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Join us at the WiTR networking event at TFWA in Cannes – Tuesday October 4th 1730 – 1900!

  • 4 Oct 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CEST)
  • Palais des Festivals

It’s fast approaching the time when many of us will converge on Cannes for the TFWA World Conference and Exhibition. 

It’s also time for Women inTravel Retail to meet at its biggest annual networking event.  This is the place to be to meet old friends, make new friends and to chat with women at all stages of their careers across the broad spectrum of travel retail from cruise lines to airports, from brands to retailers, our media friends and many more.

This year we return to our usual venue in the foyer of the Palais des Festivals – but with a slightly different focus.

On arrival you will be welcomed with a glass of delicious Chandon Garden Spritz courtesy of Moet Hennessy to start off what we hope will be an enjoyable networking session where you will also hear about WiTR’s 2022 charity – the Hope Foundation. 

Since 1999, the Hope Foundation has been committed to ensuring the protection of children living on the streets and in the slums of Kolkata (India).  WiTR is specifically raising funds to buy a bus to safely transport women and children from HOPE’s five homes in the city housing 100 children, and a Mother and Childcare unit.  Costing in the region of €15,000, the bus will replace the currently used vehicle which is 15 years old and needs to be replaced to comply with Government environmental guidelines to allow it to operate in the city.

This video illustrates the need far more eloquently than I can….

This year, instead of the past raffle format, participants will be invited to contribute €20 and a business card to be entered into a draw for three prizes which will take place around 1830. Please bring cash!  We are a small charity and we can’t accept online payments!!!

We would also be very grateful for any corporate or individual donations; please contact Gerry Munday, Vice Chair of WiTR at

Above all, this is your event.  We look forward to welcoming you!

From the WiTR team:

Sarah Branquinho (Chair), Gerry Munday (Vice chair), Caroline Buisson, Myriem Chalabi, Sinead El-Sibai, Amanda Felix, Lucy Hillyard, Rowena Holland, Mona Lebrasseur, Erin Lillis, Chandra Mahtani, Lois Pasternak, Nina Semprecht, Joanne Willey

Women in Travel (WiTR) was created in 2006 to recognise the contribution of women to the travel retail industry, past, present and future and as a forum for the women in the travel retail industry. It allows us a privileged medium to exchange ideas, and just as importantly to support people in need who we believe would benefit from our help. From year to year we help different groups or communities (from Haiti to India to Sichuan) to help themselves, with a strong focus on children.

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