Today' - click here


Monday, November 17, 2014 - Media Appreciation Cocktail

media_003

 


Monday, November 17, 2014 - FDFA Speakeasy
 
Brought to you by: 
Bacardi Canada
Brown Forman
Jaan Inc.
Diageo Global Travel
Don Good Tequila Company
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Lifford Wine & Spirits
Mark Anthony Brands
Molson Coors Canada
The Patron Spirits Company
Peller Estates Winery
Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail
Peter Mielzynski Agencies
Proximo Spirits Canada
Remy-Cointreau Travel Retail Americas
JTI-Macdonald Corp.

To view the complete photo Gallery from the FDFA Speakeasy Click Here


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Lunch 

Brought to you by JTI-Macdonald

jtilogo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Fun Night

Brought to you by Proximo Spirits Canada

Proximo Spirits Sponsored Brands

(from left) Peter Hottmann, General Manager - Proximo Spirits Canada
Laurie Karson, Executive Director - FDFA
Bill Harvey, President - WFH Travel Retail
Michael Craig, Eastern Regional Sales Manager - Proximo Spirits Canada

To view the complete photo Gallery from Fun Night - click here


Wednesday, November 19, 2014 -
I
mperial Gala & Awards Evening

Courtesy of the Imperial Tobacco Company

The Honourable Maxime Bernier 
Minister of Small Business and Tourism

(from left) Philippe Bachand, Vice President - FDFA
Minister Bernier
Laurie Karson, Executive Director - FDFA
Eric Lapointe, Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beauce

Rob Prince and Family, Emerson Duty Free

Amanda Pick, Executive Director - Missing Children Society of Canada
Laurie Karson, Executive Director - FDFA

Norm Wright, Chanel Manager - Imperial Tobacco Company

DFX Distribution/BHI

To view the complete photo Gallery from the Gala Cocktail including the formal portrait station - click here
To view the complete photo Gallery from the Gala Dinner and Awards - click here


2014 FDFA Videos

If you would like a copy of the 2014 FDFA Convention video that was featured during the Imperial Gala, please contact Laurie Karson or Allison Boucher at the FDFA.

Missing Children Society of Canada 

Thank you to all the 2014 convention delegates for your support in helping the FDFA raise money for the Missing Children Society of Canada. At the Gala Reception we presented Amanda Pick of Missing Children Society of Canada with a cheque for $15,500 raised through a combination of the 2014 convention registrations, the silent & penny auction, the coin box program with land border duty free stores, the Duty Free Run and a corporate donation.  


Thank you to all our 2014 Convention Supporters for your ongoing support of the Canadian Duty Free Industry

 

 Platinum Support

imperial-tobacco-company-300x168

 Gold Support

pra_travel_retail
Diageo_1
jtilogo
proximo
tfwa_c_bln

 Silver Support


 Bronze Support