2015. THE GREATEST TOBACCO EVENT
COMES TO THE GREATEST VENUE IN ONE
OF THE GREATEST CITIES IN THE WORLD

How do you follow Geneva, Vienna, Barcelona, Paris and Prague for the staging of the One and Only TABEXPO? You do it by choosing one of the best cities in Europe, if not the world. London. Vibrant, exciting, utterly modern yet seriously historical. Jam packed with top restaurants, superb shopping, head-spinning attractions. A 'world in one city' to quote Lonely Planet.
London Map

To make the choice even better, we have secured a venue named in 2010 as winner of the World's Leading Meetings & Conference Centre award. ExCel. Situated in a stunning waterfront location, ExCeL London is located in the heart of London's Royal Docks, within easy reach of central London. The venue is part of a 100 acre campus, including 3 onsite DLR stations, easy access to the Jubilee Line and London City Airport, parking for 3,700 cars, 5 on-site hotels and numerous on-site bars and restaurants.

Check out the location and travel details on this interactive travel map:
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Plus, it's 5-minutes by car or taxi, from London City Airport which offers direct access to over 30 European & UK destinations, with 350 flights per day.

Exhibitors. Visitors. Make sure you put a note in your diary:

20-23rd October, 2015,
the One and Only TABEXPO, ExCel, London.

TABEXPO's just gets better and better
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London Skyline
The award winning ExCel Centre is our venue of choice. Where else? [more]

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR INDUSTRY?

A TIMELY SURVEY OF HEADLINE STORIES

FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

These are the stories, articles and papers that caught our attention recently. We hope you find it useful and thought-provoking.

UKAG PARTNERS WITH FDA UNDER FAMILY SMOKING, PREVENTION AND TOBACCO CONTROL ACT Click here for story


AIR SPACE: E-CIGARETTE REG LEAKED TO INDUSTRY?
Click here for story

ALTRIA IS SMOKING HIGHER THIS YEAR Click here for story

TOBACCO INDUSTRY-FUNDED RESEARCH, PEER REVIEW AND NANNYING Click here for story

ARE E-CIGARETTES LOSING GROUND IN THE VAPOR MARKET? Click here for story

GENETICALLY MODIFIED TOBACCO PLANTS AS BIOFUEL Click here for story

IS THIS TINY GADGET THE FUTURE OF SMOKING? Click here for story

WHO PLANS TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES IN SAME WAY AS NORMAL TOBACCO Click here for story

STANDING STRONG IN THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY - LORILLARD Click here for story

BLACK MARKET TOBACCO 'BOOMING' IN AUSTRALIA: KPMG STUDY Click here for story

DON'T GET SMOKED OUT BY E-CIG REGULATIONS Click here for story

BEIJING SEEKS TO BAN PURCHASE OF CIGARETTES WITH PUBLIC FUNDS Click here for story

TOBACCO IS STILL AN EXTREMELY PROFITABLE BUSINESS, AND THIS WON'T CHANGE SOON Click here for story

SCOTLAND: FULL BAN ON TOBACCO DISPLAYS WILL COME INTO EFFECT IN ONE YEAR Click here for story

AN UPDATE ON FDA 'DEEMING' REGULATIONS Click here for story

UK PLANS TO ENFORCE PLAIN PACKAGING FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS Click here for story

E-CIGARETTES FACE CURB IN PUBLIC PLACES IN WALES Click here for story

PLAIN PACKAGING: BIG TOBACCO PREPARES FOR 'BARE-KNUCKLE' FIGHT OVER BAN Click here for story

SMOKERS GROUP FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST NYC E-CIGARETTE BAN Click here for story

TOBACCO FIRMS STEP UP FIGHT AGAINST CIGARETTE SMUGGLING Click here for story

AUSTRALIAN CIGARETTE SALES INCREASE DESPITE PLAIN PACKAGING Click here for story

UK: PRICE OF 20 CIGARETTES RISES BY 28 PENCE Click here for story

IS MARIJUANA THE FUTURE OF BIG TOBACCO? Click here for story

CAN BIG TOBACCO GROW AGAIN?
Click here for story

RJ REYNOLDS CONSIDERING BID FOR LORILLARD Click here for story

EU TIGHTENS SMOKING RULES WITH STARKER HEALTH WARNINGS ON PACKS Click here for story

NEW WEBSITE, SMOKETELS.COM, MAKES IT EASY TO FIND SMOKER-FRIENDLY HOTEL ROOMS WORLDWIDE Click here for story

ALTRIA PUSHES FORWARD ON ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE SALES Click here for story

IMPERIAL TOBACCO SHARES LIFTED BY DEAL TO SELL ITS E-CIGARETTES IN BOOTS Click here for story

IMPERIAL TOBACCO CONSIDERS MARKET LISTING FOR LOGISTICS UNIT Click here for story

REYNOLDS AMERICAN 4Q PROFIT MORE THAN DOUBLES; SMOKELESS TOBACCO, E-CIGARETTES GAIN STEAM click here for story

US: CVS STORES TO STOP SELLING TOBACCO Click here for story

TOBACCO GIANT ALTRIA BUYING E-CIG MAKER GREEN SMOKE Click here for story

CIGARETTE PLAIN PACKAGING LAW A FAILURE, TOBACCO INDUSTRY TELLS UK Click here for story

E-CIGARETTES REIGNITE TOBACCO WARS
Click here for story

FDA SETS UP PORTAL FOR REPORTING UNSAFE TOBACCO PRODUCTS Click here for story

WILL PFIZER STOP-SMOKING PILL HURT TOBACCO GIANTS? Click here for story

CAN "SAFER" CIGARETTES SAVE BIG TOBACCO? Click here for story

US TOBACCO COMPANIES TO PUT OUT CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS VIA ADS Click here for story

E-CIGARETTES HAVE RICH AND POWERFUL ENEMY: BIG PHARMA Click here for story

BAD TOBACCO POLICIES DRIVE SMOKERS TO BLACK MARKET Click here for story

CENSUS OF SMOKERS REVEAL NEARLY ONE BILLION PEOPLE USE TOBACCO DAILY Click here for story

SMOKERS RISE WITH POPULATION AND POPULARITY OF TOBACCO Click here for story

CHINA, WORLD'S LEADING TOBACCO USER, MOVES TO BAN INDOOR PUBLIC SMOKING Click here for story

CIGAR SMOKING 'COULD DIAPPEAR FROM THE UK BY 2016' Click here for story

EU MINISTERS AND PARLIAMENT REACH DEAL ON TOBACCO DIRECTIVE Click here for story

IS UNIVERSAL NOW THE BEST INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO COMPANY? Click here for story

NO SMOKE WITHOUT IRE: THE E-CIGARETTE REVOLUTION Click here for story

NYC PROPOSES BAN OF E-CIG USE IN PUBLIC PLACES Click here for story

PLAIN PACKET EFFECT GOES UP IN SMOKE AS AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH REVEALS NO FALL IN SMOKING Click here for story

UK IN PLAIN PACKAGING U-TURN Click here for story

CITY BANS SMOKING IN YOUR OWN APARTMENT Click here for story

SCOTLAND'S STUPIDITY OVER PLAIN PACKAGING FOR CIGARETTES Click here for story

E-CIGARETTES POSE MINIMAL RISK, STUDY FINDS Click here for story

VAPING TREND CONCERNS HEALTH INDUSTRY Click here for story

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE PEDDLERS ARE JUST BLOWING SMOKE, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY Click here for story

BMJ TO BAN RESEARCH FUNDED BY THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY Click here for story

ARE TOBACCO COMPANIES MAKING A COMEBACK? Click here for story

BIG TOBACCO INVESTS IN E-CIGARETTES. SHOULD YOU? Click here for story

FDA SET TO DECIDE WHETHER TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES Click here for story

EUROPE CRACKS DOWN ON TOBACCO Click here for story

OBAMA PROPOSES TOBACCO TAX INCREASE Click here for story

TOBACCO OR MEDICINAL PRODUCT? EUROPE DIVIDED OVER E-CIGARETTES Click here for story

EU E-CIGARETTE PLAN MAY BOOST INVESTMENT IN BIG TOBACCO Click here for story

MEPs TIGHTEN ANTI-TOBACCO LAWS AIMED AT YOUNG SMOKERS Click here for story

JAPAN TOBACCO TO EXPAND IN SMOKELESS PRODUCTS VIA M&A Click here for story

PHILIP MORRIS TO BUY SHARE OF ALGERIAN TOBACCO COMPANY Click here for story

CHINA'S E-CIG INVENTOR FIGHTS FOR FINANCIAL REWARDS Click here for story

LORILLARD BUYS BRITISH E-CIG MAKER SKYCIG click here for story

BAT STILL SMOKING HOT DESPITE CHALLENGES Click here for story

OBAMA PROPOSES TOBACCO TAX TO FUND EDUCATION Click here for story

ALTRIA'S BASE WILL BECOME SMOKELESS Click here for story

SMOKING BAN ACROSS BRITISH PRISONS Click here for story

E-CIGARETTE SUCCESS COULD HURT TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ABS Click here for story

IRELAND: REGULATION PLAN FOR TOBACCO SALES Click here for story

IMPERIAL TOBACCO AGREES TO ACQUIRE DRAGONITE'S E-CIGARETTE UNIT Click here for story

LORILLARD CEO GIVES HIS TAKE ON WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE INDUSTRY Click here to read article

TOBACCO PACKET PUSH STALLED IN THAILAND Click here to read article

TOBACCO GIANTS FEAR 'SLEEPWALKING' INTO TOUGHER CURBS ON CIGARETTES Click here to read article

PHILIP MORRIS LEADS PLAIN PACKS BATTLE IN GLOBAL TRADE ARENA Click here to read article


BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC AND IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP PLC: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S BUYERS Click here to read more


OBAMA GOES TO BAT FOR BIG TOBACCO IN THE TPP, SAYS ACTION ON SMOKING AND HEALTH Click here to read article


IMPERIAL TOBACCO TO INTRODUCE CIGARETTE ALTERNATIVE NEXT YEAR Click here to read article

WAR ON SMOKING MEANS UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR TOBACCO COMPANIES Click here to read article

TERROR CAMPAIGN DIRECTED AT SMOKING APPLIES A FAULTY LOGIC
Click here to read article

ED MILIBAND: PROOF THAT A PLAIN PACKET CAN BE ENTIRELY INEFFECTIVE  Click here for op-ed

UGANDA: HEALTH MINISTRY EMBARKS ON CAMPAIGN AGAINST TOBACCO FARMING Click here for full story

OPINION: UK - MINISTER DENIED MPs OPPORTUNITY TO SCRUTINISE TOBACCO PRODUCT DIRECTIVE Click here for full story

EU SAYS "SMOKE THE STRONGEST YOU CAN FIND"  Click here for full story

DAVID CAMERON TOLD TO SACK STRATEGY CHIEF OVER LINK TO BIG TOBACCO  Click here for full story

WHO ADVISES AGAINST E-CIGARETTES  Click here for full story

UK DITCHES PLAIN PACKAGING FOR TOBACCO  Click here to read more

WSJ ON THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT SMOKING LEGISLATION Click here

HIGHLIGHTS OF DRAFT EU LAW ON SMOKING (EU PRESS RELEASE)  Click here

BACKGROUND. INITIAL APPRAISAL OF A EUROPEAN COMMISSION IMPACT ASSESSMENT. EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE ON THE MANUFACTURE, PRESENTATION AND SALE OF TOBACCO AND RELATED PRODUCTS  Click here to read more

FINANCIAL. ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES COULD HIT BAT AND IMPERIAL TOBACCO HARDER THAN EXPECTED SAY ANALYSTS  Click here to read more

ONTARIO. LOCAL TOBACCO GROWERS GET BIG BOOST FROM CHINESE DEMAND Click here to read more

PRODUCTS. FDA APPROVES TWO NEW CIGARETTE BRANDS  Click here to read more

BANS. RESEARCHERS FIND 'WEAK' EVIDENCE FOR OUTDOOR SMOKING BANS  Click here to read more  


WHAT’S GOING
ON IN OUR INDUSTRY?

A TIMELY SURVEY OF
HEADLINE STORIES FROM
AROUND THE WORLD

BECKER INTERNATIONAL SIGNS UP FOR TABEXPO

Gebr. Becker is the global leading manufacturer of vacuum and low compressed air technology. Renowned throughout the world in many industrial sectors like tobacco and the cigarette industry, Becker's vacuum pumps, compressors and central vacuum systems are available as single components or complete frequency-controlled and energy-saving system solutions. [more]

WORLD LEADER IN DRY ICE EXPANDED TOBACCO JOINS TABEXPO

Airco DIET is the World Leader in Tobacco Expansion with more than 60 DIET (Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco) Plants built worldwide over its 30 year history; many of which have been turnkey installation projects. 20 DIET Plants have been built by Airco DIET over the past 10 years enabling continuous product development, while supplying the markets' most advanced and reliable DIET plants, producing the best possible DIET product. [more]

TABEXPO LONDON WELCOMES SPI

SPI is a leader in the supply of fluid control and automation systems to the worldwide tobacco industry. The company provides equipment based around its own high precision microprocessor and pump technologies to a wide global customer base. [more]

A MESSAGE FROM
THE CHAIRMAN AT
TOBACCO REPORTER

Following the huge success of TABEXPO 2011 in Prague,  many people are working behind the scenes on TABEXPO 2015 and figuring out how we can continue to make it bigger, better and more relevant to our audience - you!

Selecting the host city for TABEXPO involved many considerations; accessibility, accommodations and their quality and location, a stable infrastructure, reasonable costs and the appeal of the city itself to our well-travelled and international audience. London continues the tradition set by our previous host cities of Vienna, Geneva, Barcelona, Paris and Prague, not just meeting our expectations but exceeding them.

After personal site inspections of the numerous venues available in London, our choice was the ExCeL Centre, by the Royal Docks on the River Thames. It is a large, modern exhibition hall, unimpeded by support pillars. It offers flexibility of space and reasonable rates that we can and will pass along to exhibitors and sponsors of TABEXPO 2015 London. Hotels of every caliber are convenient and numerous. Public transportation on the ground offers "to the door" delivery and multiple international airports provide numerous choices for participants and visitors from all over the globe. London has a long tradition of attracting discerning visitors, and ranks at the top of the world's "favourite places to visit." 

Our industry has undergone drastic changes since the inception of TABEXPO in 1994 and TABEXPO has followed suit. After all, we know you now have choices when it comes to participating in face-to-face events. What hasn't changed, however, is TABEXPO's commitment to the premise that we serve ourselves best by serving our customers first. And with many of the same Tobacco Reporter staff still in place that helped bring you the first TABEXPO, we serve you best by knowing your needs, knowing your customers and knowing your goals as well as we know our own. 

That history of service, knowledge and commitment continues today, and will only strengthen as we move toward TABEXPO 2015 London. TABEXPO is still your One and Only.

Dayton Matlick

 

 

FEATURED SPONSOR

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Proud sponsors of the Golden Leaf Award

BMJ has an unwavering commitment to the tobacco industry, and has proudly sponsored the Golden Leaf Award for the past seven years.


We are passionate to setting the standard and to deliver only the best quality products and services to our customers.

NEWS AND UPDATES

FLOORPLANS FOR TABEXPO 2015 NOW COMPLETE

If you would like to reserve your favorite position, have a look at the plan and contact the organizers with your request.

Barbara Hicks barbara@thinkeventmktg.com

 

LINKS WE LIKE

For all the news about the industry the go-to online magazine has to be www.tobaccoreporter.com

Our favorite tobacco industry blog for an excellent regular global roundup of news about the industry:
www.tobaccotoday.info

The Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA) to quote from their own site 'manages information of vital interest to the worldwide tobacco industry.'
www.tma.org

Some good discussions and industry scuttle are to be found over at The Tobacco Industry Network at
www.linkedin.com



OUR SPONSORS
Pretty soon this place will be filling up with logos of TABEXPO Sponsors from every corner of the globe. And regularly we will feature one sponsor at the top of the page.
We would love to see your company's logo here. Contact Elise Rasmussen, Tobacco Reporter, elise@tobaccoreporter.com or Barbara Hicks, Think Event Marketing barbara@thinkeventmktg.com for sponsorship details.

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The TABEXPO 2015 London event is owned by Tobacco reporter.
The licensee is TEM (Tobacco Events) Ltd.

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