Exhibitors and Visitors: Make sure you put a note in your diary:
20 – 23rd October 2015
the One and Only TABEXPO, ExCeL, London.
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 three onsite DLR [Docklands Light Railway Station] stations, easy access to the Jubilee Line and London City Airport, parking for 3,700 cars, five on-site hotels and numerous on-site bars and restaurants.
Check out the location and travel details on this interactive travel map.
Plus, it's five minutes by car or taxi from London City Airport, which offers direct access to more than 30 European and U.K. destinations, with 350 flights per day.
Due to the availability of onsite registration for TABEXPO London, we ask that you register at the registration desk upon arrival. We look forward to seeing you in London!
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Following the huge success of TABEXPO 2011 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-traveled 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 ExCeL Centre, by the Royal Docks on the Thames River. 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 "favorite 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 come 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.
JTI TO PARTICIPATE AT TABEXPO 2015 LONDON
JTI – Japan Tobacco International – is a leading international tobacco company, with headquarters in Switzerland. We were formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company R.J. Reynolds. The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees. [more]
CTV TO EXHIBIT AT TABEXPO 2015
CTV (Cooperativa Tabacchi Verona) is a cooperative of growers founded in 1969 and located in Salizzole, in the southern region of Verona, Italy, a historic tobacco growing area.The cooperative belongs to a group of shareholder growers and is fully integrated in the tobacco-growing chain. [more]
CHIDZIVA TOBACCO TO PARTICIPATE AT TABEXPO 2015 LONDON
Chidziva Tobacco Processors (CTP) was founded in 1998 and has been buying and selling tobacco ever since. The company is a privately owned Zimbabwean tobacco merchant. [more]
WIT meeting Monday
19 October, 18:30 to 22:30
The BAT-sponsored evening is open to all WIT members, and we welcome the talented women from around the world who are converging on London in conjunction with TABEXPO. We anticipate lively discussion and debate during the panel session and over dinner, as well as some outstanding networking! This event is free for all women working in the tobacco and vapor industries.
Please register for the event by email to email@example.com.
VENUE: THE CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL, a 10-minute stroll from the ExCeL exhibition center.
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