Tobacco Asia

Volume 18, Number 5

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78 tobaccoasia Staff Report For the first time, InterTabac, the world's biggest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking ac- cessories, covered a previously unprecedented five halls and visitor numbers were approximately 11,000 trade visitors – 10% above the previous year. Sabine Loos, Westfallenhallen Dortmund GmbH's chief executive officer, said: "Inter Tabac 2014 once again brought in thousands of overnight visitors to the city and once again gave the industry the opportunity to present itself at the highest level at a world-leading trade fair." What is striking is that this year the trade visi- tors clearly see that InterTabac is on the up. More than half of the trade visitors judged InterTabac 2014 to be even better than last year's trade fair. Record Numbers/Impressive Growth for InterTabac 2014 On Septebmer 18-20, 2015 InterSupply, exhibi- tion for tobacco manufacturers, debuts alongside InterTabac. InterSupply focuses on the upstream process steps in the production of tobacco prod- ucts including raw tobacco, aromas/additives, manufacturing, wrapping machinery to leaf pack- ing and packaging – all steps of the manufacturing process are presented, and so is the production as well as the supply of components for e-cigarettes. This new international trade fair for tobacco production addresses trade visitors who look to perfect the quality of their products and to opti- mize their production processes. At InterSupply all components and the latest production technol- ogies for tobacco goods were showcased. Overview of Hall 4 – for 37 years year, the hall everyone wants to get into With a record-breaking 11,000 tobacco trade visitors, footfall was brisk throughout the three-day InterTabac, held annually in Dortmund, Germany Pictured China Tobacco Shandong, a Chinese cigar manufacturer. Not depicted but also exhibiting were cigar producing colleagues from China Tobacco Chuanyu and China Tobacco Hubei. One of the suppliers islands at InterTabac 2014. In 2015, all manufacturing-suppliers exhibitors will relocated to Hall 3B to be part of the launch of the concurrently running InterSupply.

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