TabExpo

TabExpo

08 May - 09 May 2025
Geneva Switzerland


TabExpo was back with a bang in 2023 and we can't wait to land in beautiful Geneva in 2025, the home of some of the world's largest cigarette companies.

WVS - Meet the Buyer UK

WVS - Meet the Buyer UK

08 May 2024
East Side Rooms, Birmingham, UK


A unique opportunity for UK brands, retailers, and distributors to meet at an intimate networking event.

WVS - Meet the Buyer Asia

WVS - Meet the Buyer Asia

05 February 2024
Sofitel, Manila, Philippines


A unique opportunity for brands, retailers, and distributors in the Philippines to meet at an intimate networking event.

WVS - Meet the Buyer Europe

WVS - Meet the Buyer Europe

16 April 2024
The Westin, Warsaw, Poland


A unique opportunity for brands, retailers, and distributors in Poland to meet at an intimate networking event.

Innovation showcase

Thursday 21st September 12:55 - 13:30

Main Stage

Manufacturing and processing of cigarettes is a hotbed for innovation and new ideas, whether that be through technology, new product development, or sustainability. Join this session as Körber Technologies and BMJ share their innovations and you have the opportunity to ask your questions.

Including: Barrier Paper Packaging in Tobacco Industry: The Trends, Technologies, and Challenges

The need for more sustainable packaging made from paper is more common nowadays, including in the USD 900 billion tobacco industry. This presentation will show the current trends, some emerging technologies, and the general challenges faced in developing and commercializing paper packaging.

Speakers

Yalun Arifin

Lead Scientist and Head of Research

BMJ

Nils Heidrich

Executive Vice President South East Asia

Körber Technologies

Nils Heidrich started his career at Körber Business Area Technologies, formerly Hauni Maschinenbau GmbH, 23 years ago as a student of industrial engineering. After graduating, he worked as Sales Manager in the Key Account Team JTI for more than three years, followed by his first management position as General Manager Sales at Hauni Japan. Two years later, he returned to the headquarters in Hamburg and took over the position of Head of Global Key Account Philip Morris International, which he held for about six years. For the last eight years, Nils took over the role of Executive Vice President Sales and has taken over a new function as Executive Vice President South East Asia as of August 1, 2023.

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