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.
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.
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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.
20-23rd October, 2015,
the One and Only TABEXPO, ExCel, London.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR INDUSTRY?
A TIMELY SURVEY OF HEADLINE STORIES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A TIMELY SURVEY OF HEADLINE STORIES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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.
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
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
SWM JOINS GROWING LIST OF EXHIBITORS FOR TABEXPO 2015
SWM: engineered for tomorrow. Solving customers' problems is their mission. SWM recognizes that the key to customer satisfaction and their own long term success is to anticipate customer needs, and to develop innovative technologies and solutions that provide customers with distinct competitive advantages. Through this continuous innovation, SWM constantly reinvents and positions itself. It is a new business culture for a new time. [more]
AKIJ TOBACCO COMPANY: LATEST CONFIRMED EXHIBITOR AT 'THE ONE & ONLY' TABEXPO LONDON 2015
Akij Tobacco Company of Bangladesh regularly and actively supervise tobacco growing especially in the Rangpur air cured (Burley and DV) areas. The company provides growers with technical know-how for the successful production of different types and varieties of tobacco and also provides credit support in some areas to ensure optimum production. Through their agents, Akij procures most of its tobacco from growers directly at their various buying centres. The company also has its own field team engaged in Extension Developments, Experiements, Trials, etc. Akij company managment and staff are well experienced in the fields of Production, procurement, Processing (threshing/redrying), Storing, Shipment, Administration and Accounts. [more]
delfortgroup: latest exhibitor to confirm for TABEXPO 2015
delfortgroup is world leader in the design, development, manufacture and promotion of thinner, more sustainable, tailor-made speciality papers. The group's approach contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions in the value chain. Their paper is produced using strict environmental management systems and guidelines like ISO 14001 & 9001. delfortgroup is committed to care for the environment through sourcing sustainable supplies and efficient production methods. With ongoing product innovations and the ultimate paper solutions, the group offers their services from locations around the world. [more]
A MESSAGE FROM
THE CHAIRMAN AT
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.
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
ADBAC: ANOTHER SIGNING FOR TABEXPO 2015
Adbac - sourcers, processors and shippers of all types of unmanufactured leaf tobacco from all over the world - have signed up for TABEXPO 2015 London.
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.
David Pike, Think Event Marketing
LINKS WE LIKEFor 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:
The Tobacco Merchants Association (TMA) to quote from their own site 'manages information of vital interest to the worldwide tobacco industry.'
Some good discussions and industry scuttle are to be found over at The Tobacco Industry Network at
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