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Golden Leaf Awards

| November 14, 2014

Who will take home the coveted trophies this year?

With all the negative publicity surrounding tobacco, it’s easy to lose sight of our industry’s positive aspects. Although we trade in a traditional commodity, many of our business practices and technologies are cutting-edge.

Think of a cigarette packing machine, for example. The ability to produce 1,000 cigarette packs every minute without shredding the cartons and pulverizing the tobacco rods (or injuring the operator, for that matter) should count as a small miracle.

Think also of our corporate responsibility initiatives. Most tobacco companies carefully look after the communities that provide their raw materials, investing in schools, hospitals and poverty-alleviation programs.

It’s important to recognize tobacco’s accomplishments. To create a positive buzz in a challenging environment, we have created an annual tobacco industry awards program, the Golden Leaf Awards, presented by Tobacco Reporter and sponsored exclusively by BMJ.

The first presentation of the Golden Leaf Awards took place in 2006, in Bali, Indonesia. The most recent one took place during the Global Tobacco Networking Forum at The Greenbrier resort in White Suplhur Springs, West Virginia, USA. The 2015 Golden Leaf awards will be held in September 2015 at the Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna, Italy, during the 2015 GTNF.

Awards are granted on an annual basis to companies that have achieved outstanding performance in five categories—most impressive public service initiative; most promising new product introduction; most exciting newcomer to the industry; most outstanding service to the industry; and the BMJ most committed to quality award.

We challenge you to challenge our judges by nominating your company or another company deserving of recognition. And, of course, we would also like to thank BMJ. Without its generous support, this program would not have been possible. Deadline for the 2015 Golden Leaf awards is August 14, 2015. Click here for the 2015 submission form.

 2014 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA

The Tobacco Board of India                  Most impressive public service initiative

Tomra Sorting                                          Most promising new product introduction

Shishapresso                                             Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Alliance One International                    Most outstanding service to the industry

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes      BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2013 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Cape Town, South Africa

Alliance One Kenya                                      Most impressive public service initiative

British American Tobacco (BAT)              Most promising new product introduction (Tie)

and

R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. (RJR)                   Most promising new product introduction (Tie)

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes           Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Andromeda Forwarding and Logistics    Most outstanding service to the industry

SEKE                                                                  BMJ Most committed to quality

2012 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Antwerp, Belgium

Alliance One International                        Most impressive public service initiative

Heinen Koehl                                                  Most promising new product introduction

Perten Instruments AB                                Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Mane                                                                  Most outstanding service to the industry

Mane                                                                  BMJ Most committed to quality

 

Previous winners include

2011 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Prague, Czech Republic

Alliance One International                          Most impressive public service initiative

Reconex                                                              Most promising new product introduction

ECO2                                                                   Most exciting newcomer to the industry

NDC Infrared Engineering                            Most outstanding service to the industry

Vrijdag Premuim Printing                           BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2010 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Balgalore, India

Universal Leaf Africa                                      Most impressive public service initiative

Iggesund Paperboard                                       Most promising new product introduction

Manifattura Italiana Tabacco                       Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Godioli e Bellanti                                               Most outstanding service to the industry

EDAPS Consortium                                           BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2009 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Bangkok, Thailand

Sopariwala Exports                                          Most impressive public service initiative

Filligent Ltd.                                                      Most promising new product introduction

Arabian Nights                                                 Most exciting newcomer to the industry

U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers               Most outstanding service to the industry

Bimo Italia SpA                                                 BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2008 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Universal Leaf Tobacco Co.                          Most impressive public service initiative

U.S. Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers              Most promising new product introduction

Tobaccotoday.info                                          Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Universal Leaf Tobacco Co.                          Most outstanding service to the industry

ITC Printing & Packaging                             BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2007 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Paris, France

ILTD (ITC)                                                            Most impressive public service initiative

GCH                                                                       Most promising new product introduction

Uncommitted Tobacco Auction                     Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Colin Mear Engineering                                   Most outstanding service to the industry

ILTD (ITC)                                                            BMJ Most committed to quality

 

2006 Golden Leaf Award winners, recognized in Bali, Indonesia

Lakson Tobacco Company                            Most impressive public service initiative

Titan Adhesives                                              Most promising new product introduction

TobaccoPeople                                                  Most exciting newcomer to the industry

Celenese Acetate                                             Most outstanding service to the industry

WinterBell                                                         BMJ Most committed to quality

GTNF 2014

| September 17, 2012

Commentators have already dubbed the Global Tobacco Networking Forum (GTNF) the “Davos” of tobacco, after the prestigious World Economic Forum meetings in Switzerland—and for good reason.

From a humble experiment in Rio de Janeiro in 2008, the GTNF has grown into a force to be reckoned with on the international stage of tobacco events. The most recent edition, held  at in October at the Greenbrier resort, attracted a record number of delegates from around the world, including tobacco executives, financial analysts and even public health advocates. The next GTNF will take place in September 2015 in Bologna, Italy.

Unlike a traditional congress, in which the audience “consumes” a series of prepared presentations, GTNF revolves around interaction. Participants have an opportunity to engage with the experts, enabling them to make contacts and gain insights that are difficult to achieve in more formal settings.

To access GTNF 2014 click here.

 

TABEXPO: A message from the chairman at Tobacco Reporter

| March 30, 2012

Dayton Matlick

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 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.

 Visit the TABEXPO 2015 website by clicking here