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2018 Workshop and Awards
2018 Workshop - Talking Sunglasses

The Sunglasses Workshop celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018, during an event that took place on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 during the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, France.

In addition to the update on the latest sunglasses sales data, courtesy of Generation Research, the workshop featured an interactive panel discussion from a strong line-up of executives responsible for the sunglasses category in diverse travel retail operations:

Jason Blejwas
Jason Blejwas

Global Merchandising Director - Fashion, Watches, Jewelry and Accessories,
DFS Group

Beat-Schärer
Beat Schärer

Head of Global Category Management - Watches / Jewelry / Accessories,
Dufry Group

Jeff Lee
Jeff Lee

Senior Director - Fashion & Accessory Group
The Shilla Duty Free 

Jeff Lee
Suzanne Mahoney

Director of Buying & Merchandising
Harding Retail 

The 8th Sunglasses Awards also took place alongside this event, celebrating the best in the category during 2017/18.


2018 Sunglasses Awards Results

Winner: DFS Group

Winner: King Power International Group – Rangnam Downtown

Winner: PAC Beirut Duty Free

Winner: Shilla Duty Free

Winner: Dubai Airports

Winner: DFS Group

Winner: MSC Cruises

Winner: Dufry

2018 Workshop Content
Sunglasses Category Data (download)
Workshop Intro Video (preview)
Photo Highlights