Welcome to ASUTIL

The concern to establish in South American a chamber that gather and represent the interests of the Duty-Free Shops Operators, was born in the middle of the year 1994, and the first meetings were finalized at the end of that year.

On August 7, 1995, ASUTIL (South American Association of Free Stores) was formalized before the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, being established as an international organization with no political nor profit purposes, and based its headquarters in Montevideo, capital of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

In its beginnings, ASUTIL had action only in South America but on December 16, 2008, on the occasion of the General Assembly, a modification of the By-law is approved, which extends the field of action covering all of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. This represents a great success for ASUTIL, which is still a young organization...

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2017 “Back to the Future".

This year, the annual ASUTIL Conference took place from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 June in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro, at the Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro hotel, in the glamorous area of Barra da Tijuca. 21 years ago, ASUTIL held its first conference in this same place. Today, this city, like industry, has gone through many qualitative and quantitative changes...

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We hope to see you in Orlando March 30 - April 2, 20200, for the 2020 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

And once again thank you very much for your company's participation in the 2019 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas.

This will be the Summit´s second year at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, and the third year of ASUTIL and IAADFS combined effort to present an event which brings together key suppliers, buyers, and other industry stakeholders to meet, network, and conduct business.

The three-day exhibit hall is complimented by several social events that provide opportunities for suppliers and buyers to network, as well as Executive Conference Sessions that add value for all registered attendees.

We hope we can count on your participation in the 2020 Summit of the Americas!

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