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.

Panel: The Rise of HNB & smokeless and implications for tobacco

Friday 22nd September 11:50 - 12:50

Main Stage

Next generation products (NGP) such as heat-not-burn (HnB) or heated tobacco (HT), snus, and more. Join this session of experts as they explore the USD 20+ billion smokeless tobacco market and increasing demand for cigarette alternatives.

• New heating methods, new flavours—what are the technologies and innovations to look out for?

• Which smokeless categories offer the greatest opportunity for growth over the next five years?

• What are the differences and preferences in NGP markets globally and how brands are succeeding and why?

• With the EU’s ban on flavours in heated-tobacco products and potentially other NGP categories as well as the

FDA’s ongoing scrutiny of mentholated systems and characterising/ non- characterising flavours, what is the

outlook for regulation in Asia?

• Nontobacco-based systems, CBD HnB devices—what’s the outlook for these products?


Hugo Azinheira

Global Director

Innovation and ESG, Filtrona

Bruno Stefani

New Generation Product Marketing & Sales

SWM International

James Lim

Kensin Bradly Global Enterprise Ltd


Shivam Bihani


AVB International

Shivam Bihani brings two decades of excellent aptitude in business strategy, financial analysis, product development and consumer satisfaction within the tobacco industry. Shivam earned an MBA in Finance and Operations from Vanderbilt University in the USA.

In 2019, he co-founded AVB International, driven by a resolute mission to provide tobacco free alternatives that delivers unmatched premium experience and satisfying products. Nestled within a state-of-the-art pharma grade manufacturing facility, with commitment that highlights his dedication to continuous innovation and consumer satisfaction.


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