Tobacco Reporter’s October issue will be distributed at the long-anticipated Global Tobacco Networking Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, Sept. 6-8. Check out the thought-provoking program we’ve put together, and the remarkable list of participants, which includes not only senior industry executives but also public health advocates, government officials and representatives of the mainstream media.
Our cover story this month looks back on two decades of consolidation and speculates on the future of tobacco mergers and acquisitions in a rapidly changing business environment.
What is happening when and where during the Global Tobacco Networking Forum
LOOK WHO’S TALKING
Meet the participants in this year’s Global Tobacco Networking Forum.
The Global Tobacco Networking Forum would not have been possible without the support of these generous organizations.
THEN THERE WERE FOUR …
How a handful of multinationals came to dominate the global tobacco industry
NEITHER EAST, NOR WEST
Located in Asia but exhibiting many Western characteristics, the Japanese cigarette market remains a bit of an anomaly.
Bangladesh’s recent economic growth has triggered a shift in consumption from bidis to cigarettes in an already substantial tobacco market.
IT applications are transforming the field diagnosis and epidemiologic monitoring of tobacco diseases.
Former Altria executive Miguel Martin and Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog explain why they have such great expectations of the fledgling e-cigarette segment.
BUSINESS AS USUAL
Borgwaldt will be the same company under the umbrella of Hauni, but with greater resources and quicker access to the product-development cycle.
TILL THE LAST PUFF
Danny Herko, the man behind Vuse, explains why he thinks RJR’s new vapor cigarette will be a game changer.
In their relentless pursuit of shareholder value, Philip Morris USA and other tobacco companies should not lose sight of the most crucial link in the value chain—the consumer.
HARD TO PART
Even as the tobacco machinery spares business remains relatively healthy, some suppliers are hedging their bets.
A MATTER OF DEFINITION
What is an OEM?
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