Dec 03

MEADFA 2019 – Muscat, Oman

In one of duty free and travel retail’s most dynamic regions, the MEAFDA Conference is the industry’s annual forum for debate and exchange. Over two days from November 24 – 26th at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat, stakeholders and key players in the Middle East and Africa met together to assess the present, plan the future and network. Both Barry and Nathalie from DFG were there to meet with clients, keep up to date on latest news and developments in the region and to increase their network.

The official opening on Monday 25th November
A packed room – 434 delegates attended the conference
Nathalie and Barry are snapped at the opening cocktails
From left: Eugene Barry – Executive Vice President Commercial, Dubai Airports; Barry Geoghegan – Owner & Commercial Director, DFG; John Rimmer – Managing Director, TFWA; Karl Marnane – International Sales Director, Butlers Chocolates
When Irish eyes are smiling…From left: Eugene Barry – Executive Vice President Commercial, Dubai Airports; David Spillane – Owner, Global Travel Retail Sales Ltd; Dermot Davitt – President & Co-Owner, The Moodie Davitt Report; John Hume – Founding Partner, Hume Brophy; Barry Geoghegan – DFG
Left: Nathalie and Barry with Jess Howells – Group Marketing Manager, Concourse, take part in a delegate group photo shoot and right: the impressive lobby at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat
Gala dinner entertainment gets underway, led by local musicians and dancers

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