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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Thank you once again for your company's participation in the 2018 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas. We wanted to follow up on our earlier communication about the 2019 Summit.

Planning continues at a fast pace and with the 2019 Summit of the Americas moving to a new home, the Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drive, there's a lot of work to do on our side, and we've started that work sooner than usual because of this venue change.

To that end, shortly you'll be hearing from us with an inquiry about your company's intentions about space which we hope will help us gain an earlier understanding of space needs. We're also hoping to secure earlier commitments from buyers to register for 2019. We hope we can count on your continued support and please don´t hesitate to contact us for any request and queries you may have.

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