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IAADFS is an international trade association that is made up of duty free store operators and the suppliers of products to these stores.

Membership Dues: $450/year/company
Membership Cycle: July 1 - June 30, billed annually

Airport Concessionaire Membership

Open to individuals, corporations or other entities which have been engaged in the ownership or operation of a duty free store in any airport with regularly scheduled international flights for a period of at least six months.

Membership Type Requirements : Applicants are required to submit a completed membership application and either a copy of their airport concession contract or a letter from the airport authority or other appropriate governing body, confirming the applicant's status as an operator of an airport duty free store and the duration of their contract to operate the store.

Click here to download the membership information packet and application form for airport concessionaire membership.

Associate Supplier Membership

Open to individuals, corporations or other entities engaged in the manufacturing or selling products to airport duty free stores to be sold for retail sale, or engaged in the business of supplying services to IAADFS airport concessionaire members.

Membership Type Requirements : Applicants must presently sell products or services to at least two IAADFS airport concessionaire members or provide an innovative product or service for the duty free market. Applicants need to submit a completed membership application, product information (such as catalogs or brochures), and at least two letters of reference from IAADFS airport concessionaire members confirming the applicant's products or services are being supplied (if such references are available).

Click here to download the membership information packet and application form for associate supplier membership.

Associate Buyer Membership

Open to individuals, corporations or other entities which have been engaged in the ownership or operation of duty free stores outside of airports or the ownership or operation of another travel retail business for a period of at least six months. Applicants must have letters of references from two IAADFS airport concessionaire members and approval by the IAADFS Board of Directors regarding the quality and suitability of their products and businesses for their inclusion as members.

Applicants for associate buyer membership are required to submit a completed membership application, letters of reference from two IAADFS airport concessionaire members, and either a copy of their duty free concession contract or some other type of government-issued document confirming the applicant's status as an operator of a duty free store and the duration of their contract to operate the store. Companies interested in applying for associate buyer membership should contact our office for more information and to receive the application form.

Membership Processing

Submitted applications must be complete and must include all required materials before they will be reviewed. Applications for supplier membership are reviewed by our membership review committee. Applications for concessionaire and buyer membership are reviewed by the IAADFS Board of Directors.

Once an application for membership has been approved, new members are eligible to participate in association activities, such as the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas. Membership reviews are held multiple times throughout the year. Please contact our office to confirm the deadline for submission for the next membership review.

Membership Updates

IAADFS regularly solicits updates from members to ensure the accuracy of the IAADFS Membership and Exhibitor Guide. This publication contains a list of current IAADFS members, including contact information and details about the brands and services represented by the supplier members. The IAADFS Membership and Exhibitor Guide is distributed to thousands of industry representatives, including all IAADFS member companies and buyers who attend the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

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International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800 | Washington, DC 20036-3309 | USA
P: 1.202.367.1184 | F: 1.202.429.5154 | E: iaadfs@iaadfs.org

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